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Minnesota v. Wisconsin: Preview Redux

Better Dead than Red Since the last meeting between Minnesota and Wisconsin, both teams have defeated Michigan State. Wisconsin also lost to Maryland on the road. If you squint hard enough to cramp your facial muscles, that means the Gophers are as good as Wisconsin this year. The Badgers are playing for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, and Minnesota is attempting to play spoiler. Game Details Opponent: Wisconsin Badgers Where: Williams Arena When: 6pm CST Thursday March 5th Watch: ESPN Listen: 1500ESPN Three Points 1. Pace Minnesota does not have Maryland's athleticism, and Wisconsin is...

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Badgers need Vitto Brown to keep it simple

Minneapolis As he watched practice Tuesday night, Sam Dekker made sure to offer Wisconsin teammate Vitto Brown a few words of encouragement.When Brown displayed patience with the ball in his hands and scored inside, Dekker offered a compliment.When Brown boxed out and grabbed a defensive rebound, Dekker chimed in again.I like being a vocal leader, picking guys up, Dekker said. I also take it upon myself sometimes to tell guys when they need to shape up.Vitto, he just needs confidence. He needs to understand that he is a good player and to slow his mind down. He can be really good for us.He...
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In a normal year, the difference between being a No. 1 seed and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is minimal.
Badgers football: John Settle returns to UW as running backs coach

Badgers football: John Settle returns to UW as running backs coach

Settle, who coached Badgers backs from 2006 to '10, replaces Thomas Brown, who spent one season at UW before leaving for Georgia.

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Nigel Hayes' aggressive play critical vs. MSU

Madison Sunday belonged to Frank Kaminsky, who dominated Michigan State both inside and outside in Wisconsins 68-61 victory.No Michigan State defender could slow Kaminsky, who hit 3 of 4 three-pointers, 11 of 17 field-goal attempts overall and 6 of 8 free-throw attempts en route to a 31-point performance.However, sophomore Nigel Hayes set the tone immediately for UW, which scored 24 of its 36 first-half points in the paint and finished with a 34-22 edge in that category.Hayes scored six of the Badgers first eight points and 8 of their first 13.All four baskets came in the lane and Hayes went...

Badgers women's hockey: Five things you need to know this week

The third-ranked University of Wisconsin women's hockey team will play eighth-ranked North Dakota Saturday in the WCHA Final Face-off semifinals.

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Badgers men's basketball: UW falls to 6th in AP poll

Kentucky, Division I's only undefeated team, remained entrenched at No. 1 after two routs.
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Barry Alvarez has first-hand experience with concept of freshman ineligibility, which is one reason why the University of Wisconsin athletic director is looking forward to talks that might res…
Badgers men's basketball: Traevon Jackson might not be back for Big Ten tournament

Badgers men's basketball: Traevon Jackson might not be back for Big Ten tournament

That's the word from coach Bo Ryan on Jackson, who has missed 12 games since breaking his right foot in UW's loss at Rutgers on Jan. 11.

Traevon Jackson might not be cleared for Big Ten tournament

Madison Traevon Jackson is expected to miss Wisconsins final two regular-season games and might not be cleared by the medical staff to return for the Big Ten tournament, set for March 11 through 15 in Chicago.UW coach Bo Ryan addressed the issue Monday during the Big Ten coaches teleconference.That might be tough (but) I cant rule anything out, Ryan said when asked if Jackson might be ready for the Big Ten tournament. His clearance, maybe two weeks? Who knows?The senior point guard has missed the last 12 games since suffering a broken right foot Jan. 11 at Rutgers. He had hoped to play...

Tom Izzo believes Kaminsky is best player in America

Madison I know at least some Wisconsin fans have a love-hate relationship with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.Lets be blunt. They love to hate Izzo.However, those same fans had to love hearing Izzo wax poetic about the play of UW senior Frank Kaminsky, who hit 11 of 17 shots and finished with 31 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals Sunday in UWs 68-61 victory over the visiting Spartans.Izzo, who this season has faced Kaminsky and Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor, cast his vote for UWs senior as the national player of the year.We didnt play great but that kid made some...

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