Wisconsin Rumors & News

  • Nigel Hayes will return to Wisconsin for senior season

    Wisconsin State Journal "Nigel Hayes has withdrawn his name from the 2016 NBA draft entry pool and will return for his senior season with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Hayes, a 6-foot-7 forward who declared for the draft last month but didn’t sign with an agent, broke the news to the State Journal..." May 25

  • Badgers Nigel Hayes to declare for NBA Draft, won't sign with agent

    Wisconsin State Journal "Nigel Hayes will enter the 2016 NBA draft while also leaving open the possibility of returning to the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team for his senior season. A UW source confirmed a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports Wednesday morning that said Hayes will enter the draft..." April 20

  • Wisconsin basketball offers Milwaukee Panthers transfer, forward Austin Arians

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "It appears a Madison area native has caught the attention of Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard. Milwaukee Panthers forward Austin Arians, granted his release from the men's basketball program last month, has been offered by the Wisconsin Badgers, per a report from Badger247's Evan Flood on Sunday...." April 17

  • Jackson steals show, lifts Notre Dame to victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With a foul to give and less than 20 seconds remaining, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told his team to play aggressive defense and see what happened. As soon as Wisconsin inbounded the ball, Fighting Irish junior Demetrius Jackson and sophomore forward Bonzie Colson surrounded..." March 25

  • Koenig's buzzer-beater leads Wisconsin past Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Bronson Koenig had a simple instruction for teammate Ethan Happ as Wisconsin broke its huddle following a timeout with two seconds left Sunday night in a tie game. "If I'm open, pass me the ball," the Badgers junior guard said. Like any good freshman, Happ listened. Koenig..." March 21

  • Wisconsin gets past Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Wisconsin found just enough offense in the nick of time. Vitto Brown's 3-pointer with 2:34 left gave the Badgers the lead for good as they held off Pittsburgh 47-43 Friday in a first-round matchup of the NCAA Tournament's East Region at Scottrade Center. Both teams are..." March 18

  • Nebraska 70, Wisconsin 58

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Shavon Shields had 20 points and nine rebounds to help Nebraska post a stunning 70-58 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament at Indianapolis. Freshman guard Glynn Watson Jr. added 16 points and senior guard Benny Parker had 12 for the..." March 11

  • Badgers men's basketball: Greg Gard will be introduced as UW's coach on Tuesday

    Madison.com "Greg Gard will be officially introduced as University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, sources said Monday. Exactly 12 weeks after being promoted following the abrupt retirement of Bo Ryan, Gard officially will have the interim label removed from his title by athletic director..." March 08

  • Swanigan, Thompson lead No. 15 Purdue past Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Freshman Caleb Swanigan and sophomore P.J. Thompson entered No. 15 Purdue's Senior Day game against Wisconsin averaging a combined 15.2 points. For outgoing seniors A.J. Hammons, Rapheal Davis, Johnny Hill and Stephen Toyra, Swanigan and Thompson each picked the..." March 06

  • Wisconsin Investigated Bo Ryan After Extramarital Affair, Denies It Caused His Resignation

    Deadspin "Following allegations made in February 2015​ by a woman who claimed she carried on a lengthy affair with then-Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, the university conducted an investigation into his conduct and ​concluded in May​ that Ryan did not misuse university resources. According to a statement from..." March 05

  • Wisconsin 62, Minnesota 49

    The Sports Xchange "Wisconsin opened up a 20-point first half lead and notched its 20th victory Wednesday, dumping shorthanded Minnesota 62-49 in a Big Ten Conference contest at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Bronson Koenig paced the balanced Badgers (20-10, 12-5) with 14 points and six assists. Ethan Happ..." March 03

  • UW to offer Greg Gard long-term contract, paper reports

    Wisconsin State Journal "University of Wisconsin officials are preparing to offer interim coach Greg Gard a long-term contract to oversee the men's basketball program, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday. The paper said in this story that "two sources close to the program agreed UW officials have been..." March 03

  • Wisconsin 68, Michigan 57

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Bronson Koenig scored a game-high 19 points to lift Wisconsin to a 68-57 win over Michigan on Sunday night at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Junior forward Nigel Hayes scored 16 points and junior forward Vitto Brown contributed 14 for the Badgers, who clinched their fourth..." February 28

  • Red-hot Wisconsin upsets No. 8 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY -- The Wisconsin Badgers dramatically improved their NCAA Tournament resume Wednesday, upsetting the eighth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes 67-59 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was Wisconsin's ninth victory in its last 10 games and the Badgers (18-10, 10-5) have four wins over ranked opponents..." February 25

  • Wisconsin 69, Illinois 60

    The Sports Xchange "Redshirt freshman Ethan Happ scored a game-high 20 points, and Wisconsin rallied to a 69-60 win over Illinois on Sunday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Junior guard Nigel Hayes contributed 11 points during a 22-2 second-half run as the Badgers took control after a woeful first-half..." February 21

  • Valentine guides No. 8 Spartans past Badgers

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Denzel Valentine's bid for National Player of the Year got a boost against the team that last season's honoree. Michigan State's senior point guard enjoyed another dominant game with 24 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 8 Michigan State halted Wisconsin's..." February 19

  • Wisconsin stats fast, holds off No. 2 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes complained on Thursday about the basketballs used at home games by the University of Maryland, which is affiliated with Under Armour. Hayes and the Badgers certainly weren't complaining about the outcome Saturday, as Wisconsin took a..." February 13

  • Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes blasts Maryland's Under Armour basketballs

    Madison.com "When Iowa lost at Maryland on Jan. 28 in a matchup of two teams contending for the Big Ten Conference men’s basketball title, one of the postgame subplots involved Under Armour. After a 74-68 loss to the Terrapins in which the Hawkeyes went 5 of 26 from 3-point range, two Iowa players made it..." February 12