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Southward still working for NFL dream Video included

Former Badgers safety Dezmen Southward is using the time to continue working out. He pumps iron at Wisconsin's team facilities multiple times a week with his former UW teammates. More>>

UW's second varsity eight take first in final day of weekend regatta

The No. 6 Wisconsin women’s lightweight rowing team returned to the open water of the Charles River Basin in Boston Sunday to race in the final day of the Boston Round Robin, a two-day regatta involving some of the nation’s top-ranked rowing clubs.Racing in rough water with consistent 12-16 mile-per-hour winds, the Badgers faced No. 1 Stanford and No. 4 Boston University in the varsity eight and second varsity eight events.UW narrowly captured a second-place finish in the varsity eight, compl... More>>

Wisconsin men's rowing sweeps Minnesota, MSOE on Lake Mendota

MADISON, Wis. -– It took an extra hour as the crews waited for a change in the winds, but Wisconsin was happy to get on the water and sweep through visiting Minnesota and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in one half of UW’s split-squad racing on Saturday. The rest of the team competed at the Stanford Invitational in Redwood Shores, Calif. (recap to come).Racing took place in reverse, with the start at the Memorial Union, the middle past Porter Boathouse and the finish in University Bay.... More>>

Lights-out pitching propels UW softball to sweep of Purdue

MADISON, Wis.– Wisconsin won its ninth and 10th-straight games in a doubleheader sweep of Penn State Saturday in University Park, Pa., shutting out the Nittany Lions, 4-0, in the first game and taking game two, 5-2.“To play on the road is always a big deal,” UW head coach Yvette Healy. “It’s tough to get Big Ten wins on the road. Penn State, especially, has had Wisconsin’s number for a lot of years. It’s been a while since we beat Penn State on the road, so to come out and take the series rea... More>>

Wisconsin softball wins eighth straight behind three long balls

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin kept to its winning ways Friday night in University Park, Pa., picking up its eighth-straight win, as the Badgers smashed three home runs in a 6-3 victory over Penn State.Down five runs entering the bottom of the seventh, Penn State (14-24, 5-8) pieced together a small rally, but Cassandra Darrah shut the door for her 15th win of the season.Shelby Miller drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on Alyssa Sovereign’s infield single. Ashley Van Zeeland prevented the... More>>

Badgers celebrate men's basketball season with fans Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Coming off one of the most successful seasons in Wisconsin men's basketball history, a sell-out crowd filled the Kohl Center Thursday night to celebrate the season with the team.Nearly 800 people came out to show their support for the team's accomplishments, including getting out to the best start in school history, at 16-0, reaching 30 wins for just the 3-rd time in school history, and giving head coach Bo Ryan his first ever trip to the Final Four.The annual event allo... More>>

Badger women's basketball signs Marble

The Badger women's basketball team has signed a point guard with an impressive pedigree. Roichelle Marble has signed a National Letter of Intent.

Kick off set for Badger football opener

The Badgers will meet LSU in prime time for the 2014 football season opener. The school announced it will face the Tigers at 8 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium in Houston on Aug. 30 in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff.

Badger volleyball aiming high following up NCAA runner-up finish Video included

The Badger volleyball team is back to the grind. Wisconsin is in the midst of its spring season, after coming two sets from a national championship in December. More>>

Mueller picks up pair of national awards

After a historic week at the plate for the Wisconsin softball team, senior Michelle Mueller made more history on Tuesday, becoming the first Badger to be named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week More>>

McCabe, Gardiner, Smith named to U.S. National Team

With the NHL regular season completed, USA Hockey announced today the first 15 players of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. More>>

Mueller named Big Ten Player of the Week

After a record-setting week, Wisconsin softball player Michelle Mueller was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.Mueller, a senior from La Crosse, Wis., played a big part in UW’s perfect week as she hit four home runs and recorded 18 RBI  More>>

McEvoy makes big plays in Badgers annual Spring Game Video included

In front of a crowd of 8,204, Tanner McEvoy was able to show how much progress he'd made at the quarterback position, since switching back from safety. More>>

McCabe, Mersch end collegiate careers as All-Americans

Jake McCabe(Eau Claire, Wis.) and Michael Mersch(Park Ridge, Ill.) can each add another honor to their already-impressive lists as both players were tabbed as All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Friday. More>>

