PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 25:  Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers walks off the court after being defeated by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with a score of 56 to 61 during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional at Wells Fargo Center on March 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Badgers turn over Sweet 16 game to Notre Dame

What if? Following a dreadful 19.3 final seconds and an awful offensive performance, the Wisconsin Badgers are going to be asking themselves plenty of that question this offseason. Demetrius Jackson scored six of Notre Dame’s eight points in a 8-0 run over the final 19.3 seconds to secure a 61-56 victory over the Badgers. He […]

Badgers Basketball Preview: Notre Dame in Sweet 16 edition

The Basics: 🏀 Wisconsin Badgers (22-12, 12-6 B1G) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-11, 11-7 ACC) 📺 TBS, 6:27 P.M. CT 📻 1310 AM in Madison All-Time Series: Notre Dame leads 18-10 Last Meeting: ND won, 58-51 (11/28/10) at Old Spice Classic   Projected Starting Lineups: Notre Dame Fighting Irish G Demetrius Jackson — Jr., 6-1, 198 (15.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, […]

Badgers land top 2017 QB target Jack Coan

Every recruiting class needs its leader, and that usually comes from the quarterback position. For the Wisconsin Badgers 2017 class, things took off quickly with 3-star quarterback Jack Coan. After finishing up visits to his top schools, Coan, a Sayville (N.Y.) West product, notified the Badgers of his choice to commit to them on Wednesday. He […]

during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 20, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

Wisconsin, Notre Dame share plenty of similarities ahead of Sweet 16 matchup

As Bronson Koenig knocked down a cold-blooded three pointer from the corner to give Wisconsin a 66-63 victory over Xavier on Sunday, Badger nation went insane. From Frank Kaminsky doing a slide to numerous tweets from former players, it was clearly a time of celebration. However, that celebration has been short-lived for the team that […]


Candidates emerging for vacant Badgers women’s basketball head coach

As the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team captures all the attention, things are apparently happening behind the scenes in the search to replace Bobbie Kelsey as the head coach of the women’s basketball program. Dennis Punzel of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that George Washington head coach Jonathan Tsipis is the leading candidate for […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26:  Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives on J.P. Tokoto #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second half during the West Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Top 5 buzzer beaters in Wisconsin Badgers basketball history

As Bronson Koenig fell backwards and his buzzer beating shot swished through the hoop, pandemonium set in on the Wisconsin Badgers bench and across Badgers nation. No doubt, it is a moment that will live in infamy in the NCAA tournament. But, over the years the Badgers have become accustomed to mobbing teammates after nailing […]

during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 20, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

Badgers advance over Xavier on Bronson Koenig buzzer beater

After a struggle all game long, the Badgers long battle for a victory ended with star guard Bronson Koenig hitting a legend-making three-pointer to send Wisconsin (22-12, 12-6 B1G) to a 66-63 victory over Xavier in the NCAA tournament second round. Koenig, who had been struggling from the field the past few weeks found his […]


Jordan comes up short in NCAA title match

Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan’s first loss of the 2015-16 campaign came in the final match of the season. The redshirt junior saw his record drop to 29-1 as he fell to Oklahoma State’s Alex Dieringer 6-2 in the 165 pound championship at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday night in New York City. Jordan […]

during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

Badgers Basketball Preview: Xavier in 2nd round of NCAA tourney edition

The Basics: 🏀 Wisconsin Badgers vs. Xavier Musketeers 📺 TNT, 7:40p.m. CT 📻 1310 AM in Madison All-Time Series: Series tied 2-2 Last Meeting: XU won, 60-49 (3/22/09) in NCAA Tournament Second Round, Boise, Idaho Starting Lineups: Xavier Musketeers G Myles Davis — Jr., 6-2, 188 (10.9 ppg,3.7 rpg, 4.2 apg) G Remy Abell — Sr., 6-4, 197 (6.2 ppg, […]

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Jordan earns berth in NCAA title match

Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan will wrestle for the national championship at 165 pounds on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Jordan, the No.2 seed, topped his cousin, No.3 Bo Jordan of Ohio State, 5-4 in Friday night’s national semifinals to punch his ticket to the championship match. In the opening period, Isaac […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18:  Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers (C) and Jordan Hill #11 (R) celebrate defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers 47-43 during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Badgers get ugly win over Pitt in NCAA tourney opener

