For a second straight week, I’ll take most of this time to discuss the bigger picture of Wisconsin’s season rather than focus heavily on the most recent game. The Badgers’ 49-20 victory was exactly what you’d hope to see out of a team that’s fighting for a spot in the College Football Playoff against a significantly inferior opponent.
While most of the college football landscape descended into sheer chaos this past weekend, the Badgers held serve at home in convincing fashion. A Wisconsin football team beating an Illinois team coached by Lovie Smith isn’t exactly uncharted territory.
Trigger warning from the writer: This story contains graphic descriptions of domestic assault. Ray McDonald, Kevin Williams, Brandon Marshall, Santonio Holmes, Ray Rice, Dez Bryant, Greg Hardy.
There is quite a bit to unpack from Wisconsin’s thrilling overtime victory against No. 7 Nebraska this past Saturday. For starters, a lot of credit has to be given to Mike Riley and the Cornhuskers for how well they battled back in that game.
Thursday thoughts: Despite public reaction, Hayes' outspoken disposition a stellar example for American childrenBy Bobby Ehrlich | Oct. 27, 2016
No, Nigel Hayes does not need to just “shut up and play basketball.” And, no, he doesn’t need to “stick to sports,” either.
There is nothing quite like a Wisconsin-Iowa game to make you second-guess your love for football. I must admit that I didn’t get to watch almost any of the game live, as I was taking in The Daily Cardinal’s 56-35 pummeling of the Badger Herald in our at annual flag football game at Vilas Park.
I’ll be the first to admit that I love football. There’s something inherently primal about lining up in front of someone, knowing that your only goal in that moment is either to get past them or stop them from getting past you. It’s not necessarily always that simple, but when you get the ball in your hands, all you’re focused on is plowing through people to reach your goal.
Saturday night began with the hope of picking up a signature win for Wisconsin football, but ended with the most bitter of defeats. It’s the kind of loss that was agonizing to endure as it happened and can stick with both players and fans for quite some time.
By almost all measures, the College Football Playoff is a perfect way to determine a champion. Except for one tiny, little problem: Some of the best teams in the nation get left out. Look, the CFP is a serious improvement from the old Bowl Championship Series, which featured no playoff at all and often had two teams that hadn’t quite earned it playing for all the marbles. The expansion to a four-team playoff was a good stepping-stone, but that is where the problem lies.
Trigger warning from the writer: This story contains quotes with violent and threatening language toward women. Last week I drove out to Ann Arbor to cover the Badgers’ football game against the Michigan Wolverines.
Six years ago, Wisconsin and Ohio State met under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium on a night that Badgers fan will never forget. At the time of the 2010 meeting, Bret Bielema was in his fifth year as UW’s head coach and still searching for a true signature win.
The Wisconsin hype train finally hit a speed bump in Ann Arbor. The Badgers were not quite up to the task Saturday afternoon, as the power of Chryst was not enough to compel them to a win over Khaki Jesus and the Michigan Wolverines. It was an especially rough day for the Wisconsin offense, which looked more like the unit we saw scramble to a win against Georgia State than the one that was stellar in a 30-6 victory over Michigan State.
When the Badgers’ injury report came out last week before their matchup with Michigan State, it came as a surprise that kicker Rafael Gaglianone would be sitting out.
Are you a Wisconsin fan who forgot what it’s like to have a quarterback who can step up and make a throw when the team needs it on third down?
Bronson Koenig is mostly known for basketball on campus, but his Ho-Chunk heritage plays no small part in his life.
There’s nothing that gets the blood pumping quite like a full-fledged quarterback controversy as your team is about to enter the gauntlet in conference play. But after an extremely ugly win over Georgia State, that’s exactly where the Badgers find themselves as they prepare to travel to East Lansing to take on No. 8 Michigan State in their Big Ten opener.
Let’s put the cart way before the horse, just for the fun of it. Could this be the best year ever for Badger athletics?
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season is officially in the books, and what a week it was.
There’s no sense in sugarcoating it: Wisconsin’s new football uniforms are an absolute dud.