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  • QB Tanner Mordecai choosing Wisconsin instantly elevates Badgers

    The Athletic "By the time Tanner Mordecai entered the transfer portal last Thursday night, word quickly spread across social media that Wisconsin had emerged as the favorite to land the coveted SMU quarterback. So when Mordecai committed to the Badgers on..." January 04

  • SMU's Tanner Mordecai expected to transfer to Wisconsin

    The Score "SMU quarterback Tanner Mordecai is expected to transfer to Wisconsin after entering the portal Thursday, sources told ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Mordecai has thrown for 7,152 yards and 72 touchdowns against 22 interceptions over the last two..." December 30

  • Luke Fickell’s classy gesture to Jim Leonhard after Wisconsin’s Guaranteed Rate Bowl win

    Clutch Points "The 2022 college football season was a rollercoaster ride for the Wisconsin Badgers but they ended with a bittersweet 24-17 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Guaranteed Bowl. On one hand, Wisconsin football managed to win their third bowl game since 2020. On the other..." December 28

  • Luke Fickell to remain in background for Wisconsin's bowl

    ESPN "New Wisconsin coach Luke Fickell will continue to be a presence around the Badgers during Tuesday night's Guaranteed Rate Bowl at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, but not as the man in charge, he said Monday. Fickell plans to be on the sideline, wearing a headset and..." December 27

  • Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz To Transfer to Florida

    SI "All Gators can confirm that rising fifth-year senior quarterback Graham Mertz intends to transfer from Wisconsin to Florida.  Mertz's imminent transfer to Florida was first reported by G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic. Having redshirted..." December 21

  • Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard, who was Badgers' interim coach, says he won't return in 2023

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard announced Tuesday that he will not return to the Badgers' staff for the 2023 season as the program transitions to a new regime under Luke Fickell. Leonhard guided Wisconsin to a 4-3 mark over the final seven games of the regular..." December 07

  • Graham Mertz to enter transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin's Graham Mertz will enter the transfer portal after four years with the program, the quarterback shared on his Twitter account. Mertz started 32 games with the Badgers over the past three years, but will search for a new home following a coaching change from Paul Chryst..." December 04

  • 3 best Luke Fickell replacements for Cincinnati after Wisconsin move

    Clutch Points "After six incredibly successful seasons at the helm, Luke Fickell has departed Cincinnati for Wisconsin ,with Kerry Coombs taking over as the interim coach. As the Bearcats move to the Big 12 this coming season, this search is among the most important in school history for their..." November 30

  • Luke Fickell may be gone, but he’s still the Cincinnati coach who stayed

    The Athletic "But if he ultimately does go at some point in the future, it’s clear that Luke Fickell has not used the Bearcats as a stepping stone to bigger and better things, but rather hoisted the program on his shoulders back to relevancy and success. I wrote that in February 2020,..." November 29

  • Wisconsin brings in Cincinnati's Luke Fickell as coach

    ESPN "Wisconsin has hired Luke Fickell as the school's next football coach, athletic director Chris McIntosh announced Sunday. Fickell led Cincinnati to the College Football Playoff last season and has gone 57-18 in his six years there. His 2021 Bearcats team went 13-0..." November 27

  • Wisconsin OT Logan Brown dismissed from football team

    ESPN "Wisconsin offensive tackle Logan Brown has been dismissed from the team because of an "internal incident," interim coach Jim Leonhard said Thursday. Brown, a former four-star recruit, had tweeted late Wednesday night that he was entering the transfer..." October 13

  • Paul Chryst’s pitiful end to Wisconsin football tenure summed up in 2 embarrassing stories

    Clutch Points "Paul Chryst was shockingly fired by Wisconsin football this past Sunday after a 2-3 start to the season. Chryst, who had been the Badgers’ coach since 2015, had compiled double-digit wins in his first three seasons, though the program has been trending downward since then...." October 06

  • College football coaching carousel: Ranking best Power Five jobs available after Wisconsin fires Paul Chryst

    CBS Sports "Several of the best college football jobs in the country have come open in the past year, but Wisconsin firing a coach -- Paul Chryst -- for the first time since 1989 was quite the wake up call and reminder of how times are changing in the sport. Just five weeks into the year, five head..." October 04

  • Wisconsin's firing of Paul Chryst shows colleges will pay big to make changes

    The Athletic "Paul Chryst, the Wisconsin coach who was fired Sunday night, won 72 percent of his games. It didn’t matter. As recently as 2019, he had the Badgers in the Rose Bowl. It didn’t matter. Just a year ago, almost to the day, it became public..." October 03

  • Wisconsin fires Paul Chryst five games into eighth season; Jim Leonhard takes over as interim coach

    CBS Sports "Wisconsin has fired coach Paul Chryst five games into the 2022 season, the university announced Sunday. The Badgers part ways with Chryst following a 2-3 start to the season, which included a 34-10 home loss to Illinois and former Wisconsin coach Brett Bielema in Week..." October 03