Looking to increase their draft stock, four departing Badger football players recently traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium for the NFL Combine. With their talents on full display in front of team scouts and owners, these select Badgers represented Wisconsin proudly — here’s a brief look at how they performed.
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It’s extremely difficult to explain exactly why, but this Badger team feels like a Team of Destiny.
This past weekend, Wisconsin softball (14-10 overall) traveled to Tampa, Florida for the USF Tournament, their final pre-season tournament, and played five games over three days.
After a roller coaster season, the Wisconsin Badgers (14-6 Big Ten, 21-10 overall) clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season title thanks to a furious, late rally against the Indiana Hoosiers (9-11, 19-12) that gave UW a 60-56 win.
The Wisconsin Badgers’ (12-19, 3-15) 2019-2020 season ended in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday, falling to the fifth-seeded Rutgers Scarlet Knights (22-8, 11-7).
The Wisconsin Badgers softball team (10-9 overall) competed in the Sun Devil Classic Tournament last weekend, and played in five games over three days.
Leading from start to finish, the No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers (13-6 Big Ten, 20-10 overall) earned its seventh straight victory after defeating the Northwestern Wildcats (2-17 Big Ten, 7-22 overall) 63-48. The Badgers improved to 15-1 at home for the season as head coach Greg Gard secured career victory number 100.
After ending the 2019 season 43-19 — the second-most wins in program history and the fastest team to reach 30 wins ever for Wisconsin — Badger softball came into the 2020 season looking to write more stats in the history book. With 13 returning players and some fresh new faces, Wisconsin (10-9 overall) began the season with a hopeful outlook.
Zak Showalter has Cardinal red running in his blood.
The Wisconsin Badgers (12-6 Big Ten, 19-10 overall) hung on to a 71-69 win over their cross border rivals, the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-11 Big Ten, 13-15 overall) to earn their sixth straight win.
Continuing in its success, Wisconsin (10-6 Big Ten, 17-10 overall) secured its fourth-straight win with a 79-71 victory over Rutgers (9-8 Big Ten, 18-10 overall) and improved to 13-1 at home this season.
The Wisconsin Badgers (2-13 Big Ten, 11-16 overall) fought tooth and nail at Sunday’s Senior Night game, but ultimately couldn’t stop the No. 18 Northwestern Wildcats (13-2 Big Ten, 23-3 overall) falling by a score of 82-66.
Thursday was Senior Night for the Wisconsin Badgers (4-5 Big Ten, 11-6 overall) — where the program recognized its six departing seniors — but the extra energy in the Field House wasn’t enough, as the Badgers fell 20-18 to the Northern Iowa Panthers (6-2 Big 12, 9-4 overall) in the final duel of the season.
The No. 7 Maryland Terrapins (14-2 Big Ten, 23-4 overall) did it again with their 12th straight win, which, unfortunately for the Wisconsin Badgers (3-13 Big Ten, 11-16 overall) meant another loss in the Big Ten.
On Sunday, the Wisconsin Badgers (3-12 Big Ten, 11-15 overall) women’s basketball team travelled to Iowa City to face the No. 19 Iowa Hawkeyes (12-3 Big Ten, 21-5 overall), but the Badgers came up short, losing 97-71.
Coming from a loss against Iowa on the road Sunday, the Wisconsin Badgers (3-12 Big Ten, 11-15 overall) are preparing for Wednesday’s home game against the Maryland Terrapins (13-2 Big Ten, 22-4 overall).
Coming into the weekend, No. 4 Wisconsin (4-5 Big Ten, 11-5 overall) had been on a two-match losing streak, with losses coming from No. 2 Penn State and unranked Michigan State. But, Badger fans who were hoping for a bounce back performance got one as the Badgers picked up a win 20-12 over No. 17 Michigan (5-4 Big Ten, 6-6 overall).
No. 2 Wisconsin battled and bested the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes for a 2-1 win in double overtime Sunday at the Kohl Center, in front of a 1400-person crowd.
Going into the second match with the Purdue Boilermakers (7-7 Big Ten, 16-10 overall) this season, the Wisconsin Badgers (3-11 Big Ten, 11-14 overall) were looking to prevent the season sweep — one Purdue hasn’t pulled off against Wisconsin since 2009.
As per usual, Wisconsin’s football organization is budding with NFL caliber talent, and with the Super Bowl comeback of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs now a distant memory, the NFL Draft is on everyone’s mind. Hoping to replicate the NFL success of past Badgers such as Russel Wilson or JJ Watt, many of Wiscosin’s best players will soon become professionals. Let’s take a look at where these Wisconsin Badgers may land in the NFL draft.