Wisconsin Rumors & News

  • Report: Wisconsin to introduce Paul Chryst as new head coach tomorrow

    College Football Talk "The worst-kept secret in the Big Ten, and the ACC, is Paul Chryst was likely to be named the new head coach at Wisconsin as soon as possible. This became much more obvious when Chryst informed his Pittsburgh players following a Tuesday practice he was on his way to Madison to discuss the coaching..." December 16

  • Source: Paul Chryst to Wisconsin

    ESPN.com "Former Wisconsin assistant and current Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is poised to become the Badgers' new head coach, a source confirmed to ESPN.com. In a statement Friday, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said only that the job cannot be offered to any candidate prior to Wednesday..." December 13

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  • Report: Paul Chryst to Wisconsin

    ESPN.com "Former Wisconsin assistant and current Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is poised to become the Badgers' new head coach, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday night, citing a source. Chryst would replace Gary Andersen, who left the Badgers earlier this week after two seasons to take the..." December 12

  • Seahawks offensive coordinator Bevell could be a candidate at Wisconsin

    Pro Football Talk "With the Wisconsin head-coaching gig finally open, here’s a name to watch as the Badgers start the process of replacing him: Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Folks with a finger on the pulse of such issues have flagged Bevell as a viable candidate. And for good reason; Bevell..." December 11

  • Ohio State, Urban Meyer Have Already Reached Out To One Of Wisconsin’s 4-Star Commits

    College Spun "College football recruiting is not a game for the sympathetic. Wednesday evening, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen announced he is leaving Madison, Wisc., as he has accepted an offer to become Oregon State’s new football coach. Within hours of that announcement, Ohio State and Urban Meyer had..." December 11

  • Report: Barry Alvarez to coach Wisconsin in Outback Bowl

    CBSSports.com "Gary Andersen won't be coaching Wisconsin in its Outback Bowl appearance against Auburn, but the Badgers won't exactly be lacking in coaching experience on the sideline if Kirk Herbstreit's tweet-report from Wednesday is accurate. This will be the second time in three seasons Alvarez -- the..." December 11

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  • Potential candidates to fill the Wisconsin coaching vacancy

    CBSSports.com "Wisconsin is suddenly in need of a new coach following Gary Andersen's unexpected departure for Oregon State, so where will the Badgers turn? Barry Alvarez said Wednesday that he always keeps a short list of potential coaching candidates, and while he wouldn't name any of the coaches on it, here's..." December 10

  • Melvin Gordon to leave school early for NFL Draft

    Pro Football Talk "The deck is stacked against running backs these days, so good ones have to get it when they can. And one of the best in college is leaving early for the NFL Draft. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon just said on the Dan Patrick Show that he’s leaving school after his junior season to enter..." December 10

  • Mariota, Cooper, Gordon are Heisman finalists

    CBSSports.com "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be joined by Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper in New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Saturday night in New York City. Mariota has been the betting favorite to win the award for most of the season's..." December 09

  • Badgers' Gordon named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "One day after earning consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors and being named the league's running back of the year, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon was announced as the 2014 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. It marks the third time in the last six years that a Badgers tailback has earned..." December 02

  • Badgers in awe of Buckeyes' dominant DL Bosa

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The grainy cell phone video began making the Internet rounds in early June, and pretty soon, Joey Bosa had become something of a YouTube sensation. Here was a 6-foot-5, 270-plus-pound defensive lineman performing a standing backflip during an offseason training session, a seven-second clip that..." December 02

  • Bovada whittles Heisman Trophy race down to two

    College Football Talk "In the eyes of Bovada, there are now just two Heisman contenders worth fussing over. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are the only two options on the board for Bovada entering the final games of the regular season. If that is any indication, this year’s..." November 25

  • Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon sets FBS record for single-game rushing yards

    SI - College Football "Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has rushed for more yards in a single game than any other player in FBS history. Gordon reached 408 yards on a 26-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He has recorded 16.3 yards per carry (25 carries) and four touchdowns. Seven of Gordon's runs have gone..." November 16

  • Big Ten's latest marketing ploy: manufacturing a rivalry

    Yahoo! Sports "The Big Ten is trying to let the rest of college football know it: A) still exists, and B) is still important. You can't fault the effort. It has to do something. The top of the league is actually strong (seriously) but Ohio State needs some marketing to get itself in the playoff. Part..." November 11

  • Joel Stave will start at QB vs. Illinois

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Joel Stave had to wait until the fifth game to return to the Wisconsin huddle this season. It appears the redshirt junior quarterback from Whitnall High School won't have to wait nearly as long after that to make his first start of the season. According to sources close to the team, Stave is..." October 11

  • QB controversy: Stave not hurt after all, has 'yips'

