Wisconsin Rumors & News

  • Paul Chryst hasn't decided on Wisconsin's starting quarterback

    The Score "Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst hasn't settled on whether it'll be Alex Hornibrook or Bart Houston taking snaps this season for the Badgers. ''I told them the other day we're not where we want to be, but I don't think they're behind schedule,'' Chryst said. Houston is more experienced, but..." April 24

  • UW's Jaden Gault to end football career after doctors found blood clots in lungs

    Wisconsin State Journal "University of Wisconsin and former Monona Grove offensive lineman Jaden Gault will end his football career after doctors found blood clots in both his lungs during a hospital visit Wednesday night. Gault, one of the Badgers’ top prospects in their 2014 recruiting class, enrolled early at UW but..." December 11

  • Wisconsin RB Corey Clement cited for disorderly conduct

    NFL.com "An incident that left Wisconsin running back Corey Clement with an injured hand two weeks ago has resulted in two citations of disorderly conduct for Clement, and the school is backtracking from a statement it released at the time. Clement instigated a fight at his off-campus apartment on Nov...." November 26

  • Four-star 2015 RB denied Wisconsin admission leaves Nebraska

    College Football Talk "The strange collegiate journey of Jordan Stevenson has taken yet another twist. A Nebraska spokesperson has confirmed to the Omaha World-Herald that Stevenson is no longer a part of Mike Riley‘s football program and will seek a transfer to an undetermined location. No reason was given for the..." November 07

  • Badgers QB Stave clears concussion protocol

    College Football Talk "A win against Illinois came with a price for Wisconsin this past weekend. Center Dan Voltz was lost for the season and it is unknown when wide receiver Robert Wheelwright (leg injury) will return. There is some positive injury-related news though. Starting quarterback Joel Stave has been cleared..." October 27

  • Dan Voltz out for rest of season; Robert Wheelwright out indefinitely

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin will be without center Dan Voltz for the remainder of the season and it is uncertain whether wide receiver Robert Wheelwright will return this season. Head coach Paul Chryst revealed the status of both players on Monday. Voltz (knee) and Wheelwright (leg) were injured in the third..." October 27

  • Corey Clement encouraged but still unsure if he can play this week

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin tailback Corey Clement, trying to come back from a sport hernia that has forced him to miss the last six game, was encouraged by his performance in practice Tuesday. However, he still isn’t sure if he will be ready to return to the lineup Saturday at Purdue. “Today I felt very good..." October 21

  • Reports: Wisconsin tight end Austin Traylor will miss 4-8 weeks

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "The Wisconsin Badgers will be without a major offensive target for at least the next months. Redshirt senior tight end Austin Traylor will miss the next four to eight weeks due to a right arm injury. The Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway and others, including the Milwaukee Journal..." October 09

  • Report: Wisconsin RB Corey Clement having sports hernia surgery in Germany

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Wisconsin RB Corey Clement isn't going to a local doctor for his sports hernia surgery. The team said last week that Clement would be out 4-6 weeks because of a sports hernia injury. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, he's having the surgery in Germany by a doctor who's considered to..." October 01

  • Wisconsin's Corey Clement out 4 to 6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin running back Corey Clement will miss approximately four to six weeks due to a sports hernia. Wisconsin announced that Clement would need surgery on the sports hernia in a release on Thursday afternoon. "Corey has been dealing with some issues since before the Alabama game," said coach..." September 24

  • Badgers hoping to have Corey Clement back for B1G opener

    College Football Talk "Expected to replace All-American Melvin Gordon as Wisconsin’s bell-cow running back, Corey Clement has instead limped through the first part of the 2015 season. In the opener against Alabama, Clement was limited to 16 yards on eight carries. To add injury to that statistical insult, Clement..." September 24

  • Wisconsin RB Corey Clement (groin) out vs. Miami (Ohio)

    ESPN "Wisconsin running back Corey Clement has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Miami (Ohio) due to lingering effects from a groin injury sustained in practice more than a week ago. Clement injured the groin while preparing for the team's season opener against Alabama and was largely..." September 12

  • Badgers’ Michael Caputo gets all-clear to play this weekend

    College Football Talk "Michael Caputo‘s 2015 opener lasted but a handful before being sidelined with an injury, but the Week 1 issue won’t bleed into Week 2. Following practice Thursday, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst confirmed that Caputo has been cleared by UW’s medical staff and will play in this Saturday’s home..." September 11

  • Wisconsin may change admissions process to help recruits

    CBS Sports "On the one hand, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez insisted Thursday that his program's tougher admissions process for athletes compared to other schools has not competitively hurt the Badgers. On the other hand, Alvarez said Wisconsin is discussing a return to its old process so recruits..." July 31