UW's Lihrman bringing the hammer down on the hammer throw Video included

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- Badgers redshirt junior Michael Lihrman is bringing down the hammer on the hammer throw. Just one meet into the season of the men's track and field team, Lihrman is already smashing records.Last weekend at the University of Florida Relays, he broke his own school record in the hammer throw by nearly six feet, reaching 226 feet 8 inches.Lihrman only picked up the sport just a few years ago when he started his college career at UW-Stout, before transferring to Madison last... More>>

UW softball team has huge day at the plate to sweep North Dakota Video included

MADISON, Wis. –The Wisconsin softball team put on a hitting clinic against North Dakota at the Goodman Diamond on Wednesday, sweeping its doubleheader in run-rule fashion, 11-2 and 17-1.Seniors Mary Massei, Michelle Mueller and Stephanie Peace stole the show, gathering ten hits, 16 RBI and seven extra-base hits, including five home runs, on the day.“We’ve played tough teams, we’ve got some really good key wins, so for us to get a couple more today is a big deal,” UW head coach Yvette Healy sa... More>>

Faust signs contract with AHL's Albany Devils

Wisconsin senior defenseman Joe Faust(Bloomington, Minn.) has signed an Amateur Try Out contract with the AHL’s Albany Devils, the top minor league affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. More>>

Stave out for Spring, Gillins getting reps

Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave did not practice Tuesday and has been shut down for the rest of spring. Stave is working his way back from a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the Capital One Bowl on January 1. More>>

Broncos RB Ball attends Final Four in frog suit

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, who played college football at Wisconsin, wore a frog suit to the Final Four on Saturday night. Ball and two friends tried to join the Wisconsin student section courtside late in the second half of the Badgers' 74-73 loss to Kentucky, but were denied entrance to the floor level because they didn't have the necessary wrist bands. The students caught wind of Ball's struggles, turned around and started chanting "let them in, let ... More>>

Wisconsin falls short, loses 74-73 to Kentucky in Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do Saturday night to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points, but Traevon Jackson missed a foul shot with 16 seconds left and the Badgers were left stunned after Aaron Harrison's 3 from the wing with 5.7 seconds to play gave the Wildcats a 74-73. Jackson missed a jumper at the buzzer and the Badgers fell short in their quest for the school's first national tit... More>>

Jackson making name for himself at Wisconsin

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson has one up on his famous father when it comes to accomplishments on the basketball court. Jim Jackson was a two-time All-American at Ohio State, but never played in the Final Four. He'll be watching Saturday night when Traevon guides the Badgers into a national semifinal against Kentucky. Like other Badgers, the younger Jackson struggled during a midseason slump when Wisconsin went 1-5. Turnovers were up, and the shooting percent... More>>

Badger football to hold first open scrimmage of spring

MADISON, WI (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin football team will hold its first open scrimmage of the spring on Saturday, April 5 from noon to 1:30 p.m.It is free and open to the public. Fans are asked to enter through Gate 1, which will open at 11:30 a.m. They can proceed through Badger Alley and enter the east side of the stadium stands. More>>

Simonelli inks deal with Boston organization

MADISON, Wis. –Wisconsin senior defenseman Frankie Simonelli(Bensenville, Ill.) has signed a Professional Try Out contract with the Boston Bruins organization and will join the AHL’s Providence Bruins, the top minor league affiliate for Boston. Simonelli signed with Providence through next season.Simonelli, the Badgers’ team captain in 2013-14 and an assistant captain in 2012-13, finished his career with 16 goals, 45 assists and 63 points in 155 games. The 5-11 and 200-pound blue liner played... More>>

Badgers' McCabe signs with Buffalo Sabres

MADISON, Wis. --Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake McCabe(Eau Claire, Wis.) will give up his final year of eligibility to sign a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. McCabe is expected to make his NHL debut on Thursday, when the Sabres skate on the road at the St. Louis Blues.Drafted 44th overall and in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, McCabe will join former Badger All-American defenseman Jamie McBain on the Sabres blue line.A 2014 first-team All-Big Ten... More>>