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "One of the more bizarre days in recent Wisconsin football history began with a three-paragraph press release in which head coach Gary Andersen announced quarterback Joel Stave was being "shut down" because of throwing shoulder issues. It ended with Andersen telling reporters after practice that..." September 03

  • Joel Stave out indefinitely with shoulder pain

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "For the second time in less than five months, Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave has been sidelined because of shoulder problems related to the injury he suffered on Jan. 1 in the 2014 Capital One Bowl. "Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of..." September 02

  • Hospitalized Wisconsin lineman Zagzebski out of hospital

    College Football Talk "Wisconsin suffered a tough loss Saturday night in Houston against LSU, but the concern for injured fifth-year senior Konrad Zagzebski was far more serious than the result of the game. Zagzebski was taken off the field on a stretcher following a collision in Saturday night’s game. He was taken to..." August 31

  • Coy QBs: Despite reports, McEvoy 'not sure' he's starting over Stave

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "You can say Wisconsin's quarterback battle is already settled, that reports have told the story, that a fake Twitter account furthered the trouble and that running back Melvin Gordon accidentally spilled the beans when speaking with reporters Monday. Still, that didn't make Tuesday's media..." August 28

  • Report: Tanner McEvoy to start at QB

    ESPN.com "The No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers will start junior Tanner McEvoy at quarterback for next week's season opener against No. 13 LSU, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Badgers coach Gary Andersen said Monday that he wouldn't announce a starting quarterback before the game, but..." August 22

  • Love, freshmen WRs will try to fill Badgers' pass-catching void

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "It sounded like a whole bunch of coach-speak when Chris Beatty remarked two weeks ago that his comfort level with Wisconsin's wide receiver group was high. Of course, one might think, Beatty would say that. What else is the coach in charge of the Badgers' wide receivers supposed to say? But..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally..." July 21

  • Badgers Jaden Gault takes leave from team while battling depression

    Wisconsin State Journal "For days and even weeks at a time, Jaden Gault could barely get out of bed. The day-to-day life ahead of him just didn’t seem worth it. That’s the kind of grip depression and anxiety can exert on a person — regardless of age, or talent, or whether the outside world might assume he has..." July 07

  • David Edwards picks Wisconsin football

    Chicago Tribune "David Edwards is not yet sure which position he will play during his final season at Downers Grove North. What is clear is that the 6-foot-7, 235-pound rising senior will be a tight end at Wisconsin. After visiting Madison for the fourth time last weekend, Edwards orally committed to the..." June 20

  • Badgers football: UW adds two more

    ESPN Wisconsin "The University of Wisconsin went to the fertile recruiting state of Texas to pickup their latest two commitments, both cornerbacks, for the class of 2015. As first reported by 247Sports.com, Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff teammates Takadrae Williams and X’zaviae Ausborne gave their verbal..." June 06

  • Badgers land offensive lineman Moorman

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Continuing to make restocking the foundation of the offense a priority, Wisconsin's staff secured a commitment from its second offensive lineman in less than a week. David Moorman, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle from Pinckney, Mich., announced via Twitter Wednesday he had given UW an..." May 07

  • Seymour tackle Jon Dietzen commits to Wisconsin

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Rebuilding the depth in the offensive line was a priority for Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen after he took over the program in 2013. The staff signed six scholarship offensive linemen for the 2014 freshman class and on Sunday secured a key oral commitment from Seymour tackle Jon Dietzen for the..." May 05

  • Fast-developing Obasih ready to add toughness to Badgers' d-line

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "To say Chikwe Obasih came from out of nowhere on Wisconsin's defensive line would not be an entirely fair statement. The guy was a force at Brookfield Central High, a first-team all-state pick and one of the top recruits in Wisconsin. Even last year when he wasn't playing, head coach Gary..." April 22

  • Wisconsin QB Stave’s shoulder brings early end to spring

    College Football Talk "Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave has been competing for a starting job in Madison this spring, but his spring just came to an end. Stave is being shut down for the rest of the spring due to a shoulder injury. According to Jeff Potrykus of The Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin, via Twitter, Stave..." April 08

  • Healthy Gaulden ready to make impact on Badgers defense

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "On the worst days, Devin Gaulden remembers crying in front of his parents during a rehabilitation assignment. He had recently endured surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, and here he was, a once carefree college athlete unable to lift his leg over a water bottle. "It was extremely..." April 03

  • Andersen's message has been received loud and clear by QB Stave

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "When coach Gary Andersen said repeatedly this offseason that Wisconsin's quarterback play needed a drastic improvement, Joel Stave heard the message loud and clear. Stave, who started every game at quarterback for a Badgers team that finished 9-4 last season, understood that, in essence, his..." April 02

  • Wisconsin approves pay raise for Gary Andersen

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a new compensation package for football coach Gary Andersen on Monday that will increase his salary to $2.2 million for 2014, with a $100,000 annual increase during his five-year contract. The move represents a $300,000 salary increase for..." March 25

