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Melvin Gordon ready to be "the man" for Wisconsin Video included

Now in his fourth year at Wisconsin, Melvin Gordon finally has his chance to be "the guy.""It's now my time to make some plays for my team," Gordon said. More>>

Badgers take part in Big Ten Media Day Video included

Gary Andersen and three of his players took part in the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago.
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Former Badger Bruesewitz to hold basketball camp in Verona Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- After spending the last nine months playing basketball professionally in Israel, former Badger forward Mike Bruesewitz is returning to central Wisconsin to hold his first annual Mike Bruesewitz Basketball Camp. More>>

Badgers picked to win West Division in Big Ten media poll

The Badgers have been picked to win the West Division of the Big Ten in the annual preseason media poll organized by cleveland.com. The Badgers were not picked by any of the 29 voters to win the Big Ten title game, however. Ohio State is the heavy favorite to win the league championship.
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Badgers add seven to Hall of Fame

The Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame will welcome seven new members at an induction ceremony on September 5th. More>>

LSU freshman tackle injured punching glass

LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room. The Tigers face Wisconsin in the season opener.
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Funding keeps UW Band from making trip to opener in Houston

As 27 News first reported Sunday night, the UW Marching Band announced on its Facebook page it would not be at the football season opener August 30th in Houston against LSU.  More>>

Badgers set schedule for Family Fun Day

The Badger football program has announced that the annual Family Fun Day will be Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium. More>>

Gordon in running for Doak Walker Award

MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon is a breakaway threat every time he touches the ball, but even the Badgers’ big-play back will have a hard time running away from a talented field vying for the title of the nation’s top runner. More>>

Stave named to Davey O'Brien Award watch list

Joel Stave has been tabbed as one of the top returning quarterbacks in the nation. The Badgers signal caller is one of 39 candidates named to the Davey O'Brien Award watch list. More>>

UW track team adds distance coach

Wisconsin Director of Cross Country and Track Field Mick Byrne has added a new assistant to his staff. Jill Miller will take over as an assistant cross country and distance coach. More>>

Former Badger Muldoon to join Partridge at FAU

Florida Atlantic University Athletics has completed its 2014 football staff with the addition of Patrick Muldoon as defensive graduate assistant, named by FAU Football Head Coach Charlie Partridge More>>

Badger football players participate in golf outing Video included

 Four Wisconsin football players took part in the Juvenile Diabetes Golf Outing Monday at Stoughton Country Club. More>>

UW men's tennis team adds new assistant coach

Wisconsin head men's tennis coach Greg Van Emburgh has announced the hiring of former tennis pro Scoville Jenkins as an assistant coach. More>>

Havenstein named to Outland Trophy watch list

Wisconsin right tackle Rob Havenstein has been named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy. The award is given annually to the top interior lineman in college football. More>>

Gault to sit out freshman season to recover from depression

In a candid interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin football freshman and Monona Grove native Jaden Gault admitted he's dealing with severe depression. According to the article, Gault was admitted to a hospital twice in both February and March after experiencing suicidal thoughts. More>>

Melvin Gordon named to watch list for Maxwell Award

One of the most exciting players in college football is once again under consideration for the title of the best in the game. More>>

Wisconsin sports legends return for golf outing Video included

A number of current and former Badger sports athletes returned to Madison for the annual Wisconsin Legends Golf Outing at University Ridge. More>>

Russell Wilson returns to Wisconsin Video included

Wilson was back in Madison for his annual Russell Wilson Passing Academy on Saturday, which teaches kids the fundamentals of football. More>>

Geoffrion brings together former Badgers for charity Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Former Badger men's hockey player Blake Geoffrion assembled an all-star cast Friday night in a scrimmage to raise money for charity. More>>

Badger men's soccer releases 2014 schedule

The Badger men's soccer team released their upcoming 2014 schedule. The Badgers will host 11 matches this year. They are facing 12 opponents that participated in last year's NCAA tournament. Wisconsin is coming off its first NCAA tournament berth since 1995 and owns the nation's longest active home unbeaten streak.2014 Wisconsin men’s soccer schedule (All times central)Aug. 17 UIC (1 p.m.)Aug. 22 at Creighton (Exhibition – 7 p.m.)Aug. 25 at Notre Dame (Exhibition – 7 p.m.)Aug. 29 University o... More>>

UW alum Vosters tabbed as director of men's basketball operations

MADISON, Wis. – Following a year as a program assistant for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, Katherine Vosters has been named the director of basketball operations, Bo Ryan announced on Friday. More>>

Wisconsin women's track and field to send nine to NCAA West Preliminary Round

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women’s track and field team begins its journey to the NCAA championships next week as nine UW athletes will compete at the 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on May 29-31. More>>

Badger men's track and field to start NCAA competition with 19 athletes

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 14-ranked Wisconsin men’s track and field team will be well represented in next week’s 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round, as the Badgers will send 19 athletes looking to punch their tickets to the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. More>>

Big Ten announces conference schedule for 2014-15 hockey season

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten office announced the dates and opponents for the 2014-15 hockey season today, featuring 20-game schedules for each of the six Big Ten hockey schools. More>>

Former Badger hockey stars set to return for charity game

Badger hockey fans will have a chance to walk down memory lane this summer. Former Badger star Blake Geoffrion is organizing a public scrimmage to benefit the UW Health Burn Center. More>>

Badger track and field duo earns top honors

The Badger men's track and field team took home a pair of top honors from the Big Ten. Mohammed Ahmed was named Track Athlete of the Year. Mick Byrne took home Coach of the Year honors. More>>

