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Reserve DB leaves the Badgers

MADISON — Reserve defensive back Titus Booker is no longer a member of the Wisconsin football team. The cornerback was removed from the roster between the Nebraska and Purdue games. When asked Thursday morning about Booker, a UW communications official said he had left the program. It’s unclear if he intends to stay at Wisconsin […]

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Aaron Rodgers set to appear on ‘Conan’ Thursday night

For the first time since fracturing his right collarbone on Oct. 15, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will talk about the injury — sort of. The 2-time MVP is set to appear on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show Thursday for a segment called “Clueless Gamer,” in which O’Brien and Rodgers play the new “Assassins Creed” […]

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Packers bring back WR Max McCaffrey, cut OL Don Barclay

Max McCaffrey is back with the Green Bay Packers. The wide receiver was signed to the practice squad on Tuesday after being released by Jacksonville over the weekend. The 23-year-old caught one pass in five games with the Jaguars. McCaffrey was first signed to the Packers practice squad late in the 2016 regular season and […]

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New Orleans 26, Packers 17: 2-minute drill

GREEN BAY — For the first time since 2013, the Green Bay Packers experienced life without Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, and it’s just as rough as everyone remembered. With the future Hall of Fame signal caller recovering from collarbone surgery, Brett Hundley made his first career start, running for one touchdown but largely struggling in […]

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Preview: (5) Wisconsin vs Maryland

THE BASICS The teams: The No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (6-0, 3-0) vs the Maryland Terrapins (3-3, 1-2) The time: 11 a.m. CDT, Saturday The place: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis. The TV coverage: FOX with Joe Davis and Brady Quinn in the booth, and Bruce Feldman on the sideline. The last time: Natrell Jamerson returned […]

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Friday night football coming to Camp Randall Stadium.

MADISON — Friday night football is coming to Camp Randall Stadium — again. The Big Ten announced Friday that Wisconsin’s 2018 game against Western Kentucky had been moved from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31, making it the second straight year the Badgers will open on a Friday night. This season, a crowd of 75,324 watched […]

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4-star guard Tyler Herro de-commits from Wisconsin

MADISON — The Wisconsin basketball program took a major hit Tuesday with the de-commitment of Tyler Herro. The 4-star guard, committed to the Badgers for more than a year, announced on Twitter that he was reopening his recruitment. “I would like to thank the Wisconsin coaching staff for all the time they have spent on […]

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Once again, the Packers will be forced to live life without Aaron Rodgers

MINNEAPOLIS — Whether he didn’t want to admit he knew or genuinely didn’t, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb’s reaction when asked about Aaron Rodgers’ health was likely one that was playing out in the homes of fans all across the country. He almost went through all the various stages of grief from denial […]

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Packers lose Aaron Rodgers to injury

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time since 2013, the Green Bay Packers will be forced to play an extended period of time without Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback was knocked out of Sunday’s game against Minnesota in the first quarter after being driven into the ground by linebacker Anthony Barr, and the team announced that he […]

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Wisconsin didn’t play well, but with top-10 teams falling elsewhere, the win is all that matters

MADISON, Wis.| On the surface, a 17-9 win over Purdue is far from impressive. The Boilermakers are clearly tougher under new coach Jeff Brohm and continued to fight despite falling behind by two scores in the first half, but it’s still a program that has been at the bottom of the Big Ten for more […]

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