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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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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 The Student Section
November 16, 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

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
November 16, 2014

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
November 15, 2014  |  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 win...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 14, 2014  |  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 Andersen...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 12, 2014  |  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 to capture...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 10, 2014  |  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
November 06, 2014  |  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
November 04, 2014  |  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
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