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College Volleyball: Badgers enter season with No. 9 rank, but have higher expectations Video included

For the fifth straight year, all under head coach Kelly Sheffield, the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team enters the season with a top ten national rank in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) top-25 preseason poll.

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Ferguson looks to make a name for himself with Badgers Video included

The Badgers have very few spots up for grabs on the offensive side of the ball with nine starters returning. One of the few holes to fill is at tight end following the departure of Troy Fumagalli to the NFL. Former Madison Memorial star Jake Ferguson is hoping to help fill the void.

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CB Carriere-Williams has bigger goals for after football Video included

"Hopefully one day I'll be able open my own training facility - a Boys and Girls Club for the inner city kids in my community."

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Lyles crosses the line, from OL to DL Video included

With a stacked offensive line and a need for defensive linemen, Joe Thomas award winner Kayden Lyles is making the switch from offense to defense.

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Devin Harris back with Mavs for his third stint in Dallas

Devin Harris is returning to the Dallas Mavericks for the third time after signing a $2.4 million free agent contract.    The Mavericks announced the deal with the 14-year veteran on Wednesday. His contract is for the veteran minimum.    

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Badgers volleyball starts season in Top 10

For the fifth straight year, the Badgers volleyball team will start the season ranked in the top ten. Wisconsin checks in at No. 9 in the 2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association Top-25 preseason poll. 

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Badgers rebuild defensive line Video included

Entering his second seasons as the Badgers' defensive coordinator, Jim Leonhard knows he has some questions to answer and some holes to fill in preseason camp. Wisconsin returns just four defensive starters from a season ago and just one on the defensive line.

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NT Sagapolu eager to shine on the D-line Video included

The senior nose tackle is hoping to turn heads this season, as the only returning starting defensive lineman.

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Reports: Sam Dekker traded to Cavaliers

ESPN Senior NBA Insider reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reports that former Wisconsin native, former Badgers forward Sam Dekker will be traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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"Fatal Four" hoping to make big impact this fall Video included

Wisconsin football is returning four of its top five pass catchers from a year ago, who have dubbed themselves the 'Fatal Four'.

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Former Badgers return for youth hoops camp Video included

With the NBA preseason still more than a month away, a pair of former Badgers greats are returning to their old stomping grounds to share their knowledge with local youth players. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky teamed up with ProStart Sports to host a basketball camp at the Sports Enhancement Academy. 

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How Badgers QB Hornibrook is working to improve off big 2017 season Video included

Wisconsin junior QB Alex Hornibrook is coming off a season where he was named the Orange Bowl MVP and threw 25 touchdowns, which is the secnd most in UW history in a single season.

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Badgers check in at No. 7 in preseason coaches poll

The Badgers opened preseason camp as a Top-Ten team. Wisconsin checking in at No. 7 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Alabama is a heavy favorite heading into the season. 

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High expectations in 2018 for Badgers, RB Taylor Video included

After a record-breaking freshman season, all eyes in 2018 are on running back Jonathan Taylor to see what he can do in his sophomore campaign.

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Wisconsin volleyball names 2018 captains

Wisconsin volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield has announced that Tiffany Clark, M.E. Dodge and Sydney Hilley will serve as captains for the 2018 season.

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Edwards ready to lead Badgers defense Video included

TJ Edwards had a decision to make after the Orange Bowl. Fresh off an All-American season, he weighed his pro prospects but ultimately decided he had some unfinished business at Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin O-Line ready to roll in 2018 Video included

Wisconsin returns 10 of 11 of its offensive starters from the 2017 season, including all five offensive linemen.

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Badgers take the stage at Big Ten Media Days Video included

Three Badgers seniors and head coach Paul Chryst unofficially kicked off the start of football by participating in the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Wisconsin enters fall camp with lofty expectations following a 13-1 season that culminated with a victory in the Orange Bowl. 

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Ohio State, Wisconsin place 2 on Big Ten preseason list

Ohio State and Wisconsin each placed two players on the Big Ten preseason honors list.    Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa and running back J.K. Dobbins made the roster for the East Division, and Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and running back Jonathan Taylor were recognized on the West side. 

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Badgers picked to win the West in Big Ten preseason football poll

The Badgers are the unanimous favorites to repeat as Big Ten West Division champions again this season, according to the preseason football poll conducted by cleveland.com. 

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Tucker added to UW Athletics Hall of Fame

Alando Tucker's name was already prominently featured in the Badgers men's basketball record books. Now, it will be forever etched in the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. Tucker was the latest inductee announced by the university. 

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Pankowski's pups provide paws-itivity Video included

As Badger hockey star Annie Pankowski nears her return to the ice at LaBahn Arena, she's also raising a guide dog.

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Wisconsin women's hockey announces captains for upcoming season Video included

Senior Badger women’s hockey players Annie Pankowski and Sophia Shaver will be co-captains for the 2018-19 season, head coach Mark Johnson announced Wednesday.

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Georgia Southern football to play at Wisconsin in 2023

Georgia Southern announced on Thursday the addition of Wisconsin to their 2023 football schedule.

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Verona's Luehring announces transfer to Wisconsin Video included

For Verona High School graduate Alex Luehring, the idea of playing basketball at home recently took on a whole new meaning. Luehring recently announced her intention to transfer to Wisconsin to be closer to her ailing father.

