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Maryland, Rutgers surprise in 1st year as Big Ten members

Few had high expectations for the arrival of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten just over one year ago. As we stand here able to look back and reflect on the last year, its safe to say both Maryland and Rutgers surprised critics and advocates alike. Many believed it would take forever and a day for the Terps and Scarlet Knights to compete on the football field. Same for the basketball...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan’s Final Season May Need to Be His Best Coaching Job

There’s little doubt that the talent coming in to the Wisconsin Badgers program has taken a significant jump in recent years. Two NBA Draft picks this season alone speaks volumes to the abilities of this coaching staff to find talent and coach it to new heights. However, after reaching back-to-back Final Fours the level of expectation from the casual fan base and national attention...
Via Madtown Badgers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Wisconsin G Traevon Jackson featured in documentary

Former Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson is hoping to achieve his dream of playing in the NBA. With the draft rapidly approaching, Jackson has been followed by cameras for the filming of a documentary titled, “The Way to the West.” In the documentary which details Jackson’s journey, he opens up to discuss “prevailing over injury, struggling with his path to finding...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin basketball: Why the Badgers will beat Duke in national title game

Following the biggest win in Wisconsin basketball history, the Badgers turn their attention to bringing home their first national title since 1941. Wisconsin became the only team in the 2014-15 college hoops season to take down Kentucky on Saturday night to force a No. 1 seed championship matchup against Duke. The Badgers will come into Lucas Oil Stadium for Monday night’s showdown...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Traevon Jackson's journey ends at Final Four for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Traevon Jackson lost his starting job at Wisconsin. But the senior is grateful to get a chance to return to the Final Four with the Badgers. A right foot injury in January derailed what been a solid season for coach Bo Ryan's trusted point guard. While Jackson focused on rehab, sophomore Bronson Koenig stepped in as the starter. Koenig has played well, and Jackson...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin, North Carolina, And A Fresh Plot Twist: Actives and Inactives Could Reshape The West Regional

The key issues for both Wisconsin and North Carolina coming into Thursday’s Sweet 16 contest revolve around injuries. However, these concerns exist on different ends of the spectrum. For the Badgers, the team reported that Traevon Jackson will play in his first game since January. However, the role Jackson will play is the main question. When he went down with a fractured foot...
Via Bloguin Best
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin, North Carolina, And A Fresh Plot Twist: Actives and Inactives Could Reshape The West Regional

The key issues for both Wisconsin and North Carolina coming into Thursday’s Sweet 16 contest revolve around injuries. However, these concerns exist on different ends of the spectrum. For the Badgers, the team reported that Traevon Jackson will play in his first game since January. However, the role Jackson will play is the main question. When he went down with a fractured foot...
Via The Student Section
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Badgers basketball agrees to home-and-home with Temple

Next season won’t be easy, with the Badgers having to replace All-American candidate Frank Kaminsky, along with 1,000-point scorer Josh Gasser and leader Traevon Jackson. However, it won’t stop Bo Ryan from challenging his team. Part of that challenge will be participating in the 2K Classic, but according to a report by CBS Sports Wisconsin will also take on Temple at home. ...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Guard Traevon Jackson returns to practice for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Injured Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson has returned to practice, though it is still unclear whether the senior will be ready for the start of the NCAA Tournament. Jackson has been out two months after breaking his right foot in a 67-62 loss on Jan. 11 at Rutgers. Wisconsin (31-3) had a light practice on Tuesday, when Jackson participated in shootaround...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Traevon Jackson Has Returned To Practice For Wisconsin Basketball

Wisconsin clinched a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten, and now the Badgers may be getting a key player back in time for the Big Dance. Guard Traevon Jackson was cleared to play over the weekend, and is back at practice today. Looks who’s back at practice today… Welcome back @T_Jacks12 pic.twitter.com/X0M42MlRpk — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB...
Via College Spun
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin G Traevon Jackson Nears Comeback

To put it lightly, the Wisconsin Badgers have high hopes as they approach march madness. As a potential number one seed, the Badgers are again poised for a deep tournament run, but many of those hopes rest not only the shoulders of power forward and Naismith Trophy candidate Frank Kaminsky, but on guard Treavon Jackson as well.  After what was expected to be just six weeks, Jackson...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin basketball: Badgers hope Big Ten Tournament play leads to top seed

Wisconsin won the Big Ten regular season championship outright and still have plenty to play for in the conference tournament. Wisconsin is looking at a No. 2 seed according to most bracketologists, including iSportsWeb’s latest bracket. Even though the Badgers are probably one of the four best teams in the country, they will need a loss from other teams currently on the 1 line...
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan says Jackson could be out two more weeks

MADISON, Wis. -- Traevon Jackson said with certainty last week that he would return from injury in time for Wisconsin's senior day against Michigan State on Sunday. Doctors, however, never medically cleared Jackson, and he instead watched the game from the bench in street clothes. Now, it appears Jackson could be sidelined even longer. Badgers coach Bo Ryan said Monday on the Big...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bracketology and the Debate for the Last Top Seed: Wisconsin vs. Gonzaga

It’s that time of year. “Seed lines” become a part of the national discussion… and unlike Great Britain, such a term has nothing to do with the Royal Family or its babies. We’re talking brackets, and no seed line is more scrutinized than the top one. Just exactly which teams are in line to get the four No. 1 seeds? Kentucky and Virginia are set, and Kansas is falling off...
Via Bloguin Best
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bracketology: Is Wisconsin or Gonzaga the last Top Seed?