Mersch signs with the Los Angeles Kings

Now that the Wisconsin men's hockey season has ended, it is pro contract signing season for the Badgers. Senior forwardMichael Mersch(Park Ridge, Ill.) is the first official signing, inking a three-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings More>>

Badger men's hockey season ends with loss to North Dakota

CINCINNATI–It took a comeback win by the Wisconsin men’s hockey team over Ohio State to push North Dakota off the bubble and into the NCAA tournament. When the two teams met in the tournament’s first round, UND didn’t show much appreciation, as a goal with 1:44 left in regulation broke a 2-2 tie and ended the Badgers season.North Dakota added a pair of empty-net tallies for the final difference in a 5-2 hockey game. The Badgers (24-11-2), looked to be in the midst of one of their patented lat... More>>

Badgers have extra motivation to make Final Four

ANAHEIM, CA (WKOW) -- Wisconsin men's basketball head coach Bo Ryan has seemingly done it all in his 13 seasons with the Badgers.He's the school's all-time wins leader, has taken home five Big Ten titles, and has advanced to the Sweet 16 six times. But there's one place Ryan has not been: the Final Four.The players know this is their chance to give him that recognition.The Arizona Wildcats will also be playing for their coach, Sean Miller. He's never been to the Final Four either.Tip-off betw... More>>

Badgers have big test again in Baylor

ANAHEIM, CA (WKOW) -- At this point in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, every match-up is big. But it's even bigger for Wisconsin, as they take on Baylor, complete with 7-foot-1-inch center Isaiah Austin.The Bears' zone defense has also given teams trouble so far in the tournament. More>>

Stave back to full practice after spring break

MADISON, WI (WKOW) - The Wisconsin football team returned to the practice field Tuesday after 11 days off for spring break.The return also meant quarterback Joel Stave was cleared for full practice. The junior 2-year starter had been limited and kept on a snap-count through the first two weeks of practice as a precautionary measure while he continued to recover from a shoulder injury suffered in the Capitol One Bowl in January. More>>

Wisconsin toughs out run to Sweet 16

Wisconsin is showing a tough side in making a third trip to the Sweet 16 in four seasons. The second-seeded Badgers hope to ride the momentum of a come-from-behind win over Oregon in the third round when they meet Baylor on Thursday in a West region semifinal game in Anaheim, Calif.  More>>

Badger men's hockey is Big Ten Tournament champions

Facing a hungry Ohio State team in the new Big Ten’s tournament championship game, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team turned to some old faces to come back from a pair of two-goal deficits and secure a second-straight conference tournament title, 5-4, thanks to a Mark Zengerle (Rochester, N.Y.) game-winner in overtime. More>>

No. 3 Wisconsin falls 5-3 to No. 1 Minnesota

After holding leads heading into the first and second intermissions, the Badgers could not overcome a three-goal third period by the Golden Gophers as Wisconsin fell 5-3. More>>

Mersch’s big day sends Badgers to Big Ten championship

As highly-ranked teams continued to drop like flies over in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team made sure the trend didn’t extend to the ice, ending upstart Penn State’s Cinderella hopes and advancing to the Big Ten Championship game with a 2-1 victory.Penn State More>>

Wisconsin hockey plays Penn State in Big Ten semifinals

Seeded-second for this week's inaugural Big Ten Tournament, which takes place at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., the Badgers (22-10-2, 13-6-1-0 Big Ten) will take on sixth-seeded Penn State (8-25-2, 3-16-1-0 Big Ten), in Friday’s semifinal round. More>>

Wisconsin devastates American 75-35 in NCAA opener

Ben Brust scored 17 points and Wisconsin devastated American with a 22-5 run to close the first half in a 75-35 victory Thursday before a friendly crowd in the NCAA tournament. More>>

Rumpel a finalist for Mike Richter Award

MADISON --The inaugural Mike Richter Award, named for the University of Wisconsin and American goaltending great, is down to the top five.Let’s Play Hockeyand the Herb Brooks Foundation announced Wednesday the five finalists for the 2014 Mike Richter Award, which will annually honor the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. The winner of the inaugural award will be announced at the 2014 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in Philadelphia.Chosen from 19 candidates, the five finalists include Wi... More>>

