Arizona Loses To Wisconsin; Students And Riot Police Face Off

Arizona lost 64-63 in overtime to the Wisconsin Badgers earlier tonight for a spot in the Final Four, and now the campus is kind of a shit show. Riot police were lining up in front of a University boulevard bar more than an hour before the game ended and when it did, things rapidly deteriorated. By the end, students… » 3/30/14 12:36am 3/30/14 12:36am

Cops Allege Former Wisconsin WR Marcus Randle-El Is Gun-Toting Abductor

An Amber Alert issued in Illinois at 11:45 p.m. Eastern time Thursday night named a Marcus Randle-El as the suspect in the kidnapping of his own three-year-old daughter. Local media reports that's the same Marcus Randle-El who played wide receiver at Wisconsin and is the brother of former Steelers player Antwaan… » 1/24/14 12:28am 1/24/14 12:28am

Wisconsin Football Celebrates Packers Win, Except For One Sad Bears Fan

Players from Wisconsin's football team watched the Packers-Bears game from their hotel in Orlando as they prep for the Capital One Bowl. When Randall Cobb caught the game-winning touchdown for Green Bay, most of them celebrated. Most of them. The Bears fan in the Matt Forte jersey was so, so unhappy. » 12/29/13 8:45pm 12/29/13 8:45pm

A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

Struggling Wisconsin Player Resorts To Jumpshot Free Throws

There was a time when Wisconsin guard/forward Ryan Evans wasn't the sort of shooter who'd have trouble standing on a dock and tossing a ball into Lake Mendota. He shot 73 percent from the line last year, 81 percent in conference play. But the yips overtook him this season, and going into last night's game against… » 2/27/13 11:05am 2/27/13 11:05am

"I Do Not Fit The Mold You Would Expect": Meet The Pharmacist, The FedEx …

On Dec. 4, the University of Wisconsin's football coach, Bret Bielema, bolted for Arkansas. The school advertised the job opening on its human resources website, allowing an assortment of dreamers to submit their applications online. A bachelor's degree was required; "5 years of successful college football coaching… » 1/23/13 2:50pm 1/23/13 2:50pm

A Rusty Barry Alvarez Struggled With Some Of The More Complicated…

Barry Alvarez ascended himself to the post of Wisconsin Badgers head football coach for the Rose Bowl, filling in for a Bret Bielema who'd abandoned his team for the bright lights of Fayetteville. (He gave himself quite the Christmas bonus for the trip, too.) Alas, Alvarez let the natives of Cheeseland down as… » 1/02/13 9:00am 1/02/13 9:00am

"Minimum of 5 Years Of Successful Collegiate Football Coaching…

You only have 11 days to ready your application, and you have to possess a bachelor's degree, but the rest of it is all optional: If you sent in a good enough application—and really, that's just about confidence—you could probably wow them enough that they would waive their "preference" for a coach with "experience" at… » 12/08/12 1:25pm 12/08/12 1:25pm

A Skeptic's Guide To The 2012 Heisman Trophy

Remember the lullaby afternoons of September, when we all figured we'd see a Heisman winner who merited the award? Maybe a Geno Smith, slinging the ball all over the yard, or even a Matt Barkley, who despite being named after Big Bird's dog had the right pedigree and weaponry (Robert Woods and Marquise Lee catching his … » 12/08/12 10:45am 12/08/12 10:45am