Blues re-sign former Badger Elliott to 3-year contract

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed goalie Brian Elliott to a three-year contract, and will not pursue a new deal with Ryan Miller. More>>

Voltz makes Rimington Trophy watch list

Badgers center Dan Voltz has been named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy. The award honors the top center in college football. More>>

Hanson leads Badgers on final day of Big Ten meet

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Led by Molly Hanson’s third-place showing in the 1500 meters, the Wisconsin women’s track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships on Sunday at Rankin Track and Field. More>>

UW men's track and field runs to another Big Ten title

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Stop them if you’ve heard this one before.Wisconsin’s hopes for a championship came down to the trio of Mohammed Ahmed, Reed Connor and Malachy Schrobilgen in the 5000 meters. More>>

Badgers tournament run ends with shutout loss to No. 1 Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. -- There was a familiarity in coming to Oregon for the NCAA tournament regional, having played there just a year ago. More>>

Comeback win over Albany sends UW softball to Championship Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. -- Tied 4-4 heading into the top of the seventh inning, the Wisconsin softball team needed a big hit to beat Albany and stay alive in the NCAA tournament.  More>>

Groy, O'Neill complete rookie camp with Chicago Bears

Former Badgers Ryan Groy and Conor O'Neill were a couple hours southeast of Madison, participating in the Chicago Bears rookie camp over the weekend. Groy was an undrafted free agent, who signed a rookie contract with the Bears following last weekend's NFL Draft. O'Neill was invited as a tryout prospect for the Bears rookie camp. More>>

UW hangs with top-seeded Oregon before falling late, 6-1

If they hadn’t proven it already this season with big wins over Michigan and Nebraska, the Badgers showed Saturday that they can play with anybody. Through five innings, No. 25 Wisconsin (35-19) was locked in a 1-1 tie with No. 1 Oregon (51-7-1) before finally giving up a big inning and falling 6-1 in the NCAA Regionals. More>>

Badger softball edges Albany in opening NCAA tournament game

The Wisconsin softball team passed their first NCAA tournament test. The Badgers used a late home run from Mary Massei to edge Albany 1-0 in the opening game of their NCAA regional. More>>

White signs with Patriots

Former Badgers running back James White has signed his contract with the New England Patriots.
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Byrne is off and running at Wisconsin

The Badgers track and field teams will be led into the Big Ten outdoor championships this weekend by first-year program director Mick Byrne. Byrne inherited the men's program from legendary Wisconsin coach Ed Nuttycombe who announced his retirement in June 2013.
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Pair of Wisconsin natives earn Big Ten postgraduate scholarships

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin men’s cross country and track and field runner Michael Brice and women’s hockey goaltender Ilana Friedman will receive Big Ten Conference Postgraduate Scholarships, the league announced Thursday. More>>

Abbrederis signs with the Packers

The Packers have signed both of their fifth-round draft choices. Former Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis and Ohio State center Corey Linsley agreed to terms prior to this weekend's rookie minicamp. More>>

Andersen hires Thomas as director of operations

Gary Andersen is turning to a familiar face to fill an opening on his staff. The Wisconsin head football coach has hired Jason Thomas as his director of football operations.
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Game time set for Badgers homecoming

The Big Ten announced start times for two Badger football games this coming season.
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Badger softball earns second-straight NCAA tourney bid

MADISON, Wis. -- For the second straight year, the NCAA tournament-bound Wisconsin softball team will head west to compete in the Eugene Regional hosted by Oregon this Friday through Sunday, May 16-18. More>>

Wisconsin softball earns NCAA Tournament berth

The Badger softball team will play in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. Wisconsin earned an at-large berth after falling to Michigan on Saturday in the Big Ten Tournament. More>>

Badgers fall in Big Ten softball tournament semifinal thriller

EVANSTON, Ill. -- If each of the last two games in the series between the University of Wisconsin softball team and the Michigan Wolverines is any indication of how future matchups will play out, the Big Ten may be in for one of the more entertaining rivalries in recent history.
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Allen drafted by Eagles, undrafted players sign with teams

Former Badgers defensive lineman Beau Allen was selected in the seventh round by the Philadelphia Eagles, with the 224th overall pick. More>>

James White selected by the Patriots in the 4th

James White was the third Badger taken in the 2014 NFL. White was selected in the 4th round, 130th overall, by the New England Patriots. More>>

Wisconsin uses five-run third inning to reach Big Ten semifinal

Faced with the challenge of defending its 2013 Big Ten Tournament title, Wisconsin dug itself an early hole in its Big Ten quarterfinal game at Sharon J. Drysdale Field on Friday. More>>

49ers add linebacker depth, draft Borland

The San Francisco 49ers addressed a need at the linebacker spot by selecting Wisconsin's Chris Borland in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night at No. 77. More>>

Falcons pick FS Southward in 3rd round

The Atlanta Falcons have selected Wisconsin safety Dez Southward in the third round of the NFL draft. Southward, a full-time starter in 2012-13, was medically excluded from participating in the NFL combine two months ago because of wrist and spine injuries. More>>

Trio of Badger softball players honored by Big Ten

MADISON, Wis. -- Senior Mary Massei was named as a first-team All-Big Ten selection, while fellow senior Michelle Mueller and sophomore Taylor-Paige Stewart were named to the conference’s second team, the Big Ten announced Wednesday. More>>

DC to become part of Big Ten tourney 'rotation'

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany says Washington will host the league's 2017 men's basketball tournament and join a "rotation" with Chicago and Indianapolis. More>>

