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2014 Badgers Spring Football Preview: Linebackers

As our preview series continues on, it's time to turn our attention to the final defensive group of the spring. After looking at the tight ends and wide receivers over the last few days, it's the most pivotal group for the changes Wisconsin is hoping to make in its defensive style.  Of course, we're talking about the linebackers, who must be aggressive in attacking...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin sets sights on protecting Heartland Trophy

MADISON, Wis. -- As rivalry hardware goes, the Heartland Trophy hardly holds up with the most significant in college football. There is no wartime implication or even a history of its existence before 2004.And during an era in which Wisconsin has won three straight Big Ten championships and appeared in three Rose Bowls, the question is: Does a trophy game against an Iowa team that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin sets sights on protecting Heartland Trophy

MADISON, Wis. -- As rivalry hardware goes, the Heartland Trophy hardly holds up with the most significant in college football. There is no wartime implication or even a history of its existence before 2004.And during an era in which Wisconsin has won three straight Big Ten championships and appeared in three Rose Bowls, the question is: Does a trophy game against an Iowa team that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rebuilt Armstrong Powers Wisconsin

He's been broken and rebuilt many times in his five years with the program, but senior linebacker Ethan Armstrong is a big reason why Wisconsin's defense is one of the best in the country.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers players get heads shaved to support cancer research

MADISON, Wis. -- In an unofficial poll of Wisconsin football players, Badgers linebacker Ethan Armstrong would likely finish second in the voting for best movie-star looks (behind quarterback Joel Stave and his flowing blonde mane, of course). One of the defining characteristics of Armstrong's appearance has been his long hair, which he'd spent more than a year growing out...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers players get heads shaved to support cancer research

MADISON, Wis. -- In an unofficial poll of Wisconsin football players, Badgers linebacker Ethan Armstrong would likely finish second in the voting for best movie-star looks (behind quarterback Joel Stave and his flowing blonde mane, of course). One of the defining characteristics of Armstrong's appearance has been his long hair, which he'd spent more than a year growing out...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers taking game against FCS opponent seriously

MADISON, Wis. -- The matchup outwardly screams snoozer, lending credence to the notion that Wisconsin should drop FCS opponents from future schedules. It must happen, many have argued, for the sake of a paying fan base and enhancing schedule strength as a four-team college football playoff approaches. Tennessee Tech has played nine FBS opponents since head coach Watson Brown took...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers taking game against FCS opponent seriously

MADISON, Wis. -- The matchup outwardly screams snoozer, lending credence to the notion that Wisconsin should drop FCS opponents from future schedules. It must happen, many have argued, for the sake of a paying fan base and enhancing schedule strength as a four-team college football playoff approaches. Tennessee Tech has played nine FBS opponents since head coach Watson Brown took...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers not worried at lack of tackles for loss

MADISON, Wis. -- On the surface, there would appear to be very little Wisconsin's defense didn't do well during its 45-0 pasting of UMass in the teams' season opener Saturday. But one curious stat emerged that is worth another look: the Badgers somehow did not record a single tackle for a loss. What gives? How could a defense predicated on pressure fail to achieve one...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers not worried at lack of tackles for loss

MADISON, Wis. -- On the surface, there would appear to be very little Wisconsin's defense didn't do well during its 45-0 pasting of UMass in the teams' season opener Saturday. But one curious stat emerged that is worth another look: the Badgers somehow did not record a single tackle for a loss. What gives? How could a defense predicated on pressure fail to achieve one...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech-Wisconsin Preview

No. 23 Wisconsin's adjustment to new coach Gary Andersen's 3-4 defensive scheme went fine against overmatched Massachusetts. It will likely hold up fine this week against Tennessee Tech, too. The hope is that it will be ready to roll for Arizona State in Week 3. The Badgers smothered Massachusetts 45-0 in the season opener at home. ''If I could characterize it...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers new defense opens well

No. 23 Wisconsin's adjustment to new coach Gary Andersen's 3-4 defensive scheme went fine against overmatched Massachusetts. It will likely hold up fine this week against Tennessee Tech, too. The hope is that it will be ready to roll for Arizona State in Week 3. The Badgers smothered Massachusetts 45-0 in the season opener at home. ''If I could characterize it...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass-Wisconsin Preview

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen sees the competition for the quarterback job just like those for any other position. He's not going to make a big deal over who the 23rd-ranked Badgers settle on. No extra fuss, no fanfare. The plan is to make the pick for starter public between either Joel Stave or Curt Phillips when Wisconsin jogs on to the field to host Massachusetts in the...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite roster turnover, Badgers still expect solid pass defense

