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Ethan Happ returning for senior season

Ethan Happ is officially returning for his senior season. 


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.


Five former Badgers drafted, few others sign as undrafted free agents

On the third and final day of the NFL draft, five former Badgers were drafted. A couple of other signed with teams as undrafted free agents.


Wisconsin signs G Tai Strickland, son of former NBA guard

Wisconsin has signed the son of former NBA guard Rod Strickland and a 7-footer from Minnesota to its latest recruiting class.


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.


No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, 63-60, to end Badgers' season

The Badgers gave up 16 offensive rebounds and shot just 2-6 from the free throw line in their season-ending loss to Michigan State.


Wisconsin tops Maryland 59-54 to reach Big Ten quarters

Brevin Pritzl broke a tie with a foul-line jumper with 28 seconds left and Khalil Iverson secured the win with a steal in the waning seconds, leading Wisconsin past Maryland 59-54 on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.


Big Ten Tournament bracket announced

Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Nebraska are the top four seeds in the 2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday night. The 21st annual event will be played from Feb. 28 – March 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 


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.


Fans storm court as Badgers upset 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. 


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.


Happ scores 27, Wisconsin beats Illinois 78-69

Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to its 13th straight win over Illinois, 78-69 on Thursday night. 


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. The defeat ended Wisconsin's Big Ten-record run of 17 straight winning seasons in conference play.


Northwestern rides hot start to beat Wisconsin 60-52

The Badgers lost their fourth straight game Thursday - their longest losing streak since 2009.


Badgers blow 11-point lead, lose to Nebraska 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. 


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. 


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

The Badgers road back to the NCAA tournament gets even tougher as they fall to 9-10 after getting blown out by Purdue.


No. 13 Maryland women use balanced scoring in 77-44 victory

Kristen Confroy, Kaila Charles and Eleanna Christinaki combined for 22 points in the first half when No. 13 Maryland took a 19-point lead on its way to a 77-44 victory over Wisconsin on Sunday for the Terrapins' 13th straight victory.


Packers to begin GM search with internal candidates

The Packers will reportedly be looking at outside candidates for the general manager position, but the organization already got four strong candidates in-house. 


Happ's 28 points lead way, Wisconsin beats Indiana 71-61

Ethan Happ had 28 points in one of his best all-around efforts of the season, and undermanned Wisconsin overcame another injury to beat Indiana 71-61 on Tuesday night.    Happ hit 11 of 17 shots, adding nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks for the Badgers (9-7, 2-1 Big Ten). They won their fifth straight game despite being without starting guard Brevin Pritzl, who was scratched 90 minutes before tipoff with a head injury.    Brad Davison added 14 points for Wi... More>>

Hornibrook's 4 TDs carry Badgers over Miami, 34-24 in Orange Bowl

Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night.


Happ, Pritzel lead Wisconsin in easy win over UMass Lowell

Brevin Pritzl heated up from the outside, Ethan Happ dominated inside -- each with 18 points -- and Wisconsin cruised to an 82-53 win Saturday over UMass Lowell in the final nonconference game for both teams.


Sea of red invades Miami as Badgers fans gear up for Orange Bowl

Thousands of Badgers fans have fled to Florida to watch their team take on the Miami (Fl.) Hurricanes in Saturday night's Orange Bowl.  


Happ's double-double leads Wisconsin past Chicago State

Ethan Happ scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Wisconsin beat Chicago State 82-70 on Wednesday in a closer-than-expected contest.


Badgers motivated to continue bowl winning streak

The Badgers are practicing in the Miami area for their 16th consecutive appearance in a bowl game - and they're hoping to win their fourth straight this Saturday.


Badgers take a break, visit South Beach before Orange Bowl

The Wisconsin football team has traded in the snow and cold for the sand and sun. The Badgers took a break from Orange Bowl practice to visit Miami Beach Wednesday.


Davison, Happ help Wisconsin cruise past Green Bay 81-60

Freshman guard Brad Davison scored a game-high 18 points and junior forward Ethan Happ added 14 to pace Wisconsin to an 81-60 nonconference win over Green Bay on Saturday night.


Badgers men's basketball looking to get on a roll as Big Ten play draws near

Wisconsin men's basketball is aiming to for a win streak as the heart of Big Ten conference play is right around the corner.


Davison FT gives Wisconsin 81-80 win over W Kentucky

Brad Davison's free throw with two seconds to go lifted Wisconsin to an 81-80 win against Western Kentucky on Wednesday night.   


Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy will enter NFL draft

Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy has decided to forgo applying for sixth year of eligibility with the Badgers and instead will enter the NFL draft. 


Badgers' Taylor has sights set on FBS freshman rushing record

Badgers freshman running back Jonathan Taylor is closing in on Ron Dayne's record.


Badgers announce freshman Kobe King is out for season with injury

A tough season just got even tougher for the Wisconsin men's basketball team. Badgers freshman guard Kobe King suffered an injury to his left knee and will undergo season-ending surgery on Monday, the UW Sports Medicine Staff announced.


Five Badgers named Associated Press All-Americans

TJ Edwards, Jonathan Taylor, Troy Fumagalli, David Edwards and Beau Benzschawel have all been named All-Americans by the Associated Press.


