Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Ep. 5: Frank Kaminsky’s greatest Wisconsin moments

Trips down memory lane, Badger women’s hockey and spring football previews, oh my! Once again, another STACKED show in our fifth installment of Bucky’s 5th Podcast. Be prepared to laugh, cry and reminisce about former Wisconsin Badgers standout and consensus National Player of the Year, Frank Kaminsky, and his time in Madison. This with a former B5Q writer who covered the team during...
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February 15, 2018

2019 Wisconsin RB commit Julius Davis offered by LSU

Plus, a cool gesture by a future Badger. Much has been written, especially here on B5Q, about Wisconsin’s current class of 2019. According to 247Sports’ rankings, there are four four-star commits out of the eight players. At Rivals, three of the eight are rated as four-stars. So it’s not entirely surprising that outside attention is being drawn to these future Badgers, most recently...
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February 14, 2018

University of Wisconsin will have huge influence in USA-Canada women's hockey game

Nearly 20% of the players in the USA-Canada women's hockey game are products of the Wisconsin Badgers hockey program.
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February 14, 2018

Wisconsin women’s hockey wins WCHA after trip to Duluth

Badgers win third straight conference title The second-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team (27–3–2) entered Friday’s road game with Duluth determined to finish its journey to a third straight WCHA regular-season title. With defensewoman Mikaela Gardner back in the lineup, albeit not yet at full strength, the Badgers returned to form and cruised to a 5–0 victory. With a magic number...
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February 11, 2018

Illinois basketball: grading the loss against Wisconsin

The Illinois men’s basketball team lost a tough game Thursday night to the Wisconsin Badgers at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois’ loss was the 10th conference loss of the season and the second to Wisconsin this season. Illinois has also dropped the last 13 meetings against Wisconsin. This game was one that Illinois had opportunities to win, but defensive mistakes...
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February 10, 2018  |  Discuss

Badger Bits: Tucker hired at Wisconsin; Beau Allen catching beers

Playing some catch-up with Wisconsin-related news Former Wisconsin Badgers returning to their alma mater is not an uncommon occurrence. Obviously, just look at Wisconsin’s football, basketball, and hockey coaching staffs. On Thursday, Wisconsin announced former basketball great Alando Tucker was hired to become the new director for student-athlete engagement According to UW Athletics...
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February 09, 2018

Preview and Prediction: Michigan Basketball at Wisconsin

The No. 20 Michigan Wolverines (19-7, 8-5 Big Ten) are hitting the road again to face off with the Wisconsin Badgers(11-15, 3-9) in Madison. Coming off of a loss to Northwestern on Tuesday night, the Wolverines are looking to Saturday for another Big Ten matchup victory. With woes of their own, the Badgers, having been on a five game losing streak before beating Illinois Thursday...
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February 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Ep. 4: Recapping Wisconsin’s 2018 class; TE Hayden Rucci interview

TGIF! Our latest episode is stacked. Subscribe to Bucky’s 5th Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and TuneIn! National Signing Day for the class of 2018 has come and gone, so we are here to analyze what the Wisconsin Badgers accomplished in this recruiting cycle and what’s to come. BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara joins the podcast to give us his thoughts on Paul Chryst’s latest class...
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February 09, 2018

Where Wisconsin’s 2019 recruiting class stands

It’s National Signing Day 2018, so why not look ahead to 2019?! With 2018’s National Signing Day now finished, the next recruiting season is already upon us. Paul Chryst’s Wisconsin Badgers are already making moves for a class that could be unprecedented in terms of ratings. Since we last looked at the 2019 class back in December, three more players have verbally committed to Wisconsin...
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February 07, 2018

ATH/S John Torchio commits to Wisconsin as preferred walk-on

An intriguing prospect from out west will head to Madison. Well there are always bound to be surprise commitments in during recruiting “szn,” and this may as close to one for the Wisconsin Badgers right here for the class of 2018. Moraga, Ca. (Campolindo) athlete/safety John Torchio announced on Tuesday night that he was committing to Wisconsin via Twitter. As of Wednesday morning...
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February 07, 2018

National Signing Day 2018: CB/S Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. signs with Wisconsin

BOOM! Introduction Another South Florida defensive back will head north to play for the Wisconsin Badgers. Miramar, Fla. (Miami Northwestern), cornerback/safety Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. committed to Wisconsin on Wednesday, as seen in the photo during an announcement ceremony (h/t Bill Daley). Later on Wednesday morning, Wisconsin officially announced his signing, listing...
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February 07, 2018

National Signing Day 2018: What to expect from Wisconsin

Consider this your open thread for the day. That may be the best description of what Wisconsin Badgers fans should expect on Wednesday, the official National Signing Day for the class of 2018. Why? Well, 19 scholarship players and seven walk-ons signed with UW on the first day of the three-day early signing period back in December. There could be a final piece added to Wisconsin...
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February 07, 2018

2019 TE Hayden Rucci commits to Wisconsin

Boom. What a start to the next recruiting cycle for the Badgers. A strong start to the class of 2019 just got stronger for the Wisconsin Badgers. Lititz, Pa., (Warwick) tight end Hayden Rucci announced that he verbally committed to Wisconsin on Monday morning. 247Sports’ composite rankings and Rivals rate Rucci as a four-star recruit (247Sports standalone rankings and ESPN give...
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February 05, 2018

