Found December 04, 2012 on
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If it wasn’t weird enough to see a five loss Wisconsin Badgers team go to the Rose Bowl, Bret Bielema has shocked the college football community in taking the Arkansas Razorbacks’ vacant head coaching job.
Was it all about the money?
Probably so, but let’s not discount Bielema’s urge to win a National Championship and we all know the SEC is ten times better equipped to do so then the Big Ten.
The most surprising aspect of this entire ideal is the fact that the players and media had no inkling that this was going down.
From our perspective, Bielema was Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez’s favorite long-lost son and had one of the most stable jobs in the country. He’s done nothing but win since coaching at Wisconsin (68-24 record in seven seasons) and no matter the circumstances, led a program to heights that it’s never seen before.
He may have a suspect bowl record, but the Wisconsin brand took the next step under his control. Bielema haters are going to hate and while I agree...
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MADISON, Wis. A point guard change had been brewing at Wisconsin for a few games as the minutes between starter and backup significantly shifted.
So when Badgers coach Bo Ryan read off the list of starting defensive assignments before Wisconsin's Nov. 28 game against Virginia, maybe it wasn't all that surprising that Traevon Jackson surpassed George Marshall in the rotation...
Bret Bielema may have coached his final football game at Wisconsin.Two sources close to the UW program confirmed Bielema has agreed to become the next head coach at Arkansas."It's a done deal," one source said, adding the move surprised many athletic department officials.According to a source, Bielema is expected to sign a contract that will pay him more than $4 million...
Well, the city of Madison is stunned today to say the least, as Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde broke the news that Bret Bielema will be introduced as the next head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks and sources confirmed this information to our fellow Bloguin brothers at MadTown Badgers. All those associated with the program have reacted with one word and one word only - STUNNED.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have a new head coach, but it’s not who or where you would expect it from. ESPN.com is reporting that Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has accepted the job to take over head-coaching duties for them.
The Hogs have not formally announced a hire, but athletic director Jeff Long tweeted, “New Football Coach release at 6:05 PM Today Go Hogs!!!”
When something important happens regarding the Arkansas Razorbacks, you can almost guarantee that Liz Honey is going to chime in with a YouTube video. You would think she could afford a better webcam at this point with her growing popularity.This time she steps up with her own rendition of The Monkees song “I’m a Believer,” and tailors it to fit the Bret Bielema hiring. I’m...
Wisconsin guard Ben Brust scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin over Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 on Tuesday night.
Brust was one of five Badgers (6-3) in double figures. Ryan Evans had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Jared Berggren scored 13, Frank Kaminsky had 11 and Sam Dekker chipped in with 10.
Justin Simmons led Nebraska-Omaha (2-8) with...
Asked about how he feels seeing Ohio State and Penn State go through various troubles with the NCAA at a time when other programs around the country were wrestling with some other problems, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema replied "It's a good day to be a Badger."
Those days, apparently, are over. Bielema has been hired away from Wisconsin to be the head coach of...
Wisconsin junior guard Ben Brust and senior forward Ryan Evans each post a double-double and Wisconsin forced 19 turnovers, as the Badgers roll over Nebraska-Omaha, 86-40, Tuesday night to close out the go 2-1 on the three game home stand.
Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema is headed to the SEC to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Wisconsin is returning to the Rose Bowl for the third straight year after going only 8-5 in the regular season. The Badgers won the B1G Championship this year despite placing third in their division. Wisconsin played in the B1G Championship game because both Penn State and Ohio State are ineligible...
Marshawn Powell is spectacular with 33 points, six rebounds and five assists and BJ Young has 10 points, a career-high eight assists and the go-ahead basket with 15 seconds left as Arkansas downs Oklahoma 81-78 Tuesday night before 9,501 fans at Bud Walton Arena.