AP Source: Big Ten tournament coming to DC in 2017

A person familiar with the plans says the Big Ten Conference will announce Tuesday that its basketball tournament is going to be held at Washington's Verizon Center in 2017. More>>

Big Ten and Big East to start series in 2015-16

The Big Ten and Big East will begin a series of games in 2015 and the multi-day event will be named for the late Dave Gavitt. More>>

Madison International Speedway opens season, Brust special guest Video included

The Madison International Speedway opened up its 2014 racing season on Sunday afternoon with the ARCA Midwest Tour Joe Shear Classic. The speedway has made some unique changes to its operation in 2014 to entice its fans. The track is bringing back Super Late Model cars, and its also going back to Friday night races under the lights starting May 23.Former Wisconsin basketball player Ben Brust was at the track Sunday. He served as the honorary starter as he waived the green flag, starting the f... More>>

Badgers get sweep of No. 6 Michigan with 6-5 win in extras on Sunday

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After propelling the Badgers to a 9-3 win over No. 6/7 Michigan on Friday night with a six-RBI performance, Sara Novak was back at playing hero for the Wisconsin softball team again Sunday.
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Badgers muster only 2 hits in 10-1 loss to No. 6 Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – After defeating No. 6 Michigan, 9-3, on Friday night, the Wisconsin softball team was unable to replicate the feat on Saturday, falling to the No. 6 Wolverines, 10-1 in six innings at the Wilpon Complex.Wisconsin only picked up two hits on the night, as Michelle Mueller and Ashley Van Zeeland were the lone Badgers to earn hits off of Michigan starter Megan Betsa. Betsa allowed only one run while picking up 10 strikeouts and retired the final 10 Wisconsin batters. The Badger... More>>

Bo Ryan, American Cancer Society team up for annual Coaches vs. Cancer gala Video included

Ryan and the American Cancer Society teamed up on Saturday night to hold the annual Wisconsin Coaches vs. Cancer gala at the Kohl Center. More>>

Novak with 6 RBI in Badgers' win at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Wisconsin softball team earned its fifth win over a ranked team this year with a 9-3 triumph over No. 6/7 Michigan on Friday at the Wilpon Complex.Freshman Sara Novak had a career day for the Cardinal and White, hitting her first career grand slam and collecting six RBI.Senior Michelle Mueller and junior Maria Van Abel each collected two hits, while senior Mary Massei tallied a hit and two runs.Taylor-Paige Stewart went the distance for the Badgers, giving up three runs... More>>

Badger women's basketball adds UW-Milwaukee transfer

The Badger women's basketball team has added a veteran presence in the paint. Head coach Bobbie Kelsey announced that Avyanna Young is transferring in from UW-Milwaukee. More>>

Badger softball splits with Nebraska

The Badgers rebounded from a rough first game to salvage a split against Nebraska in the home finale at Goodman Diamond. More>>

Mueller making most of senior season, which nearly didn't happen Video included

Wisconsin softball senior Michelle Mueller is having a season to remember. Twice named the Big Ten Player of the Week, Mueller is batting .373, with 11 home runs and 49 RBI through the series against Purdue. More>>

Badgers recruit shines in international tournament Video included

The lone scholarship player in the Badgers' incoming freshman class has flown under the national radar all year. Ethan Happ changed that by going international this month. The 6'8" forward was just named the MVP of the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany. More>>

Badgers and No. 19 Cornhuskers to meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday

The Wisconsin softball team’s doubleheader against No. 19 Nebraska at Goodman Diamond on Wednesday will now start at 1 p.m., two hours earlier than the originally scheduled 3 p.m. start time. More>>

Abbrederis anxious to hear name called in NFL Draft Video included

No matter how hard it may be to train to become an NFL player, Jared Abbrederis won't complain."It's definitely a grind but these are the days that make you better," Abbrederis said. More>>

Mueller named Big Ten Player of the Week

Michelle Mueller continues her recent tear through conference action. The Badger third baseman has just earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. More>>

Hemer just hoping for a chance in the NFL Video included

Former Badger defensive lineman Ethan Hemer doesn't know if his name will be called in the seven-round draft in two weeks, but like those 21 players in Seattle, he's just hoping for a chance. More>>

Badgers softball gets 13th straight win, sweeps Purdue Video included

MADISON, Wis. --In front of the second-largest home crowd in school history, the Wisconsin softball team tied a school record by winning its 13th consecutive game, defeating Purdue (25-25-1, 12-8 Big Ten), 7-3. On a day when the Badgers honored their senior class, all four seniors played key roles in the victory.“Senior Day last year we really didn’t perform that well,” UW head coach Yvette Healy said. “For this group, they just wanted to show that in front of a lot of fans they could play we... More>>

Badger softball wins two to bring streak to 12 games Video included

The Badger softball team just refuses to lose right now. They extended their win streak to 12 games by taking two from Purdue on Friday night. More>>

Pedersen's selling point to NFL teams is his versatility Video included

With the NFL Draft still two weeks away, a number of former Badgers continue to train. Jacob Pedersen, Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland and Ethan Hemer, among others, remain in Madison working out at Camp Randall Stadium, as they count down the days until the Draft Weekend. More>>

UW Athletic Board approves coaches' contracts

MADISON, Wis. --The UW Athletic Board met Friday afternoon and approved the following recommendations of the UW Department of Athletics regarding contracts for winter/spring sports head coaches:Men’s Hockey Coach Mike Eaves’ five-year contract was extended through June 30, 2019.Women’s Hockey Coach Mark Johnson’s five-year contract was extended through June 30, 2019.Men’s Basketball Coach Bo Ryan’s five-year contract was extended through May 31, 2019.Women’s Basketball Coach Bobbie Kelsey’s f... More>>

