Oregon could make 1st move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota. FCS All-America quarterback Vernon Adams from Eastern Washington plans to be in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend visiting with Ducks coaches. Adams is on target to graduate by June. NCAA rules allow a player who has completed his degree to transfer to another school...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dispelling the myth of Paul Chryst’s offense as only ‘ground and pound’

Wisconsin will run the ball down your throat, then shove it even further down your throat some more and eventually continue doing it until you beg for mercy. Those are the scenes painted in words and written about the Wisconsin Badgers offense, especially that of former offensive coordinator turned new head coach Paul Chryst. None of which should be surprising with the number of...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers potential assistant coaches under Paul Chryst

The Wisconsin Badgers won’t have a new head coach offer and/or announcement until Wednesday (despite all signs pointing to Paul Chryst being the man that will be offered and accept the job). However, that means we’ve got coaches hanging in limbo for the next few days. It also means that some coaches are going to go with Gary Andersen to Oregon State, while others may stay. Still...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Chryst coming home, set to be named next Wisconsin Badgers head coach

When you’re a Madison, Wis. native, a former quarterback at the University of Wisconsin and have been the offensive coordinator at the school twice, it’s safe to say you’re a Badger for life. According to reports Chryst’s journey at the University of Wisconsin is not done, as Barry Alvarez is set to hire the Pitt head coach for the same position, per multiple reports out...
Via Talking 10
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Championship Game Preview: Badgers can become Big Ten’s bellwether program

With the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers 11th-straight win over Minnesota, UW presented itself with an opportunity to win a Big Ten title next weekend. It’s the goal of every team, every year — win a conference championship. You can’t get to the national title picture or get national respect without it (unless you’re in the SEC). National respect could very well come Wisconsin...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 30, 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

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

Badgers report card: Passing game comes alive against Boilermakers

No one will ever suggest losing the Big Ten opener to Northwestern did Wisconsin some good back in early October. The loss essentially ended whatever small talk remained of the Badgers competing for the College Football Playoff and raised serious questions about whether this team could even compete in the Big Ten West. But a shift has gradually taken place since the loss, and now...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Irish Quarterback Everett Golson Be The Next Russell Wilson

This past weekend, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish suffered their first loss of the season in an instant classic against Florida State. The Irish were defeated 31-27 by the number two Seminoles of Florida State, but still left people impressed with their performance.It was the first loss of the season for Notre Dame in the 2014 season after starting 6-0. It was also the first regular...
Via Football Nation
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bielema’s recruiting woes are finally catching up with Badgers

Just when we all thought we could move on from the man who jumped ship when things were getting good, we’ve been smacked in the face with the ramifications of Bret Bielema’s tenure all over again. Some thought he was crazy for leaving after the heights Wisconsin reached in his final three years at UW. Either that, or Bielema was the smartest man in the room and he jumped ship...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What We Learned From Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson In The Player’s Tribune

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is a former bully? When Russell Wilson’s voice came out in an ad last year encouraging fans to ask him anything, to learn all about him, who expected this? He was a face grinder as a kid, a slammer who put others on the wall, a slugger who knocked teeth out. Easy to say he would have been a handful on a sleepover with his friends, if he had any...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins vs. Russell Wilson: College Edition

Before Kirk Cousins dueled Russell Wilson in the NFL (Cousins stepped in for an injured RGIII in that infamous 2012 playoff game), they shared a remarkable duel in the Michigan State – Wisconsin series. I have an academic attachment to both schools and watched these games with great fascination. My rooting interest is more Spartans than Badgers; I spent more time in East Lansing...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Bowling Green pregame notes

Here are some notes and tidbits heading into Saturday's game at Camp Randall Stadium between the Wisconsin Badgers and Bowling Green Falcons: This is the fourth meeting between Wisconsin and Bowling Green. The Badgers lead the all-time series 3-0. The Badgers have won 30 straight home games against nonconference opponents, dating back to a 2003 loss to UNLV. Only LSU (41) owns a...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers serve as Seahawks chum in season-opening loss

