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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Call it the Final Five: the hours it took for Wisconsin's agonizing one-point loss to Syracuse, followed by Marquette's cold-shooting exit against Florida. A sudden ending just two steps short of the Final Four always stirs the...
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
What a tough weekend for the state's big-time basketball teams. Marquette's seven-game winning streak ended when the defense disappeared at Notre Dame. Wisconsin's six-game roll...
01.12.2012 | | Posted at 10:40 PM
By Nicole
Earlier in the week it was widely reported that Nick Toon had suffered an unspecified injury to his already surgically-repaired left foot. Reports said that the injury was significant. Toon is in LA training, preparing to enter the NFL Draft. But this evening Toon tweeted that he is fine and the injury to his foot is a minor one. He even said he'd be back to training by next week already....
01.04.2012 | | Posted at 07:48 PM
By Nicole
With reports that Montee Ball would be the sixth-ranked running back and 80th overall in the NFL draft (meaning a mid-third round pick), he has reportedly told people within the football program in Madison that he will return to Wisconsin for his senior season. The Wisconsin State Journal/Madison.com says they have a source with that information. Yesterday, it was said Ball would hold a press conf...
12.22.2011 | | Posted at 05:24 PM
By Nicole
The Badgers were dealt a double blow with Offensive Coordinator Paul Chryst took the head coaching job at Pitt and possible transfer quarterback Dayne Crist chose to go to Kansas instead of Wisconsin. The departure of Chryst is the second big loss for Wisconsin in basically a year, as former Defensive Coordinator Dave Doeren left about this time last season to become the head coach at Northern Ill...
12.05.2011 | | Posted at 10:34 PM
By Nicole
Monty Ball said today that he plans to submit paperwork to the NFL advisory committee to gauge his place in the upcoming NFL draft. Ball says that if the committee tells him that he's a likely first or second round pick, he will leave Wisconsin early and enter the NFL draft. If the committee comes back with any round lower than that, Ball says he will return to school for his senior year. Things h...
12.05.2011 | | Posted at 06:44 PM
By Nicole
It took entirely too long for him to get the recognition he deserved, partyly because of an ill-fated push to get Russell Wilson in the top-5, but Montee Ball finally got the nod as one of the Top 5 Heisman finalists today. Ball is one touchdown away from trying Barry Sanders' record for the most touchdowns scored by any NCAA football player* Despite the fact that Ball won the Big Ten Running Back...
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Was there ever a more exciting weekend for the state's sports fans? Marquette and Wisconsin did their basketball rivalry proud in a gritty 61-54 MU victory in Madison. Then the UW football team got its revenge against Michigan State, 42-39...
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...

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