Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Badgers football

It's Presidents Day, and that means celebrating the greatest of those who our country chose as leaders at one point in time. In fact, four of them are forever memorialized on Mt. Rushmore.  That got us to thinking, if there was a Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin Badger athletics, who would be on it and why? Well, today we begin our series of Mt. Rushmore's with a look at...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Dayne joins list of players “finally” elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Despite graduating as the NCAA’s all-time leading rusher, Ron Dayne still had to wait his turn to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. He was the first player to top 7,000 yards rushing and finished with 7,125 career yards on the ground. That’s over four miles worth of turf that Ron Dayne chewed up in his tenure as the Wisconsin Badgers’ tailback from 1995 to 1999. He graduated...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Dayne credits teammates for Hall of Fame honor

"You're only as good as the players around you," those words are often spoken in regards to team sports and team efforts and after finding out he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame those were the first thoughts of honoree Ron Dayne.  "I don't know. I can't stop smiling," said Dayne when asked about the award on Tuesday. "I&...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Wuerffel, Dayne, Frazier selected for college Hall

Heisman Trophy winners Danny Wuerffel of Florida and Ron Dayne of Wisconsin, along with two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, were selected Tuesday for the College Football Hall of Fame. They are part of a class of 12 players and two coaches chosen by the National Football Foundation and revealed Tuesday. The rest of the players to be inducted in December are:...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Ron Dayne elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Former University of Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne added another honor to his illustrious career on Tuesday morning when he was elected as a member of the National Football Foundations 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class. During his Wisconsin career, Dayne carried the ball 1,220 times for 7,125 yards and 71 touchdowns. He became the only player in college football history...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers legend Ron Dayne elected to College Football Hall of Fame

Ron Dayne, you don't need to say anything more to Badger fans. To most he's the pinnacle of excellence in Wisconsin football. On Tuesday his legacy was cemented for all-time as he was announced as a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.  Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner (the 2nd in UW history), is still the all-time leading rusher in FBS history with  6...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dayne, Tomlinson headline HOF ballot

Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, the late Jerome Brown and LaDainian Tomlinson are on the final ballot for College Football Hall of Fame for the first time. The National Football Foundation on Tuesday announced the 77 former players and five former coaches who will be considered for induction. The ballot is distributed to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dayne named a nominee for National College Football Hall of Fame

Ron Dayne - to a Wisconsin fan you don't have to say anything more before memories of back-to-back Rose Bowl championships and many other great memories come flooding back. Most of us can never forget his career, after all he is the all-time rushing leader in FBS history.  But, I'm not telling you anything you don't already know about the living legend. However,...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dayne mad he didnt get more chances as pro

KOHLER, Wis. -- The NFL career of Ron Dayne didnt go nearly as well as the Heisman Trophy winners record-setting days at the University of Wisconsin. Now, five years removed from his professional playing career, Dayne doesnt have very fond memories of the NFL.Not being able to play as much as I wanted to, Dayne told when asked what he remembered most about...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Former UW great Dayne earns more acclaim

PASADENA, Calif. A dozen years had passed since Ron Dayne stood at a podium to accept the Heisman Trophy award, representing Wisconsin's football program in front of a ballroom filled with people. On Saturday, Dayne was back in front of an audience to accept another honor as a Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee, and the emotions he felt all those years ago were rekindled once again...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

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