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Badgers Hockey Preview: Penn State in Big Ten tournament edition

The Basics: 🕓  4 p.m. CT 📺  BTN 🖥  BTN2Go 📻  go.wisc.edu/fs5my7 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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Bart Houston #13 of the Wisconsin Badgers throws before the Advocare Classic against the Alabama Crimson Tide at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Quarterback

Quarterback battle? Tell Wisconsin Badgers fans something they don’t know. What will be new is there will be no inevitable Joel Stave victory at the end of it all. Previous Previews: Running Back | Linebacker | Safety | Tight Ends As Joel Stave moves on after re-writing plenty of the Badgers’ record book at quarterback, Wisconsin […]

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY  18:  Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball under pressure from Gavin Schilling #34 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half at the Breslin Center on February 18, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Recent struggles show cracks in Badgers NCAA tourney hopes

As hot as the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team was to end the Big Ten regular season, things are cooled off considerably at the worst possible time. Finishing the regular season with 11 wins in 13 games was certainly something to write home about. However, one of those two losses came in the regular season […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 10: Glynn Watson Jr. #5 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers knocks the ball away from Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 10, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Huskers D stops Badgers in Big Ten tourney

The defending Big Ten tournament champs won’t be cutting down the nets for a second-straight year, as the 11th-seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers used a suffocating defense and just enough offense to send the 6th-seeded Wisconsin Badgers packing, 70-58. Nebraska got 20 points from 2nd team All-Big Ten wing Shavon Shields and held Wisconsin to just 30 […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is tackled by Arthur Goldberg #95 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the first quarter during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Goldberg, Williams have left Badgers football program

Spring football is all about change, such is the nature of college football. But, for the Wisconsin Badgers there will be a bit of unexpected change to the depth chart on both sides of the ball. That’s because according to an interview with Mike Lucas for UWBadgers.com, head coach Paul Chryst indicated that two linemen […]

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY  18:  Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball under pressure from Gavin Schilling #34 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half at the Breslin Center on February 18, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Nebraska in Big Ten tourney edition

The Matchup: No. 6 Wisconsin (20-11, 12-6 B1G) vs. No. 12 Nebraska (15-17, 6-12 B1G) When: Thurs. March 10; approx. 8p.m. CT (25 min following last game) Where: Indianapolis, Ind.; Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,345) TV: ESPN2 Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: UW won, 72-61 (2/10/16) All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads, 12-11   Starting Lineups: Nebraska Cornhuskers G Benny Parker — Sr. 5-9, 175 […]

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 10:  during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Tight Ends

Wisconsin’s run of NFL-caliber tight ends may have run dry, but a new crop of younger players appears ready to re-take the mantle of producing NFL draft picks at the position. Considering the Badgers like to run two tight end sets a lot in head coach Paul Chryst’s offense, you can bet there are chances […]

at Camp Randall Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Safety

As our last preview noted, change is happening in a big way for the Wisconsin Badgers defense in 2016. Having a new coordinator will do that, but the biggest part of the change happening for the Badgers comes in the form of the secondary. Previous Previews: Running Back | Linebacker | Specifically, change is happening most […]

IOWA CITY, IA - FEBRUARY 24:   Forward Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers walks off the court after they defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes on February 24, 2016 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Nigel Hayes leads Badgers in Big Ten postseason honors

The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team’s incredible run to a 3rd place finish in the Big Ten conference had to be rewarded. On Monday, the conference coaches and media released their postseason awards and that was exactly what happened. Leading the way was junior forward Nigel Hayes, who was selected 1st team All-Big Ten by […]

at Xfinity Center on February 13, 2016 in College Park, Maryland.