Badgers ranked No. 12 in final A.P. poll

The Badgers are ranked No. 12 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll. Wisconsin earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They'll play American in their first tournament game. More>>

Wisconsin is 2-seed in west regional

Arizona is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament's West Region despite losing the Pac-12 championship game to UCLA. More>>

Big first period helps Badger men's hockey team stave off MSU

The Badgers earn a 4-3 win over Michigan State in the final game of the regular season. More>>

Wisconsin earns its seventh Frozen Four appearance

No. 3 Wisconsin women's hockey team lit the lamp twice in front of a loud, sell-out crowd to overcome No. 6 Harvard, 2-1, in the quarterfinal tilt of the 2014 NCAA tournament. More>>

Michigan State beats Wisconsin in Big Ten tourney

Adreian Payne and Michigan State have that March look again, and the Spartans think their best basketball is in front of them. More>>

Vetter shows off Silver Medal at Monona Grove High School

Former Badger goaltender Jessie Vetter returned to her hometown of Cottage Grove on Friday. More>>

Lirhman’s title leads way for Badgers at NCAAs

Michael Lihrman has had better throws, but he's never had a better day. More>>

Spartans get last word, upend UW men's hockey in thriller

The Wisconsin men's hockey team (21-10-2, 12-6-1-0 Big Ten) was unable to weather an offensive explosion from Michigan State More>>

No. 12 Wisconsin runs away from Minnesota, 83-57

Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points and Frank Kaminsky had 12 rebounds to lead No. 12 Wisconsin to an 83-57 rout over Minnesota 83-57 in Friday's Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. More>>

No. 12 Badgers to follow Milwaukee's lead to NCAAs

For once, the 12th-ranked Badgers are following the lead of another team in the University of Wisconsin system. More>>

Kaminsky leads six Wisconsin honorees with first-team All-Big Ten selection

Junior center Frank Kaminsky was one of six Badgers to earn All-Big Ten honors when the conference handed out its season-ending awards Monday evening. More>>

Badgers earn No.2 seed in Big Ten tournament

The Badgers will begin their Big Ten tournament journey Friday night at 5:30 p.m. against either Minnesota or Penn State. Wisconsin is the No. 2 seed. More>>

Badgers drop three spots in latest A.P. poll

The Badger men's basketball team dropped three spots in the latest Associated Press poll following Sunday's loss to Nebraska. The Badgers are No. 12 this week. More>>

Badgers add options at defensive back

Perhaps the Wisconsin football team's most glaring issue this spring is the lack of depth at the defensive back position. More>>

No. 2 Badgers women's hockey to host No. 5 Harvard in NCAA quarterfinals

After posting a 27-7-2 record, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team has earned the No. 4 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and will host Harvard in the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 15, in a 7 p.m. tilt at LaBahn Arena. More>>

UW wrestling finishes 7th at B1G tournament

The Wisconsin wrestling team could not make up enough ground to bring home a Big Ten Conference championship Sunday. More>>

No. 9 Wisconsin falls on road to NCAA hopeful Nebraska, 77-68

Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway scored 26 points apiece, and Nebraska upset No. 9 Wisconsin 77-68 on Sunday night to put a dent in the Badgers' hopes for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. More>>

North Dakota knocks off Wisconsin in WCHA Final Face-Off

North Dakota knocked off No. 2 Wisconsin 1-0 in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off women's hockey tournament. More>>

Minnesota tops Wisconsin 74-68 in OT

Rachel Banham scored 22 points Thursday night, including 10 of 10 free throws, as Minnesota rallied to beat Wisconsin 74-68 in overtime to win their opening-round Big Ten Conference tournament game. More>>

Kaminsky, No. 9 Wisconsin handle Purdue 76-70

Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and No. 9 Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a 76-70 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night. More>>

QB Stave limited for start of Badgers spring ball

Joel Stave will get a late start in spring practice to stave off the competition for the Wisconsin starting quarterback job. More>>

Borland aims to impress at Wisconsin pro day

One of the most heralded linebackers to come out of Wisconsin is trying to show scouts that he's worth a high pick in the NFL draft. More>>