Lights out! 3s carry Marquette to 82-63 win over Wisconsin

 Andrew Rowsey scored 24 points on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, Markus Howard added 23 points, and Marquette defeated in-state rival Wisconsin 82-63 on Saturday.


Badgers men's hoops lose two key guards

In less than an hour, Wisconsin's men's basketball team will face instate rival Marquette in Madison at the Kohl Center. But the Badgers will be without two key players. Guards D'Mitrik Trice and Kobe King will be out indefinitely with foot and knee injuries, respectively, according to the UW Sports Medicine Staff. 


Young Golden Eagles squad to be tested on the road Saturday in Madison

Wisconsin bragging rights will be on the line at the Kohl Center in Madison when the Badgers host instate rival Marquette on Saturday at 11 a.m. 


Alston sets free-throw record, Temple downs Wisconsin 59-55

Shizz Alston Jr. scored 22 points and hit four decisive free throws late to set a school record and lead Temple to a 59-55 victory over Wisconsin on Wednesday night.   


Iverson helps Badgers hang on for 64-63 win at Penn State

Khalil Iverson scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to lead Wisconsin to a 64-63 win over Penn State on Monday night.


Orange Bowl Matchup: Miami vs. Wisconsin

Miami (10-2, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. Wisconsin (12-1, Big Ten), Dec. 30, 8 p.m. 


Barrett leads No. 8 Ohio State past No. 3 Wisconsin 27-21

J.T. Barrett looked just fine Saturday. Now it's up to college football's selection committee to decide whether No. 8 Ohio State has done enough to earn a playoff bid. 


Ohio State blows out Wisconsin 83-58 to open Big Ten play

Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Kaleb Wesson scored 19 points and hot-shooting Ohio State opened Big Ten play with an easy 83-58 victory on Saturday over Wisconsin. 


Big Ten Championship preview: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Ohio State

Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne

No. 4 Wisconsin faces No. 8 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Should the Badgers win, they would clinch a spot in the 2017 College Football Playoff. Newsline 9's Morey Hershgordon spoke with Ohio State football beat writer, Austin Ward, to take a deep dive into the matchup.


Four Badgers named to All-Big Ten first team offense

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2017 All-Big Ten football honorees on offense on Wednesday. 


Guy, Hall lead No. 18 Virginia past Wisconsin, 49-37

Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and No. 18 Virginia held Wisconsin scoreless for more than 7 minutes in the second half in a 49-37 victory Monday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.


Wisconsin snaps losing streak with71-49 win over Milwaukee

Brad Davison scored 19 points and Ethan Happ had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Wisconsin to a 71-49 victory over in-state rival Milwaukee on Friday night. 


Arkansas fires former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema

Arkansas has fired coach Bret Bielema after five disappointing season, moments after a season-ending 48-45 loss to Missouri on Friday. 


Holiday's layup gives No. 23 UCLA 72-70 win over Wisconsin

Aaron Holiday got a scooping layup to drop just before the final buzzer Tuesday night, giving No. 23 UCLA a 72-70 victory over Wisconsin in the third-place game of the Hall of Fame Classic.


No. 25 Baylor blows most of big lead, beats Wisconsin 70-65

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Manu Lecomte poured in 25 points and No. 25 Baylor held on after blowing most of a 19-point lead to beat Wisconsin 70-65 on Monday night in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Classic.


Badgers men's soccer shocks Notre Dame in overtime, advances to NCAA Sweet 16

The reigning Big Ten champion Wisconsin Badgers men's soccer team won an overtime thriller Sunday night, 1-0, knocking off nationally ranked No. 12 Notre Dame on the road. With the win, the Badgers advance to the Sweet 16 for just the third time ever.  


Badgers move up three spots to No. 5 in playoff rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time. 


Defense carries No. 6 Wisconsin past No. 25 Iowa 38-14

Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne

Receiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win Saturday over the Hawkeyes.


No change in top 4 of CFP rankings; Georgia, 'Bama 1-2

   Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson held their spots in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings, and unbeaten Miami moved up three spots to No. 7 before its showdown with the Fighting Irish.


Freshman Kobe King leads the way for Badgers in final preseason game against UW-Stout

True freshman Kobe King scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team past UW-Stout, 85-56, in the team's final exhibition on Sunday afternoon. 


Badgers drop two spots to No. 6 in latest AP Poll

Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne

Despite remaining undefeated at 9-0 the Wisconsin Badgers dropped two spots to No. 6 in the latest AP 25 Poll on Sunday.


Taylor, Ingold help No. 4 Wisconsin run over Indiana 45-17

Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne

Jonathan Taylor rushed for 183 yards and one touchdown and Alec Ingold had three scores Saturday to help No. 4 Wisconsin pull away with a 45-17 victory at Indiana.    


Badger blinders: No. 4 Wisconsin keeps focus on next game

College Football Playoff rankings or not, the Wisconsin Badgers play with week-to-week blinders. No-nonsense coach Paul Chryst doesn't get caught up in debates about poll positioning.


No. 5 Wisconsin holds off Illinois 24-10, stays unbeaten

Freshman sensation Jonathan Taylor did not play in the second half because of an ankle injury, but Wisconsin still handled Illinois 24-10 to improve to 8-0 on the year.


