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Late in difficult season, Badgers WR Wheelwright seizing opportunities

MADISON, Wis. -- Rob Wheelwright brimmed with optimism in early August at the thought of developing into Wisconsin's go-to wide receiver on a unit in desperate need of playmakers. He possessed graceful route running, an improving set of hands and -- most important -- a healthy body. That is, until he didn't. Just when it appeared Wheelwright was ready to crack the playing rotation...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers WRs a 'work in progress,' but should step up when time comes

MADISON, Wis. -- It would be easy for a record-breaking running performance to make deficiencies in Wisconsin's passing attack fade away. After all, following a school-record 644 rushing yards during a 68-17 victory against Bowling Green on Saturday, who wants to talk about what's wrong with the team? "Sixty-eight points," Badgers quarterback Tanner McEvoy reminded media members...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers need wide receivers to step up fast

Having an established run game is great, and it appears the Badgers have righted the ship after a blip against Western Illinois. Yet, things are far from perfect for the Badgers’ offense. See, Wisconsin seems to have the exact same issue it had last season in the pass game. It has one very productive wide receiver, a tight end who can help stretch the field and exactly nothing...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Erickson seen as focal point of Badgers offense going forward

Walk-on to star player, it’s a story very familiar to the Wisconsin Badgers’ program. Whether we’re talking Jim Leonhard, JJ Watt or Jared Abbrederis — the story of Wisconsinites chasing dreams and excelling in the face of incredible odds is a tale as old as the BCS era.  Just ask the 15 former walk-ons that earned there way from there to the NFL just how potent the walk...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Western Illinois pregame notes

Here are some notes and tidbits heading into Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium between the Wisconsin Badgers and Western Illinois Leathernecks: -- This is the third meeting between Wisconsin and Western Illinois. The Badgers won both previous games, the last of which was in 2006. -- Not surprisingly, Wisconsin is 11-0 all-time against FCS teams. (Although Cal Poly . . .) ...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Western Illinois pregame notes

Here are some notes and tidbits heading into Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium between the Wisconsin Badgers and Western Illinois Leathernecks: -- This is the third meeting between Wisconsin and Western Illinois. The Badgers won both previous games, the last of which was in 2006. -- Not surprisingly, Wisconsin is 11-0 all-time against FCS teams. (Although Cal Poly . . .) ...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Passing game is true key to victory over LSU

Conventional wisdom says the Wisconsin Badgers are going to shove the ball right down your throat. After all, UW has a Heisman Trophy candidate at running back and recent reports indicate that dual-threat quarterback Tanner McEvoy is going to get the start against LSU. Yet, most seem content to focus all the attention on one part of the “dual” threat, and we’re talking about...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers football: Sleep on passing attack at your own risk?

There’s no doubt that the first, second and third things most people think about surrounding Wisconsin Badgers football revolve around the running game. After all, Melvin Gordon is earning preseason accolades seemingly every day and the Badgers have turned out 1,000-yard rushers like the state produces milk. Combine those things with the loss of one of the top wide receivers in...
Via Talking 10
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Love, freshmen WRs will try to fill Badgers' pass-catching void

MADISON, Wis. -- It sounded like a whole bunch of coach-speak when Chris Beatty remarked two weeks ago that his comfort level with Wisconsin's wide receiver group was high. Of course, one might think, Beatty would say that. What else is the coach in charge of the Badgers' wide receivers supposed to say? But Beatty had an inkling this unit could be something special -- something much...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' Barclay injures knee as training camp injuries pile up

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the second week in a row, a Green Bay Packers player has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. First it was rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, now, according to a report by the Green Bay Press-Gazette, it's offensive lineman Don Barclay. Barclay was carted off the practice field Tuesday after being bull-rushed backwards by rookie outside linebacker...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheelwright looks to be 'the guy' at WR for Badgers this season

MADISON, Wis. -- The days of Rob Wheelwright claiming inexperience, wide-eyed from the immense speed and expanded playbook of college football are over. He is a sophomore now, a full year as a travel squad member under his belt. And for a player with his talent level, there's no more time for excuses. The reality of Wisconsin's wide receiver situation is this: Not a single receiver...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

With the Injury to Abbrederis, Who Will be the Packers Next Man Up?

