Video: Past notable in-state Wisconsin football recruits
Barry Alvarez wanted to make a wall around Wisconsin. And that's what he did.
Video: Check out Wisconsin's 2016 signing day class
This 2016 recruiting class has the potential to be special.
Video: A look back at past notable Wisconsin walk-ons
Every team needs walk-ons, and Wisconsin is better at finding the good ones than anyone else.
Nigel Hayes among 10 finalists for Julius Erving Award
#SO to @NIGEL_HAYES, who was named one of 10 finalists for the Julius Erving Award today: https://t.co/mJgki20K0F pic.twitter.com/zrbmBQyDpm— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 3, 2016
Congrats to Nigel Hayes for making the trimmed list of 10 finalists for the second annual Julius Erving Award. Joining Hayes on the list are LSU's freshman sensation Ben Simmons and national player of the year candidate Denzel Valentine of Michigan State. The seven remaining finalists are: DeAndre Bembry (St. Joseph's), Trevon Bluiett (Xavier), Dillon Brooks (Oregon), Brandon Ingram (Duke), Roosevelt Jones (Butler), Damion Lee (Louisville) and Wayne Selden (Kansas). A winner will be announced April 8 at the ESPN College Basketball Awards.
Russell Wilson announced as Wisconsin's spring commencement speaker
And your Spring 2016 #uwgrad speaker is...https://t.co/oMqyFEQrWy— UW-Madison (@UWMadison) February 3, 2016
Despite how awkward this video was, this is an awesome idea. On Wisconsin!
Wisconsin football's spring game date set
Correction on the date of the #Badgers' Spring Game. It will be held on April 23 at Camp Randall. Time TBA. Tickets go on sale Wednesday.— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 1, 2016
See you there!
Russell Wilson wins Pro Bowl MVP
Congrats to @Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on being named 2016 Pro Bowl Offensive MVP. pic.twitter.com/OStQFhTAgA— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) February 1, 2016
Even when the game is meaningless, Russ is the best there is.
UW target RB Lil'Jordan Humphrey commits to Texas
I'm a longhorn baby #Hookem #Believe #LetsRide pic.twitter.com/QWMMzCDe8z— Lil'Jordan Humphrey (@LJ_Humphrey23) January 31, 2016
Southlake, Texas (Carroll), athlete Lil'Jordan Humphrey verbally committed to Texas over Wisconsin on Saturday night on NBC 5's "Inside High School Sports." The composite three-star recruit made a surprise official visit up to Madison last weekend. Badger247's Evan Flood reported on Saturday that the 6'5 Humphrey notified the UW coaching staff sometime around Thursday of his decision to verbally commit to the Longhorns.
Watch Wisconsin's National Signing Day hype video
Who from the 2016 class will be the one to make an instant impact?
Owen Daniels grabs second TD of AFC Championship Game
Two catches, two touchdowns.
Owen Daniels scores first TD of AFC Championship Game
Just the man who was once slated to play quarterback at Wisconsin doing he what does best.
Caputo earns defensive MVP at East-West Shrine Game
MVP! MVP! MVP! pic.twitter.com/92QjSKcjlI— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) January 24, 2016
The former Badger picked off two passes—one from Joel Stave himself—to earn the defensive MVP honors and likely turned a few NFL heads in the process.
Jordan Smith awarded scholarship for final semester
Speaking of Jordan Smith, he's been rewarded with a scholarship for his final semester with the #Badgers.— Jim Polzin (@JimPolzinWSJ) January 19, 2016
Well deserved. Congratulations, Jordan!
Watch: Badgers celebrate after Michigan State upset
Here's Wisconsin's post-game celebration after upsetting No. 4 Michigan State Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center. You can find the full final sequence of the game right here, as well. What a win for these Badgers.
Watch: The final sequence of MSU-UW was incredible
Now this is a finish. Curt's recap from Madison will be up shortly but until then, bask in the glory of that tremendous sideline trap defense, Bronson Koenig's incredible vision and dish to Ethan Happ, and Happ's tough baseline basket.
Wisconsin to ban hoverboards because 'the hallways are crowded'
UW-Madison, MATC say no to riding hoverboards on campus - https://t.co/mrLjbZvzVk https://t.co/sSnklei4mF #Madison #Wisconsin— Madison Wisconsin (@MadisonWisconsi) January 8, 2016
Since skateboards and roller blades are already banned, this isn't terribly surprising. But using a reasoning of, "The hallways are crowded and we don’t want people running into others. We need to be concerned about that issue of safety and risk." is hilarious. Board carefully, my friends.