#GetToGoodman promotion moved to Saturday

With rainy conditions forecast for the Madison area on Sunday, the Wisconsin softball team’s #GetToGoodman event has been moved to Saturday’s game, which will start at 1 p.m. at Goodman Diamond. More>>

UW Final Four team to be honored at Miller Park on Friday

MILWAUKEE --The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will be honored on the field prior to the Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Yankees game on Friday, May 9 at Miller Park. Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan will lead the program’s players and staff on the field for pregame recognition and a ceremonial first pitch. The on-field recognition will begin at approximately 6:50 p.m., so fans will want to arrive and be in their seats early (game time is 7:10 p.m.).“On behalf of the Milwaukee Brewe... More>>

Southward still working for NFL dream Video included

Former Badgers safety Dezmen Southward is using the time to continue working out. He pumps iron at Wisconsin's team facilities multiple times a week with his former UW teammates. More>>

UW's second varsity eight take first in final day of weekend regatta

The No. 6 Wisconsin women’s lightweight rowing team returned to the open water of the Charles River Basin in Boston Sunday to race in the final day of the Boston Round Robin, a two-day regatta involving some of the nation’s top-ranked rowing clubs.Racing in rough water with consistent 12-16 mile-per-hour winds, the Badgers faced No. 1 Stanford and No. 4 Boston University in the varsity eight and second varsity eight events.UW narrowly captured a second-place finish in the varsity eight, compl... More>>

Wisconsin men's rowing sweeps Minnesota, MSOE on Lake Mendota

MADISON, Wis. -– It took an extra hour as the crews waited for a change in the winds, but Wisconsin was happy to get on the water and sweep through visiting Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in one half of UW’s split-squad racing on Saturday. The rest of the team competed at the Stanford Invitational in Redwood Shores, Calif. (recap to come).Racing took place in reverse, with the start at the Memorial Union, the middle past Porter Boathouse and the finish in University Bay.... More>>

Lights-out pitching propels UW softball to sweep of Purdue

MADISON, Wis.– Wisconsin won its ninth and 10th-straight games in a doubleheader sweep of Penn State Saturday in University Park, Pa., shutting out the Nittany Lions, 4-0, in the first game and taking game two, 5-2.“To play on the road is always a big deal,” UW head coach Yvette Healy. “It’s tough to get Big Ten wins on the road. Penn State, especially, has had Wisconsin’s number for a lot of years. It’s been a while since we beat Penn State on the road, so to come out and take the series rea... More>>

Wisconsin softball wins eighth straight behind three long balls

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin kept to its winning ways Friday night in University Park, Pa., picking up its eighth-straight win, as the Badgers smashed three home runs in a 6-3 victory over Penn State.Down five runs entering the bottom of the seventh, Penn State (14-24, 5-8) pieced together a small rally, but Cassandra Darrah shut the door for her 15th win of the season.Shelby Miller drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on Alyssa Sovereign’s infield single. Ashley Van Zeeland prevented the... More>>

Badgers celebrate men's basketball season with fans

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Coming off one of the most successful seasons in Wisconsin men's basketball history, a sell-out crowd filled the Kohl Center Thursday night to celebrate the season with the team.Nearly 800 people came out to show their support for the team's accomplishments, including getting out to the best start in school history, at 16-0, reaching 30 wins for just the 3-rd time in school history, and giving head coach Bo Ryan his first ever trip to the Final Four.The annual event allo... More>>

Badger women's basketball signs Marble

The Badger women's basketball team has signed a point guard with an impressive pedigree. Roichelle Marble has signed a National Letter of Intent.
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Badger volleyball aiming high following up NCAA runner-up finish

The Badger volleyball team is back to the grind. Wisconsin is in the midst of its spring season, after coming two sets from a national championship in December. More>>

Mueller picks up pair of national awards

After a historic week at the plate for the Wisconsin softball team, senior Michelle Mueller made more history on Tuesday, becoming the first Badger to be named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week More>>

McCabe, Gardiner, Smith named to U.S. National Team

With the NHL regular season completed, USA Hockey announced today the first 15 players of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. More>>

Mueller named Big Ten Player of the Week

After a record-setting week, Wisconsin softball player Michelle Mueller was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.Mueller, a senior from La Crosse, Wis., played a big part in UW’s perfect week as she hit four home runs and recorded 18 RBI  More>>

McEvoy makes big plays in Badgers annual Spring Game

In front of a crowd of 8,204, Tanner McEvoy was able to show how much progress he'd made at the quarterback position, since switching back from safety. More>>

McCabe, Mersch end collegiate careers as All-Americans

Jake McCabe(Eau Claire, Wis.) and Michael Mersch(Park Ridge, Ill.) can each add another honor to their already-impressive lists as both players were tabbed as All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Friday. More>>

UW's Lihrman bringing the hammer down on the hammer throw

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Badgers redshirt junior Michael Lihrman is bringing down the hammer on the hammer throw. Just one meet into the season of the men's track and field team, Lihrman is already smashing records.Last weekend at the University of Florida Relays, he broke his own school record in the hammer throw by nearly six feet, reaching 226 feet 8 inches.Lihrman only picked up the sport just a few years ago when he started his college career at UW-Stout, before transferring to Madison last... More>>