The Packers and their fans are used to seeing serious injuries in the preseason. In 2012, starting inside linebacker Desmond Bishop injured his hamstring in a preseason game and never played another down for the Packers. In 2013, starting tackle Bryan Bulaga suffered a torn ACL in the preseason, ending his season. But when the news broke that rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers rookie WR Abbrederis confirms ACL injury, out for year

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Every catch that Jared Abbrederis made during the early days of training camp was met with loud applause from the Green Bay Packers fans in attendance. But after tearing his ACL in practice this week, the rookie wide receiver who grew up 80 miles from Lambeau Field will have to wait until 2015 to make his first official grab for his childhood team. Abbrederis,...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Wisconsin Badgers Preseason Preview: Wide Receivers

Big Ten Media Days are done, Wisconsin got its media day out of the way on Friday and that means all that’s left is to talk actual football. Today we begin our preseason look at the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers, and we start it off with arguably one of the most important positions heading in to the season — wide receiver. At times, OK, all of last season it was a one man game at wide...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Highly rated WR recruit Watkins 'homesick,' leaves Wisconsin after 'stupid decision'

MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin football recruit Dareian Watkins, a highly touted wide receiver from Galion, Ohio, has left the team due to homesickness and will no longer be a part of the program, his high school coach told FOXSportsWisconsin.com on Friday. Galion High School football coach Chris Hawkins described the bizarre circumstances surrounding Watkins' departure...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 18, 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: Wide receivers

  This is the second 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: Wide receivers Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Jordan Fredrick (redshirt junior), Kenzel Doe (senior) Key backups: Rob Wheelwright (sophomore), Alex Erickson (redshirt sophomore), Reggie Love (redshirt...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Wisconsin Badgers of the BCS era

Yes, it’s true that Wisconsin Badgers football is just Ben Hemer (72 days) away from starting. However, as we approach the new season it’s also a new era ahead in college football. Gone are BCS rankings and computer formulas and in are the new College Football Playoffs. Four teams will enter, one will be crowned champion. That said, the BCS era was pretty kind to the Badgers...
Via Madtown Badgers
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 12: Jordan Fredrick

  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 fare...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Abbrederis quietly embracing hometown-hero role with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jared Abbrederis isn't a spotlight type of guy. The former walk-on at the University of Wisconsin has the demeanor of a player who's had to earn every bit of respect on the football field. However, being born and raised less than 90 miles from Lambeau Field and being the first Badgers player drafted by the Green Bay Packers since 2001, Abbrederis is in a spotlight...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Jared Abbrederis keeps chugging along

Jared Abbrederis was taken in the fifth round by the Packers. He is second all-time at Wisconsin with 3,140 career receiving yards, behind Lee Evans’ 3,468 yards. Jared Abbrederis is a classic Packers player. And it has nothing to do with the fact that he was born and raised in Wisconsin or even played college ball for the Badgers. It’s because he has beaten the odds and succeeded...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 23: Alex Erickson

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple analyzes 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 fare this year. Criteria...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 24: Rob Wheelwright

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple analyzes 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 fare this year. Criteria...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Badgers land in NFL with plenty of opportunities

Wisconsin's football program had five players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, adding to the growing list of former Badgers taken by professional teams. Storylines abound, with safety Dezmen Southward 's third-round selection perhaps the biggest shocker of the three-day draft. Southward went No. 68 to Atlanta, linebacker Chris Borland No. 77 to San Francisco, James White No. 130 to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Locally Sourced Talk: opining on the Badgers in the 2014 NFL Draft

It was a long wait for the first Badger to come off the board, but when Mr. Irrelevant was finally announced the University of Wisconsin added five more players to the ranks of the NFL. For all five players and their families this weekend is all about celebration of lifelong dreams. However, on the field is what is really going to matter and we all know that not everyone will be...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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