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Big Ten basketball title hopes go through Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers as Big Ten regular season basketball champions? What is this, 2015? One could be forgiven for writing off the 2015-16 version of the Wisconsin Badgers after a bad non-conference start and 1-4 start to Big Ten play. However, as we enter the final weeks of the season and the final half-dozen contests or so, the Badgers sit just two games out of first place and...
Via Talking 10
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hayes scores 20 as Badgers win sixth straight game

MADISON, Wis. -- Nigel Hayes scored 20 points and Vitto Brown added a career-high 18 as Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 72-61 Wednesday night for its sixth-consecutive victory.Brown hit the first of three consecutive 3-pointers for the Badgers (15-9, 7-4 Big Ten) as they took the lead for good with a 13-2 spurt midway through the first half. The junior forward made 6 of 7 field goals...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayes, Brown lead Wisconsin to 72-61 win over Nebraska

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Nigel Hayes scored 20 points and Vitto Brown added a career-high 18 as Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 72-61 Wednesday night for its sixth-consecutive victory. Brown hit the first of three consecutive 3-pointers for the Badgers (15-9, 7-4 Big Ten) as they took the lead for good with a 13-2 spurt midway through the first half. The junior forward made 6 of 7 field...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Attitude check’ sparks winning streak for Jimenez

MADISON – Johnny Jimenez has seen momentum work both for and against him during his two seasons at Wisconsin A quick look through the results of Jimenez’s 36 matches shows a young man who is prone to some losing streaks here and there. They also show a wrestler capable of stringing wins together in bunches. In his relatively brief career, Jimenez has four winning streaks spanning...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Badgers lose secondary coach Daronte Jones to NFL

Coaching changes happen all the time, Badger fans don’t need to be told that given what has taken place in the last half-decade or so. However, losing a coach after national signing day has been a rarity. Such is the case in 2016 though, as a report by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan suggests that Wisconsin secondary coach Daronte Jones is off to the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. #Dolphins...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

First Look: Badgers biggest needs in the 2017 football recruiting class

Recruiting never ends in college football, and with that in mind we immediately move on from the 2016 recruiting class (which according to the rankings is Wisconsin’s best in school history). It also means we need to set expectations for the Badgers in the upcoming recruiting cycle. New names, players and highlight reels to pour over await any of us who follow recruiting intently...
Via Madtown Badgers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

On Gard: Be ready for Wisconsin to become a Selection Sunday lightning rod

The Wisconsin Badgers could leave no doubt about their NCAA tournament credentials in the coming weeks. Greg Gard — filling in for his mentor, the esteemed Bo Ryan — will take a huge step toward locking up permanent status as UW’s head coach if he can win just one of three upcoming road games: at Maryland, at Michigan State, or at Iowa. Should the Badgers manage to win one...
Via The Student Section
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Upcoming tough stretch will test Badgers basketball new-found confidence

Confidence can lead to great things, and the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team is finding exactly that to be the case as of late. After a 79-68 victory over Ohio State, UW goes in to this week with a five-game win streak and all the confidence in the world. It has found an identity on the offensive end and re-established itself on the defensive end as well. Wisconsin isn’t...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers fall short against No.16 Minnesota

MADISON – For the third time in as many duals, the Wisconsin wrestling team saw the final outcome determined by the last bout of the day. Unfortunately for the Badgers, Sunday’s finale didn’t go their way in a 17-16 loss to No.16 Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference dual at the UW Field House. Though the dual ultimately came down to the final match, there were many other opportunities...
Via Madtown Badgers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Different Wisconsin Badgers stepping up each game

The Wisconsin Badgers have themselves back in the NCAA Tournament conversation, as one of the “next out” in the latest bracketology. Riding a five-game winning streak, the Badgers, who are finally reaching their full potential, have begun to rely on an assortment of different players. Against the ranked Indiana Hoosiers, redshirt sophomore Jordan Hill came off the bench and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers dispatch Ohio State for fifth straight 'W'

