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Badgers upend No.8 Rutgers for first B1G win

A win from Johnny Jimenez in the final match of the night lifted the Wisconsin wrestling team to an 18-15 win over No.8 Rutgers on Friday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center. With the team score knotted at 15 apiece, Jimenez topped N0.19 Sean McCabe 7-4 in the 125-pound bout to give the Badgers (2-5, 1-4) […]

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Takedown battle key to potential turnaround

MADISON – When asked what it would take for his team to get back into the win column, Wisconsin wrestling coach Barry Davis smirked and said , “we have to score more points than the other team.” While the coach’s John Madden-esque remark was simply a playful, off the cuff response, he’s not wrong. Scoring […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Head Coach Greg Gard of the Wisconsin Badgers on the sidelines during the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Kohl Center on December 29, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Greg Gard

Badgers bomb their way past Buckeyes, 79-68

The Wisconsin Badgers of 2016 aren’t exactly known as the king of the three-point shot, coming in to Thursday night’s game averaging just 5.5 made triples per game. UW blew that out of the water in the first half alone, and ended up making 13 triples en route to a 79-68 victory over the Ohio […]

SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 02:  Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball during the first half against the Syracuse Orange on December 2, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Ohio State edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (13-9, 5-4 B1G) vs. Ohio State (14-9, 6-4 B1G) When: Thurs., Feb. 4; 6p.m. CT Where: Madison, WI; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: ESPN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 72-48 @ OSU (3/8/15) All-Time Series: OSU leads 86-68 Starting Lineups: Ohio State Buckeyes G JaQuan Lyle — Fr. 6-5, 201 (9.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.0 apg) F […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Garrett Rand profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyvIMZRRPE8 High School Accolades: 1st team All-Arizona (2015), 2nd team All-Arizona (2014) Senior Stats: 74 tackles, 12.0 sacks, 34 QB hurries, 3 fumble recoveries Video Proof: Our View: Rand is easily one of the best recruits of the 2016 class for the Badgers, and a quick view of his film shows why. He plays with great […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Deron Harrell profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLBX25a2dLE High School Accolades: N/A Senior Season Stats: 65.4 comp. %, 1,347 yards, 17 TDs, 2 INTs passing; 329 yards, 3 TDs rushing; 18 tackles on defense Video Proof: Our View: The Badgers have shown to not be afraid to mine any area for any talent they see fit so far in the Paul Chryst […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Eric Burrell profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT9lbxkGF_I High School Accolades: Maryland All-State Private School (2014 & 2015), 3-time Baltimore Sun All-Area pick Senior Stats: 4 fumble recoveries, 3 INTs Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin has stock-piled a lot of potential at safety over the 2015 and 2016 classes, but Eric Burrell’s tape puts him in a very different category. Given UW […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Caesar Williams profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmWOJHP_mZg High School Accolades: N/A Senior Season Stats: 1 TD scored (defensive stats unavailable) Video Proof: Our View: Williams can flat-out play, and while early comparisons to other players are something we try to avoid it is unavoidable to notice how much his skill set reminds us of that of Sojourn Shelton coming out of […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Kendric Pryor profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP6fNkx6qEI High School Accolades: Chicago Tribune All-State (2015) Senior Season Stats: 43 receptions, 1,152 yards, 26.8 yards per catch, 12 TDs Video Proof: Our View: If the Badgers have a major need for impact freshman at cornerback, the guys opposite the corners also have a major need for a consistent playmaker. In will step Kendric […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Tyler Biadasz profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9JAOoIbzfw High School Accolades: 1st team All-State (2015) Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin lost a lot of traction with in-state recruiting during the brief Gary Andersen era, and getting a recruit like Biadasz is exactly the signal Paul Chryst and Co. needed to send to the high school football world. Biadasz is not a burner, […]

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2016 National Signing Day: A.J. Taylor profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pCTpgYWpyE High School Accolades: Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, 2015 Missouri Class 6 All-State (RB by Media & Coaches) Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin simply isn’t supposed to get this kind of athlete. A quick look at film from both his junior and senior seasons makes it easy to see he is on another level compared […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Patrick Kasl profile