This is not the way we wanted to start the season, Packer fans. We knew it was going to be a tough game. The Seattle Seahawks were 6-point favorites over the Green Bay Packers. Turns out, that was just mildly understated. The 'hawks routed the Pack by 20 points, 36-16.The Packers kept the game close for a half, but then the wheels fell off entirely in the second half. The Packers...
Via Packer Fans United
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

5 bold predictions for Big Ten in 2014

The season is almost upon us and in a few weeks y’all can bring out the sharp words on Twitter and Facebook, letting us know how idiotic and stupid we were. Since we know that is going to happen, we might as well go B1G and go bold! If last season proved anything, there are plenty of surprises to come in the Big Ten. After all, who saw Minnesota winning eight games, or Tevin Coleman...
Via Talking 10
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State's Russell Wilson, other NFL alums come home

The football season at NC State could not have ended worse, as the Wolfpack lost their final eight games to finish the season winless in ACC play and 3-9 overall under first-year head coach Dave Doeren. Doeren ended up signing a top-25 recruiting class a few months later but, like most rebuilding projects, it's going to take time. So it doesn't hurt to have influential alums like...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Photobombs Russell Wilson at Final Four

The Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, both Wisconsin alums, were in attendance at Saturday’s Final Four game between the Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats. Although Wisconsin lost in heart-breaking fashion, it appears these two NFL Pro Bowlers both enjoyed their evening in Jerry’s World. Fantastic RT @natemoll: Can’t get enough of this @JJWatt...
Via Diehardsport
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: J.J. Watt Photobombs Russell Wilson At Final Four

Two of Wisconsin’s most famous alums were in attendance for the Badgers’ Final Four game against Kentucky Saturday night, and while Bo Ryan’s team lost, J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson appeared to have a good time, anyway.  Watt, an All-Pro defensive end for the Houston Texans, and Wilson, a Super Bowl winning quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, unsurprisingly, took a ton of...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson’s goal is to be the best QB ever Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has one goal, to be the best quarterback ever. Seriously though, what else would you expect from the 25-year-old who recently won his first Super Bowl ring? Wilson threw out the first pitch in Wednesday’s game between the Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies and afterward spoke about his late father who asked him why he could...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson throws out first pitch for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - After quarterbacking a team to a Super Bowl win, the pressure of throwing out the first pitch before a major league game was nothing to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson also happens to be a former minor league infielder whose baseball rights are still owned by the Texas Rangers. That's why Wilson was able to calmly zip a fastball into the glove...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll Teams Up With Wisconsin Basketball For April Fools’ Joke

Pete Carroll has become somewhat of a prankster over the course of his coaching career, so it came as no surprise when he added to the reputation Monday on April Fools’ Day. Carroll’s latest prank involved the Wisconsin men’s basketball team — in the midst of preparing for its Final Four game against Kentucky — and Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson....
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll, Wisconsin Basketball Pull April Fools’ Joke On Fans Regarding Russell Wilson

The April Fools’ jokes are coming fast and furiously. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll apparently couldn’t resist getting in on the action. Earlier today, Carroll tweeted about his star Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson accepting an invitation to practice with Bo Ryan’s Final Four bound Wisconsin Badgers basketball team. He then posted a photo of Wilson during...
Via College Spun
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the Super Bowl

I saw a stat the other day saying that the Super Bowl is not the American television success that we think it is, because there are more teevees not on for the Super Bowl than there are teevees on for it. Something like 55 million sets are on for it, and 65 million sets aren't, a difference of ten million. This is a compelling argument for about three seconds. Until you realize that...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Need An Underdog To Root For On Super Sunday? Consider Russell Wilson

It has probably been a long time since more than one player on a Super Bowl team stole the thunder of that team’s quarterback during Super Bowl Media Day, but such is the case for the Seattle Seahawks this year — led by the loud and proud cornerback Richard Sherman and the reclusive running back Marshawn Lynch.  So coming in third place in viewer interest is second-year quarterback...
Via Know It All Football
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State Fans Strike Back Against Wisconsin With Their Own Russell Wilson Billboard

It was just yesterday that we showed you a photo of a billboard in Raleigh, North Carolina that proclaimed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (despite his name being misspelled) to be “one of” Wisconsin’s own. Wilson, for those unaware, attended NC State for three years but finished up his collegiate career for the Badgers.  Thursday, we’re seeing another photo...
Via College Spun
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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