WISCONSIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wisconsin tabs senior Bart Houston as starting quarterback

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin is going with senior Bart Houston as the starting quarterback for the marquee season opener against No. 5 LSU. Coach Paul Chryst announced the decision Thursday night. Houston won the competition against redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook. Houston will make his first career start on Sept. 3 against the Tigers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. He was...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football: Bart Houston named starting quarterback against LSU

The fifth-year senior gets the nod against the Tigers on Sept. 3. Fall camp for the Wisconsin Badgers has ended, and so has the quarterback competition. Head coach Paul Chryst named redshirt senior Bart Houston the starting quarterback heading into the season opener against No. 5 LSU at Lambeau Field on Sept. 3. It was announced by Wisconsin on Thursday afternoon. It will be the...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
10 hours ago

Chryst picks Bart Houston as Badgers starter for season opener, but little answers as to why

The long-awaited answer has finally arrived — your opening game starting quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers will be senior Bart Houston. On Thursday, head coach Paul Chryst announced his starter to be Houston. The #Badgers have their starting QB. Paul Chryst names Bart Houston starter for opener vs. LSU.https://t.co/gxXcA3cdit — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August...
Via Madtown Badgers
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Badgers basketball schedule won’t be an easy haul

The Big Ten finally released their 2016-17 conference basketball schedule, and with that the Wisconsin Badgers also released their season schedule. One thing was clear with both releases — this schedule is certainly going to challenge the notion of UW has a national contender. That’s because two strings of games in Big Ten play are about as brutal as they come. After opening...
Via Madtown Badgers
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin freshmen continuing to make strides as season nears

A group of four 2016 recruits could find themselves impacting Wisconsin this season. Banking on contributions from true freshmen can be a gamble. The level of competition from high school football to college is an extreme jump that takes most players at least a year to acclimate to. Especially within the Wisconsin Badgers, whose history has dictated a mostly developmental approach...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
1 day ago

Young receiving talent pushing for playing time with Wisconsin Badgers

Fall camp has officially come to an end for the Wisconsin Badgers. Now the fun part begins. Preparing to play a meaningful football game for the first time since December of 2015, against No. 5 LSU at historic Lambeau field. Badgers Coach Paul Chryst knows that he has his hands full with Les Miles’ crew, even if the game is in the state of Wisconsin. With an ongoing position battle...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago

Badgers set to pick between QBs Houston and Hornibrook

MADISON, Wis. -- Time is nearly up for Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst to make an important decision.He needs to pick a starting quarterback. Alex Hornibrook or Bart Houston?Hornibrook just grinned when it was suggested that the decision might be made by a coin flip before the Badgers face LSU on Sept. 3 in a marquee season opener at Lambeau Field.Houston couldn't shed any light either...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston or Hornibrook? Time nears for Badgers to pick QB

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Time is nearly up for Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst to make an important decision. He needs to pick a starting quarterback. Alex Hornibrook or Bart Houston? Hornibrook just grinned when it was suggested that the decision might be made by a coin flip before the Badgers face LSU on Sept. 3 in a marquee season opener at Lambeau Field. Houston couldn't shed any...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Voltz, Wisconsin starting center, retires

The Wisconsin Badgers received some bad news just ahead of the start of the 2016 college football season. On Tuesday, starting center Dan Voltz announced his decision to retire from football due to injuries. However, Voltz reportedly plans to remain close to the program. News from #Badgers camp: OL Dan Voltz has elected to retire from football. Called it tough decision. Plans...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at All 33 Wisconsin Badgers on NFL Preseason Teams

There are currently 33 former Wisconsin Badger Football players on NFL preseason rosters. Some, like J.J Watt, Joe Thomas, and Russell Wilson, have absolutely nothing to worry about. Barring an apocalypse, they will all be on their respective team’s 53-man rosters and are shoe-ins to start. However, many former Badgers are competing in tightly contested training camp battles, either...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

If you love Wisconsin, writing and the internet, Bucky’s 5th Quarter wants you

Come write, edit and find new ways to contribute to Bucky’s 5th Quarter! Finally, college football season is just around the corner. Right around the corner. In order to continue making Bucky’s 5th Quarter the best place on the internet for free Wisconsin Badgers coverage, analysis and discussion, we’re looking to expand our staff. We’re happy to talk with anyone interested...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
3 days ago

A must-read for Badgers fans: '100 Things Wisconsin Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die'

Add this one to your collection, Wisconsin fans. Over the past decade-plus, there have been a few published books that Wisconsin Badgers fans should have on their bookshelves. From Justin Doherty and Brian Lucas's Tales from the Wisconsin Badgers Sidelines to Barry Alvarez's and Mike Lucas's Don’t Flinch, along with Patrick Herb's Make 'Em Believe and Matt Lepay’s Why Not Wisconsin...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
4 days ago