Meinholz's inspiring fight for life earns him spot with the Badgers

In May 2012, Meinholz was doing better and he served as the guest speaker for Wisconsin's Coaches vs. Cancer gala, where he delivered a speech so inspiring that Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan walked up to him. More>>

Byrne is named Coach of the Year, Lihrman and Connor also honored

Wisconsin director of cross country and track & field Mick Byrne, along with senior Reed Connor and junior Michael Lihrman earned Big Ten honors More>>

Badgers Michala Johnson named 1st team Big Ten

The Big Ten Conference announced the women's basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Monday. More>>

Badgers back in the top ten

The Badgers jumped up five spots in the latest Associated Press men's college basketball poll. Wisconsin is No. 9. More>>

No. 14 Wisconsin beats Penn State 71-66

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was more than willing to let Penn State score some under the basket in exchange for shutting down the Nittany Lions' outside shooting and preventing damaging runs. More>>

Bemidji Bound: No. 2 Badgers advance to WCHA Final Face-Off

Junior Blayre Turnbull and sophomore Courtney Burke each lit the lamp to lift the Badgers to a 2-0 victory over the Mavericks More>>

Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket Announced

The Big Ten announced on Sunday the bracket for the 2014 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament More>>

Badgers' Senior Day spoiled by loss in overtime to Northwestern

Despite four Badgers scoring in double-digits and a comeback in the second half to send the game in to overtime, Wisconsin couldn't hold on in its final home game of the season at the Kohl Center, falling to Northwestern 77-73 on Sunday. More>>

No. 2 Badgers fall to Minnesota State, 3-0

The No. 2-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team fell to the Mavericks, 3-0, Saturday in the second contest of the WCHA first round playoffs at LaBahn Arena. More>>

Badger men repeat as Big Ten indoor track and field champs

Mick Byrne frequently uses the term "Badger Tough" to describe how his cross country team competes. It's a compliment, suggesting they run with grit, determination and heart. More>>

Badger women's hockey opens WCHA playoffs with win

The No. 2-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team blanked Minnesota State, 4-0, Friday night at LaBahn Arena in the opening game of their WCHA first-round playoff series. More>>

Rumpel named a candidate for Mike Richter Award

Badger junior Joel Rumpel has been named one of 18 candidates for the inaugural Mike Richter Award. The award honors the top goaltender in NCAA men's hockey. More>>

Badger 2014-15 Big Ten matchups announced

Highlighted by trips to conference newcomers Maryland and Rutgers next season, the Wisconsin men's basketball team learned of its Big Ten double and single plays as the league announced its 2014-15 matchups on Friday. More>>

Evan Anderson hanging it up after this season

Evan Anderson has announced this will be his last season with the Badger basketball team. The redshirt junior is scheduled to graduate in May. More>>

Former Badger Brad Winchester traded to Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Brian Connelly from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for forward Brad Winchester. More>>

No. 14 Wisconsin beats Indiana 69-58

Sam Dekker scored 16 points and No. 14 Wisconsin shrugged off a slow start to beat Indiana 69-58 on Tuesday night. More>>

Wisconsin's record-holding swimmer aiming for Olympics

As a junior, Wisconsin's Ivy Martin is already one of the best female swimmers Wisconsin has ever had. More>>

Badgers hire Brown as running backs coach

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen announced on Monday that the Badgers have hired Thomas Brown as running backs coach. More>>

Badgers move up in latest A.P. poll

The Badgers moved up two spots in the A.P. poll to No. 14. More>>

Wisconsin women drop sixth-straight game, falling to Purdue 72-54

The Badgers couldn't overcome the 21st-ranked Purdue women's basketball team on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Boilermakers 72-54 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. More>>

Special teams helps UW men's hockey send off seniors in style

A to-do list for the Wisconsin men's hockey team coming into its final home series of the year would likely have contained at least three items. More>>

No. 2 UW women's hockey completes sweep of Minnesota State

Fueled by two third-period goals, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team defeated Minnesota State, 3-1, Saturday at All Seasons Arena. More>>

No. 16 Wisconsin beats No. 15 Iowa 79-74

The way Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan sees it, the 16th-ranked Badgers are playing better because they're making shots. More>>

