Badger Bits

Badger Bits: How good will UW be in 2014-15?

How good will Bo Ryan's squad be next season? Good enough to cut down the nets for the program's first national title since 1941? All that and more in Wednesday's Badger Bits.

Is Wisconsin a playoff contender?

Is Gary Andersen's 2014 squad a legitimate contender for this year's College Football Playoff? All that and more in Tuesday's Badger Bits.

Badger Bits are back

Ed. note: We're pleased to welcome our newest writer, Rexford Shield, as he brings Badger Bits back to B5Q. Each morning, you can expect a collection of links to Wisconsin news and commentary throughout the Internet.

Wisconsin alums prep for Winter Olympics

With just about 12 hours to go before the puck drops in their first Olympic game, here's a roundup articles and photos featuring our Badger women playing on Team USA in Sochi.

Is the 2014 class losing its shine?

Is the early shine of Gary Andersen's first recruiting class wearing off?

Badger Bits: Peace out, BCS

R.I.P, the BCS. The BCS is dead. Which of Wisconsin's BCS bowl teams was the best?

How long can Wisconsin stay undefeated?

With a win vs. Eastern Kentucky Saturday, Wisconsin will have its best modern-era start to a season. How long will the Badgers be able to remain undefeated?

Will Melvin Gordon leave early?

How long will the Badgers have Melvin Gordon?

Wisconsin enjoying early play of Bronson Koenig

Wisconsin's freshman sensation has received rare early playing time from Bo Ryan. What's ahead for Bronson Koenig?

Bits: Rigsby ties Vetter's school record for wins

What's happening in Badger women's hockey this week.

Yahoo-baseball

Badger Bits: Week 1 recap round-up

What did various Wisconsin media outlets think of the Badgers' season-opener?

Wisconsin rebounds vs. Ottawa University

So, this Canadian basketball thing is pretty fun.

Gary Andersen embraces the media

What a guy. Andersen has seemingly embraced the media by opening up an above-average number of practices and scrimmages. Shockingly, Barry Alvarez isn't as fond of the idea.

Scrimmage No. 2 is here

Wisconsin will scrimmage for the second and final time this fall Monday afternoon. We might not know the starting quarterback afterward, but other position battles should gain some clarity.

Wisconsin basketball sets attendance records

NCAA attendance figures were released Tuesday, once again placing the Badgers among the top 10 college basketball programs.

Nearing the time for evaluation

We've been talking about Wisconsin's key position battles at lengths this offseason. Beginning with Monday's scrimmage, we could finally get some answers.

Should UW wait to play LSU after 2016?

Wisconsin-LSU is nearing "done deal" status -- we think. UW officials reportedly haven't agreed to a 2016 game in Green Bay, presumably because the Badgers' schedule that year is purely insane. Would a later return game vs. LSU be a better idea?

5-star running back visiting Madison

The five-star running back from Oakley, Calif., tweeted out his latest list of official visits for the fall. Wisconsin's one of the four, apparently lending credence to the notion that the Badgers are thickly in the race for Mixon.

Fall camp starts today

The Badgers return to practice at Camp Randall Stadium Friday afternoon, eager to put one of the more fascinating offseasons the program's endured into the rearview mirror.

Badger Bits: On the eve of fall camp

Fall camp starts tomorrow. What are the Badgers' most pressing storylines?

It's exciting to have good running backs

Today is a Tuesday in the stretch run of the college football offseason. Is that the worst kind of Tuesday? Perhaps, but at least we have some more great things to say about Wisconsin's running backs.

4 weeks and counting until Badger Football

Sweet geez, guys. We're gonna make it.

Tanner McEvoy mugging, OSU news begin busy week

Tanner McEvoy was the victim of a mugging over the weekend, the second on a high-profile UW athlete in a year. Is there a discussion to be had about Madison's safety, or are we simply dealing with two unfortunate but unconnected incidents?

Chris Borland: Runner-up for Big Ten DPOY, barely

"Morning Links: A whole lot of unavoidable Ohio State news, not all of it good, though" Edition.

Josh Gasser pushes forward with his rehab

Josh Gasser continues to make progress in his rehab from a torn ACL. With a remarkably young roster coming into 2013, how good can the Badgers be with a healthy Gasser?

Camp Randall concessions, Ball attack arrest

The final suspect in last year's attack on Montee Ball is in custody. At Camp Randall, a new concessionaire could be finalized on Friday. Sean Frazier finally got the big promotion he was seeking -- does he have a legacy at Wisconsin?

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