Wisconsin’s Tanner McEvoy Practicing at WR and Safety

Spring practice is off and running around the country and this is usually the time coaches will tinker with the rosters they have assembled. For first year Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, this is the perfect time to experiment with certain players and the positions they play. Insert Tanner McEvoy. McEvoy has been a proven commodity since arriving in Madison and has played multiple...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the future Wisconsin Badgers football scholarship distribution

We’re just two weeks away from the annual celebration of new players coming aboard, otherwise known as national signing day. The Wisconsin Badgers are busy putting out new offers and figuring out where things stand, so we figured it would be a good time to look to the future too. UW’s new coaching staff has resulted in a few changes to the plan that was put in place by the last...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Badgers add 2nd QB to 2015 class

Wisconsin has done a miraculous job of keeping its 2015 class together after Gary Andersen left and the Badgers searched for a new head coach. As Paul Chryst was quickly hired, the 2015 class continued to stay committed to Wisconsin, including prized dual-threat QB Austin Kafentzis. He won’t be the only quarterback in this class either, as our recruiting partners at Badger247 are...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Notebook: McEvoy without a position but proves he belongs on field

TAMPA, Fla. -- The way Tanner McEvoy sees it, he's a man without a position. But given the way McEvoy performed during Wisconsin's 34-31 overtime victory against Auburn on Thursday at Raymond James Stadium, he may already have his answer. McEvoy played sparingly in his role as the team's backup quarterback, as he has for the latter part of this season. However, he played his first...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 QB Austin Kafentzis sticks with commitment to Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers have had their 2015 quarterback in the fold for over a year, but with Gary Andersen leaving things between the Badgers and 3-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis were a bit up in the air. On Tuesday night, Kafentzis spoke with Milwaukee radio station 105.7 The Fan about his commitment status. Kafentzis told the world he would stick with his commitment to the Badgers...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Two sides to every story: McEvoy to play QB, S in bowl game

MADISON, Wis. -- The Tanner McEvoy Quarterback Experience has not been shelved completely. But based on practice developments this week, McEvoy very well could spend Wisconsin's bowl game as a rare two-way player, with a particular emphasis at safety. That's the position McEvoy was seen playing during portions of Thursday's practice, an installation day as Wisconsin (10-3) prepares...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers need to avoid being stuck in transition with this coaching hire

With the shocking announcement coming just before 5 Pm CT that Gary Andersen would be leaving his head coaching job at Wisconsin and taking the head coach position at Oregon State, Madison, Wis. was sent into a frenzy of questions, rumors and general hysteria. Amidst all this chaos is the odd realization that Wisconsin Football finds itself at a crossroads. The next decisions made...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

QB platoon maturing for No. 14 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A two-quarterback system is working out just fine after all for No. 14 Wisconsin. Starter Joel Stave is the pocket passer. Tanner McEvoy is the change-of-pace running threat. The Badgers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) are undefeated since coach Gary Andersen started alternating the tandem behind center in Week 6, with the frequency of switches picking up as the comfort level...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 11

An interesting thing occurred for Wisconsin against Iowa last Saturday. The Badgers handed the ball off 33 times and Melvin Gordon received 31 of those. The other two hand-offs both lost yards. Yes, Tanner McEvoy also ran the ball, but, as mentioned way back in the beginning, I don't track QB runs as they can come on scrambles and such, plus sacks count as rush yards. Maybe that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Playing the percentages: Badgers QBs know they have to improve completion rate

MADISON, Wis. -- Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy each acknowledge a completion rate of 60 percent is deemed the general benchmark for success in most college football programs. Connect on three out of every five passes, they say, and you've got the makings of a special offense. Of course, recognizing the importance of that statistic and actually achieving the feat have fallen into two...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Morning Hangover: Badgers need to go back to drawing board at QB

After seeing the Badgers rack up 89 points and give up seven over the last two weeks, one could easily think all is right in the world of Wisconsin Badgers football. With the Badgers winning 37-0 over Rutgers that assumption could be even easier. However, reality is that is far from the case, especially at the quarterback position — and a second viewing of the contest on Saturday...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights: Preview, Predictions and Prognostications

After beating down the first of two-straight newcomers to the Big Ten last week, the Badgers make a trip out east to take on a completely unfamiliar Rutgers Scarlet Knights team. For a few members of the Badgers team it will be a homecoming of sorts, as three players will return to their home state (Sherard Cadogan, Corey Clement and Tanner McEvoy). Two of those three could have...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Return to New Jersey is cause for celebration for McEvoy family