No. 5 Wisconsin has balance with Taylor, efficient pass game

Behind the legs of freshman RB Jonathan Taylor and an efficient passing attack, Wisconsin could be poised to finish the regular season undefeated.


Defense holds up for No. 7 Wisconsin in 17-9 win over Purdue

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Jonathan Taylor ran for 219 yards on 30 carries, including a 67-yard touchdown, and No. 7 Wisconsin relied on its stifling defense to overcome a three-turnover afternoon and beat Purdue 17-9 on Saturday. Alex Hornibrook was 13 of 18 for 199 yards and a score but threw two interceptions for the Badgers, who held on to beat another division foe and take a commanding lead in the Big Ten West. Defense saved the game for Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0). Purdue (3-3, 1-2) drov... More>>

Taylor runs for 249 in No. 9 Badgers' 38-17 win over Huskers

Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne

Freshman Johnathan Taylor rushed for a season-high 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead a punishing ground game that helped ninth-ranked Wisconsin wear down Nebraska in the second half of a 38-17 win Saturday night.


No. 10 Wisconsin holds off Northwestern for 33-24 win

Jonathan Taylor ran for two touchdowns to help the offense overcome a sluggish start and No. 10 Wisconsin's defense swarmed Northwestern before holding on for a 33-24 win on Saturday.


Hornibrook shines, No. 10 Wisconsin rolls 40-6 over BYU

Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne

Alex Hornibrook threw for four touchdowns and 256 yards as No. 10 Wisconsin eased to a 40-6 victory over BYU on Saturday.


Taylor breaks out, No. 9 Wisconsin beats Fla. Atlantic 31-14

Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne Gordon becomes the third Badger to win the award, behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne

Freshman Jonathan Taylor ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns, Alex Hornibrook threw for 201 yards and a score, and No. 9 Wisconsin pulled away slowly from Florida Atlantic for a 31-14 win Saturday.


Badgers debut at No. 9 in AP Poll, one of 3 Big Ten teams in top 10

The Wisconsin Badgers football team is ranked at No. 9 in the preseason edition of the AP Top 25 poll, joining Ohio State and Penn State as Big Ten teams in the top 10.


Badgers sked: Early Big 10 start, 4 of 5 at home ends season

Wisconsin basketball has released its full 2017-18 schedule, which includes an early December start to Big Ten play with a visit from Ohio State.


Badgers LB, captain Jack Cichy out for season after tearing ACL

Badgers senior inside linebacker Jack Cichy tore his ACL during Tuesday's practice and will miss the entire 2017 season.


Badgers' Granato to coach US Olympic hockey team

University of Wisconsin head hockey coach Tony Granato will coach the U.S. men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first Winter Games without NHL players since 1994.


Badgers football starts preseason at No. 10 in coaches poll

Wisconsin checks in at No. 10 in the Amway Coaches Poll, cracking the preseason top ten for the first time since 2011.


Badgers to hold preseason practice Aug. 10 in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Badgers will hold a football practice in Milwaukee this preseason, a trip that coach Paul Chryst says is a way to break up training camp.


Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli named to Mackey preseason list

Wisconsin senior Troy Fumagalli has been named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is given to the nation's top tight end. 


Chryst, Alvarez spend time with over 200 Badgers boosters at tailgate party

On Thursday night, some of Wisconsin football's big wigs took time out of their busy schedules to give back and spend time with Badgers die hard fans. 


Wisconsin draws Virginia in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

The Badgers will travel to Charlottesville, according to the pairings announced by the leagues on Thursday.


Former Badgers, NFL safety Jim Leonhard discusses move to defensive coordinator at UW

It has been just more than two years since Jim Leonhard retired after 10 seasons in the NFL. Now, Leonhard could be leading the defense at his alma mater for a while, even if he just got into coaching a year ago.


On, Wisconsin! Badgers top VT, face top-seeded Villanova in second round

Bronson Koenig made a school-record eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points and Nigel Hayes added 16 as NCAA Tournament-tested Wisconsin advanced in the East Region with an 84-74 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night.


UW bracketology expert surprised by Badgers' 8-seed

Even after some tough losses recently, the Badgers set themselves up for a great tournament run, which is why Selection Sunday came as a shock to many fans.


Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers

Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 17 points in his final home game, combining with D'Mitrik Trice to give No. 22 Wisconsin's offense a second-half boost in a 66-49 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.


Late 3 gives Iowa win over mistake-prone No. 22 Wisconsin

Jordan Bohannon hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 9 seconds left, and Iowa capitalized on No. 22 Wisconsin's sloppy final few minutes with a 7-0 run to beat the Badgers 59-57 on Thursday night.


Wagner, Irvin help Michigan beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58

Moe Wagner scored 21 points and Zak Irvin broke out of a slump with 18, helping Michigan beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58 on Thursday night.


No. 7 Wisconsin beats Nebraska in OT

Nigel Hayes hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.4 seconds left in overtime and Ethan Happ blocked Tai Webster's shot on Nebraska's last try, giving No. 7 Wisconsin a 70-69 victory on Thursday night. 


Badgers move up to No. 7 in AP poll after another wild week

The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team moves up three spots to No. 7 in this week's Associated Press top 25 poll.