In what is likely to go down as one of the ugliest games in NCAA tournament history, the Wisconsin Badgers found a way to grind out a 47-43 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers in a 1st round matchup. After scoring all of 16 points in the first half, the Badgers went back to the drawing […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 15: Head coach Mark Osiecki of the Ohio State Buckeys looks on from the bench while playing the Michigan Wolverines during the Frozen Diamond Faceoff at Progressive Field on January 15, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

5 Names Badgers hockey need to consider in replacing Mike Eaves

Barry Alvarez and the Wisconsin Badgers athletic department staff are now tasked with finding its second head coach in as many weeks, after firing both Bobbie Kelsey (women’s basketball) and Mike Eaves (men’s hockey) following early exits from their respective Big Ten tournaments. Lat week we focused on five names UW should be looking at […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 10: Head coach Greg Gard of the Wisconsin Badgers looks on against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 10, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nebraska defeated Wisconsin 70-58. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: NCAA First Round vs. Pitt edition

The Basics: 🏀 (7) Wisconsin Badgers (20-12, 12-6 B1G) vs. (10) Pittsburgh Panthers (21-11, 9-9 ACC) 📺 TNT; 5:50pm CT 💻 March Madness Live 📻 Badgers Radio Network or Westwood One All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 11-7 Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 89-75 (12/16/06)   Starting Lineups: Pittsburgh Panthers G James Robinson — Sr. 6-3, 198 (10.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 5.1 apg) G/F Chris Jones —Jr. 6-6, […]

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: Mike Eaves of the Wisconsin Badgers looks on during the semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship against the Penn State Nittany Lions on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Badgers hockey at crossroads with Mike Eaves not retained

After winning just 12 games in the past two seasons, what was long rumored became official on Friday morning. Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves will not be retained by AD Barry Alvarez. It was a brutal end to a 14-year career as the head coach, which included a 2006 national championship, a runner-up […]


Jordan remains in title hunt after Day 1 of NCAAs

Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan advanced to the quarterfinals, keeping his national title hopes alive after Day 1 of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday. Jordan, the No.2 seed at 165 pounds, made quick work of Cal State-Bakersfield’s Adam Fierro, winning by major decision 10-1. In the […]


Badgers hockey ends season to forget in forgettable fashion in B1G tourney

No one can question the work rate or desire of the 2015-16 Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team, but all the desire and work in the world sometimes isn’t enough. That was proven out all season long, and nothing changed as the Badgers turned to Big Ten tournament play. Instead, it was more of the same […]

Badgers Hockey Preview: Penn State in Big Ten tournament edition

The Basics: 🕓  4 p.m. CT 📺  BTN 🖥  BTN2Go 📻 All-Time Series: PSU leads 8-7-0 Season Series: PSU won 3-1 About Penn State: Record: 20-12-4 (10-9-1-1 B1G) Head Coach: Guy Gadowsky Record (59-67-10) 4th season Notable: Penn State is on a two-game losing streak in the Big Ten tournament, including a loss to Wisconsin […]


Badgers ready to invade the Big Apple

Five Badgers will descend upon Madison Square Garden on Thursday as the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships begin in New York City. No.2 seed Isaac Jordan (165 pounds) and No.12 Ryan Taylor (133) lead the way for the Badgers. Both are making their third appearances at the NCAA Tournament. Ricky Robertson (174) is at the […]

during the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Cornerbacks

Next man up is phrase often thrown around in the world of sports — but few times does it hold as much meaning as it does for the Wisconsin Badgers cornerback position. With three-year starter Darius Hillary hoping to chase his NFL dreams, the Badgers are looking for a new starting cornerback for the first […]


Enter to Win our MadTownBadgers tournament challege

It’s NCAA tournament time, and it means two things to us here at MadTownBadgers — the Wisconsin Badgers in the tournament and time for us to get our bracket challenge on! This year it is on the ESPN bracket challenge. Bragging rights and gear from the new and improving MadTownBadgers store are on the line!! […]

MADISON, WI - NOVEMBER 25: Khalil Iverson #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop for two points during the first half against the Prairie View Panthers at Kohl Center on November 25, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Khalil Iverson

Badgers get No. 7 seed, face Pitt in NCAA tournament opener

In what was perhaps the most improbable run to the NCAA tournament in school history, a once-dead Wisconsin Badgers program is officially going dancing for the 18th straight season. On Sunday, the NCAA tournament selection committee announced the Badgers as the No. 7 seed in the East regional. UW will face a matchup with No. […]