Wisconsin continues its run through the Big Ten conference schedule this week as it hits the road to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0 Big Ten, 3-2 overall). Nebraska, thus far, has defeated Arkansas State, Rutgers and Illinois, while losing to Oregon and Northern Illinois.
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As the college football season starts to heat up, here is Morgan Spohn's Heisman rankings:1.
Nothing quite beats the atmosphere of a gym that is hosting two rival teams. The energy is multiplied, the fans are buzzing and the hairs on the back of everyone’s necks are standing tall.
Isaiahh Loudermilk never expected to be here.Not when he was a tall second grader in Chris Haag’s physical education class.Not when he was cutting his teeth playing football at the junior high level.And not even when he starred for West Elk High School when his massive frame and ability started to bring attention to tiny Howard, Kan.No, playing Big Ten football and earning a sack in front of thousands of adulating fans, as he did this past Saturday versus Northwestern, was never part of Loudermilk’s agenda.But that is his reality now.“I wasn’t really planning, when I first started playing football, to get offers or anything like that,” Loudermilk said.
Against Northwestern, in just his fourth-ever start at safety for the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0 Big Ten, 4-0 overall), senior Natrell Jamerson recorded his first career interception in the second quarter.He would grab interception number two a couple of hours later, this time managing to stay upright for longer as he rumbled for a 36-yard touchdown, effectively ending the game.“I knew as soon as he got the ball to him he was gone,” said redshirt junior inside linebacker T.J Edwards of his teammate’s return.
Another game, another three goals for the Wisconsin Badgers (3-1 Big Ten, 7-2-2 overall), as they blanked in-state rivals Marquette (1-2 Big East, 1-7-1) to extend their home-unbeaten streak to 19 games for a 3-0 victory.
In crucial Big Ten slate, Wisconsin gears up for Minnesota, Michigan StateLetting a lead slip away can be a jarring experience for any athlete, as missed opportunities and improbable collapses may damage the collective confidence or emotional state of the team.
After ending its road woes with a come-from-behind 3-2 victory against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-4 Big Ten, 2-8-1 overall) on Sunday, the Wisconsin Badgers (3-1, 6-2-2) return to its home fortress to try and continue its 19-game home unbeaten streak against in-state rivals Marquette Golden Eagles (1-2 Big East, 1-7-1) this Wednesday.
After a busy weekend in Badger athletics, Wisconsin men's hockey coach Tony Granato and Wisconsin volleyball head coach Kelly Sheffield preview the week ahead. Volleyball:The Badgers (2-2 Big Ten, 11-2 overall) fought hard this weekend as they were faced with back-to-back conference matches on the road.
An undefeated nonconference season for the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers (2-2 Big Ten, 11-2 overall) seemingly signaled a dominant start to Big Ten play.
At any level, and in any sport, how a team will perform in its first game is largely based on speculation.
Wisconsin stifled a comeback attempt from Northwestern with a game-clinching safety by senior D'Cota Dixon to move to 4-0 on the season.
With just over a minute to play at Camp Randall Stadium, over 80,000 raucous Wisconsin fans watched nervously as Northwestern began a drive from its own 2-yard line, the first of any such late-game drama for the Badgers this season.There were surely flashbacks to UW’s losses to the Wildcats in 2014 and 2015, and collective groans around the stadium as Wisconsin watched a 21-point lead dwindle to just seven.But after a safety forced by senior safety D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin (1-0 Big Ten, 4-0 overall) eventually triumphed 33-24 over Northwestern (0-1, 2-2) Saturday, as the Badgers made various self-inflicted mistakes, but also got some significant late-game experience.“It was definitely nice,” Dooley said of the game’s squeaky finish.
The Badgers most recent victory over Michigan last Sunday may not have come without the late-set heroics of outside hitter Lauryn Gillis.
On any given Sunday night, it’s likely you’ll see senior tight end Troy Fumagalli walking down the streets of Madison with a yoga mat, heading to a yin class.
It goes without saying that Wisconsin’s offensive line is a main proponent of the success of redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook as well as freshman running back Jonathan Taylor — but still, despite the offensive line being their springboard, Jonathan Taylor has been the Badger’s most valuable player over the last three weeks.
Last week, Badger fans scattered at pools and lakes across Madison on a scorching hot Saturday were grateful for the bye week and the respite it provided from what would have been a sunburnt day spent at Camp Randall.
The column below was first published by the Daily Cardinal on Monday Oct. 8, 1917. Wisconsin's game against Beloit was the first football game that the Badgers played at Camp Randall Stadium.
Week four of college football did not disappoint as many of the top teams in the nation got their first taste of conference action and, with it, their first true tests of the season.
Northwestern and No. 9 Wisconsin meet in Camp Randall for the 99th time on Saturday. Here are three keys to victory for both squads ahead of this weekends’ matchup.Northwestern#1 Win in the TrenchesIf the Wildcats want to have any chance to win this ball game, they’re gonna have to start by winning in the trenches.