Wisconsin basketball is riding a wave of unprecedented popularity following its run to the 2014 Final Four. However, pundits haven’t always been in love with the Badgers and so when CBS Sports’ Seth Davis named UW’s own Frank Kaminsky as the best returning player in College Basketball it was a little more than surprising. Kaminsky […]
The Milwaukee Bucks announced its official 2014 NBA Summer League roster on Thursday, and it will be a Badger backcourt reunion. Recently graduated shooting guard Ben Brust and his former backcourt mate Jordan Taylor were both invited to be part of the team heading to Las Vegas. Milwaukee’s opening game will be July 11th and […]
Wisconsin comes in to 2014 with just one scholarship player added to the roster (Ethan Happ). However, on Monday the Badgers made long-rumored walk-on prospects Matt Ferris and T.J. Schlundt officially part of the team. Both hail from Wisconsin, with Ferris attending Appleton Xavier and Schlundt attending both Oconomowoc and St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. Schlundt became […]
In what feels like an annual tradition as of late, it appears Wisconsin will take on rival Marquette on the same Saturday as the Big Ten football championship game. At least, that was the hint given by Marquette’s basketball twitter account earlier on Tuesday: UW and the Golden Eagles (is that what they are called […]
Oh @ballislife — who knew you’d start a firestorm of copycats with your $15 all-time NBA roster challenge. Well, the folks in the communications department at UW decided to throw out the gauntlet to us as well. OK, so naturally you suckered us in here at MTB. Who would be my starting five? Well, for […]
Wisconsin didn’t have to go far to find it’s newest director of basketball operations, as the perfect candidate was on staff all along. After four years as a member of the program, including last season as a program assistant, Bo Ryan hired Katherine Vosters on Friday. “Kat has been a valuable member of our staff […]
We’ve all heard the old sing and dance. Yes, the Badgers win basketball games, but it isn’t pretty. They win using a slow tempo offense that rewards non-athletic players that don’t turn the ball over. This type of play works in the Big Ten conference, but once they have to play more athletic teams in […]
A day after announcing the Gavitt Tipoff Games, the Big Ten continued to push it’s presence on the East Coast by announcing that the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament would be held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Dave Gavitt’s service to the game of basketball at all levels can not be questioned, but one of his greatest visions was never realized until after his passing. That’s because Gavitt always thought the game of college basketball didn’t do a good enough job opening up its season. “We are excited to honor Dave Gavitt […]
On Sunday afternoon the Big Ten and Big East put out a joint press release announcing a press conference for Monday afternoon. It didn’t take long for the powers that be to figure it all out, as the Big Ten and Big East are expected to announce a challenge series between the two conferences. Details […]
Welcome to what we hope to be an annual tradition unlike any other…our 1st ever Badger basketball honors. Not only will be talk about the players, but it is our goal to have a little bit of fun looking back at the season as well. So, look for us to talk about the moments, players […]
While the sting of a one-point loss to Kentucky in the national semi-final is still there, the truth is—it’s time to move on. The Badgers season may have ended bitterly, but the future could be very bright. So, let’s take a look at what the next season, the 2014-15 season, could be like.
Anyone else find the lyrics to UW students favorite sing-along, “Build me up butter cup,” are a wee bit ironic at this point? Seriously folks, I don’t know how much more of this “we’re so close, yet so far away” bull crap I can take. For those who don’t know the lyrics, we’re referring to […]