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Report: QB Austin Kafentzis leaving Badgers program

When the Wisconsin Badgers got the commitment of three-star quarterback Austin Kafentzis, many saw his highlight reel and eye-popping stats and saw the future of the Wisconsin program. That future didn’t last long, as Evan Flood of Badger247 was first to report that Kafentzis will be leaving the program and not even stick around for his fist fall under head coach Paul Chryst. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Motion W Podcast: Catching up with Don Davey and Dave Revsine

If ever there was an episode of @TheMotionW to check out if you haven’t already done so it is this one. We not only had one of our #GreatestBadgers on the show, we also had the face of the Big Ten Network on as well. Yes, that’s right, you’ll hear an interview with No. 46 on our #GreatestBadgers list, Don Davey. There is also an interview with Dave Revsine, who schools us on...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 43 Dean Anderson

No. 43 – Dean Anderson, Hockey While most of those in my generation of Badger hockey fans think fondly of the guy named Mike Richter, it mostly has to do with his time between the pipes of the New York Rangers in the 1990’s. However, at Wisconsin, his replacement, Dean Anderson arguably had the better career as a Wisconsin Badger. It just so happens that Anderson didn’t go...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. Alabama will be ABC primetime game

Wisconsin vs. Alabama was curiously missing when ESPN announced it’s primetime schedule earlier this month. There apparently was a reason for it, as it was announced on Thursday that the Badgers and Crimson Tide will indeed be on primetime. It’s just that the two foes will square off in the first ABC primetime game of the season instead of being put on cable television. The game...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Badgers 2016 OL target Cole Van Lanen profiled by TWC Sports

Being a two-sport athlete is becoming a much more rare feat at the high school level, but for one Wisconsin Badgers 2016 football recruit that isn’t the case. Time Warner Cable Sports channel did a great profile of Bay Port’s own Cole Van Lanen and his pursuit of excellence on the gridiron and the throwing pits. It turns out the guy is just as talented in the discuss and shot...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Motion W: Talking More #GreatestBadgers and Men’s Hockey Schedule

As the #GreatestBadgers series unfolds here on MadTown Badgers we’re also bringing you the commentary from our voters over at The Motion W podcast. On the first of two shows this week we talk about No’s 46 and 45 on the list. Who are they? Well, you’ll be able to find out by listening to two of our three voters — Andy and Nate — talk about those players and more. Listen...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 44 Curtis Joseph

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 44 – Curtis Joseph, Hockey When you look up the career leaders at the University of Wisconsin, you may not see the name of Curtis Joseph up there often. There’s a reason for that though, because “CuJo” played just one season in a Badgers uniform. After not...
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Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 45 Pat O’Dea

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 46 — Pat O’Dea, Football If you’re a fan of history, let alone football history Pat O’Dea should be a name you know. Should you not know his name…well, shame on you. Not only is O’Dea one of the craziest figures of the early college football game, but he...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Voltz named to spring Rimington Award watch list

We aren’t even in to the silly season of preseason award watch lists, but you can never be too early for a good list right? On Tuesday, the Rimington Award announced its spring award watch list, a list that included Wisconsin’s junior center Dan Voltz. It was an interesting inclusion, especially because Voltz wasn’t exactly a major participant in the spring. On the flip side...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Badgers of All-Time: No. 46 Don Davey

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 46 — Don Davey, Football The name of Don Davey may escape those of the current generation of students at the University of Wisconsin, but one could make the argument that his name and legacy should be one everyone speaks about. After all, Davey is the embodiment...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 2016 safety Cycoby Burch no longer a take for Badgers

Earlier this week there was much talk about commitment No. 5 for the Wisconsin Badgers, as safety Cycoby Burch tweeted out his commitment to the University of Wisconsin football program. However, sources and the reporting of Evan Flood of our recruiting partners at Badger247 later indicated that Burch still needed to jump over a few hurdles before UW could take his commitment. Consider...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 47 – Howard “Cub” Buck

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) We’ve managed to get to the end of the first week and haven’t talked about a single football player? Ha, you didn’t think we’d go that long on this list without the flagship program of the University of Wisconsin, did you? So, let’s just move right in to introducing...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 48 Michael Lihrman

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) When you think of Wisconsin Badgers athletics, how often do you think about Track & Field? If you grew up in the 1980’s or 1990’s (and were as fanatical as this guy was about sports already), having Badgers teams compete for and win championships was nearly a yearly...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Women’s Basketball releases 2015-16 non-conference schedule