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Badgers wrestling team to say goodbye to Stickley

The Badgers wrestling team is planning to bus to Ohio to bid farewell to teammate Eli Stickley. The 21-year old died in a car crash on July 5 in Illinois. A memorial service is planned for Saturday at Stickley's home church of Calvary Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio. The Wisconsin athletics department is providing a bus for student-athletes and staff to attend. All of Stickley's teammates are expected to make the trip. For those unable to travel to the service, a live vide... More>>

Former Badgers coach, Pettinger, passes away

Legendary Badgers men's swimming and diving coach, Jack Pettinger has died at age 79. 

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Bairu named to UW Athletics Hall of Fame

Simon Bairu has run his way into the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. The athletic department announced Bairu as the newest addition to this year's incoming Hall of Fame class.  

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Anderson named to UW Athletics Hall of Fame

Jolene Anderson re-wrote the record books at Wisconsin. Now, her name will be etched in the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. The Badgers basketball star was named the newest inductee in this year's incoming Hall of Fame class.  

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Joe Schobert's #23 Retired at High School Video included

Waukesha West High School retired the #23 of former Badger Joe Schobert on Sunday.

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UW wrestler dies in Illinois car crash

Wisconsin Athletics announced on Friday that junior wrestler Eli Stickley has died.

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Tucker returns to Wisconsin Athletics Video included

Alando Tucker left Wisconsin on top of the record books as the Badgers' career leader in scoring. Now, he's returning to campus to share his journey with the next crop of Badgers.

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Roy Boone Summer League back for 4th season Video included

The Wisconsin men's basketball team doesn't play games for the public in the summer, but you can check out some former Badgers hooping it up in the Roy Boone Summer League.

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Dayne talks Taylor, dropping son off at BC Video included

WKOW caught up with Wisconsin's all-time leading rusher, Ron Dayne, to chat about Jonathan Taylor - the running back working to break his records - and dropping his son, Javian, off at Boston College.

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Tischke named Badgers hockey captain

The Badgers men's hockey team is looking to senior Peter Tischke for leadership this season. The defenseman has been named the team captain for the 2018-19 season. 

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Peltonen to join Wisconsin men’s hockey

Wisconsin men's hockey head coach Tony Granato has announced the signing of defenseman Jesper Peltonen to a National Letter of Intent.

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Lee Evans returns for youth football camp Video included

Former Badgers and NFL wide receiver Lee Evans returned to Madison on Tuesday for a three day youth football camp with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.

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Three more Wisconsin Badgers taken in 2018 NHL Draft

Madison – For the third consecutive year, four members of the Wisconsin men's hockey program have been chosen in the NHL draft. After No. 22 overall pick K'Andre Miller went to the New York Rangers on Friday, Ty Emberson, Sampo Ranta and Jack Gorniak were chosen by the end of the fourth round on Saturday at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas. The 2018 draft marks just the third time in school history that four Wisconsin players were taken in the first four rounds (2008, 2016), ... More>>

Badgers' Miller drafted in first round of NHL Draft

Incoming Badgers defenseman K'Andre Miller was selected No. 22 overall in the NHL Draft by the New York Rangers. 

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Badgers basketball adds two walk-ons

The Badgers men's basketball team has added a pair of walk-ons for the upcoming season. Head coach Greg Gard announced the additions of Owen Hamilton and Carter Higginbottom. 

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Montee Ball's Swing Fore Recovery golf event Video included

Former Badgers running back Montee Ball continues to make a comeback.. Off the field. On Friday he hosted his first ever Swing Fore Recovery golf event help raising money for UW student athletes that need to get treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Wisconsin's Ellenwood wins NCAA heptathlon

No Badger had won a NCAA track and field national championship until Saturday, when senior Georgia Ellenwood won the heptathlon with a score of 6,146 points at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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Badger sophomore wins NCAA 1500m championship

Wisconsin men’s track and field’s Ollie Hoare capped off his storybook sophomore season with a fairytale ending, winning the 1500 meters at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

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Badgers' Ellenwood enters NCAA Championships as favorite

Badgers senior Georgia Ellenwood enters the NCAA Championships as the top seed in the heptathlon.

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Times set for four Badgers football games

The Badgers football team will open the season under the Friday night lights. The team announcing kickoff times for four games this upcoming season, including the opener against Western Kentucky on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.

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Happ withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Badgers

After testing the NBA waters the last few weeks, Ethan Happ has decided to return to school for his senior season. The Badgers big man announcing on social media he is pulling his name out of the NBA Draft and returning to Wisconsin. 

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Badgers land 7-foot transfer

The Wisconsin men's basketball team is adding some size. Owen Hamilton, a 7'0" center, has announced he is transferring in from Northern Illinois. 

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Badgers' Greenway heading to Dubuque USHL team

Greenway played 46 games for Tony Granato at the University of Wisconsin, and scored three goals and eight assists across two seasons as part of the resurgent Badgers program.

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Haney returns home to Badgers

Jenna Haney is coming home. The former Badgers swimmer is rejoining the program as an assistant coach. New head coach Yuri Suguiyama announced the hiring of the Milton native.

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Wisconsin softball's season ends at NCAA Regional

The Wisconsin softball team dropped a 9-1 decision to No. 12 Alabama at Rhoads Stadium Saturday afternoon before falling to Oregon State late Saturday night, 5-1.

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Wisconsin rallies in NCAA regional win over Oregon State

The Wisconsin softball team rallied back from a three run deficit for an eight inning, 9-3 opening round win against Oregon State in Tuscaloosa Regional Friday night in Alabama.

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Badgers softball team able to 'produce' at the plate Video included

For the second straight year, the Badgers softball team celebrated a trip to the NCAA Tournament by showing they could 'produce' at the plate. The team hit fruit and vegetables instead of balls for batting practice.

