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Wisconsin Badgers Offense Breaking Records Left and Right

Wisconsin Badgers Offense Breaking Records Left and Right
The addition of transfer quarterback Russell Wilson and blossoming of running back Montee Ball has transformed what was a very good Wisconsin Badgers offense into the most prolific unit in school history. This season, the Badgers have scored touchdowns on 61 of their 70 trips to the redzone (.871), including a perfect 5-of-5 in the... Read more »

Wisconsin Smells the Roses with 42-39 B1G Title Game Win

Wisconsin Smells the Roses with 42-39 B1G Title Game Win
For the second consecutive year, the Wisconsin Badgers are headed back to Pasadena to represent the Big Ten in the BCS Rose Bowl. The inaugural Big Ten Championship and 42-39 win over the Michigan State Spartans was a game for the ages. It included a ton of offense (816 total yards), multiple lead changes (three... Read more »

Michigan St. vs. Wisconsin: Comprehensive B1G Title Game Preview

Michigan St. vs. Wisconsin: Comprehensive B1G Title Game Preview
Here we go- the inaugural Big Ten Championship game- a play-in game for the Rose Bowl. Something MSU has has been playing for and focusing on for awhile. This year in East Lansing, it’s all about “P4RB” meaning “Prepare for Rose Bowl” for the Michigan State Spartans. It’s a slogan you’ll find displayed on t-shirts... Read more »
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Penn State vs. Wisconsin: Brutally Honest Preview

Penn State vs. Wisconsin: Brutally Honest Preview
I understand why Tom Bradley was chosen as interim successor to Joe Paterno, but he really isn’t the warm and cuddly face the University needs right now. At a time when the program should be showing great humility, Bradley has been anything but. He’s only making more people hate PSU. But who really cares about... Read more »

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections
“They’re radioactive,” a bowl official told Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday. “[Bowls] wanted Joe Paterno ‘s last game, not a nightmare.” The Nittany Lions finish the season at Ohio State and Wisconsin. The OSU game looks like a toss-up, and the Badgers will likely destroy them. That season ending tilt is looking like... Read more »

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers
When looking at the Big Ten conference standings, and trying to figure out the hierarchy for the college football bowl system, I can’t help but think of one of my favorite lines from the ’80s movie “Fletch.” “I’d say we’re in a gray area.” “How gray?” “Charcoal.” We do know this however- the Big Ten... Read more »
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B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws
There are only two times when doing a power rankings can be fun- way early in the season/preseason, or when everything is jumbled, disorganized chaos and blah. Doing a power rankings when the hierarchy is clear cut is a practice strictly for centrist, vanilla losers. In the current Big Ten football world, mediocrity, blahness, national... Read more »

Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition

Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition
Can’t leave college football alone the game needs me. Biggee Smalls once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.” You write and talk about what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. “Banks is... Read more »

Illini, Wisconsin Big 10's Rushing Leaders Part 1: Wisconsin

Illini, Wisconsin Big 10's Rushing Leaders Part 1: Wisconsin
Since Ron Zook took over at Illinois (2005), the top two rushing teams in the Big Ten have been Illinois and Wisconsin. It will surprise you, but the leagues top rushing team is the Illini, while the Badgers are second. Another surprising fact: the two schools are tied for 5th most players on current NFL... Read more »
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Chandler Harnish is Probably NIU's Best Quarterback Ever

Chandler Harnish is Probably NIU's Best Quarterback Ever
Northern Illinois University is kind of known as the mid-major version of “Tailback U.” The DeKalb, IL institution has produced some of the most electric runners (LeShon Johnson, Michael Turner, Garrett Wolfe and Chad Spann) in not just the MAC, but all of college football. The Huskies are known for tailbacks, not quarterbacks. However, they... Read more »
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