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MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 3: Milwaukee Bucks Mascot Bango celebrates after the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bradley Center on November 3, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Bucks announce 1st preseason game at Kohl Center since 1999

The Milwaukee Bucks today announced that the team will return to Madison this fall, first for a week of training camp from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, and then to host a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Oct. 20. This year’s events will mark the first full-team appearance by the Bucks in […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28:  Bronson Koenig #24 uses a screen by Duje Dukan #13 of the Wisconsin Badgers to try to get around Brandon Ashley #21 of the Arizona Wildcats in the first half during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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 […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 06:  Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts in the second half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

BREAKING: Bo Ryan to call it quits after 2015-16 season

Bo Ryan could’ve rode off in to the sunset following this past season and done so at the pinnacle of his college basketball coaching career. However, a man with plenty of experience on when to call it quits talked him out of making a rash decision. After a few months of soul searching though, the […]

overall in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of  New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

UW has first pair of 1st round NBA Draft picks in school history

The University of Wisconsin’s history in the NBA Draft isn’t a long, nor a storied one. Such is the life of a program that went decades without an NCAA tournament berth. In fact, just seven players have ever been selected in the 1st round of any NBA Draft heading in to Thursday night’s 2015 NBA […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25:  Frank Kaminsky poses with Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected ninth overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of  New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Frank Kaminsky goes No. 9 overall in 2015 NBA Draft

Frank Kaminsky and the NBA Draft? Just four years ago that was a laughable scenario, let alone Kaminsky being an NBA Lottery pick. On Thursday night that exact scenario played out though, with the Charlotte Hornets picking him at No. 9 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. Kaminsky started off his career at the University […]

during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Mocking the Badgers in the NBA Draft

NBA Draft night and the Wisconsin Badgers aren’t usually things that go together. However, on Thursday night it is expected that two of the members of UW’s national runner-up squad from this past season are going to be taken in the 2015 NBA Draft. Where will they go? Plenty of scenarios have both Frank Kaminsky […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 29:  Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers claps in the first half while taking on the Arizona Wildcats during the West Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center on March 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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 […]

during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Highlights from Badgers basketball season-ending banquet

The Wisconsin Badgers 2014-15 season will go down in history as easily the best in school history. So, celebrating that special season was indeed warranted. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday night at the sold-out season-end celebration. Special season. Special group. Good to honor the achievements of the

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28:  Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a three-pointer alongside Gabe York #1 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Sam Dekker declares for NBA Draft

Sam Dekker made a massive statement during the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and many mock drafts had him a sure-fire lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. On Friday morning Dekker made his choice, declaring himself eligible for the NBA Draft. “These past three years have been the best, most memorable years of my life,” Dekker […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 06: Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after a play in the second half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bo Ryan lets refs have it after national title game loss

Bo Ryan may be the second-most polarizing head coach in college basketball after Kentucky’s John Calipari. He didn’t make many more friends with some in the national media or sporting public after Monday night’s loss to Duke in the national title game either. While being interviewed after the loss by CBS, Ryan refused to hold […]

during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Badgers can’t overcome Duke’s guards, lose national title game

Wisconsin struggled to hold down Duke’s guard play in its December loss, the same was true during Monday’s national championship game. Tyus Jones poured in a game-high 23 points and Grayson Allen added 16 points off the bench to pace the Blue Devils to a 68-63 victory in the national title game. The Badgers finished […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Bronson Koenig #24 and Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after a play in the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: National Championship Game edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (1) vs. Duke (1) When: Saturday, April 4; 7:49pm CT Where: Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, IN (71,932) TV: CBS Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Duke won, 80-70 (12/3/15) in 2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Madison All-Time Series: Duke leads, 2-1   Starting Lineups: Duke G Tyus Jones (11.5 ppg, 5.7 apg) G Quinn Cook (15.6 ppg, 2.7 […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky  71-64.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers not tightening up ahead of National Championship game

There’s little doubt who has the experience advantage come Monday, as Coach K leads his Duke Blue Devils in to their ninth NCAA championship game. However, this is the first time the Blue Devils have been to the championship game since the 2009-10 season and that means none of the players were around for it. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: The Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats as Willie Cauley-Stein #15 looks on during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Wisconsin defeated Kentucky  71-64. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Badgers bounce Kentucky, earn national title tilt with Duke

Kentucky came in to the game 38-0, but the Wisconsin Badgers became the one in 38 and 1, taking down the Kentucky Wildcats 71-64 in a true heavyweight fight at Lucas Oil Stadium. Revenge, redemption…whatever the national narrative was before the game, it didn’t matter much to the teams on the court on this Saturday […]

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 22: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 22, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

USA Today goes all “white boy” on Wisconsin Badgers on Eve of Final Four

At some point this was likely to come…you know, Wisconsin Badgers basketball is just a bunch of “white boys” playing a “black man’s” game. Well, congratulations USA Today and Josh Peter…you went there. Except, what exactly is your point? Surely it can’t be that college basketball is a black’s only game, right? That would be […]

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