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Wisconsin softball earns NCAA tournament berth

Wisconsin will compete in its sixth NCAA Tournament, earning a berth for the second year in a row.

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Badgers fall to Minnesota in Big Ten Softball Tournament Video included

The Badgers softball team came up short in a marathon matchup with Minnesota in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Goodman Diamond. Following multiple weather delays and a helicopter delay to dry the field, the Gophers ultimately prevailed 6-0. 

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Badgers pound Purdue to open Big Ten softball tournament Video included

The Wisconsin Badgers wasted little time taking care of business at home to open to the Big Ten softball tournament with a 8-0 victory over Purdue in just five innings.

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Wisconsin's Curtis advances to NCAA Championships Video included

One Badger is moving on to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships. Senior Gabby Curtis advanced in the postseason by shooting a 209 (-7) at the NCAA Madison Regional at University Ridge Golf Course. Curtis finished in a tie for fourth place. She tied the 54-hole school record. 

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Six Badgers earn All-Big Ten softball honors Video included

The Wisconsin softball team is set to host the Big Ten Tournament this week. They will do so with six all-conference players on the roster, which is the most in program history. 

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Baraboo's Schaefer making her mark early in Badgers career Video included

After a bit of a slow start to her collegiate career, Baraboo's Josie Schaefer is climbing the record books at Wisconsin.

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Badgers remain in the hunt after second round of regional play Video included

Wisconsin seniors Gabby Curtis and Lexi Harkins are both in the top 10 after two rounds of the 2018 NCAA Madison Regional at University Ridge Golf Course.

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Curtis leads Badgers in Opening NCAA Regional round Video included

A career best round from Wisconsin senior Gabby Curtis has the Badgers in 6th place overall after the first round of the NCAA Madison Regional at University Ridge Golf Course on Monday.

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University Ridge Hosting Women's NCAA Golf Regional

18 different women's golf teams from NCAA Division 1 schools will descend on University Ridge Golf Course in Madison this week for a women's golf regional. 

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Badgers close out regular season with 4-3 win over Northwestern Video included

The Wisconsin softball team closed out their regular season winning five of their final six games including a 4-3 win over Northwestern on Sunday for Senior Day at the Goodman Softball Complex.  

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Badgers' Happ to work out for NBA teams Video included

Badgers forward Ethan Happ is still waiting on an invite to the NBA Combine. In the meantime, he plans to show off his skills to NBA teams during private workouts. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Happ has a workout scheduled with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday and another one on Saturday with the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

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Hayes says Badgers discussed boycott

Speaking to a panel at The Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, former Badgers forward Nigel Hayes detailed how he proposed he and his teammates should boycott a game to protest the current NCAA system in regards to compensation of players. 

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Governor declares state of emergency for wildfire risk

Governor Scott Walker announced Tuesday morning he has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Wisconsin in response to wildfire conditions.

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Badgers grab series sweep in win over Nebraska

The Wisconsin softball team completed the series sweep over Nebraska Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium, topping the Huskers 11-2 in six innings for its first Nebraska sweep in school history.

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Former Badgers, Madison-area locals sign UFDA deals with NFL teams

Several former Wisconsin Badgers, and former Madison-area high school football stand outs, reportedly signed undrafted free agent deals with NFL teams after the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday.

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Former Wisconsin LB Leon Jacobs drafted by Jaguars

Former Wisconsin LB Leon Jacobs was drafted in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Former Badger safety Natrell Jamerson drafted by Saints

Former Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

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Badgers LB Jack Cichy drafted in the 6th round by Bucs

Less than a year after season ending ACL surgery, former Badgers linebacker Jack Cichy was drafted 202 overall in the 6th round of the NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday afternoon.

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Former Badgers TE Troy Fumagalli drafted in the 5th round by Broncos

On the third and final day of the NFL draft, former Badgers tight end Troy Fumagalli was drafted 156th overall in the fifth round by the Denver Broncos. 

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Former Badger CB Nick Nelson drafted by Raiders in 4th round

Former Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson - who was injured in a pre-draft workout - was selected in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders.

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Checking in with Badgers' Greg Gard Video included

WKOW Sports Director Lance Veeser caught up with Badgers men's basketball coach Greg Gard prior to the team's annual postseason banquet. Gard discussed this past season, his upcoming freshman class, Ethan Happ's NBA Draft process, the potential changes coming to the NCAA and his Garding Against Cancer Signature Event, which will be May 5 at the Kohl Center.  More>>

Williams Looking to Make Instant Impact for Badgers

Bryson Williams turned down his hometown school to become a Badger. Now, the freshman defensive lineman is looking to make an instant impact in Madison.

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Devil's Lake to host Big Ten Rowing Championships in 2019

The oldest, largest and most visited state park in Wisconsin will play host to one of the premiere rowing events in the country on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The Big Ten Rowing Championships are coming to Devil's Lake in Baraboo. 

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Wisconsin softball takes series against Purdue

Goodman Diamond was filled with fans on Sunday afternoon, as the Wisconsin softball team earned a thrilling 4-3 win over visiting Purdue.

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Grand slam, amazing pitching propels Wisconsin softball to win

Stellar pitching and clutch hitting helped the Wisconsin softball team to a 7-1 win over Purdue Saturday evening at Goodman Diamond to even the series, 1-1.

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Badgers tab Tetschlag as new assistant

The Badgers women's basketball program is bringing a Wisconsin native back home to fill their vacancy for an assistant coach. Head coach Jonathan Tsipis has announced the hiring of Kayla Tetschlag as an assistant and co-recruiting coordinator. 

