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Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers
The Badgers are the athletic teams at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The teams compete in the Big Ten conference and the school colors are red and white. The school has won 27 NCAA titles, including six in hockey. Well-known athletes and coaches include Barry Alvarez, Pat Richter, Alan Ameche, Elroy Hirsh, Bob Johnson, Jeff Sauer, Mark Johnson, Joe Thomas, Jolene Anderson, Billy Marek, Alando Tucker, Pat O'Dea, Jim Mott and Ron Dayne.
The Badgers are the athletic teams at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The teams compete in the Big Ten conference and the school colors are red and white. The school has won 27 NCAA titles, including six in hockey. Well-known athletes and coaches include Barry Alvarez, Pat Richter, Alan Ameche, Elroy Hirsh, Bob Johnson, Jeff Sauer, Mark Johnson, Joe Thomas, Jolene Anderson, Billy Marek, Alando Tucker, Pat O'Dea, Jim Mott and Ron Dayne. « Show less

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  • Wisconsin Final Four team has a family tree with deep coaching roots

     Wisconsin Final Four team has a family tree with deep coaching roots
    As the Wisconsin Badgers embark on a mission not impossible in the NCAA Final Four on Saturday, it might be useful, as you watch, to understand their roots. They are a mosaic of hand-me-downs. Their game against Kentucky, 38-0 and presumably...
  • Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential

    Sizing up Wisconsin stars' NBA potential
    This story was born from a conversation at the United Center. While waiting to broadcast Michigan State's Big Ten tournament semifinal game, Rick Mahorn watched Wisconsin take down Purdue. Asked which Badger had the most pro potential, the man with...
  • Bucky Badger is the people's Final Four candidate

    Bucky Badger is the people's Final Four candidate
    Forgive me for injecting politics into sports, but I can't help feeling like beleaguered voter as I look at the Final Four. Duke would be Jeb Bush. Kentucky would be Hillary Clinton. I would be ready for somebody new, and I suspect I'm not the only...
  • Parents, don't get too wrapped up in the game

    There was a significant response to last week's column, almost universally positive. From what I can tell, everyone involved knows the system is broken; but, most either feign fear of not being able to succeed if they break from the pack, or they choose...
  • Wisconsin goes distance to beat Arizona in West Regional final, 85-78

    Wisconsin goes distance to beat Arizona in West Regional final, 85-78
    Wisconsin defeated Arizona for the 2014 West Regional title at the Honda Center in a hotly contested thriller that ended in controversy and overtime. A lengthy replay review was required to decide possession for the final shot. What was different...
  • Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic
    The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out. So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
  • Budget numbers, Academic Progress Rates reveal plenty at area colleges

     Budget numbers, Academic Progress Rates reveal plenty at area colleges
    The NCAA unveiledĀ Academic Progress Rates on Wednesday, just as USA Today posted itsĀ annual database of expenses and revenues for public-school athletic departments. A veritable holy day for accountants and statisticians, a debilitating migraine for those...
  • Big Ten could face choice between Fox Sports 1, ESPN

    Big Ten could face choice between Fox Sports 1, ESPN
    Last week, I wrote a column about the Big Ten’s upcoming negotiations on a TV deal and how the conference might have a choice between staying with ESPN or going with Fox Sports 1 on the cable side. It detailed the risks of leaving the broad reach of...
  • Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight

    Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight
    If the NCAA tournament follows its usual script, it will deliver several feel-good stories on the court in the upcoming three weeks. However, a heartwarmer also will occur at the broadcast table. After more than three decades as one of college...
  • Frank Kaminsky-led Wisconsin seems loose heading into NCAA tournament

    Frank Kaminsky-led Wisconsin seems loose heading into NCAA tournament
    MADISON, Wis. — The joyous Wisconsin players strolled through the "Grateful Red" student section at the Kohl Center, offering selfies and high-fives. Then they climbed on a stage, with a few dancing to the Calvin Harris dance-pop hit "Summer."...
  • March Madness: It'll be a big blue heaven for Kentucky at the end

    March Madness: It'll be a big blue heaven for Kentucky at the end
    It took UC Irvine 38 years to qualify for the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament, but now that the Anteaters are in, can they win a game? It's a tall order, but Irvine just might be in the zone. So predicts national college basketball writer...