Wisconsin Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Wisconsin confirms Biegel out 'several weeks' with foot injury

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin senior outside linebacker Vince Biegel, the Badgers' most experienced linebacker and a team captain, is expected to be sidelined several weeks after suffering a broken foot. Biegel's status was reported by multiple outlets Thursday night. UW officials on Friday confirmed the injury..." September 30

  • Wisconsin loses kicker Rafael Gaglianone to season-ending surgery

    College Football Talk "As far as kickers go, this is a rather significant development. Last week, Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone did not make the trip to East Lansing for the Michigan State game because of a back issue. Not only will the placekicker miss this Saturday’s game against No. 4 Michigan, he will be..." September 29

  • Hornibrook, stout defense power No. 8 Wisconsin in rout

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Wisconsin's opening-day upset of LSU showed that the Badgers were underrated coming into the season. Their blowout victory over No. 8 Michigan State on Saturday proved they're one of the top teams in the country. Redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook passed for 195 yards..." September 24

  • Wisconsin names Alex Hornibrook starting QB vs. Michigan State

    Campus Sports "On Thursday, the Wisconsin Badgers named Alex Hornibrook the team’s starting quarterback for this weekend’s game against the Big Ten rival Michigan State Spartans. The redshirt freshman was announced as the starting signal-caller during a Facebook Live broadcast earlier in the day." September 22

  • Freshman QB Hornibrook rallies No. 9 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said the No. 9 Badgers will not get style awards for edging Georgia State, but he is happy they have won three straight games. Second-string quarterback Alex Hornibrook orchestrated a late-game surge to invigorate a listless offense as the Badgers..." September 17

  • Peavy, Clement power Wisconsin in rout of Akron

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Running back Corey Clement rolled his left ankle and missed one half in No. 10 Wisconsin's 54-10 rout against Akron, but the senior said he was being smart by sitting out. Clement rushed for two scores and wide receiver Jazz Peavy caught two touchdown passes on Saturday to..." September 10

  • LSU to review Josh Boutte's late hit against Wisconsin

    ABC News "LSU coach Les Miles will review offensive lineman Josh Boutte's late hit on Wisconsin's D'Cota Dixon, but he thinks it's possible that Boutte didn't know the play was over. Boutte, a starting guard for the Tigers, was ejected after leveling Dixon with 57 seconds left in No. 5 LSU's 16-14 loss..." September 04