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Wisconsin school record holder Georgia Ellenwood still striving to improve

The Wisconsin school-record holder in the heptathlon and pentathlon, Georgia Ellenwood, has a high goal of breaking 6,000 points in the heptathlon this season.

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Wisconsin signs three hockey players to NLI

Three forwards have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Badgers this fall, Wisconsin men's hockey head coach Tony Granato announced on Wednesday.

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Suguiyama named new Badgers swim and dive coach

The Badgers swim and dive program has a new head coach. Yuri Suguiyama was named the new head coach after spending six years as the associated head coach the Cal men's program. 

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Cephus returns to the field for the Badgers

Quintez Cephus has progressed enough from a leg injury to return to the Badgers for the final weeks of spring practice.

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Badgers return a stacked offensive line

The Wisconsin football team returns their starting quarterback and running back this season, but offensively what could have more of an impact is the Badgers' offensive line. Wisconsin returns all five starters.  

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Wisconsin’s men’s hockey awards given out at senior banquet

Senior forward Ryan Wagner took home the MVP award on Saturday when the Wisconsin men's hockey team held its annual awards banquet at the Kohl Center.

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Wisconsin WR Cephus returns to practice

At Friday's practice, junior wide receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice for the first time since injuring his right leg in last fall's game against Indiana.

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Badgers practice after spring game cancellation

Instead of playing in the spring game, which was cancelled, the Badgers practiced indoors on Friday night.

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Montee Ball partners with UW to educate student athletes on mental health and support services

Former Wisconsin and NFL running back Montee Ball is back making an impact on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. He is partnering with the universities athletics department creating the Montee Ball Fund ball confirmed with WKOW on Friday.

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Badgers tally pair of wins over Illinois

The Badgers softball team picked up a pair of victories over Illinois by tallying 17 hits in a doubleheader at Goodman Diamond. Wisconsin  The Wisconsin softball team earned 17 hits en route to winning both games of its doubleheader with Illinois at Goodman Diamond Thursday afternoon. UW took game one 4-2 before coming out on top 6-2 in game two four four-straight wins.       

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Badgers softball sweeps Green Bay

The Badgers softball team took advantage of the nice weather to notch a pair of wins over Green Bay. Wisconsin won 8-0 and 10-2. 

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Wisconsin signs Strickland and Hedstrom to 2018 recruiting class

Tai Strickland and Joe Hedstrom have signed national letters of intent to join the University of Wisconsin and play basketball for the Badgers beginning in the fall of 2018.

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Badgers will open upper deck at the Field House in 2018

Changes are coming to the UW Field House, adding to the Wisconsin volleyball team's sell out atmosphere for game day coming in the 2018 fall season. 

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Bo Ryan gives his outlook on 2018-2019 Badgers hoops

At a fundraiser on Saturday, former Wisconsin men's basketball coach Bo Ryan shared his two cents on how he thinks the 2018-2019 Badgers will look.

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Badger softball team swept by Iowa

Another close game did not go the Wisconsin softball team's way Sunday afternoon as it fell to Iowa, 5-3, at Pearl Field.

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Bo Ryan Helps Raise Money for Coaches vs. Cancer

Former Wisconsin men's basketball coach Bo Ryan and a list of ESPN sportscasters attended the 11th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin Gala Saturday night at the Monona Terrace. 

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Badgers fall to Iowa in doubleheader

The Wisconsin softball team came up short in both games of a hard-fought doubleheader with Iowa Saturday afternoon at Pearl Field.

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Former Badger Nick Nelson tears meniscus in pre-draft NFL workout

Several former Badgers are making their final push towards the NFL draft by working out individually for teams.  Unfortunately for former Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson, one of those workouts ended in a torn meniscus this week.

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Badgers' Taylor spends spring break catching passes from his QB

Badgers receiver AJ Taylor spent his spring break in California working out with quarterback Alex Hornibrook and receiving tips from a former NFL receiver.

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Badgers' Happ declares for NBA Draft but doesn't hire agent

As expected, Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ has officially declared for the NBA Draft. However, the redshirt junior has not hired an agent. So, he will be able to withdraw his name from the draft prior to June 11 and return for his senior season. 

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Badgers throw out the first pitch at Brewers home opener

The Brewers turned to the defending Orange Bowl champions to find someone to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener. Several members of Wisconsin's football team stood around the mound as former tight end Troy Fumagalli fired his left-handed fastball.

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Badgers grab win over Ohio State with the long ball

With back-to-back home runs in the third inning from Brooke Wyderski and Taylor Johnson, the Badgers played with a lead and never looked back in a 3-1 win over the Buckeyes in Columbus Saturday afternoon.

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Late surge helps Buckeyes to 9-7 victory over Badgers

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Wisconsin softball team lost a tough one on Friday night after holding the lead over No. 24 Ohio State for the majority of the game, but a late OSU surge in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Buckeyes a 9-7 win over the Badgers.

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Badgers basketball managers headed to Final Four

The Badgers men's basketball team's student managers have earned a trip to the Final Four to compete in the 'Manager Games'.

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Loudermilk looking to make a splash this fall

Among the priorities during spring ball for UW is rebuilding the defensive line, after losing their top three defensive ends.

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College Softball: Badgers win second straight with 6-2 victory over UNI

The Wisconsin softball team scored six runs off seven hits on their way to a 6-2 win over Northern Iowa Tuesday afternoon at the Goodman Diamond. 

