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Melvin Gordon goes No. 15 to San Diego Chargers in 2015 NFL Draft

It will be a long time, if ever, that Badger fans who witnessed the 2014 football season will forget the name Melvin Gordon. On Thursday, Melvin Gordon got his own moment to never forget — hearing his name called at the NFL Draft in Chicago. Gordon didn’t have as long as many mock drafts thought, as the San Diego Chargers moved up to the No. 15 pick and selected the Badgers running...
Via Madtown Badgers
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Where will running back Todd Gurley get drafted?

There isn’t much debate in who’s the best running back in this year’s draft and that’s Todd Gurley who played his college football with the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Gurley has excellent size for a running back as he stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 236 pounds; he is simply a wrecking ball with legs.If the only thing Todd Gurley did was pound the rock he’d be worth the...
Via EndZoneScore
27 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Things to Watch in Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football game

It’s becoming a semi-annual tradition that we’re introduced to a new Wisconsin Badgers head coach during a spring game. Such is the life of apparently having success and coaches other programs covet. However, with Paul Chryst coming to the Badgers from Pitt, it appears UW athletic director Barry Alvarez has a man who will be around for the long haul. Chryst being a former fan...
Via Talking 10
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Borland recruiting loss stings, but not time to write off Paul Chryst and Co.

Tuf Borland was supposed to be wearing Cardinal and White — his dad was a Badger after all. Tristian Pipp was a shoo-in to be a Badger — after all, he’s from in-state and a legit three-star linebacker. Except neither of those two things have happened. Pipp, a two-sport star at Greenfield (Wis.) High School surprised a lot in Badger nation and in football recruiting circles...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin opens spring practice under new coach Paul Chryst

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The Big Ten basketball tournament interrupted Wisconsin's first spring football practice under its new coach. Once the basketball Badgers wrapped up the title and a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, the video boards were turned off at Camp Randall Stadium and coach Paul Chryst put his football team back to work. ''Congratulations to the basketball team. That was...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Packers Prospects Profiles – Running Backs

On Thursday, April 30 the 32 NFL franchises will gather for the 80th time for their officially named “NFL Player Selection Meeting”. This year the “draft”, as we commonly know it, will move out of New York to Chicago. Today we look at intriguing running back options for the Green Bay Packers. It is almost a given that with glaring needs at other positions the Packers wouldn’t...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to the Badgers in 2015: Offense

The book has barely closed on Wisconsin's 2014 football season, but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead to 2015. After all, it's already been seven days since the Outback Bowl. The Badgers will lose several key pieces off a team that finished 11-3, won the Big Ten West Division and captured its first bowl victory since 2009. Other players will return to try and solidify their roles...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Opposition Research: Talking Auburn with War Blogle

As we finally get within 24 hours to kick we start to conclude our opposition research and give you the final scoop on what to expect in the 2015 Outback Bowl between Wisconsin and Auburn. Joining us in the hot seat were our friends from War Blogle, an independent site covering all things Auburn football. They also happen to be deeply in love with Bruce Pearl, so take what they say...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

With NFL on horizon, Badgers' Gordon looking to leave final mark on program

MADISON, Wis. -- The questions about Melvin Gordon's looming career decision began in July, back before he put together one of the great seasons in college football history. It seemed an obvious choice that Gordon would leave Wisconsin a year early for the NFL Draft, but Gordon himself remained hesitant to acknowledge what many others already believed. "You think about going, but...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers set Wednesday presser; Chryst expected to be named coach

MADISON, Wis. -- After a full week of speculation and reports, Paul Chryst is expected to be introduced as Wisconsin's next football coach at a 6 p.m. Wednesday news conference inside the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion at the Kohl Center. Chryst flew to Madison on Tuesday to meet with school officials. Earlier in the day, he coached what likely was his final practice as Pittsburgh's head...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Riley’s Seven Best Games

After 14 years (including his two years in the ‘90s) as the head coach and savior of Oregon State football, Mike Riley is taking over the highly coveted Nebraska head coaching position. The decision was a surprise. It could have been made because of money (he’s making twice as much), angry whispers from the Beaver community, or just the chance at football prestige. The entire...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Wisconsin RB Montee Ball Tweeted That The Heisman Trophy Is A “QB Award”

Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, which made it the fifth straight year that a quarterback has won the most prestigious award in college football. In fact, since 2000, only two non-quarterbacks have won the Heisman — USC RB Reggie Bush and Alabama RB Mark Ingram. After it was announced that Mariota won by a near-record margin over Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon...
Via College Spun
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Revisiting Paul Chryst, the Badgers Offensive Coordinator

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez put the football head-coaching job up for grabs on Thursday morning. It took less than 24 hours for local reporters to announce former Badger offensive coordinator, and current Pitt head coach, Paul Chryst, would be named the new head coach. That announcement will have to wait until Dec. 17, but you can bet there is plenty to learn and news...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Paul Chryst Likely to Land Wisconsin Job

It appears that Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez didn’t take much time finding a replacement for recently departed head coach Gary Anderson, who suddenly left for Oregon State on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, the Badgers on the verge of hiring current Pittsburgh Panthers head coach and former Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst as the program’s new...
Via Sportsnaut
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Gordon wins Doak Walker Award as nation's top tailback

Melvin Gordon demonstrated on numerous occasions why many believed he was the best running back in college football this season. On Thursday night, Gordon received an honor that reaffirmed that belief. Gordon earned the Doak Walker Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top tailback, defeating Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah and Indiana's Tevin Coleman. He becomes the third...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon wins Doak Walker award

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon has won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back. Gordon was presented with the prize Thursday night during the 24th College Football Awards Show at Disney. The junior becomes the third Badgers player to win the award, joining 1999 winner Ron Dayne and 2012 winner Montee Ball. Gordon is the seventh player...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Montee Ball, Melvin Gordon shocked over Gary Andersen’s departure

Current Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and former Badgers star RB Montee Ball had a Twitter exchange on Wednesday evening where they expressed shock over the departure of Gary Andersen. Andersen surprisingly left Wisconsin to take the Oregon State job, meaning the Badgers will be looking for their third head coach since 2012. The conversation...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Gordon named Heisman Trophy finalist

MADISON, Wis. -- One of Melvin Gordon's primary reasons for returning to Wisconsin this season was to leave his own legacy, to be remembered among the all-time great running backs in program history. He did not want to be considered just another player, and so he bypassed the NFL Draft last summer to become the Badgers' featured back and make his mark on a national stage. Mission...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers report card: Complete breakdown in Big Ten title game

INDIANAPOLIS -- What is there to really say after Ohio State's 59-0 annihilation of Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game Saturday night? Well, plenty. Unfortunately, none of it is positive as it pertains to the Badgers. And below in this week's report card, you'll see exactly how bad things were. Some numbers to chew on first: The game marked the first time Wisconsin had been...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Badgers named to All-Big Ten First Team

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has put together one of the most impressive single seasons in the history of college football. It should come as no surprise, then, that Gordon's year was rewarded Monday with the first of what is sure to be several postseason honors. Gordon was chosen as the Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year and was a consensus first...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gopher Hate Week: Decade of domination in review (2011 edition)

(All this week we’re taking a look back at the last 10 years of wins in this rivalry, reminding everyone of the decade of domination by the Badgers) For most Badger fans, 2011 will be looked as perhaps the most special season we’ve ever seen. Offensive records were broken like crazy, the defense was amazing and just like other seven years the Badgers put it on the Gophs. By this...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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
November 21, 2014  |  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
November 20, 2014  |  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 408-yard...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 18, 2014  |  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
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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