Found December 19, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
Just three months ago I was at Camp Randall Stadium when the Wisconsin Badgers narrowly avoided what would had been a major upset when Utah State’s late 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right.
Sitting behind the visiting team tunnel that night, I could not help but notice the appreciative ovation the losing Aggies received from the UW faithful as they trudged off. Conference rivals such as Michigan State or Ohio State no doubt get much ruder sendoffs win-or-lose in Madison, and it was a moment that reminded me of much of the good in college athletics.
I had no clue that I would be writing 90-some days later about the visiting coach from that night becoming the next head man at the University of Wisconsin.
Image credit: Tom Smart, Deseret News
Then again I didn’t foresee Bret Bielema joining the very conference that he was bashing the past off-season.
Nothing will be official on Gary Andersen’s imminent hiring until Thursday (UW head football coach is a state position, so hir...
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By the numbers the Wisconsin Badgers have come a long, LONG way since the early 1990's and that's highlighted by the fact that they were named to the Forbes College Football's Most Valuable Teams list.
Where did the Badgers rank? A not too shabby 14th to be exact. Forbes estimates that the University of Wisconsin football team is worth $76 million this year, a change...
Coach: Bo Ryan (11 season at Wisconsin 268-101), Overall 651-204, 28 years
2011-12: Record 26-10 overall, 12-6 in Big Ten (4th)
Starters Returning (3) Ryan Evans, Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz, Jarred Berggren
Preseason Tournament: Las Vegas Invitational
Top Non-Conference Games: at Marquette, vs. Virginia, vs. California, at Florida
Transfer Out: Jared Uthoff (Iowa)
Wisconsin has found their new head coach, the defensive-minded Gary Andersen. The now former Utah State head coach is coming off the most successful season in school history, with 11 wins and a blowout bowl victory against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. As ironic as it may be, a loss at Wisconsin may have kept the Aggies from making a push to play the role of BCS Buster...
A whirlwind of rumors and speculation have hit Madison since former Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema left for the Arkansas job.
With all the uncertainty behind Barry Alvarez’s search for the next coach, almost all of the assistants have decided to leave the program.
Here’s a recap of what has went down so far:
The latest assistant coach to leave the Badgers program was...
Two of the three men accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball this summer pleaded guilty to battery charges Wednesday, but both were given a chance to avoid prison.
Wendell J. Venerable, 21, and Robert A. Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. But instead of imposing a prison sentence, Dane...
As senior running back Montee Ball and his Wisconsin teammates gear-up for the Rose Bowl, his alleged attackers are prepping for Wisconsin’s First Offender Program to avoid criminal conviction. On Wednesday, Wendell Venerable, 21, and Robert Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery for attacking running back Montee Ball this past summer. The charge is a felony that...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Two of the three men accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball this summer pleaded guilty to battery charges Wednesday, but both were given a chance to avoid prison.
Wendell J. Venerable, 21, and Robert A. Wilks, 22, pleaded guilty to substantial battery, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. But instead of imposing...
It's hard to believe but we are nearing the end of 2012, but it's indeed coming to a close. It's also safe to say it has been a hell of a year in Badger country, huh? With that in mind it's time for us to recap the year that was in Badger sports. We've combed through the best stories of the year, the biggest headlines, the untold stories, and so much more to give...