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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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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...
Via Madtown Badgers
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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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...
Via Madtown Badgers
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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things: What happened to the Badgers defense we knew?

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are of the mindset that most bowl games are merely glorified exhibitions, then Wisconsin's 31-24 senior day loss against Penn State on Saturday won't be all that upsetting. The Badgers are still headed to a New Year's Day bowl game -- it just won't be on the prestige level of the Orange Bowl. Wisconsin assured itself of that after being outplayed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things: What happened to the Badgers defense we knew?

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are of the mindset that most bowl games are merely glorified exhibitions, then Wisconsin's 31-24 senior day loss against Penn State on Saturday won't be all that upsetting. The Badgers are still headed to a New Year's Day bowl game -- it just won't be on the prestige level of the Orange Bowl. Wisconsin assured itself of that after being outplayed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Penn State’s Bill O’Brien gets the best of the Wisconsin Badgers again

For the second consecutive season, the Wisconsin Badgers were out-coached by Penn State’s Bill O’Brien. O’Brien had the Badgers defense confused on numerous occasions in a 31-24 upset win at Camp Randall. Wisconsin’s coach Gary Andersen summed it up by saying, “we were schemed up by a very good football coach.” What It Means: When Andersen mentioned they were schemed...
Via The Sports Bank
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Using “Dramatic Gopher” Video To Distract Opposing Kickers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have dug to the bottom of their bag of tricks and found a pretty clever way to distract field goal kickers. The “Dramatic Gopher” YouTube video was quite the asset to the team this past Saturday. Yep, this one. The school put the gopher video on the big screen when Wisconsin was kicking field goal attempts, and it actually worked. Jack Russell, the...
Via College Spun
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers defense holds down potent Indiana offense

MADISON, Wis. -- Statistics suggested this year's Indiana football team possessed one of the best offenses Wisconsin would face in 2013. The Badgers had played only two other teams this season that averaged at least 40 points per game. Those two games resulted in losses to Arizona State and Ohio State. And so, there appeared genuine reason for concern Saturday because Indiana...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers defense holds down potent Indiana offense

MADISON, Wis. -- Statistics suggested this year's Indiana football team possessed one of the best offenses Wisconsin would face in 2013. The Badgers had played only two other teams this season that averaged at least 40 points per game. Those two games resulted in losses to Arizona State and Ohio State. And so, there appeared genuine reason for concern Saturday because Indiana...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Things to Watch for Against BYU

I don’t know if I like this only getting to play a B1G opponent every other week, but at least this week there’s a game, in Camp Randall, against a solid BYU team. Let’s hop into five things to watch on Saturday afternoon. 1. Can the Badgers stop the dual threat Taysom Hill and his partner in crime, Jamaal Williams? Taysom Hill is a solid dual threat quarterback...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Nov. 6 Badgers mailbag

After a one-week hiatus because of the bye, the Badgersfootball mailbag is back. This week, we discuss Badgers in the NFL, the play ofquarterback Joel Stave, linebacker Chris Borland's kicking future and theconfusion that is the BCS rankings.If you have a question and missed out this week, we'll posta submission link Saturday night following Wisconsin's game against BYU...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Nov. 6 Badgers mailbag

After a one-week hiatus because of the bye, the Badgersfootball mailbag is back. This week, we discuss Badgers in the NFL, the play ofquarterback Joel Stave, linebacker Chris Borland's kicking future and theconfusion that is the BCS rankings.If you have a question and missed out this week, we'll posta submission link Saturday night following Wisconsin's game against BYU...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen not worried after BCS standings snub

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin football fans who felt the Badgers were robbed of a victory last month at Arizona State now have another reason to complain: UW is not included in the initial Bowl Championship Series top 25 standings. The poll, released Sunday, lists three two-loss SEC teams -- South Carolina, Texas A&M and LSU -- and has Big Ten teams Michigan and Nebraska slotted...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen not worried after BCS standings snub

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin football fans who felt the Badgers were robbed of a victory last month at Arizona State now have another reason to complain: UW is not included in the initial Bowl Championship Series top 25 standings. The poll, released Sunday, lists three two-loss SEC teams -- South Carolina, Texas A&M and LSU -- and has Big Ten teams Michigan and Nebraska slotted...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Someone In Wisconsin Put Up A Craigslist Ad For A Kicker

When a starting linebacker is also named the field goal specialist for kicks longer than 45 yards, you just know there are going to be some jokes in response. Last night, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen announced that the Badgers will be using linebacker Chris Borland on long field goal tries – a move that, needless to say, is interesting. The team is moving away from using Kyle...
Via College Spun
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle French announces departure from Badgers program after this season

Last week the Badger faithful saw Kyle French miss a 38-yard field goal attempt against Northwestern. It led to Jack Russell taking the rest of the kicks for the game and a new plan to have Russell be the kicker of choice this week at Illinois.  However, it appears that French's time with the program is coming to an end at the end of this season, at least according to his...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Linebacker Is Going To Take Field Goals From 45-Yards+ This Saturday

Well, this is something you don’t see every day. Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen has confirmed that starting linebacker Chris Borland will kick all field goals longer than 45 yards in Saturday’s game against Illinois. Really. #Badgers Gary Andersen says LB Chris Borland will handle FGs of 45+ against Illinois. Jack Russell will handle inside of that. — Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin...
Via College Spun
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

LB Chris Borland named Badgers long range kicker

MADISON, Wis. -- And so Wisconsin's kicking situation has come to this: A linebacker, who has never attempted a field goal in his entire college career, is now the Badgers' long-range kicker should the scenario arise in an actual game. Yes, there is very little Wisconsin senior Chris Borland can't do, it seems. But how well does he kick field goals? We may soon find...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

LB Chris Borland named Badgers long range kicker

MADISON, Wis. -- And so Wisconsin's kicking situation has come to this: A linebacker, who has never attempted a field goal in his entire college career, is now the Badgers' long-range kicker should the scenario arise in an actual game. Yes, there is very little Wisconsin senior Chris Borland can't do, it seems. But how well does he kick field goals? We may soon find...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Things to Watch for: Illini Edition

It’s almost time to pull off the state of Illinois Big Ten sweep. Living in Central Illinois now, this game is a little more important to me as I don’t want to hear it from people around me. The good thing is, Illinois football fans are hard to find. Onto what to watch for. 1. How much will Jared Abbrederis play? The good news for Abbrederis is that he has appears...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers hope to reverse primetime luck on the road

MADISON, Wis. -- It's a good thing the Big Ten still doesn't schedule conference night football games in November. Given Wisconsin's luck, the Badgers probably would've found themselves playing such a contest on the road. The schedule makers this season have not been kind to the Badgers in that regard. When Wisconsin plays at Illinois at 7 p.m. CT Saturday, it will...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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