Watch: Jared Abbrederis catches two-point conversion for Packers
Jared gets his first playoff points in the NFL! You made all of Wisconsin proud with that one, Jared!
Sam Dekker's Mom gets in a sick burn
thanks ma pic.twitter.com/p8BIOg5Lwn— Sam Dekker (@dekker) January 9, 2016
I found this to be thoroughly enjoyable. It's OK, Sam. We still love you.
UW has Big Ten-leading three NFL All-Pro alumni
The Badgers outdid the rest of the Big Ten yet again.
Tim Krumrie elected to College Football Hall of Fame
#Badgers football: Former UW nose guard Tim Krumrie elected to College Football Hall of Fame https://t.co/Dfcysf1MT9 pic.twitter.com/T4kOSALzeI— Badger Beat (@BadgerBeat) January 8, 2016
Well-deserved. Congratulations, Tim!
Three Badgers named to ESPN Big Ten All-Bowl Team
These three were awesome against USC.
Watch: Frank Kaminsky makes Draymond Green look silly
Frank, that's not even fair.
Here's how much money Dave Aranda will make at LSU
Dave Aranda getting a 3-YR deal from #LSU, starting at $1.3 MILLION a year & it escalates, source tells @FoxSports: https://t.co/I7yBH7qgRn— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 2, 2016
Yep, that's big money Dave Aranda is getting from LSU, which poached the defensive coordinator away from Wisconsin on Friday night. Bruce Feldman's report also has this intriguing nugget: "Also, if Les Miles does get let go, Aranda is not tied to that. He will still be taken care of financially, a source told FOX Sports." Good for Aranda -- he deserves this. In the meantime, we're thinking about who Wisconsin might tab to replace him.
Dave Aranda will be "one of the highest-paid" DCs at LSU
ICYMI - #LSU starts new year strong, hires #Wisconsin's Dave Aranda as DC: https://t.co/I7yBH7HSfX— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 2, 2016
UPDATE: And now we know how much Aranda will be paid. As we've covered by now (first story here; Badgers' reactions here), LSU has hired away Dave Aranda from Wisconsin as the Tigers' next defensive coordinator. Badgers fans knew UW would likely lose Aranda at some point in the foreseeable future, but it seemed as though Aranda would spend at least one more year in Madison after a number of teams filled defensive coordinator openings with other candidates. A quick, and understandable, source of outrage for Wisconsin is the continuation of the storyline that UW just won't pay enough to keep top assistants in Madison. It first boiled up in Bret Bielema's last few years at Wisconsin and was also a perceived factor in Gary Andersen's surprise decision to bolt after two seasons. Now, Wisconsin fans are left with this nugget from Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman: "Aranda’s new deal with LSU will make him one of the highest-paid defensive coordinators in the country, a source told FOX Sports." We'll have much more on Aranda's departure, specifically the financial side of it, as quickly as possible.
Holiday Bowl roundup: Jack Cichy shines
Another former walk-on making an impact for the Wisconsin Badgers? No way.
Watch: Joel Stave discusses bowl performance
Congratulations to Stave for becoming the winningest quarterback in Wisconsin history.
Watch: Jack Cichy discusses his stellar game
Hear from the defensive player of the game.
Watch: UW celebrates after Holiday Bowl win
Great way to celebrate a great win!
Vince Biegel tweets he's returning to UW for 2016
Badger fans I hope your ready for the 2016 football season because I'm coming back!!!! #OnWisconsin— Vince Biegel (@VinceBiegel) December 31, 2015
From the man himself, redshirt junior outside linebacker Vince Biegel tweeted he is returning to Wisconsin for the 2016 season. Biegel could be primed for another huge season, and paired with fellow outside linebackers Jack Cichy and T.J. Watt, the ceiling is high for both the position group and the Badgers' defense.
Report: Kayden Lyles expected to move to Madison
Great news for the Badgers! Per a report from the Arizona Republic, four-star offensive guard Kayden Lyles is expected to pay his senior year of football at a Madison-area high school. This could keep him committed far easier, though he is a legacy commit whose father, Kevin, played for UW in the 1990s and older brother, Kare', is an early enrollee this spring.
Report: Caleb Kinlaw leaving UW
#Badgers redshirt freshman Caleb Kinlaw leaves program, along with walk-ons Aidan McNamara and Elijah Strong: https://t.co/g5wXvw5cFq— Jason Galloway (@Jason_Galloway) December 29, 2015
The former three-star running back recruit will look for other opportunities, which was first reported by the Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway. Good luck, Caleb.
Badgers visit U.S. Navy, USS Theodore Roosevelt
The football team hung out aboard a huge U.S. Navy aircraft carrier on Monday.