The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team (8-6) has been on somewhat of a hot streak after coming back from the holiday break, holding a 3-1 record so far in January. Wisconsin will look to continue that success in the upcoming road series with the Penn State University Nittany Lions (7-7).
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Tony Granato’s Wisconsin Badgers (6-5) moved to 2-1 all-time against teams ranked first in the NHCA during his tenure as head coach, following an enormous 3-1 win over the No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1).
Men’s Hockey: Battle of Big Ten elite as No. 1 Minnesota comes to LaBahn Arena to take on No. 12 Wisconsin
Five weeks have passed since the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (5-3 Big Ten, 5-5 overall) last saw the ice in their victory over Ohio State in Columbus. After the series with Michigan State was canceled due to COVID-19 issues with the Spartans, the Badgers will look to return to Big Ten action this Saturday when the top-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-0 Big Ten, 10-0 overall) visit Madison.
Men’s Hockey: Caufield, Turcotte win gold at World Junior Championship for Team USA; Hollaway takes home silver for Canada
The Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey program is often lauded as one of the best developmental programs in the country with many former Badgers littered through the ranks of the NHL, as players and coaches alike. In the last few weeks, the strength of that development was highlighted at the World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Canada, where three Badgers– Cole Caufield, Alex Turcotte and Dylan Hollaway– all took home medals for their respective teams.
Gameday VI: Can No. 16 Iowa establish itself as one of the Big Ten’s elite? An Iowa editor weighs in
As much as the attention around college football is focused on the College Football Playoff and the Heisman contenders as well as the flashy teams and players that are contending for each, we sometimes lose sight of some of the middle of the pack teams who also have their own stories and fun storylines that deserve the attention of the college football world.
After suffering a tough loss the night before, the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team roared back in a big way, beating the No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 3-1 Friday night. Wisconsin will leave Columbus having split their series with Buckeyes, with both teams seeing positives that each can come away with.
Gameday V: Can the Hoosiers pull out another win without Michael Penix Jr.? An Indiana editor weighs in
The No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers (5-1) have often been considered one of the Big Ten conference’s bottom-feeders in recent history. However, this year, Indiana has shocked fans of the Big Ten and college football as a whole by proving itself to be one of the conference’s elite teams.
Badger Men’s Hockey: Wisconsin falls to 4-4 after Arizona State series, looks to bounce back against Ohio State
No. 14 Wisconsin (4-4) team fell back to .500 this last week after being swept by Arizona State in brutal fashion, as the Sun Devils outscored the Badgers 11-6 over the series. The Badgers were without four top contributors: forwards Roman Ahcan, Tarek Baker, Dominick Mersch and Ty Pelton-Byce because of COVID-19 protocols.
Gameday IV: Can Northwestern continue its strong start to the 2020 football season? A Wildcat editor weighs in
The No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats (4-0) are surprisingly having one of their best seasons in decades. Coming into the 2020 season, Northwestern football was not in a good state. Although they had one of the most experienced rosters in all of college football, many were worried that Northwestern would have a similar lack of success as they did in 2019.
Although you can find many former Wisconsin Badgers littered among NHL rosters, that success at putting talent into the professional ranks has not translated into big wins against the other elite programs in the conference, especially under the tenure of head coach Tony Granato.
The 2020 Michigan Wolverines (1-2), a program that often lauds themselves as the winning-est program in college football history, has looked nothing of the sort this season. This Michigan team is sporting the worst starting record under head coach Jim Harbaugh’s tenure after losing back-to-back games against the Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) and their bitter in-state rivals in Michigan State (1-2).
Coming into the 2019-20 season, Wisconsin men’s hockey garnered a lot of attention as a team that could potentially rise to the top of the Big Ten after six straight seasons of missing the NCAA Tournament. Tony Granato’s Badgers, however, failed to deliver on those expectations after falling to 14-20 and missing the tournament for the seventh season in a row.
Things were not looking good for Fighting Illini Head Coach Lovie Smith coming into 2019. Losing season after losing season – with no signature program wins – was putting the former NFL head coach as one of the most likely coaches to be fired after the season.
UW has announced 2017 graduate and international soccer star Rose Lavelle as the featured speaker for the 2020 Winter Commencement on December 13th. Lavelle joins fellow Badger athletes JJ Watt, Russell Wilson and Pat Richter as the only athletes ever to give commencement speeches for the University of Wisconsin, and is the first female athlete to ever receive this honor.
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.
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).
The Wisconsin Badgers wrestling team (3-4 Big Ten, 10-4 overall) couldn’t overcome a tough Penn State squad (6-1 Big Ten, 9-2 overall), falling 29-10 conference lost late Friday night. Wisconsin picked up impressive wins early with freshman Eric Barnett at 125lbs, No. 1 Seth Gross at 133lbs, and Garrett Model at 157lbs.
In what is turning into a very special season for second-year head coach Chris Bono, the No. 4 Badgers (3-3 Big Ten, 10-3 overall) will face one of their toughest opponents of the year this Friday night when the No. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1 Big Ten, 9-2 overall) come to town.
This has not been a great year for Purdue Football. The preseason hype around this team centered around head coach Jeff Brohm and All-American receiver Rondale Moore. Brohm, having coached the Boilermakers since 2017, has put this program back into a contending position.
In parts of three seasons at Wisconsin, Jonathan Taylor has cemented himself among the many legendary running backs in program history. Saturday was just another day at the office for the perennial Heisman candidate, having his way against a strong defense in No. 13 Wisconsin’s (4-2 Big Ten, 7-2 overall) 24-22 victory over No. 18 Iowa (3-3 Big Ten, 6-3 overall) at Camp Randall Stadium.