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Badgers add point guard help

The Wisconsin Badgers added some point guard help late in the recruiting cycle. The team landed a verbal commitment from Tai Strickland. 

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Badgers take home opener over Rutgers

After a plethora of travel and weather delays, the Wisconsin softball team was finally able to get a game in Sunday afternoon at the Goodman Softball Complex.

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Chris Bono named Wisconsin wrestling head coach

Chris Bono, the 2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year, has been named the 16th head coach in Wisconsin wrestling history, Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Saturday.

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Badgers tight ends prepare to replace Fumagalli

 Last season's leading receiver, Troy Fumagalli, is off to the NFL. So, the Wisconsin Badgers will look to a committee of tight ends to replace his production.

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Badgers' Edwards explains reasons for returning to school

TJ Edwards did not have long to celebrate Wisconsin's Orange Bowl victory before sitting down to do some serious thinking. The star linebacker elected to return for his senior season.

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UW Softball home opener moved

Due to weather and travel issues in the New Jersey area, the Wisconsin softball team has moved its game times for the Rutgers series.

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Badgers' Hornibrook prepares for season of expectation

Fresh off an Orange Bowl MVP performance, Alex Hornibrook is back on the practice field for spring workouts. It's a familiar atmosphere for the junior quarterback, but he admits this spring feels different.

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Badgers fall to Colgate 4-3 in double overtime

The Wisconsin women's hockey team returned to the Frozen Four for the fifth straight season, but failed to make it to the national championship game after a 4-3 loss to No.3 Colgate in double overtime, Friday night at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

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Cichy back on field at Wisconsin Pro Day

All 32 NFL teams came out to Wisconsin's pro day on Wednesday.

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Former Badgers drop in on 2018 Pro Day

Several former Badgers - some who are now in the NFL - were on hand at 20178 Wisconsin Pro Day to see what this draft class could do.

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Era ends: Browns tackle/former Badger Joe Thomas retires from NFL

CLEVELAND (AP/WKOW) -- Cleveland Browns star left tackle, and former Wisconsin Badger, Joe Thomas has retired after 11 seasons in the NFL.

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Badgers' Van Vliet announces plans to transfer

Badgers junior forward Andy Van Vliet has announced his plans to transfer.

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Badgers' Frederic signs with Bruins

The Wisconsin men's hockey team is losing it's top goal-scorer. The Boston Bruins announced they have signed forward Trent Frederic to a three-year entry-level contract. Frederic will play for the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement for the remainder of this season before his Boston contract kicks in for the 2018-19 season. 

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Five Badgers men's hockey players earn Big Ten honors

Five Badgers men's hockey players earned All-Big Ten honors. Wyatt Kalynuk, Trent Frederic and Peter Tischke were named Honorable Mention selections. Kalynuk was also named to the All-Freshman team along with teammate Linus Weissbach. 2017-18 All-Big Ten Hockey Team and Individual Awards As selected by Big Ten coaches and Media Voting Panel   FIRST TEAM Cooper Marody, F, Michigan Jake Evans, F, Notre Dame Tanner Laczynski, F, Ohio State Jordan Gross, D, Notre Dame Trevor Hamilto... More>>

Badgers advance to fifth-straight Frozen Four

The No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team is set to make its fifth-straight NCAA Frozen Four appearance after defeating No. 5 Minnesota, 4-0, in front of an electric sold-out crowd Saturday at LaBahn Arena. 

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UW Spring Game on April 13th

MADISON - The Wisconsin football team will hold its annual Spring Game on Friday, April 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium.

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Badgers' Alvarez named 'Athletic Director of the Year'

Add another honor to Barry Alvarez's list of accomplishments. The Hall of Fame coach has now been named the Athletics Director of the Year by Under Armour. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced the award Monday. 

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Wild forward Kunin out for rest of season with ACL tear

Minnesota Wild rookie forward Luke Kunin is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.    The Wild announced Monday that Kunin suffered the tear during Sunday's 4-1 win at Detroit. He is expected to have surgery in the coming weeks and return to play in about seven months.   

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Davis resigns as Badgers wrestling coach

For the first time in more than 25 years, the University of Wisconsin is looking for a new wrestling head coach. Barry Davis resigned Monday after a 25-year run as the Badgers' head coach. 

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No. 1 Badgers fall 3-1 to Minnesota in WCHA title game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite outshooting the Golden Gophers 32-24, the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team dropped a 3-1 battle against No. 7 Minnesota in the championship game of the 2018 WCHA Final Faceoff Sunday at Ridder Arena.

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UW season closes with loss at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The sixth-seeded Wisconsin men’s hockey team saw its season come to a close in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, falling in game two of the best-of-three series, 7-4, to third-seeded Michigan on Saturday night at Yost Arena.

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Wellhausen's hat trick powers Wisconsin to WCHA final

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Senior captain Baylee Wellhausen netted her second-career hat trick to lead the No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team past Bemidji State, 4-1, Saturday at Ridder Arena, punching a ticket to the WCHA Final Face Off championship game Sunday.

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Badgers beat Maryland, advance in Big 10 tournament

The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team beat Maryland 59-54 in its opening-round game to advance in Big 10 tournament. 

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Wisconsin players win WCHA awards

Prior to the Final Faceoff championship tournament, the Women’s League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) recognized six of its standout performances on Wednesday.

