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This might be the Grand Daddy of all conspiracy theories. Could the Badger home court advantage be chalked up to the brand of basketball they use? According to Mike Viera at the New York Times, the Badgers are the only team in the NCAA to use a Sterling ball. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at
Between Football, Basketball, and the NFL, I can't believe my marriage is still in tact. It was a tough game for the basketball team, but the week could still be a good one for Badger fans with a Rose Bowl birth and state bragging rights for basketball on the line.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at
Football As much as I would like to move on to Ohio State, the links are filled with lessons learned from the MSU game. Lets hope we can roll the Buckeyes so the media puts the focus back on the Big 10 Championship game. Most of you are probably sick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at
The Links will be short today since there isn’t a ton out there, but expect to see a lot of Brett Bielema on national media outlets. Football Brett Bielema is doing his best to keep the media attention on the Badgers. He is planned to appear on ESPN and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at
Football John at Bucky’s 5th quarter writes that the Badgers are focused on South Dakota even with the big Nebraska game next week. This is going to be a common theme amongst articles previewing the game. In the Jeff Potrykus section of the links, here is a video of him... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at
I don’t care if this is self serving, but I am going to link to the Inside the Numbers post again because I think it is excellent. There are a lot of articles about NIU’s offense, but this is the best post I have read in really breaking down the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at
One lesson I learned from this past weekend- if your friend asks you to help move him across country, think long and hard about what that entails. Anyway, lets get to the links. Football This was mentioned in yesterday’s post, but Ryan Groy will be pulling double duty on Saturday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at
Jeff Potrykus writes about a lesson learned from the 2008 season- depth is important. A ten man rotation sounds crazy, but it would afford the Badgers a luxury that most teams don’t have. Alec Lerner has won the kickoff job for this year according to Potrykus. It sounds like he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at
Jon Budmayr recently saw a nerve specialist to help determine why his elbow is continuing to cause him pain as Jeff Potrykus points out. It sounds like the results will be coming soon and the sooner the better because the Badgers need to figure out the pecking order of QB’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at
Football Mike Lucas sat down with Russell Wilson for the first interview I have seen with him. He talks about his recruitment and his decision to come to the Badgers as well as how he is fitting in with him new teammates. There have been many articles written about how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at
Jeff Potrykus is down in Chicago for the Big 10 Meetings and is keeping Badger fans updated in his blog posts. Here is some video of him previewing the upcoming season as well. UW is hosting a live chat with Patrick Butrym, Nick Toon, and Aaron Henry at 2pm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at
Football Rick Reilly welcomes Nebraska to the Big 10 with one of my favorite quotes of the year “I'm afraid Wisconsin is you, Nebraska, only with much better parties and more wins. Although Jack Moore’s comment about arriving on campus in 2007 made me feel really old, I enjoyed the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at
Football As usual, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN has been posting a lot of great material. He discusses the EA Sports’ NCAA Football 2012 simulation that has the Badgers playing LSU in the Sugar Bowl. Good thing this is a simulation because the Badgers came up on the short end of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at
Football Coach Bielema continues to reap the rewards of making the Rose Bowl last year through recruiting. As Dave Heller points out, the Badgers landed a huge score in Kyle Dodson who is a 4-star recruit out of Ohio. He turned down the hometown Buckeye’s for WI, so I am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at
Lets get right to the links. Football We know that you have heard the news from Columbus, but just in case, here is the story from the AP. As I always say, cheaters never win….. Mike Lucas breaks down how the Pryor defection will affect our division. It wasn’t pleasant... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at
Football Adam from 5th Quarter sheds more light on the Tressel article in Sports Illustrated. Tom Mulhern delves into the topic of who gains the most from Tressel’s resignation. Adam Rittenberg attempts to get the pulse in Columbus the day after. Dave Heller links to a post by Phil Steele... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at
Football It appears as if the campaign to get Russell Wilson is off to a good start as Jeff Potrykus reports. The big question is that whether he would be able to win the starting job with a limited amount of time to learn the offense. The Sporting News also... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at
While the Spring Game sent a lot of fans into panic mode because of the QB play, the links are dominated by a big-time recruit and a possible transfer that could provide immediate help. Football The big news of the day was getting a commitment from top QB recruit Bart... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at
Football Tom Mulhern writes about the new rule changes for this upcoming season. Bielema is most focused on the new cut-block rules, but I think the new taunting penalty is too excessive. You can take a touchdown off the board for high stepping into the endzone? It also looks like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at
I apologize for the dry spell in the links, but hopefully this post will get you your fix. Football The AP focused their preseason writeup on the Badgers O-line. There are obviously big shoes to fill, but it sounds like this group is intent on keeping the tradition alive. Aaron... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at
The only negative aspect to spring football is realizing that the season is still many months away. While the ending of the basketball season could lead to depression, it does lead us to a lot of media coverage of the football team to get us through a relatively slow time.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at
Not surprisingly there is plenty of links to get to. There are a lot of previews and closer looks at the Butler. Basketball Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune breaks down the meaning of “Wisconsin Basketball”. I am going to go ahead and say that it is more marvelous than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at
Basketball There is a ton of great content on, so I will just link to the page and let you discern what to focus on. Adam at Bucky’s 5th Quarter breaks some positive news regarding Mike Bruesewitz. He has returned to practice and will be a game time decision,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at
This post is going to be hard to follow up after the Greatest Badger Game Ever, but I will do my best. On a personal note I was watching that game from my dorm room and at that point of my life was the best Badger Basketball sporting event I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at
An Illinois or Penn State win would have really helped us out and help us finish in the top 2 in the Big Ten and also secure a better seed in the Big 10 tourney. Unfortunately, they couldn’t pull it off just like the rest of their seasons. Basketball This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at