Freshman kicker Gaglianone impresses in first Badgers practice

MADISON, Wis. -- You can only draw so much from a practice that features no pads, no fans in the stands and lacks actual defined teams while the entire group is split into two separate practices. So let's start with that baseline when we examine the performance of Wisconsin freshman kicker Rafael Gaglianone on the opening day of the Badgers' fall camp. Even Badgers coach Gary Andersen...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5 freshman x-factors for Wisconsin Badgers football in 2014

We’re under a month until the Wisconsin Badgers put the pads on and begin the journey to Houston, Texas to take on LSU. After ending the 2013 season on a two-game losing streak, this spring and summer has been all about forging a new path forward under Gary Andersen. UW faces life without James White, Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland, Beau Allen and a host of other major contributors...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers positional preview: Specialists

  This is the ninth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 4 start of practice. You can find the entire series here.  Today's position: Specialists Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: kicker Jack Russell (junior), punter Drew Meyer (redshirt junior), kick returner Kenzel Doe (senior) Key backups: kicker Andrew Endicott (sophomore)...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 19: Jack Russell

  Wisconsin Badgers beat writer Jesse Temple will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Badgers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find every report here. Note: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players or a series about past success, but rather which of them means the most to how Wisconsin will...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Russell to 2014 Badger football

Wisconsin Badger football may be the furthest thing from your mind, especially given the BBQ’s and festivals and Memorial Day activities going on. However, we’re just 97 days…err, Jack Russell, from the 2014 Badger football season kicking off. It’s just our second Badger football player on our countdown; so let’s get to it. Russell’s Story So Far: - Became the starting...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Questions remain in kicking game as Badgers enter summer sessions

MADISON, Wis. -- When Jack Russell's 36-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left during the first half of Wisconsin's spring game Saturday, the junior-to-be was disappointed in himself. But perhaps more disappointed was his head coach, Gary Andersen. The typically reserved Andersen, standing behind the play, muttered an expletive that made its way onto the Big Ten Network's live...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Badgers Spring Football Preview: Special Teams

We kicked off our look at the 2014 Badgers spring football camp yesterday with a look at the five burning questions that need answering this spring. Moving forward we begin looking at the roster position-by-position, and first up is special teams. It only seems appropriate to kick off our position previews with the guys doing the kicking on the team, after all. I know, real...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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