What 2019 WR Nolan Groulx could bring to Wisconsin

A look at one of the newest Badgers commits. The Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2019 expanded this past weekend with the verbal commitments of projected safety Bryson Shaw and wide receiver Nolan Groulx. With seven known commits so early on, Wisconsin currently holds the No. 3 spot in the 2019 rankings according to 247Sports. A four-star commit via 247Sports and a three-star prospect...
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February 02, 2018

Wisconsin football recruiting: 2018 CB Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. reportedly visiting this weekend

Plus, a four-star 2019 Badgers commit is offered by an SEC powerhouse. National Signing Day is less than a week away, but it appears the Wisconsin Badgers will have a chance to impress one more prep standout before Feb. 7. According to both 247Sports and Rivals, 2018 cornerback Rachad Wildgoose, Jr. will be visiting Wisconsin this weekend. Rivals states the Miami, Fla. (Northwestern...
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February 01, 2018

Wisconsin basketball recruiting: Badgers offer 2018 PG Xavier Pinson

The Badgers look for help in Chicagoland. Following a night when Badger basketball might have possibly found rock bottom on the season, there’s a possibility of hope on the horizon. This week, the Badgers made a formal offer to Chicago (Simeon) 2018 point guard Xavier Pinson. Pinson, who was on campus for the Nebraska game, is a fast-rising senior on the national stage with a game...
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January 30, 2018

WATCH: Badger Sports Report with Greg Gard Week of 01/28/18

The Badgers fell twice in two more B1G road games this week. Falling at Iowa and in E. Lansing against Michigan State. Matt Lepay and Greg Gard discuss the way former coach DIck Bennett has been a sounding board for Coach Gard. We hear from Brad Davison about his troublesome shoulder and look at a couple Badgers that former their friendship before coming to Madison - Aleem Ford...
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January 30, 2018  |  Discuss

Maddie Rolfes, Maddie Rowe power Wisconsin women’s hockey sweep of St. Cloud

The Badgers’ magic number is one game (three points). The top-ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team (26–1–1) continued its march toward a conference championship by sweeping St. Cloud State (6–17–3) this weekend in front of a pair of sold-out crowds. On Saturday, Maddie Rowe scored two goals and Kristen Campbell pitched a simple 13-save shutout in a rather routine 4–0 victory. Badger...
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January 29, 2018

Wisconsin football recruiting: 2019 WR Nolan Groulx commits to Badgers

What’s shaping up to be a historic offensive class just landed itself a top-notch wide receiver. In the past few seasons, the Wisconsin Badgers have been able to land themselves classes with highly promising wide receivers who have been able to emerge as on the field playmakers quite quickly. On Sunday, the Badgers found themselves a potential star for 2019 and beyond when Nolan...
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January 28, 2018

Wisconsin football recruiting: 2019 S Bryson Shaw commits to Badgers

A fast, projected defensive back verbally pledges to the Badgers The Wisconsin Badgers’ class of 2019 added another standout on Saturday night. Potomac, Md. (Bullis School), recruit Bryson Shaw announced on Twitter that he verbally committed to Wisconsin. Shaw is rated as a three-star recruit at safety by both 247Sports’ composite rankings and Rivals. According to 247Sports, he...
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January 27, 2018

Wisconsin women’s hockey third-quarter report shows road troubles

A look at the Badgers as they head into the final stretch of the season. The Wisconsin women’s hockey team (24–1–1) is three quarters through the regular season and jumping around into final stretch of the season. While there are a great many positives for this team that persist from my mid-season recap, the recent struggles against Bemidji are reason to take a closer look to see...
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January 24, 2018

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 DE Marcus Stripling, TE Garmon Randolph

Two more offers from the Badgers. Looks like the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff continues to offer high school prospects. On Tuesday morning, Houston (Mayde Creek), defensive end and top-100 player Marcus Stripling tweeted that he received an offer from Wisconsin. 247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals all rate Stripling as a four-star recruit and among the best players in the nation. 247Sports...
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January 24, 2018

Wisconsin football recruiting: Badgers offer 2019 DT Joshua Harris, 2020 QB Max Johnson

Recruiting season never stops. It may be quiet on the football front for the Wisconsin Badgers as winter conditioning began on Monday, but that does not mean recruiting season stops. Roxboro, N.C. (Person) defensive tackle Joshua Harris tweeted on Monday that he was offered by the Wisconsin coaching staff. Harris, rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals, was also offered...
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January 23, 2018

Wisconsin WR George Rushing heading to Buffalo as transfer, per report

Best wishes to the former Badgers wide receiver. A Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver will reportedly head to the MAC to finish his collegiate career. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus reported on Sunday night that George Rushing will transfer to Buffalo for his final year of eligibility next season. Rushing later retweeted Potrykus’ news as well, though the school has...
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January 21, 2018

What do you want in a Badgers-based podcast?

Participate in our survey to give us your thoughts! Hello everyone! B5Q is in the beginning stages of developing its own Wisconsin Badgers-focused podcast to hopefully be released in the coming future. We invite you all—the fans—to participate in a short survey about podcasts you listen to. It should only take 5-10 minutes of your time, and we would appreciate any feedback you...
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January 21, 2018
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