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12.03.2011 | | Posted at 12:03 AM
By Nicole
Well the holes in the defense and special teams were evident and the Badgers almost blew it again, but this time it was the Badgers that prevailed. It was basically a Hail Mary that set the Badgers up for the game-winning score as Russell Wilson threw across the field on fourth down and Jeff Duckworth (who?!) for a 43-yard reception. Montee Ball scored on the next play and the Badgers converted th...
11.29.2011 | | Posted at 07:02 PM
By Nicole
With the regular season Big Ten schedule having wrapped up, the media and coaches selected their awards recipients. Many of the awards were created or re-named to go along with the new, two division Big Ten. Montee Ball was named the initial recipient of the Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Award. The Award is named after Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne - both Heisman Trophy winners who also bo...
11.28.2011 | | Posted at 09:11 PM
By Nicole
With Matt Schaub out for the season, the Texans had to go to Matt Leinart. Unfortunately for them, he broke his collarbone late in the first half. That meant rookie QB T.J. Yates was now the "starter." Yates played his college ball at North Carolina - not exactly a football powerhouse. Yates did ok, but that's the not best part of the story from that situation. With Yates promoted from backup to s...
11.08.2011 | | Posted at 10:46 PM
By Nicole
After Saturday's games, the ESPN Big Ten blog came out with their weekly bowl projections and after Wisconsin's win at Purdue, they are projecting that Wisconsin could not make the Big Ten title game but still be placed in a BCS bowl. The projection has Wisconsin winning out, but Michigan State and Penn State playing for the inaugural Big Ten Championship game and MSU winning. They say Penn State'...
10.30.2011 | | Posted at 04:30 PM
By Nicole
The Badgers refusal/inability to adapt to the Ohio State defense last night cost them the game. Ohio State knew that the heart of the Badger offense was the run game and they came prepared to keep Montee Ball in check. If you remove the late-in-the-fourth-quarter 40 yarder that Montee Ball had, the Badgers were able to muster just 49 yards rushing on 28 attempts. Ohio State was able to com...
10.30.2011 | | Posted at 04:16 PM
By Nicole
Heading into last year's Rose Bowl season, that Badgers were ranked 12. The week they played the Rose Bowl, they were 4/5. They ended up 7/8 after losing the Rose Bowl and ending the season 11-2. Heading into 2009, the Badgers were unranked, but finished the season ranked No. 16 after going 10-3 Goiing into 2008, the Badgers were ranked 13, but finished the season unranked after going 7-6. Heading...
10.23.2011 | | Posted at 06:28 PM
By Nicole
There are many criticisms that are being rained down on Bret Bielema and the Badgers after last night's loss to Michigan State. The time management issue is a big one and a lot of people will talk about it, so I'm not going to spend a lot of time on it. I'll address the time management at the end of the blog post. Bret Bielema's post-game excuse for calling the timeouts during Michigan State's fin...
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
A trip to see relatives on the East Coast took Frank away from firsthand viewing of the Super Bowl champions and soon-to-be National League Central winners. Yes, he probably could have seen the Packers and Brewers through some terrific form...

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