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Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 39 J.J. Watt

No. 39 — J.J. Watt, Football If you’ve been living under a rock the past half decade, let us introduce you to the man who went from local legend to the good-guy face of the NFL these days — Wisconsin Badgers’ own J.J. Watt! So, if the guy is legendary and winning Player of the Year honors, why is he so low on our list? Well, the story of Watt’s rise is part of the reason...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 40 Carly Piper

No. 40 — Carly Piper, Women’s Swimming and Diving Earlier on the countdown we talked about Ivy Martin and her remarkable career as a sprinter on the swimming team in recent years. However, there’s one name on the swimming and diving rolls that tops them all — Carly Piper. Before Martin was dominating the pool, it was Piper setting the tone. Only she was doing it in the greater...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers football tops all in APR rankings

The Wisconsin Badgers football team have a national title, finally!! Okay, that title didn’t come on the field, but it did come thanks to the combined efforts of all its players. The Wisconsin football team’s multiyear Academic Progress Rate of 998 is the top mark of all FBS teams in the country according to the NCAA’s release on Wednesday. The Badgers lead a top five that...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin QB leaves Badgers after one spring

Despite graduating high school early to join the Wisconsin Badgers, true freshman quarterback Austin Kafentzis is already leaving Madison. The former Utah Gatorade Player of The Year set 15 state records while in high school but just couldn't break through on the depth chart this spring. He saw a lot of fifth team reps during spring ball and decided quickly that Madison wasn't the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 41 Ron Vander Kelen

No. 41 — Ron Vander Kelen, Football If you think what Melvin Gordon did against Nebraska this past season will live on in infamy, let us share with you the most legendary game ever played by anyone in a Badgers football uniform. That game, more aptly, that final quarter, was the 1963 Rose Bowl Game between the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 1 USC Trojans. Quarterbacking that...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 42 Ivy Martin

No. 42 — Ivy Martin, Women’s Swimming & Diving Swimming is about as individual a sport as you can get, yet for Ivy Martin her individual performances also were all about the team. One look at the Big Ten record books and it is easy to see why Martin is on our list. Simply put — she’s a champions champion. The 2014-15 season was her last in a Badgers uniform and she made...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama and Wisconsin season opening kickoff set for prime time

The Alabama Crimson Tide have made a habit of winning big against nonconference opponents and are reportedly set to open the season once again to a nationally televised audience when they open against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sept. 5 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the teams are set to kickoff at 8 p.m. EDT with the game airing nationally...
Via Fox Sports
8 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
9 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers ranked 19th in preseason magazine poll

We are getting to that glorious time of year for college football fans around there country when preseason magazines become available.  One thing that fans look forward to seeing is if publications have their school in the top 25. Wisconsin Badgers fans no longer have to worry as Athlon Sports has the Badgers ranked 19th in their preseason poll. Despite having a first year head...
Via Fox Sports
11 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
13 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
14 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon sends heartfelt message to Wisconsin

New Chargers running back, Melvin Gordon was an absolute star at Wisconsin. He’s the owner of every major rushing record at Wisconsin and was a Heisman finalist last year after rushing for 2,587 yards and a stunning 29 touchdowns. It seems as though Gordon is going to miss his time as a Badger and most of all his teammates in Madison. Yesterday, Gordon posted a heartfelt good bye...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 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
15 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
18 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
25 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
29 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

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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