  • Wisconsin approves pay raise for Gary Andersen

    CBSSports.com "The Wisconsin Board of Regents has approved the financials for Gary Andersen's new contract as head football coach, the school announced on Monday. Andersen received a contract extension through the 2018 season earlier this year, but it was not until Monday that his compensation package had..." March 24

  • RBs Gordon, Clement won't be tackled in spring camp

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "If you're looking for some great revelation from the first spring football practice of Wisconsin's season, well, you'll have to keep looking. Contrary to what some might have hoped, a quarterback pecking order was not even considered on Wednesday -- Joel Stave and Bart Houston didn't finish..." March 07

  • Big Ten not keen on Friday night football

    Chicago Sun-Times "“Friday Night Lights” is not coming to the Big Ten any time soon. Social media was abuzz Thursday regarding various reports the Big Ten was looking into playing football games on Friday night. The Big Ten’s 10-year broadcast contract for regular-season games with ABC and ESPN is up in 2017...." March 01

  • Brown brings blend of exuberance, experience to Badgers

    UWBadgers.com "After 27-year-old Thomas Brown walked out of the staff meeting room, he felt pretty good about the job interview. So did Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen, who was doing the hiring. “When we got Thomas here on campus, he handled himself very well, very professionally,” said Andersen, who also..." February 25

  • Coach says UW is 'perfect fit' for tight end recruit Kyle Penniston

    Wisconsin State Journal "It didn't take the University of Wisconsin football coaches long to make the decision to offer a scholarship to tight end Kyle Penniston, from Santa Ana, Calif., and Mater Dei High School. Penniston was going into his junior year of high school last summer when he attended one of the Badgers'..." February 19

  • Focus will be on O-line recruits at Badgers' spring practices

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "There were occasions last spring when Wisconsin's offensive line depth was so thin, practices couldn't even stretch to their intended length. Badgers coach Gary Andersen would instead end sessions early, simply to spare the health of his eight remaining linemen. Injuries and graduation are part..." February 18

  • California prep tight end Kyle Penniston gives oral commitment for Class of 2015

    Wisconsin State Journal "After losing three senior tight ends off the 2013 team and not signing a tight end in the 2014 class, the University of University of Wisconsin football team made a big move on Monday to fortify the position. The Badgers received their second oral commitment for 2015 from Kyle Penniston, a..." February 18

  • Wisconsin's Andersen spoke with Browns

    Chicago Tribune "Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen interviewed with the Cleveland Browns during their month-long search for a head coach that ended with the hiring of Mike Pettine last month. The NFL Network reported Tuesday that Andersen had a “secret” meeting with the Browns but that nothing came of it...." February 12

  • Gary Andersen 'secretly' interviewed with Cleveland Browns, report says

    Wisconsin State Journal "University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen interviewed with the Cleveland Browns during their search for a new head coach, Ian Rapport of NFL.com reported on Tuesday morning. The university said on Jan. 24 that Andersen's contract had been extended through Jan. 31, 2019. A day..." February 11

  • Signing day: Ranking the Big Ten

    Chicago Sun-Times "1. Ohio State The Buckeyes may have stubbed their toe in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State, but Urban Meyer hasn’t lost his recruiting touch. OSU has seven four-star players from Ohio in a 23-man class that also draws from the talent hotbeds of Florida and Texas. Locally, Meyer has..." February 06

  • Broncos RB Montee Ball told Melvin Gordon to return to Wisconsin

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin Badgers coach Gary Andersen never coached running back Montee Ball, but he may want to thank him for his contribution to the program. About a month ago, running back Melvin Gordon, then a redshirt sophomore, announced that he was not going to apply for early entry into the NFL draft...." January 30

  • Wisconsin locks in Gary Andersen through 2019

    College Football Talk "One year in Madison was all that was needed for Wisconsin to offer a contract extension to head coach Gary Andersen. The schools announced the contract for their football coach was extended through the 2019 season on Friday. The announcement was made via Twitter, although a more formal..." January 25

  • Seven recruits enroll early, including Chasen Andersen, the coach's son

    Wisconsin State Journal "With the start of classes on Tuesday, UW announced seven players who enrolled early, including inside linebacker Chasen Andersen, the son of UW coach Gary Andersen. Chasen Andersen, 6-foot, 220 pounds, announced in June he was released from his letter of intent with Brigham Young and planned to..." January 22

  • Vonte Jackson moves from running back to safety

    Wisconsin State Journal "University of Wisconsin sophomore Vonte Jackson, who is attempting a comeback after suffering three torn anterior cruciate knee ligaments in less than two years, is changing positions. In an attempt to get more speed and athleticism in the football team's secondary, Jackson is moving from..." January 22

  • NCAAF Article

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