Wisconsin Rumors & News

  • Wisconsin's Chryst announces Hornibrook as starting QB

    Wisconsin State Journal "University of Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook was expected to be the Badgers' starting quarterback this year, but it appears he's already won the job months before the season begins. UW confirmed Hornibrook as the Badgers' starter Tuesday, the day before spring practice is set to..." March 13

  • Wisconsin names Jim Leonhard defense coordinator

    Land of 10 "Wisconsin has a replacement for departed defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and it is a bold move to say the least. Head coach Paul Chryst has tapped defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard as the Badgers’ new defensive coordinator, handing the keys to the defense to a 34-year-old who is in just..." February 03

  • Wisconsin DC Justin Wilcox agrees to become Cal coach

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox has reached an agreement to become Cal's next coach, according to ESPN"s Brett McMurphy. The report states Wilcox will receive a five-year deal, but the terms beyond that weren't disclosed. Prior to the ESPN report Friday night, Bruce Feldman of Fox..." January 14

  • Cal in negotiations to hire Wisconsin's Justin Wilcox as HC

    Fanrag Sports "Wisconsin might need to hire a new defensive coordinator for the second time in two years. Cal is reportedly negotiating with Badgers defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox to be the team’s next head coach. Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes was fired Sunday. Wilcox is reportedly among at..." January 13

  • Badgers linebacker T.J. Watt leaving early for NFL

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "University of Wisconsin outside linebacker T.J. Watt has decided to leave early for the NFL draft. The redshirt junior from Pewaukee High School was named a first-team all-Big Ten performer and then an All-American by Sports Illustrated (first team) and by The Associated Press (second team)..." January 03

  • No. 8 Wisconsin hands Western Michigan 1st loss

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- As far as consolation prizes go, winning the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic wasn't a bad one for No. 8 Wisconsin. "It means a ton," Badgers coach Paul Chryst said. "This is the last time this team plays together and to be able to get a win against a good team, I'm really..." January 02

  • Penn State rallies past Wisconsin in Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With 5:15 left in the second quarter of Saturday night's Big Ten championship game in Lucas Oil Stadium and Penn State on the short end of a 28-7 score against Wisconsin, the Nittany Lions' receiving corps conferenced with quarterback Trace McSorley. "The receivers came to me..." December 04

  • No. 6 Wisconsin downs Minnesota to reach Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Veteran players helped rally No. 6 Wisconsin as the team marked senior day during its regular-season finale. Senior running back Corey Clement rushed for two touchdowns and senior cornerback Sojourn Shelton collected two fourth-quarter interceptions to pace Wisconsin to a..." November 26

  • No. 7 Wisconsin rolls past Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Only a Nov. 26 home game against Minnesota stands in Wisconsin's path of earning at least a share of the Big Ten West title and playing in the conference's championship game on Dec. 3 in Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium. Backup running back Bradrick Shaw and backup..." November 19

  • 'Proudest college moment' for DeAndre Levy: Joe Paterno's broken leg

    ESPN "DeAndre Levy was involved in a play that broke former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's leg during a 2006 game when Wisconsin played the Nittany Lions. Now, the Detroit Lions linebacker said it was his "proudest moment in college" in a recent story in Men's Journal. Levy, who has taken on domestic..." November 17

  • Clement, Wisconsin run roughshod over Illnois

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior linebacker Vince Biegel took to Twitter following seventh-ranked Wisconsin's 48-3 rout against Illinois to squelch fans' concerns about his late appearance in the victory. Biegel's competitive edge is tough to keep in check despite the fact he missed two games early..." November 12

  • Wisconsin toughens stadium policy after racist Obama costume at football game

    SI - College Football "The University of Wisconsin announced policy changes to crack down on disorderly and threatening conduct at athletic events, following an incident at a Badgers football game involving offensive, racist fan costume. A fan was allowed into the stadium for an Oct. 29 game against Nebraska and..." November 10

  • No. 8 Wisconsin starts slow, finishes off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 8 Wisconsin bent but didn't break defensively, dominated time of possession and scored what it needed in a 21-7 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The Badgers (7-2, 4-2 in the Big Ten West) won their third straight game, while the Wildcats (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten West)..." November 05

  • Ogunbowale helps No. 11 Wisconsin edge No. 7 Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- When Wisconsin kicker Andrew Endicott missed an extra point in overtime, Nebraska coach Mike Riley believed the No. 4 Huskers had a chance to keep a perfect record. But No. 11 Wisconsin and its defense got the job done in the extra session. Wisconsin senior Dare..." October 30

  • Awful Fan Wears Obama Mask and Noose Around Neck at Wisconsin Football Game

    Complex "And the award for the worst sports fan of the day, er, week, er, month, er, year (?) goes to…whoever is behind the President Obama mask in the photo above. On Saturday night, a fan showed up to the Nebraska/Wisconsin football game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin wearing an Obama..." October 30

  • Wisconsin bounces back, beats Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers snapped a two-game losing streak, reclaimed the Heartland Trophy from Iowa and further established themselves as a serious contender in the Big Ten West after defeating the Hawkeyes, 17-9, at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. The Badgers' lone..." October 22

  • No. 4 Michigan wins Big Ten showdown over No. 8 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No. 4 Michigan finally received the test of a close game that many wanted to see. Consider that test passed, despite several self-inflicted errors. Junior quarterback Wilton Speight hit senior wideout Amara Darboh for the game-winning touchdown pass with 7:56..." October 01