No. 2 Badger women's hockey skates past Mavericks, 5-1

Junior Blayre Turnbull scored two short-handed goals in the third period to help the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team secure a 5-1 win over Minnesota State, Friday, at All Seasons Arena. More>>

Carimi signs with Atlanta Falcons

Former Badger standout Gabe Carimi has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

Falcons sign former Badgers OL Gabe Carimi

The Atlanta Falcons Monday announced that they have signed offensive lineman Gabe Carimi. More>>

Kaminsky and Hayes earn Big Ten weekly honors

Frank Kaminsky was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, while Nigel Hayes earned his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor. More>>

Badgers climb five spots in A.P. poll

The Badger men's basketball team has climbed five spots in the Associated Press college basketball poll. They check in at No. 16 this week. More>>

No. 21 Wisconsin beats No. 15 Michigan 75-62

Frank Kaminsky had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 21 Wisconsin smothered No. 15 Michigan in the first half before holding on for a 75-62 victory Sunday. More>>

No. 11 Penn State surges past Wisconsin, 78-68

Maggie Lucas, the top free throw shooter in the nation, shot No. 11 Penn State into the lead from the line with less than 4 minutes to play, sparking the Nittany Lions on a 20-9 run to close out Wisconsin Sunday, 78-68. More>>

Badger women's hockey team falls 3-2 to #1 Minnesota

 It was a meeting of the nation's best tonight as the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team fell to No. 1 Minnesota, 3-2, in an epic conference showdown at LaBahn Arena. More>>

Badger women's hockey can't complete comeback bid against OSU

The Wisconsin men's hockey team just can't seem to catch a break on Valentine's Day. More>>

No. 21 Wisconsin beats Minnesota 78-70

Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points, and No. 21 Wisconsin regained some of its frontcourt swagger in a 78-70 win Thursday night over Minnesota. More>>

Badger women drop game to Minnesota, 63-50

After scoring just 16 points in the first half, the Wisconsin women's basketball team dropped a 63-50 decision to Minnesota on Wednesday night in the Kohl Center. More>>

Badgers climb back into the polls

The Badger men's basketball team has climbed back into the Top 25. Fresh off a victory over Michigan State, Wisconsin checks in at No. 21 in the latest Associated Press poll. More>>

Hayes earns third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Nigel Hayes earned his third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor, the conference announced Monday. More>>

Jackson lifts Badgers over No. 9 Spartans 60-58

Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left for Wisconsin, 10 seconds after Michigan State's Adreian Payne tied it with a 3, and the Badgers beat the ninth-ranked Spartans 60-58 on Sunday. More>>

No. 2 Badgers hockey holds off Buckeyes, 3-2

Junior Brittany Ammerman recorded two goals, including the game-winner with less than 15 minutes remaining to give the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team a 3-2 win over Ohio State, Saturday, at the OSU Ice Rink. More>>

Wisconsin women come up short on road at Indiana

Wisconsin women's basketball team couldn't come back in the second, falling to Indiana at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., 76-69 More>>

Gary Andersen introduces 2014 class on signing day

Wisconsin head football coach Gary Andersen announced his 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday. The class includes 25 scholarship players and five walk-ons. More>>

Sun Prairie DT Craig Evans will not sign with Wisconsin

Sun Prairie senior defensive lineman Craig Evans will not sign with Wisconsin on National Signing Day. More>>

Wisconsin looks for answers, slides out of Top 25

A winter slide has dropped Wisconsin out of the Top 25 for the first time this year. More>>

UW Football Spring game scheduled for April 12 at 3 p.m.

Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Monday that for the fourth-consecutive year, proceeds from the Badger football team's annual spring game will be directed to a campus partner. More>>

Wisconsin women end four-game losing streak with win at home

With four players scoring in double figures, the Wisconsin women's basketball team defeated Ohio State 82-71 in front of 6,070 fans at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon. More>>

No. 24 Ohio State defeats No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58

Aaron Craft scored all seven of his points in the final 4 minutes, LaQuinton Ross added 13 for the game, and No. 24 Ohio State got a confidence-boosting win on the road Saturday by beating No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58. More>>

Return to the road ends in 3-1 loss for UW men's hockey

The first road game for the Wisconsin men's hockey team in over two months started well, but ended in sour fashion, as No. 12 Michigan (13-6-2, 5-2-0-0 B1G) capitalized on costly Badger turnovers before holding on for a 3-1 win in Ann Arbor on Friday night. More>>

