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WISCONSIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kaminsky writes heartwarming farewell to Wisconsin

As if you needed even more proof that Frank Kaminsky is the type of guy you would call up after you have had a bad day, because you know he would have your back. The 2015 Wooden Award winner penned a lengthy and sincere blog post as a swan song to his Wisconsin Badgers career, recounting his time rocking the red jersey and thanking family, friends and fans. You might recall Wisco...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky bids farewell to Wisconsin

The love affair that exists between University of Wisconsin basketball player Frank Kaminsky and his school is coming to an end. It was four great years -- as college life should be -- and the seven-foot tank wanted to let everyone in Madison knows his feelings before he heads off to the NBA. He did so in fabulous fashion here. Check out some of the sweet sentiments: To the fans...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Kafentzis leaves Wisconsin after one spring

True freshman quarterback Austin Kafentzis has had a short career with the Wisconsin Badgers. After spending just one spring under head coach Paul Chryst, Kafentzis has decided to transfer from the program. According to reports, Chryst did not view Kafentzis as a legitimate quarterback option but he did have interest in the player at another position. Kafentzis decided it was ultimately...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: QB Austin Kafentzis leaving Badgers program

When the Wisconsin Badgers got the commitment of three-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis, many saw his highlight reel and eye-popping stats and saw the future of the Wisconsin program. That future didn’t last long, as Evan Flood of Badger247 was first to report that Kafentzis will be leaving the program and not even stick around for his fist fall under head coach Paul Chryst. ...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 43 Dean Anderson

No. 43 – Dean Anderson, Hockey While most of those in my generation of Badger hockey fans think fondly of the guy named Mike Richter, it mostly has to do with his time between the pipes of the New York Rangers in the 1990’s. However, at Wisconsin, his replacement, Dean Anderson arguably had the better career as a Wisconsin Badger. It just so happens that Anderson didn’t go...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Badgers 2016 OL target Cole Van Lanen profiled by TWC Sports

Being a two-sport athlete is becoming a much more rare feat at the high school level, but for one Wisconsin Badgers 2016 football recruit that isn’t the case. Time Warner Cable Sports channel did a great profile of Bay Port’s own Cole Van Lanen and his pursuit of excellence on the gridiron and the throwing pits. It turns out the guy is just as talented in the discuss and shot...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Alvarez: Big 12 Must Blame Itself For Missing CFP

As fans, players, and coaches alike cried foul last year when Big 12 powerhouses Baylor and Texas Christian were left out of the College Football Playoff, some people are showing no sympathy. Particularly, former Wisconsin Badgers coach and current Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez voiced his opinion on the matter to Jon Solomon of CBS Sports. “Winning a conference is one of the first...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 44 Curtis Joseph

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 44 – Curtis Joseph, Hockey When you look up the career leaders at the University of Wisconsin, you may not see the name of Curtis Joseph up there often. There’s a reason for that though, because “CuJo” played just one season in a Badgers uniform. After not...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 45 Pat O’Dea

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 46 — Pat O’Dea, Football If you’re a fan of history, let alone football history Pat O’Dea should be a name you know. Should you not know his name…well, shame on you. Not only is O’Dea one of the craziest figures of the early college football game, but he...
Via Madtown Badgers
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky Answers Hard-Hitting Questions About Katy Perry, Underwear, Fighting Duck-Sized Sam Dekkers

Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky is currently manning Sports Illustrated’s Twitter account to field questions from fans, and the results have not disappointed. Fans have asked everything from his favorite teams and musicians, to his underwear preferences, to the classic Reddit question about duck-related preferences when it comes to a fight. We already knew that Kaminsky was the best...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky Shares Moment With Katy Perry…Poster

We all know former Wisconsin Badger Frank Kaminsky is a phenomenal basketball player, but the seven-footer and soon to be NBA Draft first round pick recently showed his human side. In a post by Nina Mandell of USA Today‘s “For the Win,” one of Kaminsky’s Instagram posts was shared. In it, he is shown hugging a poster of award-winning pop star Katy Perry. I guess this is...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Josh Gasser And Frank Kaminsky Hung Out With Wisconsin Commencement Speaker Katie Couric

