Defense leads Badgers to Cotton Bowl win

After a second half collapse in the Big Ten Championship game, the Wisconsin defense did a number on Western Michigan’s high-flying offense and the Badgers pulled out a 24-16 win over the Broncos in the Cotton Bowl on Monday afternoon. The eighth ranked Badgers...

Hornibrook practices Tuesday with the Badgers

It would appear that Paul Chryst will have both of his quarterbacks ready to go for Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship game between Wisconsin and Penn State. Redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook, who has started all nine Big Ten games for the Badgers this...

Badgers extend win streak over Gophers to 13

The Wisconsin Badgers knew they would be playing for the Big Ten Championship before they took the field against the Minnesota Gophers on Saturday.  The first half may have looked like that as the Badgers trailed 17-7 at halftime. But the Wisconsin defense, which has...

Badgers survive upset bid by Georgia State

The Wisconsin Badgers went into Saturday’s game against Georgia State as 34 1/2 point favorites.  The outcome was much different from what was anticipated. Wisconsin’s defense was stellar as usual in the first half, but the Badgers managed a 6-0 lead at...

Badgers climb to 9th in AP Poll, 12th in Coaches Poll

The Wisconsin Badgers improved to 2-0 on the young season, rolling to a 54-10 win over the Akron Zips in the home opener at Camp Randall Stadium. Corey Clement left the game late in the first half with a minor injury and didn’t return.  Clement rushed 21 times...

Badgers face Akron in home opener

The 1oth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers play their home opener on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Akron Zips in a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers are looking to improve in the ball security department after turning the ball over three times against...

Badgers shock LSU at Lambeau Field (AUDIO)

When the new top 25 polls come out this week, don’t be surprised if the Wisconsin Badgers climb into the top ten. The Badgers have been told all summer that the schedule they face is too difficult.  The first chance to show people that they can play with the...

Wisconsin and LSU, the wait is over (AUDIO)

Quarterback Bart Houston’s long wait is over.  Houston will start his first game at quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers today, when they square off against the LSU Tigers in their season opener at Lambeau Field (2:30 p.m.). Houston, who was named after former...

Houston named Badgers starting QB

Wisconsin Badgers head football coach Paul Chryst has named fifth-year senior Bart Houston the teams starting quarterback to open the season against LSU on September 3 at Lambeau Field. Houston has played in 15 games in three seasons at Wisconsin, but the season...

Badgers quarterback battle is far from over

The Wisconsin Badgers wrap up spring ball with the teams annual spring game on Saturday (2pm) at Camp Randall Stadium. The teams battle to see who the starting quarterback is far from decided and will last well into the fall. Fifth year senior Bart Houston has minor...

Houston takes over at QB and helps beat Illinois

Bart Houston had only thrown nine passes all year.  But when starting quarterback Joel Stave left the game with a head injury, Houston answered the call. Houston threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wisconsin Badgers (6-2, 3-1) to a 24-13 win over...

Badgers are getting healthier

As the Wisconsin Badgers get ready for their season opener against 3rd-ranked Alabama in eight days in Arlington, Texas, the teams injury list is getting smaller. Redshirt sophomore Hayden Biegel, who opened camp as the No. 1 right tackle, had been out since August 14...

Stave to backup McEvoy on Saturday

Joel Stave will be Wisconsin’s No. 2 quarterback when the Badgers open Big Ten play on Saturday at Northwestern. Stave struggled with accuracy in training camp and fell down the depth chart for the first four games of the season.  Now, if the situation is right,...

Stave not hurt afterall

On Tuesday, Wisconsin officials said quarterback Joel Stave would be out indefinitely because of persistent issues with his right shoulder. Later the same day, Badger coach Gary Andersen and Stave told reporters that the redshirt junior had no physical problems, but...

Stave sidelined by sore shoulder

Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave has been shutdown for the rest of spring practice because of the shoulder injury he suffered in the Capitol One Bowl. That gives junior college transfer Tanner McEvoy a chance to shine in Saturday’s spring game. McEvoy...

Stave’s work limited early in spring camp (AUDIO)

The Wisconsin Badger football team opened spring drills on Wednesday in Madison and quarterback Joel Stave, who hurt his right shoulder in the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day, will be limited early on. Bart Houston, Tanner McEvoy and freshman D.J. Gillins...

Incoming Badger QB to have shoulder surgery

Wisconsin incoming football recruit, quarterback Bart Houston will undergo surgery on his right throwing shoulder that will probably limit his participation in the team’s fall camp.  Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema revealed Houston’s situation during a...

Bret Bielema’s 2012 recruiting class

Bret Bielema’s 2012 recruiting class is complete, 12 scholarship players and 7 preferred walk-ons. Wisconsin lost out on a couple of big time offensive lineman, Kyle Dodson who signed with Ohio State and J.J. Denman, who bolted for Rutgers.  But the Badgers were...