Coming off the worst seasons in program history — just 12 wins over two years and back-to-back missed NCAA tournaments — the expectations weren’t very high for Wisconsin’s men’s hockey team in 2016-’17.
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Sports editor Ben Pickman and men's basketball beat writer Thomas Valtin-Erwin discuss Wisconsin basketball's late-game struggles, grade its rotation players through ten games and discuss what it needs to do to turn around its slow start to the season.
Football:Jonathan Taylor emerged out of nowhere at the beginning of season, climbing a crowded running back depth chart to take the starting job.
The Badgers had a quick turnaround this week after losing to Marquette on Monday, but UW recovered and defeated the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 82-54 on Wednesday night.
First there was Xavier. Then there was Baylor. Following that, UCLA. Penn State nearly joined the club Monday night.For the fifth time already in the young season the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (1-1 Big Ten, 4-6 overall) collapsed down the stretch, blowing a late three-point lead to let Temple (5-2) steal a 59-55 victory.Things began swimmingly for the Badgers, as they stormed out to a 7-2 lead in the first 2:31 of the game.
An area which has caused substantial problems for UW in terms of its ability to close out games is its tendency to get out-rebounded.
After a two-game break to open conference play the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (1-1 Big Ten, 4-5 overall) will return to its non-conference schedule Wednesday as it head to Philadelphia, Penn., to take on the Temple Owls (4-2).After dropping four of five games to limp into Big Ten play, the Badgers nearly had the life drained out of them as they were run off the Kohl Center floor by Ohio State and nearly blew a 17-point lead at Penn State.Desperate for answers, UW now hosts a Temple team that already has four solid wins under its belt, having taken down Old Dominion, Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina to open the season.Led by the sharpshooting quartet of Quinton Rose, Shizz Alston, Obi Enechionyia and Josh Brown — who have collectively made 44.3 percent of their 97 three-point attempts — the Owls can score from anywhere on the court.Rose, who leads the team with 19 points per game, could cause major problems for the Badgers.
Milwaukee — “We are, Marquette! We are, Marquette!” roared from a ruckus and jubilant Golden Eagle fan base in the waning minutes of Marquette’s (4-3) 88-65 shellacking of the Wisconsin Badgers (5-4). From the outset, the Golden Eagle faithful created a home-court advantage at the Al McGuire Center that eventually would translate to their players as the game progressed.
When head coach Whitney Hite picked up the number-one recruit in the class of 2016 in current sophomore Beata Nelson, her impact on the team — and on the record book — was not fully felt.
Needing a win to avoid dropping its sixth game of the season, Wisconsin (1-1 Big Ten, 4-5 overall) came out with energy and a much-needed sense of urgency against Penn State (1-1, 7-3) Monday night.
Greg Gard succulently summed up his team’s performance in its 83-58 loss to Ohio State Saturday afternoon.“It seemed like we were lifeless for a large part of the first half,” he said.
The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (5-3) returned home on Saturday and defeated La Salle (4-4) to win their third consecutive game.
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After starting the 2017 season undefeated, the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (11-9 Big Ten, 22-9 overall) started to struggle.
INDIANAPOLIS — Wisconsin entered its matchup with Ohio State Saturday night hoping to emerge victorious and in the process punch its ticket to the College Football Playoff.Instead, after falling 27-21 to the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship, the Badgers are set to face off against XX in XX Bowl on XX Date in XX place.UW (9-1 Big Ten, 12-1 overall) will be tasked with recovering quickly from a gut-wrenching defeat to OSU.
'The train doesn't stop here': How Wisconsin keeps its second straight Big Ten Championship loss in perspective
INDIANAPOLIS — As the confetti floated down from the rafters of Lucas Oil Stadium, the Wisconsin Badgers were left reliving the nightmare they faced 12 months earlier.Their second-straight Big Ten Championship Game was a chance for redemption in an undefeated season, but when Ohio State quarterback J.T.
Indianapolis — Wisconsin freshman running back Jonathan Taylor’s longest run in the Big Ten Championship was a measly seven yards.
INDIANAPOLIS — One year after falling to Penn State in the Big Ten Championship, Wisconsin (9-1 Big Ten, 12-1 overall) arrived in Indianapolis looking to not only win the Big Ten, but also punch a ticket to the College Football Playoff.For 12 weeks, the Badgers leaned on its defense to wreak havoc on opposing teams and extend their undefeated season.
The Wisconsin men's basketball team's (3-5 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) early season struggles continued on Saturday, as they were blown out XX-XX at home by Ohio State (5-4 overall, 1-0 Big Ten). The Badgers trailed 49-26 at the break, shooting just 30 percent from the floor — their worst shooting performance in any first half this season.
For Wisconsin (0-1 Big Ten, 3-5 overall), the start of conference play was an opportunity to prove what coaches and players have been saying the last several weeks: that its brutal opening stretch would make it a better team in the long run.