Wisconsin's 2017 class led by QB Jack Coan, OL Kayden Lyles

The Badgers' 2017 recruiting class ranks No. 35 in the nation, according to Scout.com. Wisconsin upped its value by pulling in a four-star recruit on Wednesday's signing day.


No. 10 Wisconsin wins sixth straight in rout of Illinois, 57-43

Ethan Happ scored 14 points and led the way in No. 10 Wisconsin's 57-43 rout over Illinois on Tuesday night. Wisconsin (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten) started the game with a 16-2 run and never trailed.


Badgers shut down Penn State in second half in blowout

Bronson Koenig scored 20 points Tuesday night and No. 15 Wisconsin shut down Penn State in the second half on its way to an 82-55 victory.


Hot-shooting Badgers blitz Ohio State

Bronson Koenig scored 21 points as No. 18 Wisconsin recovered from a poor shooting performance four days earlier to blitz Ohio State 89-66 on Thursday night.


No. 17 Wisconsin routs Idaho State for 4th straight win

Bronson Koenig scored 21 points, Ethan Happ had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 17 Wisconsin rolled past Idaho State 78-44 on Wednesday night.


No. 8 Penn St. rallies to beat No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31

Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes Saturday night and No. 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31, rallying from a 21-point first-half deficit to claim its first conference title in eight years with the greatest comeback in Big Ten title game history. 


Chryst named Big Ten Coach of the Year


Wisconsin's Paul Chryst and Penn State's James Franklin, who oppose each other in Saturday's Big Ten Championship game, split the coaching honors.


Happ, No. 17 Wisconsin shred zone, beat No. 22 Orange 77-60

Ethan Happ had 24 points and 13 rebounds, zone-busting guard Bronson Koenig scored 20 points and No. 17 Wisconsin beat No. 22 Syracuse 77-60 on Tuesday night.


Hayes scores 17, Wisconsin rolls over Prairie View A&M 95-50

Nigel Hayes scored a season-high 17 points to lead No. 16 Wisconsin to a 95-50 win over Prairie View A&M on Sunday. 


No. 16 Wisconsin beats Georgetown 73-57 in Maui semifinals

Ethan Happ had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Bronson Koenig scored 20 points and No. 16 Wisconsin advanced to the Maui Invitational championship game with a 73-57 win over Georgetown on Tuesday.


Brown scores 12 as No. 9 Badgers dispatch Chicago State

Vitto Brown scored 12 points and Khalil Iverson added 11 as No. 9 Wisconsin beat Chicago State 69-51 on Thursday night. Bronson Koenig added 10 points for Wisconsin (2-1), while Fred Sims scored 26 points to lead Chicago State (1-1).


No. 22 Creighton pulls away from No. 9 Badgers 79-67

Khyri Thomas scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, breaking open a close game with a three-point play and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions, and No. 22 Creighton defeated ninth-ranked Wisconsin 79-67 on Tuesday night.


No. 9 Wisconsin cruises to 79-47 win over Central Arkansas

Bronson Koenig had 16 points, Nigel Hayes scored 10 of his 14 in the second half and No. 9 Wisconsin opened a season of high expectations with a 79-47 win Friday night over Central Arkansas.


No. 7 Wisconsin keeps defensive focus, eyes Big 10 West

While injuries have sapped No. 7 Wisconsin of key players, the losses have barely slowed down the Badgers' defense.


UW revokes season tickets for offensive costume

University of Wisconsin-Madison officials have revoked season tickets for two football fans who wore a costume that involved one wearing masks of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with a noose around their necks.


Big Ten to play 6 Friday night games a year starting in 2017

The Big Ten will play six Friday night football games a year starting in 2017 and continuing through at least 2022.


Badgers lose another heartbreaker, fall 30-23 in OT vs Ohio State

J.T. Barrett threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to leaping receiver Noah Brown in overtime, and No. 2 Ohio State finished off No. 8 Wisconsin with a sack on fourth-and-goal from the 4 for a 30-23 win on Saturday night.


Wisconsin's Vince Biegel out for weeks after foot surgery

Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel will miss several weeks after undergoing foot surgery. Coach Paul Chryst said Friday that Biegel had surgery on his right foot Thursday night. 


AP TOP 25: No. 8 Wisconsin moves up, LSU moves out of poll

Wisconsin moved up to No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll and LSU became the second preseason top-10 team to drop out of the rankings in the first month of the season.


Secret's out at No. 11 Wisconsin: Hornibrook to start at QB

The secret is out at No. 11 Wisconsin: Alex Hornibrook will start at quarterback on Saturday against No. 8 Michigan State.


Biegel's spark fuels Badgers defense to next level

Wisconsin Rapids native Vince Biegel leads the Wisconsin defense in sacks and tackles for loss this season, making him one of the best players on one of the best defenses in college football. But it's not all about the numbers with the sophomore linebacker, it's the spark he provides that sets him apart. More>>

Badgers: Former Rapids star Biegel named to Butkis Award watch list

Photo Credit: Associated Press Photo Credit: Associated Press

Wisconsin Rapids native Vince Biegel has been named to the watch list for the Butkis Award, UW announced Tuesday. The award is presented annually to the top linebacker in college football.