Basketball stars Josh Gasser and Frank Kaminsky might be the most popular graduates in Madison today, and they got to hang out with Wisconsin commencement speaker Katie Couric. Didn't even have to go to the business school to become a CEO #UWGrad #IWantedToSitWithJosh A photo posted by Frank Kaminsky III (@fskpart3) on May 16, 2015 at 10:28am PDT Great meeting...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Badgers linebackers going bald for a good cause

While those of us in the media tend to dwell on the negatives, jump on any arrest or chance to shine a negative light on those we cover…on Thursday there was a great reminder of exactly why sports has the power to provide positive change and positive messages too. Our friends at Badger Sports Radio did an interview with current Badgers linebackers Vince Biegel and Joe Schobert...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Chryst knows value of Badgers job

Paul Chryst has returned home to be the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers after leaving for Pitt. Chryst played quarterback for the Badgers from 1986-1989 and was the offensive coordinator from 2006-2011 so it's understandable that he would call this his dream job.He stopped just short of that during a sit down with the Big Ten Network but here is what he had to say:"I feel fortunate...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse draws Wisconsin for ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Yup, national runner up Wisconsin will head to the Dome on December 2nd. No, Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker won’t be coming, but the team still has Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig, two key contributors to a Final Four team. But really what this game means is that the Syracuse non-conference schedule is once again a very formidable slate. After years of complaints, right or wrong...
Via Orange Fizz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Wisconsin has a new coach (Paul Chryst), but the expectations remain the same in Madison. Led by talented junior running back Corey Clement and a...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers DB Austin Hudson to transfer

Former three-star recruit Austin Hudson is leaving the Wisconsin Badgers. The Tampa native played in all 14 games for the team last season as a true freshman and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting next year.He will go back home and play for USF. He had this to say about why he left:"I have nothing negative to say," Hudson told BadgerNation. "It was a journey...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan helped raise $1 million for cancer charity

Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan participated in the Wisconsin Coaches vs. Cancer gala over the weekend. It’s safe to say that the event was a great success, with a whopping $1,191,567 raised for cancer research. “The first year (we raised) $67,000 and we thought, boy, that was a great night,” Ryan said, via the Wisconsin State Journal. “And a lot of that money came...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Draftee Melvin Gordon Knocked Northwestern During Interview At NFL Draft

Melvin Gordon’s 2014-15 rushing stats are absolutely ridiculous. The Wisconsin Badgers star put up a stunning 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns this season, despite facing strong Big Ten defenses. Gordon praised his league during an interview question, calling every team in the conference “tough”…even Northwestern, though he makes a point of setting them apart from the rest....
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Unveils 2015 Outback Bowl Rings

The Wisconsin Badgers had another solid campaign last season, finishing the year with 11 victories, an Outback Bowl title over Auburn, and No. 13 ranking in both major polls. Friday, former star running back Melvin Gordon, who is off to the NFL later this month, unveiled the rings the team received for their accomplishments.  The front of the ring features the school’s “W...
Via College Spun
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring check-in of the Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin has been a hot name in college athletics as of late. Their men's basketball team reached the NCAA Championship game, the football team reached the conference title game last season, and it was recently voted the best college town in the Big Ten. So what better time to check in on the Badgers spring progress so far?Mitch Sherman of ESPN.com sat down with Athletic Director...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Graphic Designer Reveals Wisconsin Concept Helmet

Concept helmets are a hot topic for college football fanbases during the off-season. It seems there’s a new one for a different program coming out almost daily.  Tonight, graphic designer Empire Graphics released an interesting take on Wisconsin’s helmet. It’s very different from the Badgers’ typical lids. Wisconsin fans, what do you think?   Wisconsin Badgers Concept...
Via College Spun
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Kaminsky on Andrew Harrison comments: Situation is defused

Andrew Harrison’s negative reaction towards Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky went viral after the Badgers’ 71-64 win over Kentucky Saturday, but less than 24 hours later, Kaminsky says the situation has been defused. Harrison was caught by a microphone after the game saying under his breath, “F— that n—-,” in response to a question about the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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