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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Wisconsin's Jack Coan throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Madison, Wis. Former Wisconsin quarterback Coan has indicated on social media that he is transferring to Notre Dame. Coan sent out a tweet Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, that included the Notre Dame logo along with the message, “Extremely thankful for the opportunity. Let’s get to work! @NDFootball.” (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Ex-Wisconsin QB Coan says he's transferring to Notre Dame

Jan. 4, 2021 11:42 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan says he's transferring to Notre Dame. Coan posted a tweet Monday night that included the Notre Dame logo along with the message, “Extremely thankful for the opportunity. Let’s get to work! @NDFootball.” Wisconsin disclosed...

Wake Forest wide receiver Donavon Greene, right, is unable to catch a deep pass as Wisconsin cornerback Deron Harrell, left, defends during the second quarter of the Duke's Mayo Bowl NCAA college football game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (Jeff Siner/The News & Observer via AP)

Ball drop: Wisconsin wins Duke's Mayo Bowl, breaks trophy

Dec. 30, 2020 5:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Wisconsin Badgers captured the Duke's Mayo Bowl and the trophy that came along with it. And then they broke it. While dancing around to celebrate his team's 42-28 victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday, quarterback Graham Mertz dropped the football-shaped piece of Lenox crystal,...

Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek (37) runs over Minnesota defensive back Tyler Nubin (27) during overtime of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Wisconsin, Wake Forest square off in Duke's Mayo Bowl

Dec. 29, 2020 2:40 PM EST

Duke's Mayo Bowl: Wake Forest (4-4) vs, Wisconsin (3-3), Wednesday at noon EST (ESPN). Line: Wisconsin by 7 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Both teams come in with .500 records and will look to finish their season with a winning record and carry over some momentum to next year. KEY...

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz (5) passes against Minnesota during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Wisconsin's Mertz looks to get back on track vs Wake Forest

Dec. 29, 2020 11:17 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Graham Mertz will look to cement his grasp on Wisconsin’s starting quarterback job heading into next season and help the Badgers avoid their first losing season since 2001 on Wednesday against Wake Forest in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. The highly touted redshirt freshman...

Wisconsin players celebrate with the Paul Bunyan Axe after they defeated Minnesota in overtime of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Wisconsin set to face Wake Forest in Duke's Mayo Bowl

Dec. 20, 2020 6:11 PM EST

Wake Forest (4-4, ACC) vs. Wisconsin (3-3, Big Ten), Dec. 30, 12 p.m. ET LOCATION: Charlotte, N.C. TOP PLAYERS Wake Forest: QB Sam Hartman, 10 TD passes and one INT in 236 attempts Wisconsin: TE Jake Ferguson, 29 catches for 284 yards and 4 TDs NOTABLE Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons have been buoyed by a plus-13...

Minnesota kicker Andres Gelecinskyj (48) reacts after his field goal attempt failed during overtime of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Larsh's FG lifts Wisconsin past Minnesota 20-17 in OT

Dec. 19, 2020 9:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Garrett Groshek picked the perfect time to have the biggest game of his career. Collin Larsh kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime to give the Badgers a 20-17 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the most-played rivalry in the...

FILE - In this Nov 24, 2017 file photo, Bret Bielema speaks with reporters beneath Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. Bielema is returning to the Big Ten and his home state to coach Illinois. Illinois hired the former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach, hoping he can turn around a program with nine straight losing seasons. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)

Illinois hires Bielema as coach to lift struggling program

Dec. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EST

Bret Bielema, who led Wisconsin to three Rose Bowls before a disappointing run at Arkansas, is returning to the Big Ten and his home state to coach Illinois. The Illini hired Bielema to replace the fired Lovie Smith on Saturday, hoping he can turn around a program with nine consecutive losing seasons. Illinois...

Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) carries the ball away from Nebraska safety Marquel Dismuke (9), during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Minnesota won 24-17. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Gophers, Badgers cherish second chance to renew rivalry

Dec. 17, 2020 5:38 PM EST

Minnesota and Wisconsin managed to avoid interrupting the most-played Football Bowl Subdivision rivalry this season. Their annual battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe just happens to be taking place a little later than expected. When a COVID-19 outbreak within Minnesota’s program caused the cancellation of...

Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz is sacked by Iowa defensive lineman Chauncey Golston, left, during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 28-7. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Wisconsin trying to find ways to spark sputtering offense

Dec. 15, 2020 7:27 PM EST

Quarterback Graham Mertz and the Wisconsin Badgers vow to keep trying to find ways to rejuvenate an offense that has lacked punch during a rare three-game skid. The Badgers (2-3) have scored seven points or fewer in each of their last three games. Wisconsin tries to avoid its first losing season since 2001 when...

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, left, rushes against Michigan State's Antjuan Simmons during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich.   (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Ohio State's Fields chosen Big Ten Offensive Player of Year

Dec. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EST

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, according to a vote by conference coaches and media released Tuesday. A Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019 when he delivered one of the most productive seasons by a Buckeyes quarterback, Fields has been...