Biegel, Badgers expect a "home game" atmosphere at Lambeau Field

The Badgers last two neutral site season-openers haven't been very neutral. Even though LSU is expected to travel well, the Badgers expect a "home game" atmosphere at Lambeau Field on Saturday.


Badgers star, Wisconsin Rapids native Vince Biegel chats one-on-one with Newsline 9

Badgers star talks football, central Wisconsin and Lambeau Field in an exclusive one-on-one with Newsline 9.


Badgers vault to No. 10 in this week's AP Poll

The Badgers have gone from unranked to No. 10 after their season-opening win over LSU. Texas and Michigan also made notable jumps.


Rowr! Badgers, Tigers invade Lambeau

Green Bay is bracing itself for an invasion of Badgers and Tigers. Fans of Wisconsin and LSU are expected to make this a big weekend at Lambeau Field with their Saturday afternoon game.


Hornets, former Badgers F Kaminsky to have 'minor procedure' on chest

The Charlotte Hornets say forward Frank Kaminsky will undergo a "minor procedure" on Wednesday to repair a small pocket of air between his lung and chest wall and will not participate in the Pro Summer League in Orlando.


Wisconsin announces new football signings for class of 2016

Wisconsin has signed five additional football players to its class of 2016. Hawaii transfer cornerback Nick Nelson and Pittsburgh running back transfer Chris James will both join the Badgers on scholarship, but will sit out the 2016 season.


Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes to get feedback on draft prospects

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes will submit his name to the NBA draft advisory committee to help determine his future.


Wisconsin hires Jonathan Tsipis as women's basketball coach

Wisconsin has hired George Washington's Jonathan Tsipis as its women's basketball coach. Athletic director Barry Alvarez made the announcement Thursday.


Longtime Wisconsin assistant Gary Close leaves Badgers

Longtime Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Close has resigned from the Badgers basketball program.


Badgers to hold practice in Green Bay ahead of Lambeau game

The University of Wisconsin football team will practice in Green Bay before playing LSU in the Carmex Lambeau Field College Classic in September.


Wisconsin rallies to stun No. 2 seed Xavier, 66-63

Bronson Koenig hit two 3-pointers in the closing seconds, the last of them as the buzzer sounded, and seventh-seeded Wisconsin edged second-seeded Xavier 66-63 on Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


Swanigan, Thompson lead No. 15 Purdue past Wisconsin 91-80

Freshman Caleb Swanigan scored a career-high 27 points and sophomore P.J. Thompson also set a career best with 22, leading No. 15 Purdue to a 91-80 victory against Wisconsin on Sunday.


Koenig, Badgers keep rolling with 62-49 win over Gophers

Bronson Koenig had 14 points and six assists, Ethan Happ added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Wisconsin breezed by undermanned Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, the 11th win by the Badgers in their last 12 games.


Koenig, Happ help spark Wisconsin in 68-57 win over Michigan

Bronson Koenig scored 19 points, and Ethan Happ helped trigger a second-half surge with clutch plays on both ends of the floor in Wisconsin's 68-57 victory Sunday over Michigan.


Gard appears to be the guy after Wisconsin posts hoops job

Wisconsin has posted a job opening looking for a men's basketball coach, a sign that interim coach Greg Gard is one step closer to becoming the permanent successor to Bo Ryan.


Wisconsin upsets No. 8 Iowa 67-59

Bronson Koenig scored 15 points and Wisconsin upset eighth-ranked Iowa 67-59 on Wednesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their third loss in four games.


Second-half surge propels Wisconsin past Illinois 69-60

Ethan Happ had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and helped spark a 17-0 run that allowed Wisconsin to roar back from a double-digit deficit in the second half of a 69-60 win on Sunday night over Illinois.


Badgers lose at Michigan State, winning streak stalls at seven

Denzel Valentine had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a 69-57 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night.


Maryland center Diamond Stone suspended 1 game by Turgeon

Maryland freshman center and Wisconsin native Diamond Stone has been suspended for a game by Terps coach Mark Turgeon for his behavior Saturday against Wisconsin. 


Badgers take down No. 2 Maryland, 70-57

Wisconsin shut down No. 2 Maryland in the decisive first half and held on for a 70-57 victory Saturday night, ending the Terrapins' 27-game home winning streak and knocking them out of a tie atop the Big Ten standings.


Hayes, Brown lead Wisconsin to 72-61 win over Nebraska

Nigel Hayes scored 20 points and Vitto Brown added a career-high 18 as Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 72-61 Wednesday night for its sixth-consecutive victory.


Hayes, Koenig lead Wisconsin past Illinois, 63-55

Nigel Hayes scored 17 points, Bronson Koenig added 11 and Wisconsin beat Illinois 63-55 on Sunday night for the Badgers' fourth straight victory.


Hayes leads way, Wisconsin beats No. 19 Indiana 82-79 in OT

Nigel Hayes scored 31 points, Ethan Happ added 25 and Wisconsin snapped No. 19 Indiana's 12-game winning streak with an 82-79 victory in overtime on Tuesday night.