UW softball team has huge day at the plate to sweep North Dakota

MADISON, Wis. –The Wisconsin softball team put on a hitting clinic against North Dakota at the Goodman Diamond on Wednesday, sweeping its doubleheader in run-rule fashion, 11-2 and 17-1.Seniors Mary Massei, Michelle Mueller and Stephanie Peace stole the show, gathering ten hits, 16 RBI and seven extra-base hits, including five home runs, on the day.“We’ve played tough teams, we’ve got some really good key wins, so for us to get a couple more today is a big deal,” UW head coach Yvette Healy sa... More>>

Faust signs contract with AHL's Albany Devils

Wisconsin senior defenseman Joe Faust(Bloomington, Minn.) has signed an Amateur Try Out contract with the AHL’s Albany Devils, the top minor league affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. More>>

Stave out for Spring, Gillins getting reps

Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave did not practice Tuesday and has been shut down for the rest of spring. Stave is working his way back from a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the Capital One Bowl on January 1. More>>

Broncos RB Ball attends Final Four in frog suit

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, who played college football at Wisconsin, wore a frog suit to the Final Four on Saturday night. Ball and two friends tried to join the Wisconsin student section courtside late in the second half of the Badgers' 74-73 loss to Kentucky, but were denied entrance to the floor level because they didn't have the necessary wrist bands. The students caught wind of Ball's struggles, turned around and started chanting "let them in, let ... More>>

Wisconsin falls short, loses 74-73 to Kentucky in Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do Saturday night to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points, but Traevon Jackson missed a foul shot with 16 seconds left and the Badgers were left stunned after Aaron Harrison's 3 from the wing with 5.7 seconds to play gave the Wildcats a 74-73. Jackson missed a jumper at the buzzer and the Badgers fell short in their quest for the school's first national tit... More>>

Jackson making name for himself at Wisconsin

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson has one up on his famous father when it comes to accomplishments on the basketball court. Jim Jackson was a two-time All-American at Ohio State, but never played in the Final Four. He'll be watching Saturday night when Traevon guides the Badgers into a national semifinal against Kentucky. Like other Badgers, the younger Jackson struggled during a midseason slump when Wisconsin went 1-5. Turnovers were up, and the shooting percent... More>>

Badger football to hold first open scrimmage of spring

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin football team will hold its first open scrimmage of the spring on Saturday, April 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m.It is free and open to the public. Fans are asked to enter through Gate 1, which will open at 11:30 a.m. They can proceed through Badger Alley and enter the east side of the stadium stands. More>>

Simonelli inks deal with Boston organization

MADISON, Wis. –Wisconsin senior defenseman Frankie Simonelli(Bensenville, Ill.) has signed a Professional Try Out contract with the Boston Bruins organization and will join the AHL’s Providence Bruins, the top minor league affiliate for Boston. Simonelli signed with Providence through next season.Simonelli, the Badgers’ team captain in 2013-14 and an assistant captain in 2012-13, finished his career with 16 goals, 45 assists and 63 points in 155 games. The 5-11 and 200-pound blue liner played... More>>

Badgers' McCabe signs with Buffalo Sabres

MADISON, Wis. --Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake McCabe(Eau Claire, Wis.) will give up his final year of eligibility to sign a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. McCabe is expected to make his NHL debut on Thursday, when the Sabres skate on the road at the St. Louis Blues.Drafted 44th overall and in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, McCabe will join former Badger All-American defenseman Jamie McBain on the Sabres blue line.A 2014 first-team All-Big Ten... More>>

Mersch signs with the Los Angeles Kings

Now that the Wisconsin men's hockey season has ended, it is pro contract signing season for the Badgers. Senior forwardMichael Mersch(Park Ridge, Ill.) is the first official signing, inking a three-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings More>>

Badger men's hockey season ends with loss to North Dakota

CINCINNATI–It took a comeback win by the Wisconsin men’s hockey team over Ohio State to push North Dakota off the bubble and into the NCAA tournament. When the two teams met in the tournament’s first round, UND didn’t show much appreciation, as a goal with 1:44 left in regulation broke a 2-2 tie and ended the Badgers season.North Dakota added a pair of empty-net tallies for the final difference in a 5-2 hockey game. The Badgers (24-11-2), looked to be in the midst of one of their patented lat... More>>

Badgers have extra motivation to make Final Four

ANAHEIM, CA (WKOW) -- Wisconsin men's basketball head coach Bo Ryan has seemingly done it all in his 13 seasons with the Badgers.He's the school's all-time wins leader, has taken home five Big Ten titles, and has advanced to the Sweet 16 six times. But there's one place Ryan has not been: the Final Four.The players know this is their chance to give him that recognition.The Arizona Wildcats will also be playing for their coach, Sean Miller. He's never been to the Final Four either.Tip-off betw... More>>

Badgers have big test again in Baylor

ANAHEIM, CA (WKOW) -- At this point in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, every match-up is big. But it's even bigger for Wisconsin, as they take on Baylor, complete with 7-foot-1-inch center Isaiah Austin.The Bears' zone defense has also given teams trouble so far in the tournament. More>>

Stave back to full practice after spring break

MADISON, WI (WKOW) - The Wisconsin football team returned to the practice field Tuesday after 11 days off for spring break.The return also meant quarterback Joel Stave was cleared for full practice. The junior 2-year starter had been limited and kept on a snap-count through the first two weeks of practice as a precautionary measure while he continued to recover from a shoulder injury suffered in the Capitol One Bowl in January. More>>

Wisconsin toughs out run to Sweet 16

Wisconsin is showing a tough side in making a third trip to the Sweet 16 in four seasons. The second-seeded Badgers hope to ride the momentum of a come-from-behind win over Oregon in the third round when they meet Baylor on Thursday in a West region semifinal game in Anaheim, Calif.  More>>

