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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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Wisconsin holds on to beat Penn State

The Wisconsin men’s hockey team sent its seniors off in style Saturday night beating Penn State by a score of 4-3 to earn its second wins in the Big Ten season in the final home game of the 2015-2016 season. Wisconsin responded nicely to an early goal by Penn State by following it up with […]

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: Matthew Skoff #31 of the Penn State Nittany Lions blocks a shot by Tyler Barnes #7 of the Wisconsin Badgers as Luke Juha #4 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during the third period of the semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 2-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Penn State survives late surge to beat Wisconsin

Despite a late third period surge, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team could not overcome a one goal deficit to 14th ranked Penn State Friday night, as they fell 2-1 at the Kohl Center. Penn State’s power play unit was on display in the first period of play. After 90 seconds on the man advantage with […]

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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. […]

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Aures helps Badgers balance nutrition, weight management

Nutrition is a vital part of high-level performance in any sport. But when an athlete is limited in how much they can eat, the stakes become even higher. This is a reality many members of the Wisconsin wrestling team have to deal with. In-season nutrition is a delicate balancing act of nourishing the body while […]

ST PAUL, MN - MARCH 21: Morgan Zulinick #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers controls the puck against Penn State Nittany Lions during the second period of the semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Championship on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Series preview: Wisconsin hosts Penn State in final home series

The Matchup: Penn State vs. Wisconsin Dates: Friday/Saturday, March 4/5  7 PM CT Location: Kohl Center Ice Surface: 200’ X 97’ TV: Friday- ASN Saturday- None Radio: WIBA AM 1310 Video Stream: Friday- BTN2go app Saturday-BTNplus ($) Audio Stream: Badgersportsnetwork.com (Free) All-Time Series: 6-7-0 (UW Trails) Last Meeting: 4-1 Penn State over Wisconsin About Penn […]

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 […]

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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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Badgers gear up for Big Ten Tournament

This is it. March is officially here and postseason wrestling is upon us. This weekend’s Big Ten Championships in Iowa City mark the final step on the road to the 2016 NCAA Championships. All season long, coaches and wrestlers alike have made decisions with this weekend in mind. Time is up and, soon, the results […]

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Isaac Jordan receives top seed for Big Ten Tournament

Wisconsin’s Isaac Jordan will pursue his second straight Big Ten wrestling title as the No.1 seed at 165 pounds. Jordan, who won the crown at 165 a season ago, was one of six UW wrestlers to receive a seed when the Big Ten released its pre-seeds Monday for this weekend’s conference tournament. Johnny Jimenez (125 […]

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Badgers hockey blow late lead in tie with Ohio State

Wisconsin came in to its road series with Ohio State looking to snap a 10-game losing streak in Big Ten play, but it will have to wait another day. Two late Buckeyes goals, including one in the final minute of regulation meant what should’ve been a win turned in to a 4-4 tie. However, the […]

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Hochstaetter displays heart of a wrestler

MADISON – If you are ever fortunate enough to meet Brett Hochstaetter, it won’t take long to realize that he is a wrestler at heart. The redshirt senior isn’t afraid to work hard and doesn’t seem particularly interested in quitting. All things considered, it would have been easy for Hochstaetter to mail it in this […]

COLLEGE PARK, MD - FEBRUARY 13:  Zak Showalter #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after hitting a three pointer against the Maryland Terrapins in the second half at Xfinity Center on February 13, 2016 in College Park, Maryland. Wisconsin won 70-57.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Badgers hold Iowa to season-lows in clutch road victory

A huge effort off the bench from unlikely sources and some timely shooting from star players gave the Wisconsin Badgers (18-10, 10-5 B1G) a huge 67-59 victory on the road at No. 8 Iowa (20-7, 11-4 B1G) on Wednesday night. Junior stars Bronson Koenig (15) and Nigel Hayes (10) were the only players in double […]

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: Iowa edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (17-10, 9-5 B1G) vs. No. 8 Iowa (20-6, 11-3 B1G) When: Wed. Feb. 24; 8p.m. CT Where: Iowa City, IA; Carver-Hawkeye Arena TV: BTN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 74-63; at Iowa (1/31/15) All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 82-79   Starting Lineups: Iowa Hawkeyes G Mike Gessell — Sr. 6-2, 190 (8.5 ppg; 3.3 rpg; […]

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Badgers add pair of in-state verbal commits for 2017 class

Paul Chryst and Co. nearly cleaned up on its in-state targets in the 2016 class, and it appears the Badges are going to complete the task in 2017. On Monday night the coaching staff received two verbal commitments from in-state offensive linemen. First it was Menomonie, Wis. offensive guard Alex Fenton giving his verbal commitment […]

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Wisconsin stomps Northwestern to cap regular season

MADISON - It was the kind of win that could provide momentum to quite a few Wisconsin wrestlers heading into the Big Ten Championships. The Badgers capped their regular season by trouncing Northwestern 38-3 in a Big Ten dual at the UW Field House on Sunday. Nine UW wrestlers recorded win in the lopsided affair, Wisconsin’s […]

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Badgers host Northwestern in regular season finale

Sunday marks the end of the regular season schedule for the Wisconsin wrestling team. The Badgers (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten) play host to Northwestern (2-12, 0-8) at the UW Field House in the final dual before the Big Ten Tournament. The Wildcats enter the match fresh off their second win of the season, a 20-19 […]

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Badgers hockey swept in dramatic fashion by visiting Spartans

No one can accuse this Badgers team of quitting, but effort hasn’t equaled positive results for Mike Eaves’ crew this season. That was once again on display in the series finale against Michigan State, as the Badgers saw a comeback attempt turn in to a late 3-1 third period loss. After battling back from an […]

IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 2:  Jim Leonhard #18 of the Wisconsin Badgers is thrown out of bounds by Scott Boleyn #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the game on November 2, 2002 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Jim Leonhard officially announced as new DB coach for Badgers

From walk-on to legend and a decade-long NFL career - few can rival the story of former Badger great Jim Leonhard. However, that story will have a new chapter as Saturday morning the Badgers made official what was rumored on Friday night — Leonhard will be the new defensive backs coach at the University of […]

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