Marquette's Ellenson, Wisonsin's Happ win freshmen honors

Freshmen big men for Marquette and Wisconsin have been honored by their respective leagues following productive weeks. The Golden Eagles' Henry Ellenson was named the Big East's newcomer of the week on Monday, the fourth time this season that Ellenson received the award.


Happ scores 20 as Wisconsin holds off Penn State 66-60

Ethan Happ had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Wisconsin held off Penn State for a 66-60 win on Thursday night. Nigel Hayes added 15 points for the Badgers who won their second straight Big Ten game. 


Ferrell helps Hoosiers get past struggling Wisconsin 59-58

Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 19 points and O.G. Anunoby added 11 to lead Indiana past Wisconsin 59-58 on Tuesday. The Hoosiers (13-3, 3-0 Big Ten) have won eight straight, beating the Badgers for only the second time since 2007. 


Hammons scores 24, leads No. 14 Purdue over Wisconsin 61-55

A.J. Hammons scored 24 points, Dakota Mathias hit two 3s in the final 1:19 and No. 14 Purdue held on for a 61-55 victory over Wisconsin on Tuesday night.


Gard wins debut as Wisconsin holds of rising Phoenix

Nigel Hayes scored seven of his team-high 24 points in a 17-0 first-half run and five more in the final minutes as Wisconsin held off Wisconsin-Green Bay 84-79 Wednesday night, giving Greg Gard a nerve-wracking win in his first game as the Badgers' interim coach.


Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan announces retirement

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan has announced his retirement.The school sent out a release after the Badgers' 64-49 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.


Wisconsin downs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 64-49

Ethan Happ and Bronson Koenig scored 15 points apiece as Wisconsin beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 64-49 on Tuesday. Vitto Brown added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Badgers.


Milwaukee snaps 22-game losing streak to Wisconsin 68-67

Jordan Johnson scored 22 points as Milwaukee beat Wisconsin 68-67 Wednesday night, snapping a 22-game losing streak to the Badgers.Nigel Hayes led Wisconsin (6-4) with 32 points. 


USC, No. 23 Wisconsin to face off in Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30

Southern California will make a second straight visit to the Holiday Bowl, where it will play No. 23 Wisconsin on Dec. 30 at Qualcomm Stadium.


Wisconsin beats No. 14 Syracuse 66-58 in OT

Nigel Hayes had 15 points and 12 rebounds, converting a three-point play to break a tie in overtime, and Wisconsin beat No. 14 Syracuse 66-58 on Wednesday night as a part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.


Spangler leads No. 7 Oklahoma past Wisconsin 65-48

Ryan Spangler had 20 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 7 Oklahoma defeat Wisconsin 65-48 on Sunday afternoon.


Wisconsin rallies to edge VCU 74-73 at 2K Classic

Bronson Koenig scored 22 points and hit the go-ahead layup with six seconds remaining and Wisconsin held off VCU for a 74-73 victory Sunday in the consolation game of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.


Koenig, Happ score 17 each, Wisconsin beats N. Dakota 78-64

Bronson Koenig and Ethan Happ scored 17 points apiece to help Wisconsin beat North Dakota 78-64 Tuesday night. Happ also grabbed seven rebounds, five of them on the offensive end. More>>

Wisconsin freshman Van Vliet ruled ineligible for season

Wisconsin freshman Andy Van Vliet is ineligible for the 2015-16 season after the NCAA denied the school's appeal seeking his reinstatement. More>>

Western Illinois shocks No. 17 Wisconsin 69-67 in opener

Garrett Covington hit two fouls shots with 10.2 seconds left, and Western Illinois shocked No. 17 Wisconsin with a 69-67 win on Friday night. More>>

Wisconsin RB Corey Clement cuts hand in dispute off campus

No. 23 Wisconsin says running back Corey Clement cut his hand after getting involved in an argument at his off-campus apartment building. More>>

Badgers, Illini bring tough defenses to big game

It's been a while since Wisconsin and Illinois met when the game meant this much to both teams.The Badgers (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) need to win Saturday's game in Champaign to stay within sight of Big Ten West-leading Iowa. More>>

Former Badger Gordon eager to put benching, fumbling behind him

Former Badgers running back Melvin Gordon is looking forward to Sunday, and for more than just his first taste of the San Diego Chargers' rivalry with the Oakland Raiders. More>>

Wisconsin's Michael Caputo cleared to play in home opener

Wisconsin safety Michael Caputo has been cleared to play in the home opener Saturday after going through a concussion protocol.Badgers coach Paul Chryst said after practice Thursday that he expected the defensive captain to be available against Miami of Ohio. More>>

Wisconsin's Clement limited by groin injury, expects to play

Wisconsin running back Corey Clement wasn't in pads at practice Tuesday due to a groin injury but expects to play Saturday when the Badgers host Miami in their home opener. More>>

Gordon, Perryman sit out Chargers practice; status unclear

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Chargers rookies Melvin Gordon and Denzel Perryman didn't practice Wednesday, and coach Mike McCoy didn't make it clear whether it was because of injuries or for rest. More>>

NCAA approves 30-second shot clock in men's basketball

Men's basketball teams will play with a quicker shot clock and fewer timeouts next season. It's the first time the shot clock has been trimmed since the 1993-94 season, when it went from 45 seconds to 35.  More>>

Wisconsin signs high school forward Khalil Iverson

Wisconsin will fortify its frontcourt this fall after signing high school senior Khalil Iverson signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play with the Badgers.. More>>

Top college cager Kaminsky to be honored in Lisle

College basketball great Frank Kaminsky will have his high-school jersey number retired Thursday in Lisle (LYL').The Naperville Sun reports the 7-foot Wisconsin center will be honored at Benet Academy, where he played from 2007 to 2011.  More>>

Sam Dekker announces he's leaving Badgers, entering NBA draft

Badger junior Sam Dekker announced on Twitter that he is leaving UW-Madison and is entering the NBA draft. More>>

Badgers' Dekker needs to cool off before deciding on NBA

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Junior Sam Dekker needs to cool off and return home before making a decision about the future.

