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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 Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers dominate BTN’s All-Leaders Division teams

We all know this is a summer of transition for college football and the Big Ten specifically, so naturally we are all prone to looking back just before we move forward. BTN.com has done just that with a look at the best players to play in the old Legends and Leaders divisions. Since the Badgers won two of the three Big Ten championships with those division alignments it’s only...
Via Madtown Badgers
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers positional preview: Running backs

  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: Running backs Rating (1-to-10 scale): 10 Projected starter: Melvin Gordon (redshirt junior) Key backups: Corey Clement (sophomore), Austin Ramesh (redshirt freshman) The breakdown: Corey Clement called...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Countdown: No. 12 Arkansas

Bret Bielema's first season in Fayetteville went downhill in a hurry. Arkansas dished out one of the largest coaching contracts in college football history to bring the successful Wisconsin coach and his vaunted rushing attack into the SEC, but after three straight wins to kick off his inaugural campaign -- against middling opponents Louisiana-Lafeyette, Samford and Southern...
Via Fox Sports South
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Running Back James White: ‘Ball Security Is Job Security’

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots won’t have to worry about their rookie running back putting the ball on the ground. Fourth-round draft pick James White fumbled just two times in 754 career touches at Wisconsin, and he has a catchphrase that goes along with his lack of fumbling. “Ball security is job security,” White said Tuesday at Gillette Stadium. “That’s...
Via NESN.com
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers RB Gordon among early Heisman candidates

Wisconsin's football season opener is still 2 1/2 months away, and not a single stat has been recorded in the race for a Heisman Trophy. Already, however, Badgers running back Melvin Gordon finds himself in the conversation for college football's most coveted individual prize. That's the word from Chris Huston, creator and founder of Heismanpundit.com, who puts Gordon...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: how the 2013 Badger draftees fared

With the NFL draft less than a week away, several former Badgers will patiently wait to hear their named called by NFL Commissioner, Rodger Goodell. Last year’s draft class featured three Badgers having their name called on draft day, with an additional four players signed by teams after the NFL Draft. With those seven added to NFL rosters last season, the grand total for former...
Via isportsweb.com
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Doesn’t Let Montee Ball Watch Game With Wisconsin Students

Former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball is in Arlington watching his alma mater’s basketball team play an amazing game with Kentucky, but the NCAA doesn’t want him hanging out with Wisconsin’s students. Apparently, NCAA officials have sent the Denver Bronco back away when he attempted to enter the student section, and based on Twitter reports, he isn’t happy about it. ...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos need “The Full Montee”

It’s time for the Denver Broncos to give the fans “The Full Montee.” Not that Full Monty. Get your mind out of the gutter. Besides, the Broncos have zero British dudes on the roster. I’m talking about the maturation of Broncos running back Montee Ball, and the full workload he is about to receive. With Knowshon Moreno now gone, the Broncos need Montee to Ball. It’s not...
Via cover32 - Broncos
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' spring game to be held April 12

MADISON, Wis. -- For those Wisconsin football fans that think the spring game can't arrive soon enough, there's good news: University officials have announced the date for the 2014 game. And it's earlier than years past. Wisconsin will hold the spring game on Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium, it was announced Monday. Tickets go on sale beginning Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Montee Ball be a RB1in Fantasy Football?

Oh, to remember the days of Montee Ball being a hot fantasy football sleeper. I think of them fondly, as the former Wisconsin Badgers running back entered last year’s draft slightly underrated and the Denver Broncos snatched him up to be their new starter. That’s what we all thought, anyways. With only the often injured Knowshon Moreno and a scat back in Ronnie Hillman as his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Super reunion awaiting ex-Badgers Montee Ball, Russell Wilson

The way running back Montee Ball sees his rookie season in the NFL is that he's playing his best football just when the Broncos need him to. The fact that he's had strong performances in relief of Knowshon Moreno in playoff victories over San Diego and New England allows him to think he's meeting expectations for a second-round draft pick. "I think the Broncos...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

