Graduate transfers making impact in ACC

PITTSBURGH (AP) Nathan Peterman noticed when Russell Wilson bolted N.C. State for Wisconsin in 2011 as a graduate transfer, but only in a ''hey, isn't that interesting'' kind of way. At the time, Peterman was a senior in high school and prepping for a career at Tennessee. He spent three sometimes frustrating years with the Volunteers, where his accomplishments in the classroom...
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Monday web roundup: Green Bay Packers

Defense leads Packers past Niners, 17-3 SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: Inside linebacker Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers reacts after sacking quarterback  Kaepernick of the San ... Biggest Takeaways from Green Bay Packers' Week 4 Win Without a doubt, the biggest takeaway from the Green Bay Packers' 17-3 win over San Francisco on Sunday was that the defense figured out...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten West Notebook: Hawkeyes flying way under the radar

What exactly do the Iowa Hawkeyes have to do to get some respect from the polls?On Saturday all the team did was rout North Texas 62-16 which is the most points they have scored since 2002, giving the team their first undefeated non conference slate since 2009.Quietly, the move to C.J. Beathard has worked well. He started the game with 15 straight completed passes, the best start...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kare’ Lyles talks Wisconsin, Russell Wilson comparison

Kare’ Lyles is a three-star 2016 quarterback commit for the Wisconsin Badgers. He has put together a very successful high school career and appears to be a potential piece of the Badgers’ long-term future. During his 2014 season at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lyles completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,420 yards, 40 touchdowns and five interceptions. He finished...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Ex-Badgers Grace Same Sports Illustrated Cover

Two is always better than one, no? That’s especially true when you’re the University of Wisconsin and you are about to get the best kind of publicity possible — gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. On Wednesday, the Badgers happened to have exactly that as SI revealed its national NFL special cover for 2015. Gracing said cover will be quarterback Russell Wilson and defensive...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Posted A Very Cool Instagram Spread Of Badger-Related Sports Illustrated Covers

The past couple of years have been banner ones for Wisconsin’s athletic teams and their alumni. Several current or former Badgers have been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and the Wisconsin football Instagram account put out a really cool graphic featuring a spread of all of those covers. There are 10 in total, and they feature former Wisconsin and current NFL stars...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Who were Wisconsin’s best and worst non-conference football opponents ever?

It’s the offseason, and that means countless hours of pouring over history and finding crazy stats for you, the loyal Wisconsin Badgers fan and MTB reader. One of the most maddening talking points in past offseason’s has been the utter lack of anything exciting on the Badgers non-conference schedule. Sure, Arizona State, Oregon State and a few others have visited the venerable...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Q&A with 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, brother of Paul Chryst

Paul Chryst's journey to becoming Wisconsin's head football coach has been years in the making for the hometown boy who grew up with a paper route to Camp Randall Stadium and dreams of being a Badger. With Chryst about to embark on his first full season in charge, recently spoke to one of the men who knows him best -- his brother, San Francisco 49ers offensive...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: N.C. State adds Russell Wilson jersey to facility

While Russell Wilson finished his college football career with the Wisconsin Badgers rather than the North Carolina State Wolfpack, he remains one of the best players to ever come through the N.C. State program. In order to honor the former Wolfpack star who is now a Super Bowl champion with the Seattle Seahawks, North Carolina State has added a display which features Wilson’s...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Badgers Release Awesome “Wisconsin Football Experience” Hype Video

Year-in and year-out, Wisconsin is a consistent top-25 team and one of the better programs in the Big Ten. The Badgers have churned out a host of successful NFL players in addition to reaching three-straight Rose Bowls from 2011-13.   All of those accomplishments are highlighted in the “Wisconsin Football Experience” hype video released this week. Former Badgers and current...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Badger Russell Wilson continues winning at life

The 2011 Badgers football season looked like a disaster waiting to happen on offense, then entered graduate transfer quarterback Russell Wilson. What transpired on the field was the most prolific offense in Wisconsin Badgers history, and off the field it became a love affair between Wilson and Badger nation. He was exactly what you’d like your quarterback to be — super talented...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Says He Was Kinda Forced Out At NC State

Russell Wilson's story is pretty well known at this point in his career. He started his college career at NC State where he played football in the fall and baseball for the Colorado Rockies minor league system in the spring. He left Wisconsin after the 2011 season and ended up transferring to Wisconsin for his final season of eligibility.After a solid year with the Badgers he told...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Photobombs Russell Wilson at Wisconsin Sweet 16 Game

Both J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson are in attendance during the Wisconsin and North Carolina Sweet 16 game Thursday night. Both are also Wisconsin alums. It would appear from this picture that Watt is crowd-leaping in the attempt to photobomb Wilson. Stay out of trouble tonight, you two. #Badgers — UW-Madison (@UWMadison) March 26, 2015 Hey, at least...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Badger Russell Wilson Attending Tonight’s Wisconsin vs. North Carolina Game

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson may have played the majority of his collegiate career at NC State, but he did utilize the graduate transfer rule in 2011 to play his final season at Wisconsin before getting drafted into the NFL. As such, understandably, Wilson roots for both schools. Thursday, he’ll be in attendance to root for his Badgers against North Carolina in the...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

From Small Town to Big Stage: Adam Schulz Could Be Houston’s New Hope

Muskego, Wisconsin, is a town of just under 25,000 people outside of Milwaukee. Pronounced Mus-key-go, this normally quiet town becomes a summer hot spot thanks to three amazing lakes dominating the landscape. Like most places in Wisconsin, Muskego loves its football in the fall. And soon it may be home of the starting quarterback of the Houston Cougars. Adam Schulz is part of head...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Daily Decisions in the Big Leagues of Business

Does pitching have anything to do with business? Baseball does a great job of teaching how to win off the field. While draft picks of other major sports go from amateur straight to the highest level, baseball has a more humbling journey. Instead of team chartered flights and five star hotels, bus rides and cheap motels from small town to small town represent the beginning of a baseball...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaken but not stirred, QB recruit Kafentzis felt comfort with Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. -- Austin Kafentzis had just finished a haircut when he stared down in disbelief at his cell phone. The battery was nearly dead, but he saw enough on Twitter to know his entire athletic and academic future suddenly was up in the air. Gary Andersen -- the one guy most responsible for convincing Kafentzis to venture from Utah to Wisconsin for college -- had abruptly bolted...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 National Signing Day: Austin Kafentzis profile

High School Accolades: MaxPreps National Player of the Year (Freshman, Sophomore); 2nd team MaxPreps 2014 All-American team; Utah Player of the Year (2013 & 2014); Gatorade Utah Player of the Year (2012) – 1st quarterback in high school history to rush for over 100 TDs and throw for 100 TDs in a carer. – Finished career with 19,678 total yards, which is second all-time...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks QB to Attend Spring Training with Rangers Again

Despite falling short in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has accomplished a lot for a 26-year old. He’s already a Super Bowl champion, a two-time Pro Bowler and later this month he will be reporting to Spring Training with the Texas Rangers for the second year in a row. Wilson did report to Spring Training with the Rangers last year...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to hit the reset button on the college basketball season

The moment Russell Wilson threw that end-zone interception, it was time. Time for the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy, which in my world means it’s time to fully turn the page on football and time for college basketball to take center stage. The most hardcore of college hoops fans have been paying close attention to the 2014-15 season since even before teams started practicing...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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January 29, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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