Duke holds off Wisconsin to win national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)  Duke certainly knows how to celebrate championships. Especially in Indianapolis, where the Blue Devils have won three of their five titles.


It's barbecue against cheese in NCAA men's championship game

The waist-expanding wager has been placed for the NCAA men's basketball championship as the governors of North Carolina and Wisconsin, and two of their congressmen, are putting their faith - and their food - behind their respective schools. More>>

Cow shows Badgers pride

A Wisconsin farm has caught basketball fever, and not even the cows can avoid it. More>>

Longtime Badgers fans relish the team's success

Wisconsin Badgers fans around long enough to remember the lean years are among those especially enjoying the team's latest success. More>>

Madison police prep for crowds following Badgers vs. Duke game

Madison Police said they're expecting large crowds on State Street following Monday night's national title game between the Badgers and Duke University. More>>

'38-Wisconsin' shirts for sale after Badgers victory against Kentucky

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The Badger basketball team's big win over Kentucky on Saturday night has inspired the design of a new T-shirt. More>>

Game within NCAA title game: Kaminsky vs Okafor duel in post

The last college basketball contest of the season will feature two of the best big men in the country. More>>

Police: Madison crowds celebrating Wisconsin win obeyed law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say crowds celebrating Wisconsin's win over Kentucky in the Final Four were jubilant but obeyed the law. More>>

Kentucky's 1st loss draws best TV rating for semi since '93

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Wisconsin's win over previously undefeated Kentucky has drawn the highest preliminary television rating for an NCAA semifinal in 22 years.  More>>

Harrison seems to be heard mumbling obscenity, slur

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison seemed to mumble an obscenity and a racial slur as a question about Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky was being asked during a postgame news conference at the Final Four.  More>>

UPDATE: Kentucky's perfect season ends with 71-64 loss to Wisconsin

Kentucky's undefeated season is over, courtesy of Frank Kaminsky and Wisconsin -- 71-64 winners over the Wildcats on Saturday in the Final Four. More>>

Kentucky, Wisconsin governors bet bourbon to root beer

If Wisconsin manages to stop Kentucky's win streak in their NCAA men's Final Four basketball game, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will win a basket of his own, filled with Kentucky bourbons from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. More>>

Badgers' Final Four run big for Wisconsin businesses

Businesses across Wisconsin are preparing for a busy weekend with the University of Wisconsin once again in the men's basketball Final Four. More>>

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky chosen AP Player of the Year

Frank Kaminsky, the 7-footer who anchored Wisconsin's run to a second straight Final Four, is the runaway choice as The Associated Press' player of the year. More>>

Frank "The Tank" Kaminsky wins Oscar Robertson trophy

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Wisconsin Badgers center Frank Kaminsky on Friday became the first Badgers Men's Basketball player to earn the Oscar Robertson Trophy as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Player of the Year. More>>

Lambeau Field or Churchill Downs? Vote for your favorite!

Which tourist attraction do you prefer – Lambeau Field in Wisconsin or Churchill Downs in Kentucky? Travel Wisconsin is asking people to decide between the two as the Wisconsin Badgers get ready to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four match-up on Saturday. More>>

Kentucky's 5-9 Tyler Ulis coming up big in NCAA Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Being Kentucky's smallest player on the floor hasn't prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats.He'll likely need to do it again this weekend.  More>>

Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again. "Frank the Tank" scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional's top seed beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history. More>>

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina 79-72

Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Funny moment at press conference with Badgers' Nigel Hayes

A Badgers' conference is complete without a Nigel Hayes moment. More>>

6 teams with 10 or more losses most ever to reach Sweet 16

Six of the 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament's regional semifinals this week have 10 or more losses. That's the most ever to advance that far in the tourney. More>>

Wisconsin native to play against the Badgers

Coastal Carolina is hoping to be the first 16-seed to beat a one-seed in tonight's game against Wisconsin.