Badger men's hockey is Big Ten Tournament champions

Facing a hungry Ohio State team in the new Big Ten’s tournament championship game, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team turned to some old faces to come back from a pair of two-goal deficits and secure a second-straight conference tournament title, 5-4, thanks to a Mark Zengerle (Rochester, N.Y.) game-winner in overtime. More>>

No. 3 Wisconsin falls 5-3 to No. 1 Minnesota

After holding leads heading into the first and second intermissions, the Badgers could not overcome a three-goal third period by the Golden Gophers as Wisconsin fell 5-3. More>>

Mersch’s big day sends Badgers to Big Ten championship

As highly-ranked teams continued to drop like flies over in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team made sure the trend didn’t extend to the ice, ending upstart Penn State’s Cinderella hopes and advancing to the Big Ten Championship game with a 2-1 victory.Penn State More>>

Wisconsin hockey plays Penn State in Big Ten semifinals

Seeded-second for this week's inaugural Big Ten Tournament, which takes place at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., the Badgers (22-10-2, 13-6-1-0 Big Ten) will take on sixth-seeded Penn State (8-25-2, 3-16-1-0 Big Ten), in Friday’s semifinal round. More>>

Wisconsin devastates American 75-35 in NCAA opener

Ben Brust scored 17 points and Wisconsin devastated American with a 22-5 run to close the first half in a 75-35 victory Thursday before a friendly crowd in the NCAA tournament. More>>

Rumpel a finalist for Mike Richter Award

MADISON --The inaugural Mike Richter Award, named for the University of Wisconsin and American goaltending great, is down to the top five.Let’s Play Hockeyand the Herb Brooks Foundation announced Wednesday the five finalists for the 2014 Mike Richter Award, which will annually honor the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. The winner of the inaugural award will be announced at the 2014 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in Philadelphia.Chosen from 19 candidates, the five finalists include Wi... More>>

Badgers ranked No. 12 in final A.P. poll

The Badgers are ranked No. 12 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll. Wisconsin earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They'll play American in their first tournament game. More>>

Wisconsin is 2-seed in west regional

Arizona is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament's West Region despite losing the Pac-12 championship game to UCLA. More>>

Big first period helps Badger men's hockey team stave off MSU

The Badgers earn a 4-3 win over Michigan State in the final game of the regular season. More>>

Wisconsin earns its seventh Frozen Four appearance

No. 3 Wisconsin women's hockey team lit the lamp twice in front of a loud, sell-out crowd to overcome No. 6 Harvard, 2-1, in the quarterfinal tilt of the 2014 NCAA tournament. More>>

Michigan State beats Wisconsin in Big Ten tourney

Adreian Payne and Michigan State have that March look again, and the Spartans think their best basketball is in front of them. More>>

Vetter shows off Silver Medal at Monona Grove High School

Former Badger goaltender Jessie Vetter returned to her hometown of Cottage Grove on Friday. More>>

Lirhman’s title leads way for Badgers at NCAAs

Michael Lihrman has had better throws, but he's never had a better day. More>>

Spartans get last word, upend UW men's hockey in thriller

The Wisconsin men's hockey team (21-10-2, 12-6-1-0 Big Ten) was unable to weather an offensive explosion from Michigan State More>>

No. 12 Wisconsin runs away from Minnesota, 83-57

Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points and Frank Kaminsky had 12 rebounds to lead No. 12 Wisconsin to an 83-57 rout over Minnesota 83-57 in Friday's Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. More>>

No. 12 Badgers to follow Milwaukee's lead to NCAAs

For once, the 12th-ranked Badgers are following the lead of another team in the University of Wisconsin system. More>>

Kaminsky leads six Wisconsin honorees with first-team All-Big Ten selection

Junior center Frank Kaminsky was one of six Badgers to earn All-Big Ten honors when the conference handed out its season-ending awards Monday evening. More>>

Badgers earn No.2 seed in Big Ten tournament

The Badgers will begin their Big Ten tournament journey Friday night at 5:30 p.m. against either Minnesota or Penn State. Wisconsin is the No. 2 seed. More>>

Badgers drop three spots in latest A.P. poll

The Badger men's basketball team dropped three spots in the latest Associated Press poll following Sunday's loss to Nebraska. The Badgers are No. 12 this week. More>>

Badgers add options at defensive back

Perhaps the Wisconsin football team's most glaring issue this spring is the lack of depth at the defensive back position. More>>

No. 2 Badgers women's hockey to host No. 5 Harvard in NCAA quarterfinals

After posting a 27-7-2 record, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team has earned the No. 4 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and will host Harvard in the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 15, in a 7 p.m. tilt at LaBahn Arena. More>>

UW wrestling finishes 7th at B1G tournament

The Wisconsin wrestling team could not make up enough ground to bring home a Big Ten Conference championship Sunday. More>>

No. 9 Wisconsin falls on road to NCAA hopeful Nebraska, 77-68

Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway scored 26 points apiece, and Nebraska upset No. 9 Wisconsin 77-68 on Sunday night to put a dent in the Badgers' hopes for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. More>>

North Dakota knocks off Wisconsin in WCHA Final Face-Off

North Dakota knocked off No. 2 Wisconsin 1-0 in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off women's hockey tournament. More>>

Minnesota tops Wisconsin 74-68 in OT

Rachel Banham scored 22 points Thursday night, including 10 of 10 free throws, as Minnesota rallied to beat Wisconsin 74-68 in overtime to win their opening-round Big Ten Conference tournament game. More>>

Kaminsky, No. 9 Wisconsin handle Purdue 76-70

Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and No. 9 Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a 76-70 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night. More>>