Wisconsin football: Badgers unranked in 2016 AP preseason poll

They will face five teams within the Top 20, however. The first AP top 25 preseason poll was released on Sunday morning — a list that did not include the Wisconsin Badgers. Like the Coaches poll, UW begins the 2016 season as an unranked program heading into its Sept. 3 match-up against LSU at Lambeau Field. Running back Leonard Fournette and the Tigers debut at No. 5. Wisconsin...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
4 days ago

Chryst, Badgers prepare for tough 2016 schedule

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin could have a better team than it did in 2015. And a worse record.The schedule is that brutal for the Badgers.LSU. Michigan State. Michigan. Ohio State. And that's just within the season's first six games.The Badgers, who finished 10-3 last season have heard the whispers, and they're embracing the challenge."A lot of people are counting us out. They're saying...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Early surprises from Badgers football fall camp

Every year during fall camp someone surprises and earns themselves a spot in the rotation or a starting spot across college football. The same holds true for your Wisconsin Badgers, and as the team moves from shorts and jerseys in to padded practices things kick up a notch. It also means it is much easier to figure out what is really happening across the roster. After three practices...
Via Madtown Badgers
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Badgers RB Ball sentenced to 60 days in jail

MADISON, Wis. -- Former NFL and Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and battery for his role in two domestic abuse incidents. In an agreement with prosecutors, the 25-year-old Ball entered the plea to three of six charges against him. Ball was charged with battery and disorderly conduct in February...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Wisconsin and Nebraska may be competitors in the Big Ten West, but the two programs will share a special connection this season.  Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone will retire his customary No. 10 jersey and instead wear No. 27 in honor of his friend, Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. Foltz was tragically killed in a car crash over the weekend at age 22. In honor of his good friend...
Via College Spun
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Look: Under Armour unveils new Wisconsin uniforms

Notre Dame wasn’t the only school that had new uniforms unveiled today. Under Armour also unveiled their new Wisconsin Badgers uniforms….. New Red Threads. #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/qLGMQgOFGU — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) July 21, 2016 Arrows on the jersey, pants, helmet reflect the idea of being “Forever Forward” inspired by our state motto: Forward pic...
Via The Student Section
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 5 Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: Quarterback

Yes, the Wisconsin Badgers of today are an annual Big Ten contender and it seems as if history starts and stops with the 1990 season for some. However, the history of Badgers football is rich from the beginnings of the game through to today. With that in mind, we’re going to look in to the top players at each and every position group for the Badgers…without the Rose Bowl colored...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin's Vitto Brown sings 'All of Me' impressively

Every year, Wisconsin athletes have a chance to show off their non-athletic skills at the Buckinghams, the school’s “student-athlete annual showcase of excellence.” Last year, UW basketball’s Vitto Brown led a group of four players in a group rendition of The Spinners’ “It’s A Shame.” This year, the 6-foot-8 forward took the stage by himself to perform John Legend’s...
Via College Spun
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker did not have much faith in Wisconsin on his tourney bracket

Former Wisconsin star Sam Dekker’s NCAA Tournament bracket was shown on the video board at the Houston Rockets’ game Wednesday evening.  The former Badger wasn’t too optimistic about his alma mater's chances of going deep this season.  Dekker has No. 7 seed Wisconsin losing in the Sweet 16.  Sam Dekker's bracket was just shown on the video board. He had Wisconsin losing...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Bronson Koenig gave great interview after making big shot

Bronson Koenig made a big shot to help Wisconsin beat Xavier in comeback fashion on Sunday, and then he gave a great interview about it. Speaking with TNT’s Dana Jacobson, the Wisconsin junior guard said he just was channeling his inner-Steph Curry with the 3-pointer to win the game: "I've had an extra assistant coach all year." - Wisconsin's Greg Gard about his late father...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Kaminsky's reaction to Wisconsin buzzer beater

Bronson Koenig hit the shot of the NCAA Tournament tonight. The Wisconsin guard nailed a fadeaway 3-pointer as time was expiring to give the No. 7 seeded Badgers the 66-63 win against No. 2 seed Xavier.  You can watch the play here.  The Wisconsin fans at the game went nuts, but the best reaction comes from former UW star Frank Kaminsky, who was nervously watching the game and...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin knocks off Xavier with buzzer beater

Seventh-seeded Wisconsin is moving on to the Sweet 16 in the East Region thanks to junior guard Bronson Koenig’s buzzer-beater, which lifted the Badgers to a 66-63 win over No. 2 seed Xavier. Koenig tied the game at 63 with 14 seconds left, and a Xavier turnover set up his game-winner.  Incredible game-winning shot by Bronson Koenig (Vine via @TheCauldron). https://t.co/wtWEnuEUib...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker shoots down Twitter troll

Villanova advanced to the Sweet 16 by way of an 87-68 victory over Iowa on Sunday. Among those who enjoyed the loss of Iowa was Sam Dekker, who spent three years playing against the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten as a member of the Wisconsin Badgers. With Iowa down big, Dekker decided to throw a little salt in the wound of his former opponents with the following tweet.  Time for Iowa...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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