MADISON, Wis. -- Nigel Hayes scored 21 points and Wisconsin hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to beat Ohio State 79-68 on Thursday night to extend its winning streak to five games.Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) took advantage of open looks on the perimeter but nearly squandered a 12-point lead midway through the second half.The Badgers made things difficult for themselves by going just...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers add touted in-state lineman, Arizona pass rusher

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin got reinforcements in the trenches on national signing day.Coach Paul Chryst's highest-rated signees among the 25-member recruiting class announced Wednesday were a beefy, in-state offensive lineman and a productive pass rusher from Arizona.Chryst, who took over as coach in December 2014, capped his first full recruiting cycle with two quality big men....
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Russell Wilson Announced As Wisconsin’s 2016 Spring Commencement Speaker

Russell Wilson only spent one season as quarterback of the Wisconsin Badgers, but it was quite a season. After playing three seasons at N.C. State, Wilson played his final year in Madison, throwing for 33 touchdowns and just four interceptions, and leading the 11-win Badgers to a Rose Bowl berth. Now, he’s an NFL superstar and Super Bowl champion, and he’ll return to Wisconsin...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilcox looks to keep Badgers rolling on defense

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst and Justin Wilcox clicked soon after they started talking about the Badgers' vacant defensive coordinator job.They shared similar philosophies about how to run a defense, and Wilcox had experience coordinating defenses at high-profile programs.The spotlight is on Wilcox again as he takes over to coordinate a defense that has been one of...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker's mom hilariously trolls him about not graduating

Sam Dekker’s a millionaire. He’s in the NBA, living a life most dream about and will likely be set up for the rest of his life.  The former Wisconsin star forward isn’t a college graduate, though. He chose to leave the Badgers’ program early.  His mother apparently likes to remind him of the fact that he doesn’t have a degree.  thanks ma pic.twitter.com/p8BIOg5Lwn...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wisconsin player pees on sideline during game

    When you have to pee, sometimes you just have to pee. One Wisconsin player was seen peeing on the sidelines during the Badgers’ Holiday Bowl game against the USC Trojans. Luckily he had a little help from his friends who held up towels to shield him from cameras: gotta let a man pee in peace, ESPN pic.twitter.com/7QIhyfA4uH — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) December...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan casts long shadow for his successor

From the moment Bo Ryan’s press conference started Tuesday night, something didn’t seem quite right. He had arrived a bit later than usual for his postgame presser, which, while a little strange, isn’t exactly earth-shattering. He then proceeded to give an opening statement, something that isn’t customary for Ryan just added to the peculiarity of it all. But even then...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan announces his retirement, effective immediately

Bo Ryan is retiring – for real this time.  The Wisconsin men’s basketball coach announced Tuesday night that he is retiring at the end of the fall semester, which is now.  Ryan, 67, announced earlier this year that he planned on retiring at the end of the 2015-16 season, but backed off that statement this past summer. He announced his decision to retire after Wisconsin...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wisconsin RB Corey Clement will return for senior year

Entering the year, Wisconsin junior running back Corey Clement looked poised to put up the same monster numbers that Badger predecessors like Melvin Gordon and Montee Ball posted in Madison. An injury derailed his season after just 29 carries, however, limiting him to just 155 yards and four touchdowns in three games. According to Jeff Potrykus of the Journal Sentinel, Clement...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin OL Jaden Gault ends football career after doctors discover blood clots in his lungs

This world can be less than fair sometimes, as Wisconsin offensive lineman Jaden Gault found out this week.  Gault was recently hospitalized after doctors discovered blood clots in his lungs, bringing his football career to a halt. And after multiple tests, Gault announced via Twitter Thursday night that he will unfortunately not be able to continue his football career. Though...
Via College Spun
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Twitter celebrates basketball win after losing

Whoever handles tweeting from the Wisconsin athletics account got a lesson in the perils of scheduled tweets on Saturday. The UWBadgers account sent out a pre-scheduled tweet on Saturday about how the women’s basketball team looked to emulate the men’s after the big season-opening victory Friday night. There was just one problem: the men’s team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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