QB Stave limited for start of Badgers spring ball

Joel Stave will get a late start in spring practice to stave off the competition for the Wisconsin starting quarterback job. More>>

Borland aims to impress at Wisconsin pro day

One of the most heralded linebackers to come out of Wisconsin is trying to show scouts that he's worth a high pick in the NFL draft. More>>

Meinholz's inspiring fight for life earns him spot with the Badgers

In May 2012, Meinholz was doing better and he served as the guest speaker for Wisconsin's Coaches vs. Cancer gala, where he delivered a speech so inspiring that Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan walked up to him. More>>

Byrne is named Coach of the Year, Lihrman and Connor also honored

Wisconsin director of cross country and track & field Mick Byrne, along with senior Reed Connor and junior Michael Lihrman earned Big Ten honors More>>

Badgers Michala Johnson named 1st team Big Ten

The Big Ten Conference announced the women's basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Monday. More>>

Badgers back in the top ten

The Badgers jumped up five spots in the latest Associated Press men's college basketball poll. Wisconsin is No. 9. More>>

No. 14 Wisconsin beats Penn State 71-66

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was more than willing to let Penn State score some under the basket in exchange for shutting down the Nittany Lions' outside shooting and preventing damaging runs. More>>

Bemidji Bound: No. 2 Badgers advance to WCHA Final Face-Off

Junior Blayre Turnbull and sophomore Courtney Burke each lit the lamp to lift the Badgers to a 2-0 victory over the Mavericks More>>

Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket Announced

The Big Ten announced on Sunday the bracket for the 2014 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament More>>

Badgers' Senior Day spoiled by loss in overtime to Northwestern

Despite four Badgers scoring in double-digits and a comeback in the second half to send the game in to overtime, Wisconsin couldn't hold on in its final home game of the season at the Kohl Center, falling to Northwestern 77-73 on Sunday. More>>

No. 2 Badgers fall to Minnesota State, 3-0

The No. 2-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team fell to the Mavericks, 3-0, Saturday in the second contest of the WCHA first round playoffs at LaBahn Arena. More>>

Badger men repeat as Big Ten indoor track and field champs

Mick Byrne frequently uses the term "Badger Tough" to describe how his cross country team competes. It's a compliment, suggesting they run with grit, determination and heart. More>>

Badger women's hockey opens WCHA playoffs with win

The No. 2-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team blanked Minnesota State, 4-0, Friday night at LaBahn Arena in the opening game of their WCHA first-round playoff series. More>>

Rumpel named a candidate for Mike Richter Award

Badger junior Joel Rumpel has been named one of 18 candidates for the inaugural Mike Richter Award. The award honors the top goaltender in NCAA men's hockey. More>>

Badger 2014-15 Big Ten matchups announced

Highlighted by trips to conference newcomers Maryland and Rutgers next season, the Wisconsin men's basketball team learned of its Big Ten double and single plays as the league announced its 2014-15 matchups on Friday. More>>

Evan Anderson hanging it up after this season

Evan Anderson has announced this will be his last season with the Badger basketball team. The redshirt junior is scheduled to graduate in May. More>>

Former Badger Brad Winchester traded to Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Brian Connelly from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for forward Brad Winchester. More>>

No. 14 Wisconsin beats Indiana 69-58

Sam Dekker scored 16 points and No. 14 Wisconsin shrugged off a slow start to beat Indiana 69-58 on Tuesday night. More>>

Wisconsin's record-holding swimmer aiming for Olympics

As a junior, Wisconsin's Ivy Martin is already one of the best female swimmers Wisconsin has ever had. More>>

Badgers hire Brown as running backs coach

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen announced on Monday that the Badgers have hired Thomas Brown as running backs coach. More>>

Badgers move up in latest A.P. poll

The Badgers moved up two spots in the A.P. poll to No. 14. More>>

Wisconsin women drop sixth-straight game, falling to Purdue 72-54

The Badgers couldn't overcome the 21st-ranked Purdue women's basketball team on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Boilermakers 72-54 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. More>>

Special teams helps UW men's hockey send off seniors in style

A to-do list for the Wisconsin men's hockey team coming into its final home series of the year would likely have contained at least three items. More>>

No. 2 UW women's hockey completes sweep of Minnesota State

Fueled by two third-period goals, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team defeated Minnesota State, 3-1, Saturday at All Seasons Arena. More>>

No. 16 Wisconsin beats No. 15 Iowa 79-74

The way Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan sees it, the 16th-ranked Badgers are playing better because they're making shots. More>>

No. 2 Badger women's hockey skates past Mavericks, 5-1

Junior Blayre Turnbull scored two short-handed goals in the third period to help the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team secure a 5-1 win over Minnesota State, Friday, at All Seasons Arena. More>>

Carimi signs with Atlanta Falcons

Former Badger standout Gabe Carimi has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

Falcons sign former Badgers OL Gabe Carimi

The Atlanta Falcons Monday announced that they have signed offensive lineman Gabe Carimi. More>>

Kaminsky and Hayes earn Big Ten weekly honors

Frank Kaminsky was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, while Nigel Hayes earned his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor. More>>

Badgers climb five spots in A.P. poll

The Badger men's basketball team has climbed five spots in the Associated Press college basketball poll. They check in at No. 16 this week. More>>

No. 21 Wisconsin beats No. 15 Michigan 75-62

Frank Kaminsky had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 21 Wisconsin smothered No. 15 Michigan in the first half before holding on for a 75-62 victory Sunday. More>>

