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Badgers vs. Minnesota   no comments

Posted at 12:24 pm in Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Badgers face the Gophers for the Axe on Senior day this Saturday at the Camp, 2:30 pm.   Let’s send the seniors off proudly with a 15th straight win over the ground squirrels.  The Badgers enter the game with a 6-4 overall record while the Gophers are 5-6 overall.  Minnesota needs a win to be bowl eligible.  Minnesota’s head coach is P.J. Fleck who is in his 2nd season.  He is the former head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos and had his playing career at Northern Illinois (wide receiver).  The Badgers have won this border rivalry 14 years in a row and hope to retain Paul Bunyon’s Axe this Saturday in the battle for the Axe.  It is the most played rivalry in the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision with 127 meetings between the two teams.   Wisconsin leads the series60-59-8.  Founded in 1882, the Minnesota program is one of the oldest in college football.   Minnesota has been a member of the Big Ten Conference since its inception in 1896 as the Western Conference.  Their mascot is “Goldy Gopher”

 

Written by regent_liquor on November 19th, 2018

Badgers v Purdue   no comments

Posted at 12:33 pm in Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Badgers stay on the road with a game against Purdue, Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium at 2:30 pm.   Hopefully Bucky can finish the season strong with wins against Purdue and the Gophers.  Purdue comes into the game with a 5 and 5 overall record and 4-3 in the conference.   Of course Purdue’s shocker this year was the 49-20 smack down of the Buckeyes.  The Boiler’s head coach of Purdue is Jeff Brohm, the 36th head coach in program history.  Brohm has been rumored to be in consideration for the opening at Louisville where Brohm played.  The Boilermaker Special is the official mascot.   It resembles a  Victorian-era railroad locomotive and is built on a truck chassis.  Purdue has also had a recent tradition of sending defensive ends to the NFL.  Since 1999, Purdue has had 9 defensive ends selected in the NFL Draft. With their success in the NFL, Purdue has earned the nickname, the “Den of Defensive Ends”

Purdue’s football program has long been known for its prolific passing quarterbacks, ranging from players who have set School, Big Ten & NCAA records, to being named All-Americans and finalist for national awards, to being elected into the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames. This great tradition has led to the school being nicknamed the “Cradle of Quarterbacks”. When Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to a victory in Super Bowl XLIV, Purdue became just the second college in history to produce 3 different Super winning quarterbacks.

The overall record in the Badger/Boilermaker series is 49-29-8 with Wisconsin having the upper hand.  The Badgers have also won 12 in a row.

 

Written by regent_liquor on November 14th, 2018

Badgers v. Northwestern   no comments

Posted at 6:08 pm in Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hoping to become bowl eligible for the 17th straight year the Badgers take on Northwestern Saturday at 11:00 am at Ryan Field.  They have the longest active bowl streak in the Big Ten at 16.  The task will not be easy but it never is against the Wildcats.  Northwestern comes into the game with an overall record of 4-3 but they are 4-1 in conference play.   Like the Badgers their only conference loss was at the hands of Michigan.   This came will play a huge role in determining the winner of the West Division.  Last year the Badgers beat Northwestern at Camp Randall 33-24.  The Badgers are ahead in the series 59-35-5.  The Wildcats are coached by Pat Fitzgerald who is in his 13th year as the head man and has a record of 91-68.  Fitzgerald starred at linebacker for the Wildcats in the mid-1990s, helping to lead the team to a 10–1 regular season record in 1995 and a berth in the 1996 Bowl.  Northwestern’s mascot is Willie the Wildcat and their fight song is Go U Northwestern.

GO BADGERS!!!!!

 

Written by regent_liquor on October 25th, 2018

Badgers vs. Michigan   no comments

Posted at 1:08 pm in Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing their 3rd game in a row under the lights the Badgers take on the Michigan Wolverines at Ann Arbor at 6:30 pm this Saturday.  They call it the Big House and capacity is a whopping 115,109.  Wisconsin comes in 4-1 and ranked 15th while the 12th ranked Wolverines are 5-1 with their sole loss coming against Notre Dame.  Last year the Badgers fell to Michigan at Michigan Stadium 14-7.  Michigan leads the series 50-15-1.  Current coach is former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh and his record with the Wolverines is 28-11.  Before taking the Michigan job he was the head man at the San Francisco 49ers and before that Stanford.  Michigan’s fight song is The Victors.  Michigan has the most wins in college football history with a total of 944.

James Earl Jones, who provided the iconic voice for Darth Vader’s character, enrolled at Michigan as a pre-med student before switching gears and graduating from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in 1955. Jones isn’t the only Michigan student to make it big: President Gerald Ford (who played football for the Wolverines), Madonna (did not graduate), Google co-founder Larry Page, Lucy Liu, and Tom Brady all attended, among others.

Written by regent_liquor on October 8th, 2018

Badgers vs. Nebraska   no comments

Posted at 12:19 pm in Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bucky returns to action Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Camp, 6:30 pm start.  The Badgers are coming in after their bye week and are 3-1 following a big win at Iowa.  Nebraska has opened up the season 0-4 including an embarrassing loss to Troy.  Last year the Badgers won 38-17 at Lincoln.  The winner of the game takes the Freedom Trophy and Wisconsin leads the series 8-4, including 7 out of the last 8.  The Cornhuskers have two official mascots:  Herbie Husker and Lil’ Red.  They are coached by Scott Frost who is in his first year.  He was previously the head man at UCF and in 2017 he led the Golden Knights to a perfect 12-0 season plus a win over 7th ranked Auburn in the Peach Bowl.  Frost was the starting quarterback for Tom Osborne’s 1997 Nebraska team that shared the national championship with Michigan.

 

Written by regent_liquor on September 30th, 2018

Badgers vs. New Mexico Game Blog   no comments

Posted at 9:28 pm in Sports

 

 

 

 

 

 

An 11:00 am kickoff for game 2 of the Season at the Camp.  The Badgers take on the New Mexico Lobos (wolfs) from Albuquerque, New Mexico lead by coach Bob Davie who is in his seventh season.  The Lobos play in the Mountain West Conference and finished last season with a 3-9 record.  That came on the heels of a 9-4 season in 2016 with a win in the New Mexico Bowl.  Speculation has it that coach Davie may not be the head Lobo much longer.  He was suspended earlier this year for the handling of off-field matters.  Before New Mexico he was the head coach at Notre Dame.  In five seasons at Notre Dame, Davie compiled a 35–25 record including three bowl games, most notably the 2001 Fiesta Bowl, a 41–9 loss to Oregon State, which was the first Bowl Championship Series game in school history.  The Lobos mascots are Lobo Louie and Lobie Lucy (seriously).  And a popular cheer is “Everyones a Lobo, Woof, Woof, Woof” (again, seriously, I did not make that up).

 

Written by regent_liquor on September 1st, 2018

Badgers vs. Western Kentucky Game Blog   no comments

Posted at 5:39 pm in Sports, Uncategorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Badgers kick off the 2018 season under the lights at Camp Randall on Friday August 31 at 8 pm against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers from Bowling Green, Kentucky.  The Hilltoppers are from Conference USA and are lead by Coach Mike Sandord, Jr.  Last year they played in the Cure Bowl where they lost to Georgia State 27-17  finishing the season 6 and 7 overall.

 

Written by regent_liquor on August 23rd, 2018