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Northwestern women beat Wisconsin 68-63 in Big Ten 1st round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Lindsey Pulliam scored 24 points, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had 13 points and nine rebounds and Northwestern beat Wisconsin 68-63 on Wednesday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

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Happ, Davison earn All-Big Ten honors

A pair of Badgers men's basketball players were honored by the Big Ten. Ethan Happ earned first-team all-conference honors. Meanwhile, Brad Davison was named to the all-freshman team. 

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No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten

Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 for 6 from the 3-point line, and No. 2 Michigan State held off Wisconsin 68-63 on Sunday to earn the outright regular-season Big Ten title.

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Buckeyes shut out Badgers, 4-0, in regular season finale

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Wisconsin men’s hockey team fell in its regular-season finale, faltering in the second period of the 4-0 contest with No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday night at Value City Arena.

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Third period dooms Badgers at Ohio State

The Wisconsin men’s hockey team fell in the weekend opener to No. 6 Ohio State as the Buckeyes rallied in the third period to defeat the Badgers, 6-2. 

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Happ leads Wisconsin past Northwestern, 70-64

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Ethan Happ scored 19 points and put his unique blend of skills on display to ruin Northwestern's Senior Night and lead Wisconsin to a 70-64 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday.

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Super Bowl champs Allen, Maragos to be honored Sunday in Madison

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin football alumni Beau Allen and Chris Maragos will be honored Sunday for their roles in the Philadelphia Eagles’ run to the Super Bowl LII title.

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Campbell earns spot on Patty Kazmaier Top-10 List

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin women’s hockey goaltender Kristen Campbell picked up another major accolade on Thursday as the sophomore has been named a Top-10 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalist, USA Hockey announced on Thursday.

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Seahawks/Former Badger QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees' camp Monday

 Seattle Seahawks (and former Wisconsin) quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees' spring training camp on Monday.

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Team USA Women's Hockey Wins Gold Medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey.

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Wisconsin women's hoops drops regular season finale

EAST LANSING, Mich. —  In the lone meeting of the regular season against the Spartans, Wednesday night's battle came down to the final seven minutes of play, where the Wisconsin women's basketball team was outlasted by Michigan State, 69-61, in the Breslin Center.

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Badgers women's basketball player's protest draws criticism from senator

Badgers women's basketball player Marsha Howard has been quietly protesting prior to games this season by standing in the tunnel during the National Anthem. That quiet protest drew loud criticism from Sen. Chuck Grassley after he was informed Howard didn't stand for the anthem at Sunday's game at Iowa. 

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Brevin Pritzl's 20 points help Badgers beat Gophers in OT

Brevin Pritzl scored 20 points, including two 3s in overtime, and Ethan Happ led a defensive resurgence in the extra period to help Wisconsin beat Minnesota 73-63 in overtime on Monday night.    Happ finished with 10 points after going scoreless in the first half, hitting a layup with 5.2 seconds left in regulation for a 59-all tie.    The momentum carried over into overtime for the Badgers (13-16, 6-10 Big Ten), who handed the Golden Gophers (14-15, 3-13) their ni... More>>

Badgers fall at Iowa, 88-61

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A slow start against an explosive Iowa offense doomed the Wisconsin women's basketball team on the road, falling at Iowa, 88-61, on Sunday afternoon in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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No. 1 Badgers shut down No. 7 Golden Gophers

Senior Maddie Rolfes' late first-period goal was enough to lead the No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 1-0 victory over No. 7 Minnesota in the Badgers' final game of the regular season Saturday at LaBahn Arena.

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Badgers women's hockey rallies past Minnesota

The No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team rallied past their rivals for a 4-3 victory over No. 7 Minnesota. Sam Cogan and Claudia Kepler each scored twice.   

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Happ's double-double leads Wisconsin over No. 6 Purdue

Ethan Happ had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Wisconsin secured its biggest win of a challenging season, beating No. 6 Purdue 57-53 on Thursday night.    Brad Davison added 16 points for the Badgers (12-16, 5-10 Big Ten), who handed the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3) their third straight loss on the night the program honored one of its best. 

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Badgers retire Kaminsky's jersey

 The Badgers honored one of their all-time greats during their game against Purdue. Wisconsin officially retiring Frank Kaminsky's No. 44 jersey during a halftime ceremony. They raised a banner with his name and number to the rafters of the Kohl Center.

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Badgers women's basketball falls to Rutgers in home finale

The Badgers' home portion of the women's basketball schedule ended in defeat. Rutgers beat Wisconsin 63-50 at the Kohl Center. 

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Badgers slip late against Nebraska, 51-48

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Wisconsin women's basketball team stumbled in the final minute of the fourth quarter, narrowly falling to the Cornhuskers 51-48, on Sunday afternoon in Lincoln.

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No. 20 Wisconsin wrestling team takes down No. 14 Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.- After falling to Nebraska at home just two days earlier, the No. 20 Wisconsin wrestling team rebounded, with a win against No. 14 Illinois on Sunday.

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Hot-shooting 1st half helps No. 20 Michigan beat Wisconsin

Moe Wagner scored 20 points, went 8 of 14 from the field and added 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Michigan rode a hot-shooting first half for an 83-72 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.

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Former Badgers contributing to women's hockey victories in South Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The United States women's hockey team has rallied to beat Finland 3-1 to remain perfect when opening an Olympic tournament.

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Badgers drop home finale to Minnesota

The No. 17 Wisconsin men’s hockey team closed out its home regular season slate on a sour note, falling 7-1 to No. 12 Minnesota on Saturday night at the Kohl Center.

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No. 2 Badgers battle to tie with Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – It was the Sophia Shaver show in the third period on Saturday as the junior scored twice in a five-minute span to lift the No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a 3-3 tie against Minnesota Duluth at AMSOIL Arena.