It’s that time of year. “Seed lines” become a part of the national discussion… and unlike Great Britain, such a term has nothing to do with the Royal Family or its babies. We’re talking brackets, and no seed line is more scrutinized than the top one. Just exactly which teams are in line to get the four No. 1 seeds? Kentucky and Virginia are set, and Kansas is falling...
Via The Student Section
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Motion W: Episode 10

It’s Tuesday and that means a brand new edition of The Motion W on Badger Sports Radio featuring our Managing Editor Andy Coppens is upon us. The show has hit the 10 episode milestone and there is a lot to go over in this episode. The duo of Andy and Nate hit up the following topics on the show: Border Battle victory recap Bo Ryan’s Ironman future Traevon Jackson’s impending...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers' Jackson: 'I'm playing on Sunday' against Michigan State

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson hasn't practiced at full speed once since he suffered a broken right foot in a game against Rutgers six weeks ago. But that hasn't stopped Jackson from declaring his intention to play against Michigan State on March 1 in Wisconsin's final regular-season home game. Whether the Badgers' training staff medically clears Jackson to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Point guard Traevon Jackson nears return for No. 5 Badgers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Injured Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson said he plans on playing next week for the fifth-ranked Badgers after being sidelined more than a month with a broken right foot. Wisconsin's senior leader was still wearing a boot Sunday on his surgically-repaired foot. Jackson did not say if he had been medically cleared. Jackson said he would travel with the team...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Guard Trevon Jackson nearing return for No. 5 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) No. 5 Wisconsin appears close to getting its senior point guard back with postseason play just a few weeks away. The Badgers haven't missed a beat with sophomore Bronson Koenig running the offense while Traevon Jackson has been sidelined with a right foot injury. They're 9-0 during that stretch going into Saturday's game against Minnesota. Soon, coach Bo Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers: PG battle between Traevon Jackson & Bronson Koenig

Traevon Jackson, who suffered a foot injury during a January 11th game at Rutgers, is inching closer and closer to returning to the Badgers’ lineup. Jackson’s replacement, Sophomore Bronson Koenig, has done more than enough to warrant consideration to retain the starting position even after Jackson returns from his injury. Since getting the nod as a starter Bronson Koenig has...
Via Talking 10
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Power Poll: Week 13

Same stuff, different week, right? After seeing upsets happen and Maryland come back to the field in the Big Ten you can bet this week’s power poll was a bit of a challenge. Let’s just say Big Ten basketball has yet to settle down. However, it’s a challenge our esteemed panel of writers were willing to tackle. So, make sure you give them a follow on Twitter and check out their...
Via Talking 10
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 26th, 2015

Welcome to our Big Ten Power Rankings where we examine the conference on a weekly basis and attempt to rank the conference and provide some insight about each team. 1. Wisconsin (6-1) Wisconsin escaped Michigan with an overtime win, but also obliterated Iowa on Tuesday. Even without Traevon Jackson and with the shock defeat at Rutgers, Wisconsin is the class of the conference by...
Via UM Hoops
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

With Jackson out, backup Showalter looks to make most of more minutes

MADISON, Wis. -- Zak Showalter approached preseason practices in October with the same zest and energy he always had for Wisconsin's basketball team. Except this year, there seemed to be a tangible carrot dangling in front of the redshirt sophomore -- the opportunity for playing time as the fourth guard in Badgers coach Bo Ryan's rotation. When Showalter edged Jordan Hill for that...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 19th, 2015

Welcome to our Big Ten Power Rankings where we examine the conference on a weekly basis and attempt to rank the conference and provide some insight about each team. 1. Wisconsin (4-1) The Badgers handled Nebraska with relative ease on Thursday, coasting to a 15 point win in their first test without point guard Traevon Jackson. Wisconsin has the ugly loss at Rutgers and hasn’t...
Via UM Hoops
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Koenig calmly leads Wisconsin past Nebraska

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's basketball team took the floor Thursday night with a small measure of uncertainty for a unit considered to be a national title contender. The most significant variable centered on what ways, if any, point guard Bronson Koenig's insertion into the starting lineup in place of an injured Traevon Jackson would alter the team's trajectory. The answer? Not...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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