REPORT: Badgers to introduce Greg Gard as permanent head coach Tuesday

The foregone conclusion will come to its conclusion on Tuesday, as Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting the Wisconsin Badgers will introduce Greg Gard as the new permanent head coach for the men’s basketball program. According to the report, the UW Board of Regents will hold an emergency meeting at 5p.m. on […]

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY  18:  Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives past Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half at the Breslin Center on February 18, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Purdue shoots Badgers out of building in regular season finale

Mackey Arena has long been a house of horrors for the Wisconsin Badgers, and the 2015-16 regular season finale was no different as UW ran in to a hot-shooting Purdue Boilermakers team and took a 91-80 loss. UW shot a respectable 43 percent from the field, but Purdue was red-hot and hit on 62,2 percent […]

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UW women’s hockey captures WCHA Final Face-Off title

While most of the attention of the Border Battle between the Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Gophers surrounds the infamous Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, perhaps the most competitive and heated matchup comes on the ice. Yes, the Badgers and Gophers women’s hockey teams have the most intriguing matchup in the rivalry, and on Sunday afternoon […]

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY  18:  Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball under pressure from Gavin Schilling #34 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half at the Breslin Center on February 18, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Purdue 2.0 edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (20-10, 11-5 B1G) vs. Purdue (23-7, 11-6) When: Sun. March 6; 6:30p.m. CT Where: West Lafayette, Ind.; Mackey Arena (14,124) TV: BTN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Purdue won 61-55 (12/29/15) All-Time Series: Purdue leads 105-70   Starting Lineups: Purdue Boilermakers G P.J. Thompson — So. 5-10, 188 (5.3 ppg; 2.2 rpg; 2.7 apg) G Rapheal Davis — Sr. […]

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Badgers fire women’s basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey

In what many believed was her final chance, Bobbie Kelsey just simply couldn’t find the right formula to get her Wisconsin Badgers women’s basketball team going in the right direction. The Badgers finished 13th in the Big Ten with a 3-15 record, and compiled an overall record of 7-22 in her final season at Wisconsin. […]

MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: Vince Biegel #47 of the Wisconsin Badgers sacks Max Wittek of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors during the first half of play at Camp Randall Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football Preview: Linebacker

Things, they are a changing for the Wisconsin Badgers defense in 2016, but if there is one position group that may be in the best spot to benefit from change, it may be the linebackers. Previous Previews: Running Back | Yes, even with the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and All-American Joe Schobert gone. […]

MADISON, WI - JANUARY 09: Head Coach Greg Gard of the Wisconsin Badgers watches from the sidelines during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Kohl Center on January 09, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

How does Greg Gard keep his likely permanent job for the long haul?

A report from Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel indicates what we all thought was a foregone conclusion is exactly that — Greg Gard will be the next permanent head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team. The way his team responded to his coaching and the results thereafter made his permanent hire pretty […]

COLLEGE PARK, MD - FEBRUARY 13: Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after hitting a shot in the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Xfinity Center on February 13, 2016 in College Park, Maryland. Wisconsin won 70-57.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Border Battle not much of one, Badgers make easy work of Gophers

The Minnesota Gophers got called for the rare over-and-back on the opening tip, and little did we all know it was just a sign of things to come. Wisconsin immediately went on a 5-0 run and the were off to the races in a 62-49 beat down of their Border Battle rivals. The win was […]

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY  18:  Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives past Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half at the Breslin Center on February 18, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Minnesota edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (19-10, 11-5 B1G) vs. Minnesota (8-20, 2-14 B1G) When: Wed. March 2; 8p.m. CT Where: Minneapolis, Minn.; Williams Arena (14,625) TV: BTN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 76-63 @ Minnesota (3/5/15) All-Time Series: Minnesota leads 102-96   Starting Lineups: Minnesota Gophers G Stephon Sharp — Fr. 6-3, 190 (1.9 ppg; 0.3 rpg; 0.3 apg) G Ahmad […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 28: Alec Ingold #45 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the first quarter of the game on November 28, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football 2016 Preview: Running Back

If ever there was a position that would like a do-over from 2015 it was running back. Given its lack of production and frustration amongst fans, coaches and players it seems like the perfect spot to start our look at the 2016 version of the Wisconsin Badgers. As spring practice approaches, the 2016 version of […]

at Xfinity Center on February 13, 2016 in College Park, Maryland.

Badgers can’t afford to overlook reeling Gophers basketball program

Hard work and getting back to the basics have given the 2015-16 Wisconsin Badgers an opportunity many believed wasn’t a possibility two months ago — the NCAA tournament. Wins over three top 10 Big Ten opponents in a span of a few weeks cemented that status, as did a senior night victory over Michigan this […]

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