Wisconsin-Minnesota pregame notes

Here are some notes and tidbits as you await the start of Wisconsin's game against Minnesota. -- This is the 123rd meeting between Wisconsin and Minnesota, the most-played rivalry in FBS. The Gophers lead the all-time series 58-56-8 including 37-23-2 in Minneapolis. -- However, Wisconsin has won nine straight over Minnesota, which is also the longest streak by either team in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Indiana pregame notes

Some notes and tidbits as you wait the kickoff for Wisconsin vs. Indiana: -- This is the 60th meeting between Wisconsin and Indiana. The Badgers lead the all-time series 39-18-2 including 22-8-1 at Camp Randall Stadiium. Wisconsin has won eight straight over Indiana. --Points by game for Wisconsin during that eight game streak: 41, 52, 33, 55, 31, 83, 59, 62. --Last Indiana win...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-BYU postgame notes

Here are some notes and tidbits from Wisconsin's 27-17 win over BYU: Wisconsin has won 29 consecutive games against nonconference opponents, which dates back to Sept. 13, 2003. Only LSU (40) has a longer streak in the nation. Wisconsin's last 13 wins have all been by a double-digit margin. The last single-digit win was against Utah State on Sept. 15, 2012. The Badgers have...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-BYU pregame notes

Here are some notes and tidbits to chew on while you await the start of Wisconsin's game against BYU: -- This is just the second meeting between Wisconsin and BYU. The Cougars won the previous matchup 28-3 on Sept. 20, 1980. Jim McMahon threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in that game. --This is Wisconsin's first nonconference game in November since Nov. 22, 2008...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Ohio State postgame notes

Another tough loss for Wisconsin. There are no wins handed out for moral victories or close losses, though.Here are some notes and tidbits following the Badgers' loss at Ohio State: Each of Wisconsin's last 12 losses have been by 7 points orless, dating back to a 10-point loss at Michigan State on Oct. 2, 2010.Ohio State now leads the all-time series 56-18-5, including30...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Ohio State pregame notes

As you await kickoff of Saturday's big game between Wisconsin and Ohio State, here are some notes and tidbits to chew on: This is the 79th meeting between Wisconsin and Ohio State. The Buckeyes lead the all-time series 55-18-5, including 29-7-3 in Columbus. This marks the 15th time the teams have met with both Wisconsin and Ohio State ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Purdue pregame notes

Here are a few notes and tidbits are you await the game between No. 24 Wisconsin and Purdue: This is the 81st meeting between Wisconsin and Purdue with the Badgers leading the all-time series 43-29-8, including 24-12-5 in Madison. Wisconsin has won seven straight games against Purdue, dating back to the 2004 season. No team has ever won eight straight in the series. Wisconsin has...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Tennessee Tech pregame notes

Here's a few notes and tidbits to chew on as you await what is likely the penultimate game vs. an FCS team for the Badgers:This is the first meeting between Wisconsin and TennesseeTech.Gary Andersen has never had a winning record as head coachin his career. His record currently stands at 31-31.Wisconsin has started 2-0 in 10 of the last 11 seasons andwon its first two home games...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

WIsconsin-UMass postgame notes & tidbits

A few tidbits from Wisconsin's 45-0 win over UMass: With the win, Gary Andersen has a career record of .500 for the first time since he was 3-3 in 2003 with Southern Utah. Wisconsin has now won 16 consecutive season openers, dating back to 1998 and 18 straight home openers, dating back to 1996.The Badgers have now won 27 consecutive nonconference home games, tied for the second...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers 2012 Year in Review: No. 5 - UW downed in dramatic Rose Bowl

When last we left you on our countdown of the good, the bad, and the ugly that was the year of 2012 in Badger sports, we were talking about arguably the ugliest story of the year - Montee Ball being attacked by 5 people back in late July - which came in at No. 6 in our countdown.  Unfortunately today we're continuing the misery of remembering bad things that happened in...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers WR Abbrederis still thinks like a walk-on

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer With Nick Toon now playing for the NFL's New Orleans Saints, Jared Abbrederis is the clear-cut No. 1 receiver for No. 13 Wisconsin. Just don't try telling that to him. The redshirt junior is a former walk-on at Wisconsin and tries to keep the same mindset that helped him climb the ladder in Madison. After...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten Preview – Wisconsin