Badger women stopped short at Michigan State

The Wisconsin women's basketball team just couldn't get past Michigan State at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. Thursday night, falling 71-67. More>>

Northwestern upsets No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56

Drew Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, JerShon Cobb added all 10 of his points in the second half and Northwestern upset cold-shooting No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56 on Wednesday night. More>>

No. 2 Badgers blank Bulldogs, 2-0, to earn weekend sweep

Supported by a loud home crowd, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey overcame some rough play and a flurry of penalties to shutout WCHA-rival Minnesota Duluth, 2-0, Sunday in the intense conclusion to the weekend's two-game series at LaBahn Arena. More>>

UW women's basketball scores season-low 44 in third straight loss

The Wisconsin women's basketball team entered Sunday's contest against Michigan in need of an offensive spark after posting a season-low point total in its last outing, but could not find the igniter it needed in a 60-44 loss to the Wolverines at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon. More>>

No. 9 Badgers stymied by Ohio State

The Wisconsin men's hockey team couldn't convert good looks into goals and dropped its first conference game in nearly two months, falling to Ohio State, 3-1.

No. 2 Badgers tame UMD Bulldogs 3-1

Led by powerful special teams play and some goaltender heroics, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team vanquished long-time conference-rival Minnesota Duluth, 3-1, Saturday at LaBahn Arena. More>>

James White named North's Most Outstanding Player in Senior Bowl

Wisconsin's James White scored on a 1-yard run with 6:04 left in the game for the North's only touchdown. He was selected the North's MOP. More>>

No. 9 Badgers end skid with 72-58 win at Purdue

Sam Dekker and Traevon Jackson each scored 15 points Saturday, helping No. 9 Wisconsin end its three-game losing streak with a 72-58 victory at Purdue. More>>

Athletic Board approves fall sports coaches' contracts

The UW Athletic Board met Friday afternoon and approved the following recommendations of the UW Department of Athletics regarding contracts for fall sports head coaches. More>>

Minnesota takes down No. 9 Wisconsin, 81-68

DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, an outside-inside combination that pushed Minnesota to an 81-68 victory Wednesday night over No. 9 Wisconsin, the Badgers' third straight loss. More>>

Badgers welcome seven newcomers as early enrollees

With the start of classes for the spring semester at UW-Madison on Tuesday, the Badgers officially welcomed seven newcomers to the Wisconsin football program. More>>

Badgers fall six spots after rough week

Two losses in one week dropped the Badger men's basketball team six spots in the latest Associated Press poll. Wisconsin checks in at No. 9 this week. More>>

Wins by Denver and Seattle mean Ball vs. Wilson in Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is set, and former Badger Montee Ball will face off against his former UW teammate Russell Wilson on February 2nd. More>>

No. 2 Badgers take down Beavers 3-1 for sweep

Senior Alex Rigsby earned her 92nd career win to pass Jessie Vetter for the most in Wisconsin women's hockey history as the No. 2 Badgers defeated Bemidji State, 3-1, Saturday, at the Sanford Center. More>>

Wisconsin falls 74-58 after big second half by Wildcats

Normally, the Wisconsin women's basketball team is the better second-half team but that wasn't the case on Saturday as the Badgers dropped a 74-58 decision at Northwestern. More>>

No. 2 Badger women's hockey beat Beavers 6-0

Led by a four goal second period, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team blitzed Bemidji State, 6-0, on Friday at the Sanford Center. More>>

Badger women knock off Indiana

The Badgers rode the hot hand of Jacki Gulczynski to a 65-60 upset of Indiana. Wisconsin hands the Hoosiers just their second loss of the season. More>>

Indiana hands Wisconsin first loss of the season

Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 25 points Tuesday night, leading Indiana to a stunning 75-72 upset over previously unbeaten Wisconsin. More>>

Badgers climb to No. 3 in A.P. poll

The Badger men's basketball team has climbed to No. 3 in the latest Associated Press poll. The Badgers are one of just four remaining undefeated teams. More>>

