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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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."...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament

    Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament
    It was two different Selection Sundays for the two greatest men's college basketball programs in the history of the NCAA tournament. First off, one of the teams was anointed, not selected. Kentucky, winner of eight national titles, earned the top...
  • Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday

    Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday
    Couldn't Scott Barnes have lied? C'mon, Mr. NCAA Selection Committee Chairman. Did you really have to admit that Wisconsin would have been a No. 1 seed regardless of how the Big Ten tournament played out? OK, OK. We appreciate the honesty. And it's...
  • Winning ugly? Wisconsin victory 'beautiful basketball' if not work of art

    Winning ugly? Wisconsin victory 'beautiful basketball' if not work of art
    Before Wisconsin arrived in Chicago to state a strong case as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, the Badgers made a fashion statement when they unveiled new uniforms for the postseason. The unis feature a giant horizontal stripe and enlarged logos,...
  • Michigan State roars back to topple Maryland on way to Big Ten final

    Michigan State roars back to topple Maryland on way to Big Ten final
    Michigan State was dead and buried, or so it seemed, when Maryland jumped out to a 16-point lead Saturday at the United Center. But after forward Branden Dawson cleaned up a Matt Costello miss in the first half, he grabbed Costello and screamed: "Let'...
  • Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process

    Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process
    INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning. This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving. "So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
  • Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday

    Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday
    The weekend was a numbers-lovers paradise that took us from Friday the 13th horror (ask Virginia and Duke) to the celebration of Pi Day (3.14159 …), where it was hard to differentiate the conferences from the circumferences. From there, all...