Big Ten Preview – Wisconsin Big Ten Preview – Wisconsin Offense – Returning Starters – 5; Key Departures –C, Peter Konz (2nd round, Falcons). G, Kevin Zeitler (2nd round, Bengals). QB, Russell Wilson (3rd  round, Seahawks). WR, Nick Toon (4th round, Saints). FB, Bradie Ewing (5th round, Falcons) Image - courtesy of Wisconsin lost a long list of NFL players...
Via BeyondUSports
August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

MTB Mailbag: 1st Edition

In an effort to be the most interactive we can be with our fellow Badger fans we introduce to you the newest feature here on the site - the MTB Mailbag. It's your chance to ask us questions and have them answered by our panel of writers. We kick things off with two questions curtosey of followers on Twitter, so let's get to your questions, shall we? From @ketchupking22: Do...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Camping with the Badgers: Wide Receivers

Welcome back to our fall camp positional preview series we're calling "Camping with the Badgers" and today we're looking at the offensive side of the ball for the first time. Last week we went camping with the defensive backs, linebackers, and defensive line - so be sure to check them all out before you and I move forward with our first offensive position preview...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints like maturity of rookie WR Toon

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Rookie receiver Nick Toon was looking over the jersey numbers the Saints were offering him when his eyes fixed on No. 88, the same number his All-Pro father, Al Toon, wore with the New York Jets. "I thought it would be pretty cool to wear the same number. So I'm kind of paying homage to him," the younger Toon...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Nation; A Wisconsin Blogger's Take on Nick Toon

I was curious about Drew Brees' new toy in the Saints offense and it just so happens that the Bloguin Network has a Wisconsin blog on staff, so I figured I'd drop those guys a line to get more information on Saints' rookie Nick Toon. Many thanks to Andrew Coppens of Madtown Badgers for taking the time. You can check out the Wisconsin blog here and you can check them out...
Via The Saints Nation
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Toon catches on with Saints in fourth round

Nick Toon will carry on a family tradition on the football field as an NFL player.Toon, the former Wisconsin wide receiver, was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, with the 122nd overall pick. Toon's father, Al, played eight seasons with the New York Jets before retiring in 1992 from concussion symptoms."My dad was a great...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Toon catches on with Saints in fourth round

Nick Toon will carry on a family tradition on the football field as an NFL player.Toon, the former Wisconsin wide receiver, was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, with the 122nd overall pick. Toon's father, Al, played eight seasons with the New York Jets before retiring in 1992 from concussion symptoms."My dad was a great...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Badgers in the NFL: Mocking the Draft

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are days where fans of NFL teams and us college sports fans all anticipate to see where our favorite players go and what our favorite NFL teams (Packers here and for most of you too I'm guessing) do to improve their fortunes for the years to come.  Of course around this time of year there are literally thousands of sites that get together and...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Small-School Receiver Has Big-Time Potential

When Wisconsin held its pro day, the Badgers' Nick Toon wasn't the only impressive wide receiver on the field. A former Division III football and basketball standout had a big day in front of scouts, and is seen as a potential Owen Daniels-type player.
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Football - Wide Receivers

Wide outs were an integral part of the Wisconsin offense in 2011. Even with Montee Ball pounding the rock for a record setting 39 touchdowns, WRs came up with big plays in big games, as well as a few big errors (see Abbrederis Rose Bowl fumble). While Russell Wilson was at the helm, receivers saw production not often witnessed on the Camp Randall gridiron. Nick Toon, UWs star receiver...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Combine: Toon Is "Complete Receiver"

Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon talks about being the complete receiver and what he learned from his time with the Badgers.
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

A Pack of Wisconsin Badgers Will Appear in the 2012 Senior Bowl

          Over the last decade, the University of Wisconsin has become an underrated hotbed for NFL talent. In the spirit of continuing the trend, six Wisconsin Badgers will showcase their talents in Mobile, Alabama for the annual Senior Bowl. Quarterback Russell Wilson, wide receiver Nick Toon, offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler, fullback Bradie Ewing, punter Brad Nortman and...
Via The Sports Bank
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Six Badgers to play in 2012 Senior Bowl

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's football season may have come to an unsatisfying end in the Rose Bowl, but Badgers fans will have one more opportunity to watch some of the team's best players in two weeks at the 2012 Senior Bowl. The Badgers will have a school-record six players on the North team in this year's game, which takes place in Mobile, Ala. Quarterback Russell...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio—January 2, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m.—Pasadena, California Oregon Ducks (11-2) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (11-2) Line: Oregon -6.0 O/U 72.0 CLONEROACH PREDICTION You remember the USC/Oregon game; this will be similar. Oregon will score points (like they do in every game) but Wisconsin will surprise Oregon with their capable LB’s. Russell Wilson will continue...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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