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Melvin Gordon break Barry Sander's single-season mark? He's got a shot

A running back setting himself apart from others in Wisconsin history takes a monumental feat. The Badgers have the all-time leading rusher (Ron Dayne), career rushing touchdown leader (Montee Ball, who is also tied for the single-season record) and now the single-game rushing leader (Melvin Gordon). Gordon's 408 rushing yards against Nebraska last week, though, puts him in reach...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 best college running backs of all-time

If you want to know which college football program hold most of the major rushing records of all time, look no further than the University of Wisconsin. Yes, those Badgers like to run. Ron Dayne holds the record for the most career rushing yards. Montee Ball holds the records for the most touchdowns scored in one season. And now, Melvin Gordon set the record for the most yards...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Nov. 19 Badgers mailbag

Welcome back to the Badgers mailbag, everyone. Given that we all were witness to the single greatest rushing performance by a running back in the history of Division I football on Saturday, you can probably guess the direction of many of this week's questions. We're talking plenty of Melvin Gordon in this edition, and rightfully so. There may not be another game like the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin, Nebraska, Heisman, and Horror: How One Game Reshaped College Football In 2014

You can plainly see that the above cover photo for this story is not taken from Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. The above photo of Melvin Gordon running away from a Nebraska defender comes from the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. On that night nearly two years ago, a few things happened: Wisconsin defeated Nebraska, 70-31. The Badgers ran for 539 yards. Using two...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin, Nebraska, Heisman, and Horror: How One Game Reshaped College Football In 2014

You can plainly see that the above cover photo for this story is not taken from Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. The above photo of Melvin Gordon running away from a Nebraska defender comes from the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. On that night nearly two years ago, a few things happened: Wisconsin defeated Nebraska, 70-31. The Badgers ran for 539 yards. Using two...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Week 12 efforts: 1. Wis., 5. Iowa, 14. Neb.

Some weeks, it’s been hard to find a lot of Big Ten football heroics. Not so on Saturday. It starts (and ends) with Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and his 408 rushing yards, of course. But let us note the league was 2-0 in nonconference games. It beat Temple! And, oh yeah, Notre Dame.Here is the ranking of Week 12’s performances in the conference:1. Wisconsin, W 59-24 vs. NebraskaNebraska...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
10 days ago

Melvin Gordon Shatters the NCAA Single Game Rushing Record, Bama Knocks Off Mississppi State: 3:30 Games TweetCap

Buzz from Miss State sideline is that Dak is 100-percent and the Bulldogs are healthiest they've been in 6 weeks. — Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) November 15, 2014 First time Alabama's come away with nothing on its first possession at home this season. — Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) November 15, 2014 Dak already with four carries today. He had six all of last week...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Nebraska pregame notes

Here are some notes, tidbits and stats for Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium between the Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers: -- This is the 9th meeting between Wisconsin and Nebraska with the series tied at 4. The Badgers are 2-1 against the Huskers at Camp Randall Stadium. -- Wisconsin's last 21 wins have all been by a double-digit margin. The last single-digit...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Nov. 12 Badgers mailbag

Another edition of the Badgers mailbag is in the books, but we've got some great questions (and hopefully adequate answers) listed below. In this week's edition, we talk about quarterback play, the perception of the Big Ten, Melvin Gordon's potential pro career and stopping Nebraska tailback Ameer Abdullah. We also play armchair quarterback and revisit one of coach Gary...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers treating critical Nebraska game as 'one-week playoff'

MADISON, Wis. -- It is no stretch to suggest the electricity coursing through Camp Randall Stadium the last time Nebraska came to town was a phenomenon that has not been matched since. Given the stakes of that night -- a nationally televised primetime game with ESPN's College Gameday on site, Nebraska's inaugural Big Ten game and a chance for Russell Wilson and Montee Ball...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking It Out – MadTown Badgers

We were approached by Andy Coppens of MadTown Badgers on a dark street corner the other day and after he offered us some fine Wisconsin cheese (free the first time, he said, and then told us to bring our friends back the next time), he asked if we’d like to talk Purdue-Wisconsin. We prefer to avoid that topic whenever possible, but agreed to send him a few questions. Those questions...
Via Boiled Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft 11-5-14