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Koenig shines in G-League return to Wisconsin

Former Wisconsin Badgers shooting guard Bronson Koenig scored 17 points for the Grand Rapids Drive in a winning effort over the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA's G-League Friday night.

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Badgers drop weekend opener to Minnesota

Despite lighting the lamp first, the No. 17 Wisconsin men’s hockey fell to No. 12 Minnesota in a back-and-forth battle on Friday night at the Kohl Center.

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No. 2 Badgers claim third-straight WCHA regular-season title

For the third-straight season, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team proved to be the cream of the crop in the toughest conference in women’s college hockey, as the No. 2 Badgers defeated Minnesota Duluth, 5-0, on Friday and claimed the league’s regular-season title.

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Happ named candidate for Abdul-Jabbar Award

From bringing the ball up the floor to controlling the paint, Ethan Happ has done a little bit of everything for the Wisconsin men's basketball team this season.

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Badgers end losing skid by topping Illinois

The Badgers men's basketball team ended a losing streak by continuing a win streak against Illinois. Wisconsin beat Illinois 78-69 to end a five-game skid. The Badgers have now beaten the Illini 13 straight times. 

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Badgers hire Tucker as Director for Student-Athlete Engagement

Alando Tucker, the all-time leading scorer in Wisconsin men’s basketball history, has returned to UW Athletics as the Director for Student-Athlete Engagement.

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Nuggets get Harris in 3-team deal

Two people with knowledge of the situation say the Denver Nuggets have traded Emmanuel Mudiay to New York and acquired former Wisconsin Badger Devin Harris from Dallas in a three-team deal.

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Badgers' Granato leads USA in the Olympics

Tony Granato's hockey career has come full circle in recent years. The former Badger returned to Madison to take over the men's hockey program. Now, he's following a similar path with Team USA. Granato is leading the Americans to South Korea 30 years after donning the red, white and blue as a player. 

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Rangers trade QB-infielder Russell Wilson to Yankees

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded — from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. The Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl. On Wednesday, Texas traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations. Wilson spent a day in uniform with the Rangers at spring t... More>>

Badgers hire April as outside linebackers coach

The Badgers now have a complete coaching staff for the 2018 football season. Head coach Paul Chryst announced the hiring of Bobby April III as the new outside linebackers coach. 

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Maryland uses late surge to beat Wisconsin 68-63

Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 23 points, Kevin Huerter added 19 and Maryland squeezed past Wisconsin 68-63 Sunday to stretch the Badgers' losing streak to five games.

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No. 18 Badgers splits series with No. 20 Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The No. 18 Wisconsin men’s hockey team took an early lead and never looked back, besting No. 20 Michigan at Yost Arena on Saturday night by a 4-2 score.

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Wisconsin women's hockey drops first series of season

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The top-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team suffered a 3-1 loss to No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink.

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Badgers battle back, but falls to No. 18 Ohio State

Despite holding No. 18 Ohio State to nearly 19 points below its season average, the Wisconsin women's basketball fell to the Buckeyes, 68-55, on Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center.

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#20 Michigan takes down #18 Wisconsin, 5-3

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Despite scoring the game’s first goal and rallying with two goals in the third period, special teams play hurt the No. 18 Wisconsin men’s hockey team, who fell 5-3 to No. 20 Michigan on Friday night at Yost Arena.

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No. 1 Badgers suffer second loss of season

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time all season, the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team suffered a conference loss as the Badgers fell to No. 6 Ohio State, 1-0, on Friday at the OSU Ice Rink.

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Northwestern rides hot start to beat Wisconsin 60-52

Derek Pardon scored 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting, and Northwestern rode a game-opening 18-1 run to beat Wisconsin 60-52 on Thursday night.    Scottie Lindsey added 14 points for the Wildcats (14-10, 5-6 Big Ten), who have won two of their last three road games.

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Gophers women's basketball trips up Wisconsin

The Minnesota women's basketball team hit 10 three-pointers on their way to a 71-61 win over Wisconsin. 

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Former Badgers running backs playing in Super Bowl 52

For the ninth straight year, the Wisconsin Badgers football program has a former player, playing in the Super Bowl. This year, there are four former Badgers with two of them being running backs. James White with the New England Patriots, and Corey Clement with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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Palmer scores 28, Nebraska rallies past Wisconsin 74-63

James Palmer Jr. scored 28 points and keyed a second-half comeback, as Nebraska rallied for a 74-63 victory over Wisconsin on Monday night.    The Cornhuskers trailed by double digits midway through the second half but held the Badgers to just eight points over the final nine minutes to extend their winning streak to three games.   

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Badgers earn second Big Ten win of season

Champaign, IL - The Wisconsin women's basketball team defeated Illinois Sunday afternoon, 70-61, in Champaign, Illinois.

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Badgers Sweep St. Cloud State

Despite a late comeback by conference foe St. Cloud State, the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team held on to defeat the Huskies, 3-2, in front of a sellout crowd Sunday at LaBahn Arena.

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Wisconsin wins shootout, sweeps Penn State

The 18th-ranked Badgers got a second come-from-behind victory over #14 Penn State in as many nights, officially battling to a 4-4 tie but winning the shootout to earn an additional point in the Big Ten standings.

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Badgers earn 25th victory in 4-0 win over St. Cloud State

The sophomore trio of Abby Roque, Maddie Rowe and Presley Norby each tallied goals to lead the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a 4-0 victory over St. Cloud State Saturday at LaBahn Arena.

