Badgers Football 2013

Gary Andersen joins Wisconsin basketball practice


I swear I'm asking this earnestly: did Bret Bielema ever do this?

PODCAST: Final Four talk, Chris Borland interview

We explain how you can't count out Wisconsin in this year's Final Four, and ask the former All-Big Ten linebacker what position he feels most comfortable playing.

Previewing UW's 2015 recruiting needs

Positional needs and some prognostication as we start talking about next year's capricious whims of teenagers.

Andersen discusses Cleveland Browns "interview"

Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal had an exclusive interview with Gary Andersen, and if nothing else, it should convince you of Andersen's desire to remain in Madison.

Ohio State's Bradley Roby has some interesting comments about Jared Abbrederis


"I had a bad game against Wisconsin. A lot of people want to say [Abbrederis] had 10 catches for 200 yards on me, but that’s not how it went. He probably caught four balls on me, but he was a great player. It was at a time when I was kind of slacking. I didn’t start off the season as serious as I should have. I wasn’t playing the first game so maybe I held back in practice. I think that showed in my first half of the season. At cornerback you always have to be fundamentally sound and if you don’t you’re going to mess up."

H/T @JesseTemple

UW football attendance dipped slightly in 2013

The NCAA released its annual football attendance report Tuesday, and Wisconsin's numbers showed a mild dip largely endemic throughout the sport as a whole.

2013 UW football grades: Mixed bag opens new era

Post-signing day, a look at where the Badgers succeeded and failed in 2013, and how they'll need to improve in 2014.

NSD 2014 recap: The good, the bad, the ugly

As classes go, Wisconsin's is big, deep, and full of quality. But there will be regrets left on the table.

Year-end offense review: Running backs carry UW

Gary Andersen and Andy Ludwig brought some new wrinkles to Madison, but the Badgers nevertheless looked like the same old offense with arguably a more explosive backfield.

Defense review: Shaw, Ellington too much for UW

In the end, Connor Shaw and South Carolina's potent duo of receivers were too much for a defense susceptible to dangerous passing attacks.

Final polls: Wisconsin finishes Nos. 21, 22

Florida State, Auburn, Michigan State, South Carolina and Missouri round out the top fives.

Offense review: Stave injury, turnovers hurt UW

A promising first half with a lead over a top-10 team diminished in the second half, where the injury to Joel Stave and a flurry of late turnovers sealed Wisconsin's fate in Orlando.

Capital One Bowl grades: Not a pretty picture

A position-by-position look at Wisconsin's latest postseason failure. Links lead to ESPN highlights.

Bowl game once again unkind to Wisconsin

Well, that didn't go as planned. Let's assess the damage following Wisconsin's fourth straight bowl loss.

GAME THREAD: Capital One Bowl

Happy New Year! Perhaps the Badgers can ring it on a solid note with a win in Orlando.

Tonight, 8 p.m. CT: Bowl Preview, Roundtable Talk


Who made it into the NFL playoffs? What are Wisconsin's chance in the Capital One Bowl? What is the legacy of the 1993 Wisconsin Badgers football team that won the 1994 Rose Bowl?

Melvin Gordon to return for junior season

Gordon tested the waters by seeking evaluation from the NFL draft advisory board, but has elected to return to Madison.

Notebook: DBs supporting Jakarrie Washington

After Thursday's practice, Wisconsin's defensive backs discussed how Washington's handled his dismissal from the team. Plus, coaches and players talk about defending South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney.

Wisconsin announces 2013 football award winners

After a remarkable senior season, Chris Borland was named the Jimmy Demetral Team MVP.

Jakarrie Washington dismissed from UW [UPDATED]

Gary Andersen has dismissed the freshman cornerback, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Dallas Lewallen questionable for South Carolina

After missing the last four games of the regular season, starting center Dallas Lewallen remains "very limited" in practice and may not play New Year's Day. Plus, A.J. Jordan works at defensive...

Wisconsin defense motivated for Capital One Bowl

Wisconsin's defense feels like it didn't represent itself well during the team's regular-season finale against Penn State. The Badgers plan on taking advantage of one more opportunity to end the...

The Badgers are a No. 5 seed in USA TODAY's 64-team college football playoff bracket


March Madness... in January? That's the point of this 64-team bracket cooked up by USA TODAY. Wisconsin would be the No. 5 seed in the West based on its 9-3 regular season, playing Ole Miss. That's boring compared to the real-life Capital One Bowl matchup with South Carolina. The Gamecocks, by the way, would be the No. 2 seed in the East, facing Boston College. Nine Big Ten teams made the bracket, including Maryland, which joins the fold next season.

2014 Capital One Bowl: Return of the Pac-12 Refs



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