Our 2015 NFL mock draft enlisted the help of a sports book to determine the top seven spots in the order; and four of the top five players. Special thanks to Football Betting Center.com the rest of the order was determined by the first half records, and projecting second half records. Team needs were taken into account sparingly. It’s still not quite time to add those in fully...
Via The Sports Bank
22 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Promotion and Relegation: 2011 Simulation

This week, we continue the concept of a tiered NCAA Football Promotion and Relegation system.  Last week, we published the results of the initial 2010 simulation, and now we will simulate the 2011 season once again using Whatifsports.com. Below is a recap of each tier using the 2011 version of the teams playing each other as aligned in the previous post.  We’ll start at Tier...
Via The Rhino and Compass
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Purpose Playbook: Week 6 NFL survivor pool analysis, fantasy picks and more

Welcome to the All-Purpose Playbook, a Buzzer column that is (1) either a guide to many things NFL and wagering, such as survivor pools and teasers and fantasy football or (2) a road map to hell. Check back here on Thursdays for more football picks, a smattering of GIFs and some nonsense. Hit me up on Twitter @brettsmiley, and you can e-mail me with any questions or comments at basmiley...
Via Fox Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Oct. 1 Badgers mailbag

Wisconsin is 3-1, ranked No. 17 in the country and still is considered a favorite to win the Big Ten West division. So, why do fans seem so concerned? First of all, that's part of the fun of college football. And secondly, the Badgers' inconsistent offense through four games has lent credence to those doubts. At least UW can fall back on its defense with Big Ten play here...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 01, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Top Ten Running Backs

Photo Credit: Rich Moll 1. LeSean McCoy McCoy should be this year’s first-overall pick. He is a perfect fit in Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense. Last season Shady won the rushing title by 268 yards. Over the past three seasons, McCoy is second in fantasy points only to Adrian Peterson. He had well over 350 touches last year and is not expected to see a decrease in usage this season...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Most Important players for Badgers success in 2014

We’re entering the final stages of countdown to the start of the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers football season, and with that there have been a lot of changes to the thoughts we’ve all had over the course of the summer. Players we thought would rise up the depth chart haven’t, others we didn’t see coming have and some battles appear to be going right down to the wire. Having said...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Deal learns from past Badgers RBs, looks to create own legacy

MADISON, Wis. -- The first thing that's noticeable on the football field about Taiwan Deal is the number, screen-printed in big blocks across his chest. Plenty of talented Wisconsin players have left their mark on the program, and the Badgers can't just go retiring numbers every time someone sets a team record or plays in the NFL. But No. 28? Worn so soon by another running...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally committed over the weekend to play football at the University of Wisconsin, where Ball...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon named to Maxwell Award watch list

It’s watch list season, and that means the Badgers are on alert for being on said lists. No one player is likely to appear on more watch lists than junior running back Melvin Gordon. On Monday, the first of the NCFAA (National College Football Awards Association) watch lists were unveiled and Gordon was named to the Maxwell Award watch list. The Maxwell Award as been given to the...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Résumé - James "Sweet Feet" White

Dear Coach Belichick,Enclosed, please find my résumé and a highlight video that spans my college career at the University of Wisconsin. The good people of Madison have watched me play football for their beloved Badgers for the past four years - and not just me, but also my friends Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon - but neither of those guys were favored with the cool nickname that...
Via Foxborough Free Press
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Season Preview: never too early

With the NFL, there’s always a demand for discussion, even in June. You’ll notice I never complain about page views for content surrounding any NFL team. Teams in all the other leagues, yes. But in America the NFL slaughters everything, with college football a distant number two. And all other sports fall into rank an even further distant third place, and on down. So let’s...
Via The Sports Bank
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badger football in the BCS era: Top 10 Games

All this summer we’ll be looking back at the BCS era through the lens of the Wisconsin Badgers. It’s only fair we bid a fond farewell to an era that was so kind to the Badgers. Last week we looked at the Top 10 Badgers of the BCS era, and we’re back this time to look at the greatest games Wisconsin played in an era that saw them make an appearance in five Rose Bowls in 17-year...
Via Madtown Badgers
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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