After two months of solid, boring victories against bad teams by margins of multiple scores, Wisconsin football finally played a game worth watching. And they made the most of it. Facing their first ranked opponent of the season (the soon-to-be-unranked Iowa Hawkeyes), the Badgers dominated, allowing a little bit of…
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 19 Wisconsin.
Running back Montee Ball’s last brush with the NFL was a practice-squad spot on the Patriots during the 2015 season, and the team cut him in February of 2016 after he was arrested and charged with battery in Wisconsin. The 26-year-old spoke with Alex Marvez of the Sporting News and said alcohol is what ended his…
When eight-seed Wisconsin exposed Villanova’s fatal flaw—the Wildcats had no big man to dissuade the large Badger boys from pounding the paint—the East suddenly became America’s new nightmare: it was officially Duke’s to lose. The Blue Devils had a clear (not easy) path to the Final Four, made all that much easier by…
No. 8 Wisconsin has knocked out overall No. 1 Villanova in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Trailing by four points at halftime, Villanova managed to take a lead in the second half but never stretched it to more than seven. Wisconsin went on a 15-5 run in the game’s final minutes—with key support from Bronson…
Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli was born with amniotic band syndrome, and had to have his left index finger amputated as a result. That hasn’t prevented him from playing college football, and it doesn’t stop him from making highlight-reel catches like the one he had during today’s Cotton Bowl:
Thanksgiving is three days away, so it’s probably (past) time to talk some college hoops. In the spirit of our NBA preview, here is our very timely and holistic 2016-17 NCAA basketball preview.
A large group of Wisconsin athletes, most notably Big Ten preseason player of the year Nigel Hayes, tweeted out an essay regarding the racism that they say athletes of color at Wisconsin face every day. The post comes a week after a fan showed up to the Wisconsin football game on Saturday with an Obama mask on and a…
The university has responded:
In the closing moments of the first quarter of Saturday’s 14-7 over Wisconsin, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh’s offense lined up in a formation that almost nobody outside of Littleton, Colo. had ever seen.
A crazy one-handed interception by Jourdan Lewis late in the fourth quarter sealed the deal on no. 4 Michigan’s victory over no. 8 Wisconsin.
Facebook Live Friday is here! Today’s simulation is tomorrow’s big Wisconsin-Michigan State game. Who will win? Find out, LIVE:
Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig, the most notable Native American men’s basketball player in the nation, has made public his plans to join the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Koenig will make the 11-hour drive with his older brother and his trainer to a protest site near Bismarck, North Dakota this Friday.
Wisconsin pulled off an upset of fifth-ranked LSU when D’Cota Dixon intercepted a Brandon Harris pass, though Josh Boutte got in one last, eh, cheap shot.
What did we learn from today’s season premiere of College GameDay at Lambeau Field? You really don’t want to know. A sign roundup follows:
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 24 Wisconsin.
Bronson Koenig’s three-pointer as time expired finished a late comeback by Wisconsin as the Badgers knocked off second-seeded Xavier, 66-63. Wisconsin was down as much as nine points in the final seven minutes of the game, but a series of Musketeers mistakes allowed the Badgers back into the game.