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Updated odds for college football national title, Heisman Trophy

Wisconsin is among the favorites to win the national title this fall. In updated odds from Bovada LV, the Badgers are listed at 20/1 to win the College Football Playoff, tied with Penn State for sixth-best odds among all teams. Defending champion Alabama leads the way at 2/1, with Clemson at 11/2. Last season’s runner-up, […]

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Wisconsin on the field for practice No. 2 of spring

MADISON — Wisconsin was back on the field Thursday morning for the second practice of spring ball. Coach Quintez He’s not taking part this spring has he recovers from a nasty leg injury suffered last November, but Quintez Cephus is staying involved. He spent a healthy portion of practice talking and working technique with his […]

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Big Ten Tournament | (2) Michigan State 63, Wisconsin 60: Last word

NEW YORK CITY — For the second time in less than a week, Wisconsin gave No. 2 Michigan State all it could handle but came up short, this time in a 63-60 loss in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday at Madison Square Garden. Player of the Game: Miles Bridges The future […]

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B1G Tournament — Wisconsin 59, Maryland 54: Last word

NEW YORK CITY — Wisconsin moved into the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Thursday with a 59-54 victory over Maryland at Madison Square Garden. Player of the Game: The team No one player stood out for Wisconsin and that was just fine. The Badgers got contributions from up and down their lineup in the win. Four […]

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Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ named first-team All-Big Ten for a second time

Wisconsin is having a down year, but that didn’t stop anyone from recognizing Ethan Happ as one of the best players in the Big Ten. For a second straight season, the Badgers center was a first-team All-Big Ten selection, though he was not a consensus pick. Happ was chosen as part of the first team […]

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(2) Michigan State 68, Wisconsin 63: Last word

MADISON — Brad Davison scored a career-high 30 points, but it wasn’t enough as Wisconsin fell to No. 2 Michigan State 68-63 on Sunday at the Kohl Center. Player of the Game: Cassius Winston The point guard was on fire against Wisconsin. He took six 3-pointers and hit all of them, including a couple in […]

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Wisconsin 73, Minnesota 63 (OT): Last word

MADISON — For a second straight game, Wisconsin used a late comeback to get a win at home, this time taking down Minnesota 73-63 in overtime on Monday night at the Kohl Center. Player of the Game: Brevin Pritzl Former Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes said last year that Brevin Pritzl was the best shooter in […]

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What the future holds: Safety

With the 2017 season in the books, it’s time to look ahead to 2018 for Wisconsin. Over the next few weeks we’ll be going position-by-position to see what the future holds for the Badgers. For the purposes of this article, we’ll refer to each player in terms of their class for 2018. If someone was […]

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(20) Michigan 83, Wisconsin 72: Last word

MADISON — Michigan jumped all over Wisconsin early and kept the Badgers at bay the rest of the game in an 83-72 victory Sunday at the Kohl Center. Player of the Game: Duncan Robinson The senior was a big part of Michigan’s quick start, as he scored 14 points in the first half. He was […]

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Wisconsin hires new outside linebackers coach

Wisconsin has its new outside linebackers coach. The school announced Wednesday it had hired Bobby April III to replace Tim Tibesar, who is now the defensive coordinator at Oregon State. April comes to the Badgers after six seasons in the NFL, including most recently as the linebackers coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2015 and […]

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