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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...
11.28.2011 | | Posted at 06:43 PM
By Nicole
On Saturday night, Hilary Knight became the second-ever Badger and the eighth-ever person in the NCAA to record 100 career goals and 100 career assists. And that would be a pretty good weekend and a pretty big accomplisment, but this is Hilary Knight we're talking about. You know it gets better. Already the top-scoring woman to ever play hockey as Wisconsin (well before the mid-point in her senior...
11.26.2011 | | Posted at 09:59 AM
By Nicole
Take a moment to read this WSJ article that focuses on Justin Schultz to tell the story of how there aren't offensive defensemen in the NHL anymore. The article focuses on how Schultz is one of a dying breed - the offensive defensemen. Schultz is tied for third in the country in scoring, despite being on a not-so-great team and being a defensement. Despite the Badgers lack of success, Schultz is s...
11.21.2011 | | Posted at 10:40 PM
By Nicole
The UW Men's Cross Country team claimed their 5th National Championship this week, beating two-time defending National Champion Oklahoma State by an amazing 42 points. In cross country, you want the lowest score, and boy did the Badgers post it. The Top Five scores were the Badgers 97, Ok State's 139, Colorado's 144, BYU's 203 and Stanford's 207. That's right. The Badgers scored more than 100 poin...
11.14.2011 | | Posted at 09:14 PM
By Nicole
Team USA, which featured two current Badgers and three former Badgers, got some Olympic revenge on Team Canada by winning the Four Nations Cup in Sweden this weekend. Current Badger Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker as well as former Badgers Jessie Vetter, Molly Engstrom and Meghan Duggan all suited up for Team USA. The win was that much sweeter because USA had lost to Canada earlier in the tournament. The championship game came down to a shootout and Hilary Knight scored the game winner to give USA the gold medal. Jessie Vetter stopped Canada's last shootout to secure the win. There was a current and a former Badger on Team Canada as well, as Stephanie McKeough and Bobbi Jo Slusar skated. Team USA out-shot Canada 60-38 and Vetter saved 35 shots and was named MVP of the tournament. The Four Nations Cup is played every year around this time and always pits USA against Canada, Sweden and Finland. Originally it was the 3 Nations Cup  - since its inception in 1996, Canada has won 12 Gold Medals. But not this time.

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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'...
11.08.2011 | | Posted at 08:48 PM
By Nicole
It was going to be a rough weekend for the Badgers with the Gophers coming to town, but now there's added pressure because Minnesota is ranked #1 in both the USCHO.com poll and the USA Today/US Hockey poll. The Border Battle always brings added pressure and the Gophers were doing well while the Badgers have struggled. There's speculation that goalie John Rumpel, who's been regularly playing on Sat...
11.08.2011 | | Posted at 08:34 PM
By Nicole
Chuck Schwartz over at Bucky's 5th Quarter has compiled an amazing list of current, former and future Badgers and their twitter handles. Its the most complete list I've ever seen. Go here to check it out and follow away....
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...

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