Badger Football


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Badgers football season opens amid high hopes and scandals. Despite two key players suspended due to sexual assault charges, the game must go on. more


UW students already demonstrate a healthy approach to football by showing up late to games. They might do even more for social justice when they stop showing up at all. more

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It seems to me one of the things we need in this country right now is a lot more appreciation for falling just short, if the effort given is an honest one. more

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That Gophers win was nice. But it’s all for naught if UW can’t take care of Ohio State. more



Tommy Washbush

Is it all about the beer? The brats? Or the UW Marching Band? Here’s a guide to the Regent Street tailgate roster. more



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Notre Dame may be the home of Rudy, but Wisconsin football is where walk-ons really thrive. more

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Millions of people have passed through Camp Randall, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It’s the oldest stadium in the Big Ten. more

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According to Bovada’s Las Vegas Superbook’s college football odds, the Badgers have a 20 to 1 chance of winning the 2018 National Championship — the same as Michigan and Penn State. Getting there won’t be easy, but it could sure be fun. more

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Wisconsin Badgers are popular in the NFL draft. T.J. Watt heads to Pittsburgh, while Vince Biegel goes to the Packers. more



Max Siker/UW Athletics

The Green Bay Packers started their season poorly, and the Rio Olympics seemed cursed from the start. But not everything in the world of sports was bad, including better-than-expected seasons for UW football, volleyball and men’s basketball. more


Badgers football’s stellar history with walk-on players is the subject of a new book. It’s a testament to the heart and soul of the team. more



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Women’s volleyball rules, but basketball and men’s hockey have growing pains. Those young teams are working through some issues. more



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UW football is in the national title hunt. The scrappy team should give Madison an excuse to forget about politics in the coming weeks. more



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After racist incident at Badgers football game, community leaders call for zero tolerance. more

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The Wisconsin Badgers football team shouldn’t take comfort in the fact that they came close to winning against Ohio State. The team needs to focus to avoid losses like Saturday’s overtime defeat. more


Bucky takes on LSU in an exciting rematch. But the dream matchup may be between the Badgers and the stadium. more



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The UW Badgers will meet an almost-home-field-advantage USC on Dec. 30 in the Holiday Bowl. What do they need to do to win? more


In this week’s Isthmus on WORT, Stu Levitan talks to Dylan Brogan about the Badger Football impact on the local economy. more



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​Every Badgers football game at Camp Randall creates unique money-making opportunities in the surrounding neighborhoods. Here’s a look at some of the people who ride Bucky’s coattails. more

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When Barry Alvarez was hired in 1990 as head football coach for Wisconsin, he said he would turn the program around. He made good on that promise. In an interview with Mike Popke and Mark Tauscher, Alvarez looks back on his 25 years as a Badger. more

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