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Badgers fall to No. 6 Michigan State

Miles Bridges scored 24 points and No. 6 Michigan State beat the Wisconsin Badgers 71-62 on Friday night, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Larry Nassar.    The Spartans (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) have won three straight after losing two of the previous three games.    Wisconsin (10-12, 3-6) has lost five of six.    The court was surrounded by a sea of t... More>>

Badgers women fall to Indiana

The Badgers women's basketball team came up short in a bid for a second straight Big Ten victory. Wisconsin fell at Indiana 69-55. Cayla McMorris led Wisconsin with 20 points and seven rebounds. Marsha Howard added 17 points. Wisconsin drops to 8-14 on the season, 1-8 in Big Ten play. More>>

Badgers lose big in Iowa City 85-67

Freshman Luka Garza scored 17 points with a career-high 16 rebounds, Tyler Cook added 17 points and Iowa walloped Wisconsin 85-67 on Tuesday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.  

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Badgers women's hoops earns first Big Ten win

A 14-1 run over the last four-and-a-half minutes gave the Wisconsin women’s basketball team its first Big Ten Conference win of the season.

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#18 Badgers spoil No.1 Notre Dame's long win streak

Wyatt Kalynuk put the Badgers in front late in the first period, that turned into the game winner. No. 18 Wisconsin snapped a 16 game winning streak for No. 1 Notre Dame with a 5-0 win at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday. 

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Former Badger J.J. Watt named NFL Man of Year finalist

J.J. Watt, Greg Olsen and Benjamin Watson are finalists for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

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US hockey GM (and former UW player) dies unexpectedly

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP/WKOW) -- Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53.

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No. 1 Badgers and Bemidji State battle to tie

BEMIDJI, MN – After defeating Bemidji State 4-3 in overtime on Friday, the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team battled back to tie Bemidji State, 3-3, on aturday at the Sanford Center.

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Shrine Game MVPs given to players with Madison ties

 Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson returned J.T. Barrett's fumble 68 yards for the West's other TD in the nation's longest running college all-star game.

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No. 1 Notre Dame edges Wisconsin 4-2

The top-ranked Notre Dame men's hockey team edged Wisconsin 4-2. 

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No. 1 Badgers outlast Beavers in OT battle

Wisconsin women’s hockey defenseman Mikaela Gardner scored two minutes into overtime to lift the top-ranked Badgers to a 4-3 overtime victory over Bemidji State on Friday at the Sanford Center.

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Wisconsin ends slump, beats Illinois 75-50

Ethan Happ scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists Friday night as Wisconsin broke out of an offensive to beat Illinois 75-50.

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Four Badgers coaches earn extensions

The UW Athletic Board has approved contract extensions for four fall sports coaches. 

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Two Badgers drafted in top 10 by MLS

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Badgers women's basketball stumbles at Minnesota

The Badgers women's basketball team is still searching for a conference victory. Minnesota beat Wisconsin 90-65 at Williams Arena. 

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Trice back at Badgers' basketball practice

In the midst of a three-game losing streak, the Badgers men's hoops team got some good news on Wednesday - sophomore guard D'Mitrik Trice returned to practice, but was limited.

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No. 3 Boilermakers keep rolling by blowing out Badgers 78-50

Vincent Edwards scored 21 points and Carsen Edwards added 20, leading No. 3 Purdue to a 78-50 blowout over Wisconsin on Tuesday night.   

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No. 1 Badgers sweep Minnesota State

Senior Claudia Kepler tallied two goals to power the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a 4-0 victory over Minnesota State Sunday at LaBahn Arena.

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Wisconsin women's hoops falls to Penn State, 69-62

The Wisconsin women's basketball team dropped a home battle to Penn State, 69-62, Sunday afternoon in the Kohl Center.

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No. 18 Men's Hockey gets off losing skid

No. 18 Wisconsin men's hockey earned a 5-2 victory over Michigan State on Saturday night - the team's first win since December 2nd.   In the second period, with the tie scored 1-1, Trent Frederic delivered a short-handed goal to take the lead for the Badgers.  Early in the third period, they scored two goals within a minute of each other to increase their lead to 4-1. Ryan Wagner, JD Greenway, Seamus Malone and Sean Dhooghe contributed the other goals.  With the ... More>>

No. 1 Badgers crush Mavericks, 6-0

Thanks to the efforts of a balanced Badger offense, the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team opened the new year with a 6-0 victory over Minnesota State Saturday afternoon at LaBahn Arena.  The Badgers' first goal of the calendar year came on the power play as junior Sam Cogan slotted the puck between the legs of Minnesota State (3-19-1, 1-14-0-0 WCHA) goaltender Katie Bidulka to give Wisconsin (22-1-0, 13-0-0-0 WCHA) a 1-0 lead early in the first period.  After fresh...

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Men's College Hockey: Badgers return home with 2-0 loss to Michigan State

With 11 seconds to go in the second period, the Spartans scored a power play goal that turned into the game winner in a 2-0 win against Wisconsin Friday night at the Kohl Center. 

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Top-ranked Badgers helped by top goalie

The No.1 Wisconsin women's hockey team also has the top-ranked goalie.  It's tough following Patty Keizmeier Award-winner Ann-Renee Desbiens, but Kristen Campbell has been able to fill her skates. The sophomore goalie has played all but six minutes of the hockey season in the net.  Over that span, she's given up just 22 goals over 22 games - a 1 goal per game average. With a nearly 95% save average, she ranks as the best in the country of those...

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