MADISON, Wis. -- Judging from all the talk about Wisconsin's secondary this season, you'd think the entire unit was a bunch of second-rate players that would be better served playing somewhere in the Sun Belt Conference. But perception, they would like the worrywarts of the world to know, is not necessarily reality. Pundits consider the Badgers' front seven to be especially...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite roster turnover, Badgers still expect solid pass defense

MADISON, Wis. -- Judging from all the talk about Wisconsin's secondary this season, you'd think the entire unit was a bunch of second-rate players that would be better served playing somewhere in the Sun Belt Conference. But perception, they would like the worrywarts of the world to know, is not necessarily reality. Pundits consider the Badgers' front seven to be especially...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tanner McEvoy still trying to learn Badgers offense

MADISON, Wis. -- It's so early in fall camp that players have yet to don full pads, so any major position proclamations would be premature. But through four fall practices, this much is clear about Wisconsin's quarterback battle: Tanner McEvoy still has a long way to go if he hopes to win the starting job. McEvoy's overall repetitions have been limited in comparison...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tanner McEvoy still trying to learn Badgers offense

MADISON, Wis. -- It's so early in fall camp that players have yet to don full pads, so any major position proclamations would be premature. But through four fall practices, this much is clear about Wisconsin's quarterback battle: Tanner McEvoy still has a long way to go if he hopes to win the starting job. McEvoy's overall repetitions have been limited in comparison...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong ready to take off at new position

Going into Friday's media day at Camp Randall Stadium we thought we knew it all about the linebacker position group at Wisconsin, but everyone was proven wrong as head coach Gary Andersen announced the move of senior linebacker Ethan Armstrong from inside linebacker to the field side linebacker (F-Linebacker) spot in the new 3-4 scheme.  "Ethan will be playing the F...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

This season's Badgers excited to study playbook on new iPads

MADISON, Wis. -- Heavy playbooks that stuffed binders to their gills are a thing of the past for Wisconsin's football program. In its place, sleekly designed iPads are providing players with a 21st century touch for their studies. All 105 players on Wisconsin's roster received iPad playbooks Thursday upon arriving for the start of fall camp. Several instantly took to Twitter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

This season's Badgers excited to study playbook on new iPads

MADISON, Wis. -- Heavy playbooks that stuffed binders to their gills are a thing of the past for Wisconsin's football program. In its place, sleekly designed iPads are providing players with a 21st century touch for their studies. All 105 players on Wisconsin's roster received iPad playbooks Thursday upon arriving for the start of fall camp. Several instantly took to Twitter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgering the MTB Staff: Underrated Stories heading into 2013

We've come to our final segment in our Preseason burning questions edition of "Badgering the MTB Staff" and after looking into what will happen with the new 3-4 defense, just how important a 2nd WR option is, what the chances are for a UW four-peat as B1G Champions, and who the heck will be the starting quarterback it's now time to dive into the really deep end...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers look to tame Nittany Lions' crowd

They have played in The Horseshoe and The Big House. They have played in the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten championship. Certainly, no one will accuse Wisconsin's football players of being strangers to intimidating environments on a big stage. But given the circumstances, what the Badgers will face on Saturday may very well top them all. Penn State (7-4, 5-2 in the Big Ten), in a...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers look to tame Nittany Lions' crowd

They have played in The Horseshoe and The Big House. They have played in the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten championship. Certainly, no one will accuse Wisconsin's football players of being strangers to intimidating environments on a big stage. But given the circumstances, what the Badgers will face on Saturday may very well top them all. Penn State (7-4, 5-2 in the Big Ten), in a...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers' Armstrong ignores pain, plays on

MADISON, Wis. By nature, football players are supposed to be tough. Sprain an ankle, rub some dirt on it, get back in the game. Pain is considered weakness, and weakness does not amount to winning.Given the disdain players generally show for sitting out with an injury, it's certainly not unusual for them to play through pain. But University of Wisconsin linebacker Ethan Armstrong...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers' Armstrong ignores pain, plays on

MADISON, Wis. By nature, football players are supposed to be tough. Sprain an ankle, rub some dirt on it, get back in the game. Pain is considered weakness, and weakness does not amount to winning.Given the disdain players generally show for sitting out with an injury, it's certainly not unusual for them to play through pain. But University of Wisconsin linebacker Ethan Armstrong...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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