James White Wisconsin Badgers NFL Draft Breakdown

James White finished his career ranked No. 4 all-time at Wisconsin with 4,015 rushing yards. The Senior Bowl invite ranks third all-time at UW in rushing touchdowns (45), tied for the eighth-most in Big Ten history ... ranks third all-time at UW in total touchdowns (48), the ninth-most by a Big Ten player. He set UW record for career average per rushing attempt at...
Via College2Pro.com
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football: Top 10 Rose Bowl Games Of All Time

The Rose Bowl is the oldest of the four major collegiate football bowl games dating back to 1902, and is known as “The Granddaddy of Them all.”It has been played annually since 1916, and has been one of the most watched football bowl games of all time.Over the years the Rose Bowl game was also called the Tournament East-West game in the early years, and was played at Tournament...
Via Football Nation
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The 20 best college bowl games of all-time

As the 2013-14 bowl season prepares to begin, to culminate with the last-ever BCS Championship Gsme between Florida State and Auburn (which might very well make a list like this next year), it's time to take a look back in history at 20 of the bowl season's best-ever games.Quick notes before we start: this list is slightly skewed towards bowl games from the 2000s, mainly...
Via Football Nation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers could have a quarterback competition next spring

MADISON, Wis. -- It has become something of a tradition thepast two springs that the starting quarterback job at Wisconsin has seeminglybeen up for grabs. So, why should things be any different next time around,even with the incumbent starter returning for his junior season?When spring practices arrive, Badgers quarterback Joel Stavewill have started all 13 games this season. And...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Final Bloguin Heisman Poll

All eyes will be on New York this weekend as the 2013 Heisman Trophy is awarded to the top player in college football. Our first poll of the year was way back after week five. At that point, Johnny Manziel was in the pole position and he was followed by Marcus Mariota, Tajh Boyd, Aaron Murray and Teddy Bridgewater. Through the twists and turns of the season, only one of those players...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Bloguin Heisman Poll: Week Fourteen

The 2013 Heisman Trophy announcement will take place on Saturday, December 14th. The ballots are due back by December 9th so there is only one more week for potential candidates to make an impact on voters and most teams have already played their final game. Contenders who will be in action this week include front-runner Jameis Winston and fast rising NIU QB Jordan Lynch. Will somebody...
Via Bloguin Best
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Bloguin Heisman Poll: Week Fourteen

The 2013 Heisman Trophy announcement will take place on Saturday, December 14th. The ballots are due back by December 9th so there is only one more week for potential candidates to make an impact on voters and most teams have already played their final game. Contenders who will be in action this week include front-runner Jameis Winston and fast rising NIU QB Jordan Lynch. Will somebody...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers and Gophers built similarly, love to run the ball

MADISON, Wis. -- Even as Jerry Kill plows through Minnesota's most successfulfootball season in a decade, a void remains that can only be filled with oneresult on Saturday: a victory against Wisconsin.But Kill, the Gophers' third-year coach, recognizes thereare reasons why past seasons have fallen flat and Wisconsin has maintainedcontrol of Paul Bunyan's Axe for nine...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers and Gophers built similarly, love to run the ball

MADISON, Wis. -- Even as Jerry Kill plows through Minnesota's most successfulfootball season in a decade, a void remains that can only be filled with oneresult on Saturday: a victory against Wisconsin.But Kill, the Gophers' third-year coach, recognizes thereare reasons why past seasons have fallen flat and Wisconsin has maintainedcontrol of Paul Bunyan's Axe for nine...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Montee Ball Reminds Denver Broncos Fans Why He Was Worth a Second Round Pick (if not more)

Montee Ball only had less than 200 yards on 60 carries for a pedestrian per carry average just over three yards a carry going into Sunday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Production like that has to have some fans wondering what in the world the team was thinking when they used a second round pick on the Wisconsin running back.So he showed them.From Bleacher ReportBall...
Via FatManWriting
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Nov. 13 Badgers mailbag

We've reached the home stretch of the college footballseason, and so we're coming down to the wire on Badgers football mailbagquestions. This week, we discuss possible future replacements for JacobPedersen and Jared Abbrederis, Tanner McEvoy as a long-term defensive optionand the prospects of running back Melvin Gordon returning for his juniorseason.If you have a question...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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