No. 11 Penn State surges past Wisconsin, 78-68

Maggie Lucas, the top free throw shooter in the nation, shot No. 11 Penn State into the lead from the line with less than 4 minutes to play, sparking the Nittany Lions on a 20-9 run to close out Wisconsin Sunday, 78-68. More>>

Badger women's hockey team falls 3-2 to #1 Minnesota

 It was a meeting of the nation's best tonight as the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team fell to No. 1 Minnesota, 3-2, in an epic conference showdown at LaBahn Arena. More>>

Badger women's hockey can't complete comeback bid against OSU

The Wisconsin men's hockey team just can't seem to catch a break on Valentine's Day. More>>

No. 21 Wisconsin beats Minnesota 78-70

Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points, and No. 21 Wisconsin regained some of its frontcourt swagger in a 78-70 win Thursday night over Minnesota. More>>

Badger women drop game to Minnesota, 63-50

After scoring just 16 points in the first half, the Wisconsin women's basketball team dropped a 63-50 decision to Minnesota on Wednesday night in the Kohl Center. More>>

Badgers climb back into the polls

The Badger men's basketball team has climbed back into the Top 25. Fresh off a victory over Michigan State, Wisconsin checks in at No. 21 in the latest Associated Press poll. More>>

Hayes earns third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Nigel Hayes earned his third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor, the conference announced Monday. More>>

Jackson lifts Badgers over No. 9 Spartans 60-58

Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left for Wisconsin, 10 seconds after Michigan State's Adreian Payne tied it with a 3, and the Badgers beat the ninth-ranked Spartans 60-58 on Sunday. More>>

No. 2 Badgers hockey holds off Buckeyes, 3-2

Junior Brittany Ammerman recorded two goals, including the game-winner with less than 15 minutes remaining to give the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team a 3-2 win over Ohio State, Saturday, at the OSU Ice Rink. More>>

Wisconsin women come up short on road at Indiana

Wisconsin women's basketball team couldn't come back in the second, falling to Indiana at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., 76-69 More>>

Gary Andersen introduces 2014 class on signing day

Wisconsin head football coach Gary Andersen announced his 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday. The class includes 25 scholarship players and five walk-ons. More>>

Sun Prairie DT Craig Evans will not sign with Wisconsin

Sun Prairie senior defensive lineman Craig Evans will not sign with Wisconsin on National Signing Day. More>>

Wisconsin looks for answers, slides out of Top 25

A winter slide has dropped Wisconsin out of the Top 25 for the first time this year. More>>

UW Football Spring game scheduled for April 12 at 3 p.m.

Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Monday that for the fourth-consecutive year, proceeds from the Badger football team's annual spring game will be directed to a campus partner. More>>

Wisconsin women end four-game losing streak with win at home

With four players scoring in double figures, the Wisconsin women's basketball team defeated Ohio State 82-71 in front of 6,070 fans at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon. More>>

No. 24 Ohio State defeats No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58

Aaron Craft scored all seven of his points in the final 4 minutes, LaQuinton Ross added 13 for the game, and No. 24 Ohio State got a confidence-boosting win on the road Saturday by beating No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58. More>>

Return to the road ends in 3-1 loss for UW men's hockey

The first road game for the Wisconsin men's hockey team in over two months started well, but ended in sour fashion, as No. 12 Michigan (13-6-2, 5-2-0-0 B1G) capitalized on costly Badger turnovers before holding on for a 3-1 win in Ann Arbor on Friday night. More>>

Badger women stopped short at Michigan State

The Wisconsin women's basketball team just couldn't get past Michigan State at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. Thursday night, falling 71-67. More>>

Northwestern upsets No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56

Drew Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, JerShon Cobb added all 10 of his points in the second half and Northwestern upset cold-shooting No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56 on Wednesday night. More>>

No. 2 Badgers blank Bulldogs, 2-0, to earn weekend sweep

Supported by a loud home crowd, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey overcame some rough play and a flurry of penalties to shutout WCHA-rival Minnesota Duluth, 2-0, Sunday in the intense conclusion to the weekend's two-game series at LaBahn Arena. More>>

UW women's basketball scores season-low 44 in third straight loss

The Wisconsin women's basketball team entered Sunday's contest against Michigan in need of an offensive spark after posting a season-low point total in its last outing, but could not find the igniter it needed in a 60-44 loss to the Wolverines at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon. More>>

No. 9 Badgers stymied by Ohio State

The Wisconsin men's hockey team couldn't convert good looks into goals and dropped its first conference game in nearly two months, falling to Ohio State, 3-1.
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No. 2 Badgers tame UMD Bulldogs 3-1

Led by powerful special teams play and some goaltender heroics, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team vanquished long-time conference-rival Minnesota Duluth, 3-1, Saturday at LaBahn Arena. More>>

Wisconsin end skid with 75-63 win over Illinois

Sam Dekker and Ben Brust scored 16 points apiece Tuesday and Wisconsin ended a two-game losing streak with a 75-63 win at Illinois. More>>

Badgers lose assistant to Baltimore Ravens

Badgers running back coach Thomas Hammock has accepted a position with the Baltimore Ravens. More>>

Badger women fall to No. 22 Nebraska 71-70

Despite taking No. 22 Nebraska into overtime, the Wisconsin women's basketball team came up just short on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center, falling to the Huskers 71-70. More>>

Badgers knock off top-ranked Minnesota

A late goal from Jake McCabe propelled the Badgers past top-ranked Minnesota 2-1. More>>

Stricker among contenders at John Deere Classic

Steve Stricker is considered one of the top contenders at this week's John Deere Classic. Stricker has fared well at the tournament in the past.
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