Wisconsin is coming off yet another disappointing season in 2014-15, going just 9-20 overall and winning just five Big Ten games. That hasn’t stopped head coach Bobbie Kelsey from trying to challenge her team, especially with the NCAA granting star forward Michala Johnson an extra year of eligibility. “Our non-conference schedule will afford us the opportunity to play quality...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Motion W Podcast: Van Vliet becomes a Badger & #GreatestBadgers chatter

After a week off, Andy and Sawyer are back at it behind the mic. That’s right, it’s the triumphant return of the famed Motion W Podcast. We’re turning 25 episodes old, so it’s time to celebrate…with some interesting banter and a brand new feature. Of course, don’t forget you can find everything on the show by following on Twitter @TheMotionW and @BadgersRadio. Downloading...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 49 Alex Rigsby

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) Yes, believe it or not…the history of Wisconsin Badgers athletics isn’t just football, basketball and hockey. Sure, those sports make the most money and help the rest of the athletic department exist…but on the field, the court, the ice or the water none of that...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 50 Randy Jablonic

It’s hard to argue that we aren’t in the golden age of Wisconsin Badgers athletics. The men’s basketball team is at its pinnacle, the football team continues to be a Big Ten title contender and many of the non-revenue sports are also at the top of their games. With that in mind, our staff has gotten around to wondering amongst ourselves just who are the greatest Badgers of...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

3-star safety Cycoby Burch commits to Badgers 2016 class…sorta

The Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff is having a good last month on the recruiting trail. After landing a commitment from in-state prospect Mason Stokke near the end of April, Wisconsin got commitment No. 5 in the 2016 recruiting class from Cycoby Burch, a three-star athlete out of Orlando, Fla. announced his verbal pledge to the Badgers on Twitter: Im a officially committed to...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers basketball adds 6-11 Belgian forward

Anyone wondering if the Badgers basketball back-to-back Final Four appearances were going to affect things on the recruiting trail just got their answer. A scant few months after UW’s 2014 Final Four run 6-11 forward Andy Van Vliet, a player out of Belgium beginning to make a name for himself in American, put the Badgers on his personal radar. Over the next year or so the pursuit...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Wisconsin Badgers Recruiting Update: Defense

Earlier this week we took a gander at where things stand for the Wisconsin Badgers 2016 recruiting class on the offensive side of the ball. Today, we take a look at the other side, as Dave Aranda begins to really transition the defense in his image and take players that were all his on the recruiting trail. The 2016 class will be very important, especially in the back of the defense...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Wisconsin Badgers football recruiting update: Offense

With spring football out of the way, coaches and recruiting staff are hitting the trail hard and fast on behalf of the Wisconsin Badgers. It’s also been a minute since we updated you on exactly what is going on with UW out on the 2016 recruiting trail. It will be Paul Chryst’s first class all of his own making, as he has been able to keep top 10 running back Antonio Williams...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Women’s Hockey announce full 2015-16 schedule

The Wisconsin Badgers earned a fifth WCHA playoff title and an eighth appearance in the NCAA tournament in the 2014-15 season, despite a ton of turnover and lots of “getting to know you” moments. Next season won’t be even close to that scenario, so the Badgers will look to build off the positives of an unexpected championship season. On Monday, the Badgers announced their 2015...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Boom or Bust: Looking Back at Wisconsin Badgers 2011 recruiting class

Everyone knows the lifeblood of any program comes on the recruiting trail, but getting players on campus and to sign on the dotted line is a far cry from meaning success or failure. The other half of the equation is how the recruiting class plays once on campus. A two-star recruit can become a star, while that highly rated four-star recruit never pans out the way the recruiting services...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bo Ryan isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon

There’s no denying that age is creeping up on Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan. He is 67 years old and just went through one of the biggest roller coaster rides of his career. A year after losing in the national semi-final to Kentucky, his Badgers basketball squad reached the next step only to achieve heartbreak in the form of a nine-point loss to Duke in...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers in the 2015 NFL Draft: Rob Havenstein goes in 2nd round

Big Rob, big ugly…whatever ESPN wanted to say, the St. Louis Rams pulled one over on a lot of teams and even those of us that cover the team. That’s because they selected former Badger right tackle Rob Havenstein with the No. 57 overall pick (No. 25 in the 2nd round). Most mock drafts and experts had Havenstein has a middle-rounds type pick, with most projections having him in...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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