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Notebook: Andersen hopes youth serves Badgers well, especially at WR

CHICAGO -- Questions abound at this stage of the college football season, and Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is no different than many fans in his desire to find some answers about his team. Who will play quarterback? Who will start opposite Michael Caputo at safety? Who will emerge as a third running back behind Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement to provide his stars some relief? But...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin Basketball Receives 2014 Final Four Rings

Wisconsin made a fantastic run to the Final Four this season, the first in Bo Ryan’s tenure as coach of the Badgers. Today, the program unveiled its Final Four rings, which feature an engraving of the Kohl Center, with the player/coach’s name on one side, and “West Region Champions” on the other. Wisconsin should be in a good position to make another deep run this season...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Media Day: Gary Andersen speaks to local media (full audio)

In a rarity at Big Ten media days, local media were granted some one-on-one time with Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen out of the spotlight of cameras and national media. During the sit-down, Andersen gave some great insight in to his expectations for specific players, talked about Joel Stave’s golf game and also gave us a look at some players to possibly watch in 2014...
Via Madtown Badgers
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen looking for big things from Biegel, Hayes in 2014

One of the biggest questions this offseason has been what the Wisconsin Badgers will look like on the defensive front seven. Perhaps the biggest unanswered questions this spring was where the pass rush was going to come from this season, especially since it was nearly non-existent last season. UW’s defense ranked sixth in the Big Ten in sacks (26) and 59th overall nationally. While...
Via Madtown Badgers
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Media Days: Rob Havenstein interview (audio)

Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Rob Havenstein is having himself a banner preseason, being named to multiple watch lists and one of 10 “Players to Watch” in the Big Ten. He also appears to be enjoying these media days, so let’s take a listen to Havenstein. Topics included: His weight Continuity of having a staff together Support system for Jaden Gault Goals and expectations...
Via Madtown Badgers
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2 Wisconsin Badgers named to Big Ten’s Players to Watch list

Wisconsin got some love from the media late last week, being named the winner of the Big Ten West division in an unofficial poll put on by The Plain Dealer. On Monday, before Big Ten media days, the conference named two Badgers to its preseason Players to Watch List. Running back Melvin Gordon and right tackle Rob Havenstein were given that honor. They weren’t the only pair of...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

It is hard to get excited about a Wisconsin Badgers football program this season when the program returns only eight starters from last year’s team. But when one of the returning players is Melvin Gordon, a running back who should not only be a Heisman Trophy candidate and a potential first round draft pick, there is reason for hope on Wisconsin’s campus.Even with the losses...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers picked to win Big Ten West by media

The Big Ten doesn’t put out its own preseason media poll, but that hasn’t stopped The Plain Dealer from getting some of the media types together for an unofficial poll. On Friday, the paper announced the results of that poll, and the Wisconsin Badgers are picked to win the West Division. However, it wasn’t a cakewalk for the Badgers as they took the vote over the Iowa Hawkeyes...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers hoopsters have high expectations, but not getting caught up in hype

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are so inclined to look at preseason college basketball top-25 rankings three months before the first practice even begins, you'll find a common theme involving Wisconsin's 2014-15 team -- one of top-four rankings and Final Four predictions. The exact way-too-early forecasts from major media outlets reveal these rankings: Bleacher Report (1), SI.com...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fully healthy, Badgers' Gasser feeling 'comfortable and confident'

MADISON, Wis. -- Josh Gasser isn't so much reinventing his game as he is reinvigorating it. And for a fifth-year senior who already is considered among the most respected basketball players in the Big Ten, it means his final season at Wisconsin very well could be his best. At least, that's the hope from Gasser, whose renewed mobility has provided him with added confidence...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers’ Camp Randall Stadium will simulate terrorist bombing

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will simulate a terrorist bombing at Camp Randall Stadium early Thursday morning. Yes, the home of Wisconsin Badgers football will take on a more important role this week- a training ground for first responders. “Operation Wisconsin Dawn” will be a massive drill complete with explosive sound effects, billowing smoke and pretend victims —...
Via The Sports Bank
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gasser finally near full strength 20-plus months after knee injury

It’s been a long time since Josh Gasser stepped on a court and felt 100 percent, but the day when he can do so again appears to be getting closer for the fifth-year senior guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. For starters, Gasser has ditched the brace he wore last season while starting 38 games in his return from a major knee injury. The next step is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Gary Andersen Threw A 4th Of July Pool Party For Wisconsin Players Today

As a program that recruits nationally, many Wisconsin players could not make it home to celebrate the Fourth of July with their families this weekend. In order to help the guys on campus have a bit of fun, head coach Gary Andersen threw a pool party for those who stuck around through the weekend. It looks like everyone’s having a great time. 4th of July pool party at Coach A...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Badgers Dougherty and Berkovitz drafted into NHL

The incoming class for the Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey gained a little more notoriety on Saturday. Two future Badgers, Jack Dougherty and Matt Berkovitz, were selected on the second day on the NHL Draft. Dougherty, a defenseman, was picked by the Nashville Predators in the second round with the 51st overall pick. Berkovitz, a defenseman from Ashwaubenon, Wis., was a fifth...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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