Steve McEvoy's Excel spreadsheet is overflowing with names for a tailgate party to end all tailgate parties Saturday. After waiting four years to watch his son, Tanner, play football in New Jersey one more time, what fun would it be without a gathering of 123 of his closest friends and family members? "We circled this game when it first got announced," Steve McEvoy said by phone...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Make or Break November

The 2014 Wisconsin football campaign has, for the most part, gone completely unnoticed nationally after they lost their opening game against LSU on a national stage.  Wisconsin had their chances to put the game away, as they led for a full 3 quarters and collapsed down the stretch as LSU shut down the badger offense in the second half and injuries took their toll on the young badger...
Via Talking 10
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers buying into two-quarterback system

MADISON, Wis. -- When Wisconsin's coaching staff opted to implement a two-quarterback system halfway through this season, none of the players appeared to have any idea how it would work. Least of all, it seemed, quarterbacks Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy. "I've never been in a two-quarterback system before," Stave said this week. "I'd seen Northwestern do it a little bit last year...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers report card: Overall dominance against Terrapins

During Wisconsin's 52-7 destruction of Maryland on Saturday, fans had the opportunity to see a little bit of everything. Quarterback Joel Stave delivered the on-target play-action passes most remember from seasons past, quarterback Tanner McEvoy dazzled by showcasing his rushing ability, running back Melvin Gordon continued his Heisman Trophy push, the defense owned Maryland in every...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers football midseason report card: Offensive grades

How convenient that the Wisconsin Badgers second and final bye week happens at exactly the midway point of their season, huh? With no game this weekend, it’s a perfect opportunity to look back at what has taken place over the first half of the season and go in-depth with the Badgers performance to date. Over the next few days we’ll look at all three aspects of the Badgers team...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers QB Stave takes the lead in first start of season

MADISON, Wis. -- Joel Stave insisted he showed up to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday morning with no real idea as to how much he would be used. Stave and teammate Tanner McEvoy had spent the week splitting repetitions at quarterback with the first-team offense, and they seemed to be as mystified as anybody else about what Saturday would bring. Once kickoff arrived, Stave trotted...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini at Wisconsin Badgers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two Big Ten schools will face off against one another on Saturday when the Illinois Fighting Illini travel to take on the Wisconsin Badgers. Both Illinois (3-3) and Wisconsin (3-2) enter this contest unranked but seeking their fourth win of the season. Wisconsin’s quarterback situation is also worth watching in this one as the team was unsure as to whether it would be Joel Stave...
Via Tireball.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Opposition Research: Scouting the Illinois defense

Big Ten play is under way for the Badgers and after two weeks UW will already be done with the neighbors to the south in FIBlandia. At least this time the game is in the friendly confines of Camp Randall, where Wisconsin has won 10 of its last 11 Big Ten openers and haven’t lost to an unranked opponent for a Big Ten opener since 2001. Illinois comes in reeling from an embarrassing...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Andersen concerned about Wisconsin QBs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Melvin Gordon needs some help in Wisconsin's backfield, and coach Gary Andersen is hoping someone seizes the Badgers' unsettled quarterback spot. So far, neither Tanner McEvoy, who won the starting job because of his threat as a runner, nor Joel Stave has been the answer, leaving the Badgers with a one-dimensional offense. Gordon had 259 yards rushing in Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stave, McEvoy to get snaps at QB as Badgers' passing struggles continue

MADISON, Wis. -- Let the quarterback questions continue. Two days after Wisconsin suffered a surprising 20-14 loss at Northwestern, which prompted Badgers coaches to make a quarterback change before halftime, a clear-cut starter has yet to be announced. In fact, Badgers coach Gary Andersen said Monday that both Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave would be used this week when Wisconsin ...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers left with questions at QB following upset loss

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Five Saturdays ago, Joel Stave stood on the field inside Houston's NRG Stadium a broken quarterback, so distressed and despondent that he couldn't complete basic 10-yard passes. His confidence was shattered. In its place, a mental block had surfaced that sent his throwing motion into disarray, the result of losing Wisconsin's starting quarterback job to Tanner McEvoy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football: Four keys to beating Northwestern

Wisconsin defeated South Florida at home last weekend in a game that was competitive until the fourth quarter, while Northwestern pulled the upset in Happy Valley, taking down Penn State 29-6. The No. 16 Badgers (3-1 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) travel to Evanston on Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. CST to take on the Wildcats (2-2, 1-0) in Wisconsin’s Big Ten opener. The game can be seen on ESPN2...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers report card: A tale of two halves yet again

For the second time in three home games, Wisconsin left its fans scratching their heads at halftime against a seemingly inferior opponent. But the Badgers rallied the troops in time to pull away for a 27-10 victory against South Florida on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin was tied at 3 at halftime, and that should provide enough motivation for players moving forward to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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