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Dangerous duo: Badgers boast talented RB tandem in Gordon, Clement

MADISON, Wis. -- Statistics will show Wisconsin running backs Melvin Gordon and James White put together the best 1-2 rushing combination by teammates in the history of Division I college football last season. The duo did, after all, rush for 3,053 yards to set a single-season FBS record and become the first teammates to each run for at least 1,400 yards. Those numbers might sound...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
8 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers hire Marshall assistant Thomas Brown as RBs coach

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen announced on Monday that the Badgers have hired Thomas Brown as running backs coach. Brown, a standout running back at the University of Georgia, served as running backs coach at Marshall in 2013. A year earlier, he was the running backs coach at Chattanooga. Brown will have big shoes to fill in replacing Thomas Hammock, who...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 24, 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

Broncos RB Montee Ball told Melvin Gordon to return to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badgers coach Gary Andersen never coached running back Montee Ball, but he may want to thank him for his contribution to the program. About a month ago, running back Melvin Gordon, then a redshirt sophomore, announced that he was not going to apply for early entry into the NFL draft. Ball might have played a role in that decision. Gordon had submitted his name to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 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

Badgers report card: Season review may leave Wisconsin feeling a bit unfulfilled

How do you determine whether a college football season is deemed a success? Is it a conference championship? A bowl game victory? A New Year's Day bowl appearance? That's the question many Wisconsin fans will be left to ponder when they look back on the 2013 season. The Badgers played well for much of the year, won nine games and created plenty of lasting memories: Two shutouts...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 02, 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 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

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

Wisconsin Football: Iowa Preview

Quarterback Jake Rudock will lead the Hawkeyes this weekend with his arm–and perhaps his feet, too. The No. 24 Wisconsin football team returns to action this week against the Iowa Hawkeyes. The game will kick off Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on ABC. Wisconsin is coming off of their second of two bye weeks this year. The Badgers’ first bye week came after a tough loss on the road to...
Via isportsweb.com
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers in the NFL: Montee Ball takes a small step forward in week 8

With the recent rise of the Wisconsin college football program the Badgers in the NFL have had a similar uptick. More and more guys are beginning to have a splash in the league and the guys over at Pro Football Focus (PFF) have an eagle eye on each one of them.  If you’re not familiar with PFF, you’re living in the stone age of modern football analysis. Here at The Sports Bank...
Via The Sports Bank
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jesse Temple's Sept. 18 Badgers mailbag

Apparently, Wisconsin football fans wanted to discuss last week's game against Arizona State a little more this week. I wonder why? In this week's mailbag, we touch on the talent of running back Melvin Gordon and the Badgers' problems in the secondary. We also get a response on the Pac-12 replay review system from the conference's vice president of communications...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

No Montee Ball? No matter for talented Badgers running backs trio

MADISON, Wis. -- Perhaps it's a preposterous assertion that Wisconsin's running back group can be better after losing the best tailback in college football last season. All Montee Ball did was score more touchdowns than any player in NCAA history, become a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior, a Doak Walker Award winner as a senior and a Denver Broncos second-round draft pick...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

No Montee Ball? No matter for talented Badgers running backs trio

MADISON, Wis. -- Perhaps it's a preposterous assertion that Wisconsin's running back group can be better after losing the best tailback in college football last season. All Montee Ball did was score more touchdowns than any player in NCAA history, become a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior, a Doak Walker Award winner as a senior and a Denver Broncos second-round draft pick...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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