High School Accolades: 1st team All-State (2015) Video Proof: Our View: Going in to the rivals backyard, beating them to the punch and getting him to stick to a commitment despite a full-court press by the Gophers? Welcome to the Badger family Patrick Kasl. With the Gophers doing a much better job of locking down […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Sam Brodner profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=461IrGKKozk High School Accolades: Chicago Tribune State Player of the Year Senior Season Stats: 1,917 yards, 47 touchdowns rushing Video Proof: Our View: Winning a state Player of the Year award in a state like Illinois and you’re just a 3-star running back? Well, Brodner’s tape from the 2015 Illinois state playoffs alone suggest something completely […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Luke Benzschawel profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckiwblwdJIE High School Accolades: Honorable Mention All-State (2015); 2nd team All-Area by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TE & DE – 2015) Senior Season Stats: 76 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks Video Proof: Our View: Few players the Badgers sign today will have gone through what Luke Benzschawel and his Grafton team did in 2015. […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Mason Stokke profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DewioPFIPo High School Accolades: 2015 Wisconsin Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year, 1st team All-State Senior Season Stats: 151 tackles, 22.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 5 FF, 3 FR, 3 INT Video Proof: See above Our View: The recruiting services weren’t so high on Stokke, but that didn’t matter as the Menomonie product […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Cole Van Lanen profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDc0bN4hokM High School Accolades: U.S. Army All-American; 1st team All-State (2014 & 2015), Offensive Lineman of the Year in FRCC (2014 & 2015) Video Proof: Our View: Van Lanen is a sure-fire offensive line star in waiting. He dominated in a difficult high school football league in the Fox River Classic Conference and then went […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Isaiahh Loudermilk profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRJyDwdTvRg High School Accolades: Division I 8-man All-Star (Kansas), Senior Season Stats: 97 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 2 INTs, 4 blocked punts; 7 receptions, 163 yards, 5 TDs Video Proof: Our View: The 8-man football star went under the radar for much of his recruitment, and that was to Wisconsin’s advantage. Loudermilk’s recruitment did pick up […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Dontye Carriere-Williams profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOEZlZnbP2M High School Accolades: Back-to-Back Florida Class 7A Championships Career Stats: 70 tackles, 30 pass breakups and 5 interceptions Video Proof: Our View: As the Badgers’ biggest targets went off the board and elsewhere in the world of college football, Wisconsin went back and offered a cornerback from one of the most successful high school programs in […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Jake Hescock profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEC9FgOBih0 High School Accolades: All-USA Connecticut first team by USA Today, Boston Globe All-Scholastic … New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Player of the Year and first-team All-New England Senior Stats: 9 receptions, 99 yards (8 games played) Video Proof: Our View: Once again we see another recruit that the Badgers scoured far and wide to find. […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Seth Currens profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XOYfQg41EM High School Accolades: AP Division 1 All-State (2015), Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Senior Season Stats: 73 tackles, 3 interceptions and 9 pass breakups; 669 passing yards, 254 receiving yards, 250 rushing yards and 15 total TDs Video Proof: Our View: What you’ll see is a player who is completely unselfish. Just how unselfish, though? Try knowing he is a […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Patrick Johnson profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD9YTj7OXDg High School Accolades: 1st team All-County & All-League (2014), 2nd team All-State, Washington Post All-Met & DMV Elite Football Honorable Mention Senior Season Stats: N/A (injured) Video Proof: Our View: Johnson committed to the Badgers back in late July, helping to ease some pressure off the recruiting at cornerback. However, he suffered a high […]

Grady

2016 National Signing Day: Griffin Grady profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wYinne8eyQ High School Accolades: Columbus Dispatch All-Metro selection and first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference (2015) Senior Stats: 151 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 4 FF, 2 FR, 1 INT, 9 pass deflections, 1 blocked punt Video Proof: Our View: From Ohio, totally underrated and underrecruited — no we’re not talking about Chris Borland. Instead, we’re talking […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Anthony Lotti profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52_hoVM8ULA High School Accolades: All-American by Kohl’s (2015), Region 7AAA Special Teams Player of the Year (2015) Senior Season Stats: 45.4 yards on 49 punts, including 19 placed inside the 20-yard line and 15 of 50-plus yards Video Proof: Our View: Simply put, Lotti is being brought in on scholarship with the thought of him winning the […]

Burks

2016 National Signing Day: Noah Burks profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLRWZus10wA High School Accolades: 1st team Associated Press All-State (2015), Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Video Proof: Our View: Burks didn’t show out the way fellow linebacker Dallas Jeanty did during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl week, but don’t let that fool you. It had plenty more to do with style of defense than his ability. […]

Preston

2016 National Signing Day: Keldric Preston profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TuHZ03AuNk High School Accolades: BHSN Top 25 players (No. 20), second-team All-Hillsborough County by Tampa Tribune (2015) Senior Season Stats: 64 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 blocked FG Video Proof: Our View: Few players the Badgers recruited at the 3-star level had the offer sheet that Preston did, besting names like […]

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