No. 2 Badgers bounce back with 4-1 win over No. 4 North Dakota

The No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 4-1 triumph over No. 4 North Dakota in front of a sellout crowd at LaBahn Arena on Sunday. More>>

Badgers fall to Hawkeyes in Big Ten home opener

A late first-half rally had the Wisconsin women's basketball team back in the game against Iowa Sunday afternoon, but a strong second half by the Hawkeyes dealt the Badgers an 82-65 loss at the Kohl Center. More>>

Badgers race past No. 8 Michigan for weekend sweep

After allowing No. 8 Michigan to pull even late in the first period, the No. 14 Wisconsin men's hockey team left no doubt over the final two frames, racing past the Wolverines, 3-1. More>>

No. 4 North Dakota defeats No. 2 Wisconsin, 4-1

The No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team fell to conference opponent and No. 4-ranked North Dakota 4-1 in a top-five showdown at LaBahn Arena Saturday. More>>

Mersch hat trick leads Wisconsin past No. 8 Wolverines

The No. 14 Wisconsin men's hockey team's return to Big Ten hockey was a successful one as the Badgers used a pair of fortuitous early bounces and staved off a late Michigan rally to secure a 5-2 victory. More>>

Rally falls short for Badger women

A late rally from the Badger women's basketball team came up short. Michigan rode out to a 28-point lead and held on for the 70-62 victory. More>>

Berggren back in Madison to rehab knee

Former Badgers basketball star Jared Berggren made his first trip back to the Kohl Center Wednesday night since graduating last year. More>>

No. 4 Wisconsin routs No. 23 Illinois 95-70

Ben Brust scored 18 points, Sam Dekker added 17 and No. 4 Wisconsin used a 20-0 run in the first half to easily beat No. 23 Illinois 95-70 on Wednesday night. More>>

Badgers hold steady in A.P. poll

The Badger men's basketball team remains ranked fourth in the Associated Press poll. More>>

Taylor Wurtz named Big Ten Player of the Week

Taylor Wurtz, a senior on the University of Wisconsin women's basketball team, was named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week after leading the Badgers over Illinois last Friday. More>>

Hayes earns second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

After a career-high 19-point performance against Northwestern on Jan. 2, Nigel Hayes earned his second-straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor, the conference announced Monday. More>>

No. 4 Wisconsin beats No. 22 Iowa 75-71

Ben Brust scored 19 points and No. 4 Wisconsin remained unbeaten with a 75-71 victory over No. 22 Iowa on Sunday night. More>>

Badgers men's hockey salvages series split with Alaska Anchorage

The Badgers (11-6-1, 2-2-0-0 B1G) vindicated themselves with a 4-3 win over Alaska Anchorage (9-9-2, 5-7-2 WCHA) on Saturday at the Kohl Center More>>

No. 2 Badgers blank Huskies 4-0

The No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team blanked St. Cloud State, 4-0, Saturday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center More>>

Nine former Badgers named to Olympic hockey teams

The official announcement of the U.S. Olympic teams came at the conclusion of the 2014 NHL Winter Classic, Wednesday on NBC, and eight former Badgers heard their names called as members of the 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey teams. More>>

No. 4 Wisconsin cruises past Northwestern 76-49

Traevon Jackson is paying close attention to Nigel Hayes. Same for Sam Dekker, who thinks the freshman reserve is going to be a big-time player for No. 4 Wisconsin. More>>

Wisconsin falls to South Carolina in Capital One Bowl

The Wisconsin football team lost to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl with a final score of 34-24. More>>

Wisconsin end skid with 75-63 win over Illinois

Sam Dekker and Ben Brust scored 16 points apiece Tuesday and Wisconsin ended a two-game losing streak with a 75-63 win at Illinois. More>>

Badgers lose assistant to Baltimore Ravens

Badgers running back coach Thomas Hammock has accepted a position with the Baltimore Ravens. More>>

Badger women fall to No. 22 Nebraska 71-70

Despite taking No. 22 Nebraska into overtime, the Wisconsin women's basketball team came up just short on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center, falling to the Huskers 71-70. More>>

Badgers knock off top-ranked Minnesota

A late goal from Jake McCabe propelled the Badgers past top-ranked Minnesota 2-1. More>>

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