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

  • Report: Four-star RB Jordan Stevenson denied admission by Wisconsin

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "One of the highest-rated members of Wisconsin’s 2015 recruiting class has reportedly been denied admission into the university. According to BadgerBlitz.com, Jordan Stevenson won’t join the Badgers in the fall. Stevenson, a four-star running back from Dallas, Texas, announced the news on his..." July 25

  • Connor Senger leaves UW, reportedly for UW-Oshkosh

    Madison.com "Redshirt sophomore Connor Senger is no longer with the University of Wisconsin football team, according to a UW official. Wissports.net first reported the news Saturday, saying that the former walk-on will transfer to UW-Oshkosh. " July 20

  • Quarterback Austin Kafentzis chooses Nevada

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Quarterback Austin Kafentzis, a former heralded recruit for Wisconsin, will transfer to Nevada. Kafentzis, who committed to then-Badgers head coach Gary Andersenin 2013, left UW after just one semester. Kafentzis was fifth on the quarterback depth chart for new coach Paul Chrystduring spring..." June 15

  • Freshman QB Austin Kafentzis transfers before playing a down at UW

    The Deseret News "Former Jordan High quarterback Austin Kafentzis has left the University of Wisconsin after one spring camp with the Badgers and will transfer, according to multiple reports from Madison, Wisconsin. Evan Flood of 247 Sports first reported the news Friday evening. Wisconsin State Journal writer..." May 24

  • Ex-Wisconsin DB Austin Hudson says he'll transfer to South Florida

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "After one season at Wisconsin, Austin Hudson is headed back to his hometown. Hudson, a safety from Tampa, Florida, told ESPN.com on Thursday that he’ll transfer to South Florida. “I love being a part of building my hometown team. It’s an exciting next chapter of my career,” Hudson..." May 08

  • Finally, QB Stave is unquestioned leader of Badgers offense

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Joel Stave recognizes few quarterbacks, if any, have been through as much tumult as he has in a college career: three head coaches, four quarterback coaches, three years worth of spring practices in which he had to demonstrate why he even deserved to be Wisconsin's starter -- and two instances in..." April 13

  • Transferring Badger DB wants to play closer to Tampa home

    College Football Talk "It appears it’s a good thing that erstwhile Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy is giving the defensive backfield another look this spring. Last week, Austin Hudson (pictured, No. 27) confirmed that he will be transferring out of the UW football program. The safety had nothing negative to say..." March 25

  • Former wide receiver Natrell Jamerson works with first-team defense at cornerback

    Madison.com "The University of Wisconsin football program hasn’t wasted any time giving Natrell Jamerson a chance to prove himself at a new position. A wide receiver last year, the sophomore got some work with the first-team defense at cornerback during team drills Sunday, the fourth practice of the..." March 23

  • Wisconsin's NFL pipeline of tight ends appealed to Penniston

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Gary Andersen had been gone from Wisconsin's football program for all of a few hours when Kyle Penniston's cell phone began ringing on a continual loop. Penniston, a highly coveted tight end from Mater Dei High School in California, had committed to the Badgers last February. But on Dec. 10, when..." February 10

  • Wisconsin hiring ex-Raiders receivers coach Ted Gilmore to same position

    SI - College Football "Former Oakland Raiders wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore has accepted the same position at Wisconsin, according to a source. Gilmore, 47, coached in college for 18 years before spending the past three seasons in charge of Oakland’s wide receivers. He coached the position at USC in 2011 and prior..." February 05

  • Adversity-tested RB Shaw brings work ethic, winning attitude to Badgers

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "To understand the toughness and discipline inherent to Bradrick Shaw, you have to start with the worst weekend of his life. It was June 2013 before his junior season when Shaw, a talented running back from Hoover (Ala.) High School, lost all his personal belongings but the clothes on his..." February 03

  • Melvin Gordon writes letter thanking Wisconsin fans

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is leaving school early to enter the NFL Draft, but before he leaves Madison, he wanted to make sure Wisconsin fans knew how much he appreciated them and the times he had with the Badgers. So he did what anybody would do. He wrote a lovely letter -- it..." January 21

  • Average Joes among Badgers' 46 applicants

    ESPN "If new Wisconsin Badgers football coach Paul Chryst has trouble getting out of the gate at his alma mater, he may have to look over his shoulder for the likes of Jarrad Dann, Arturo Bonomie and Greg Miller. Those men are three of the more unlikely applicants for the previously vacant Badgers..." December 23

  • 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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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

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