No surprise: Walker picks Wisconsin to win tournament

In what could be the safest political move of his career, Gov. Scott Walker is picking the Wisconsin Badgers to win it all in the NCAA basketball tournament. More>>

Badgers men's basketball having historic season

Badgers fans have a lot to cheer about this season.  More>>

No. 1 Wisconsin opens NCAA tourney against Coastal Carolina

Wisconsin earned the first No. 1 seed in program history and will face No. 16 Coastal Carolina on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska, to open its NCAA Tournament run. More>>

No. 6 Wisconsin rallies to beat Michigan State 80-69 in OT

Nigel Hayes scored 25 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and No. 6 Wisconsin outscored Michigan State 11-0 in overtime Sunday for an 80-69 victory in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. More>>

No. 6 Wisconsin tops Purdue, reaches Big Ten tourney final

Bronson Koenig scored a career-high 19 points and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Purdue 71-51 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament championship. More>>

Dekker, Kaminsky lead No. 6 Wisconsin past Michigan 71-60

Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Michigan 71-60 Friday in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. More>>

Gordon shows off receiving skills for NFL scouts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon says he had one thing he wanted to do at the Badgers' Pro Day -- catch the ball well.  More>>

Koenig keys run as No. 6 Badgers beat No. 23 Buckeyes 72-48

Frank Kaminsky scored 20 points and Bronson Koenig touched off a 16-0 second-half run with two 3-pointers to lead No. 6 Wisconsin to a 72-48 victory over No. 23 Ohio State on Sunday night. More>>

Chryst jokes that if he can get degree, players can

Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst jokes that if he can get a college degree, it's not too much to ask of his players. Chryst made the quip Wednesday during a speech before hundreds of Wisconsin's business leaders at a meeting of the state chamber of commerce. More>>

Plane problem forces No. 5 Wisconsin to land in Pittsburgh

No. 5 Wisconsin had one tough night. The Badgers were stuck in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning after the plane that was flying them home from a 59-53 loss at Maryland had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday night because of an engine malfunction. More>>

No. 14 Maryland stuns No. 5 Wisconsin 59-53

Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers' 10-game winning streak and ruining their bid to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. More>>

Big Ten gauging interest in making freshmen ineligible

The Big Ten is studying whether freshmen athletes should be ineligible to compete while they adjust to college life. The league said Friday it has reached out to members to see if they are interested "in beginning a national discussion regarding a year of readiness for student-athletes." More>>

Kaminsky scores 23, No. 5 Wisconsin beats Illinois 68-49

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points, Bronson Koenig added 15, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Illinois 68-49 on Sunday.Nigel Hayes had 14 points for the Badgers, who are now off to their best start in school history at 23-2. Wisconsin leads the Big Ten at 11-1 in conference play.The Illini (17-9, 7-6) had a four-game winning streak snapped. Malcolm Hill scored 15 points, while Rayvonte Rice added 10.The Badgers took control of the game with a 15-2 run sandwiched around halftime and... More>>

Dekker scores 21, No. 5 Wisconsin defeats Cornhuskers 65-55

Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21 points, and No. 5 Wisconsin built a big lead early and then held off Nebraska's late comeback bid for a 65-55 victory on Tuesday night. More>>

Logic has 30 as No. 16 Iowa women defeat Wisconsin 86-75

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Samantha Logic scored a career-high 30 points, including 13 in the game-breaking run, as No. 16 Iowa raced to an 87-75 win over Wisconsin on Sunday.The Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-2 Big Ten), leading 42-38 at halftime, opened the second half with a 19-2 run -- with seven straight points from Logic. Then she had a 3-pointer and a three-point play before Whitney Jennings capped the run to make it 59-40.Bethany Doolittle and Ally Disterhoft combined for 35 points, 28 in the first ha... More>>

Dekker paces No. 5 Wisconsin to 65-50 win over Northwestern

Bronson Koenig scored a season-high 16 points, Sam Dekker also had 16 and No. 5 Wisconsin won its sixth straight by beating Northwestern 65-50 on Saturday. More>>

Josh Gasser on verge of team starts record for No. 5 Badgers

Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser is on the verge of a team milestone. The fifth-year senior should make the 127th start of his career when the fifth-ranked Badgers host Northwestern on Saturday.  More>>

2 early-enrolled QBs, tailback from Texas, boost Wisconsin

Paul Chryst didn't have much time to get comfortable when he returned home to coach Wisconsin. The turnover at the top for the Badgers had Chryst scrambling to hold on to some recruits that had committed to previous coach Gary Andersen, while trying to woo new prospects to take a look at Wisconsin. More>>

Kaminsky scores 23, No. 5 Wisconsin beats Indiana 92-78

Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points and No. 5 Wisconsin's athletic frontcourt overwhelmed Indiana in a 92-78 win on Tuesday night. Kaminsky was 9 of 12 from the field for the Badgers (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten).   More>>

Kaminsky scores 23, No. 5 Wisconsin beats Indiana 92-78

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points and No. 5 Wisconsin's athletic frontcourt overwhelmed Indiana in a 92-78 win on Tuesday night.Kaminsky was 9 of 12 from the field for the Badgers (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten). Nigel Hayes added 16 points on 5-of-5 shooting.Guard Bronson Koenig provided balance from the outside with 15 points, going 3 of 4 from 3-point range.An eight-point halftime deficit turned into a 30-point deficit with 10 minutes left after Indiana (16-7, 6-4) opened the secon... More>>

No. 6 Wisconsin holds off Michigan 69-64 in overtime

Frank Kaminsky scored eight of his 22 points in overtime, and No. 6 Wisconsin held off Michigan 69-64 on Saturday night. Derrick Walton's 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 57, but the Badgers never trailed in the extra session. More>>

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