Latest Wisconsin Badgers football News

Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?

Dec. 9, 2018 11:32 AM EST

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, the other Heisman finalist on Saturday night, could...

The Latest: Tagovailoa leads Murray 2-1 in POY awards

Dec. 6, 2018 9:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year....

Pinstripe Bowl Matchup

Dec. 2, 2018 6:30 PM EST

Miami (7-5, ACC) vs. Wisconsin (7-5, Big Ten), Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. EST (ESPN). LOCATION: New York. TOP PLAYERS Miami: Junior LB Shaq Quarterman had 76 tackles, 13 for a loss, and was picked for the All-ACC first team, while junior RB back Travis Homer had 969 yards rushing, averaging 6.3 yards per carry....

Big Ten: Buckeyes' Dwayne Haskins offensive player of year

Nov. 28, 2018 6:56 PM EST

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who set Big Ten records for passing yards and touchdowns in a single season, is the conference's offensive player of the year. The Big Ten on Wednesday announced postseason offensive awards based on voting by coaches and media. Haskins has passed...

Progress for Minnesota gets big boost from Paul Bunyan's Axe

Nov. 26, 2018 5:50 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Progress this season for Minnesota in the standings was marginal, with one more win by the Gophers than in coach P.J. Fleck's first year to gain bowl-game eligibility. That extra victory sure felt like a major stride, though. Bunyanesque, even. Instead of handing in practice gear to the...

Gophers take back Axe, beat Wisconsin 37-15

Nov. 24, 2018 8:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The giddy Minnesota players ran one way down the field, with one lucky Golden Gopher holding tightly on to Paul Bunyan's Axe as they raced toward a goal post. Coach P.J. Fleck went the other way, jogged past the end zone and gave someone a bear hug. Fourteen years of frustration, all...

Axe to grind: Gophers and Badgers renew Midwest grudge match

Nov. 23, 2018 3:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — If given the chance to deliver an inspirational talk to teammates this week, Wisconsin offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel would keep it short and get right to the point. The exact two-word phrase is best left said in the privacy of the locker room, though it might go along the lines of...

Young and old, rivalry games remain important in Big Ten

Nov. 22, 2018 2:09 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Barry Alvarez was pacing the sideline as coach the last time that Wisconsin lost Paul Bunyan's Axe to Minnesota. It was 2003, but the empty feeling that comes with losing the rivalry game remains fresh. Losing stings. It's all the education that younger fans and players need to...

Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor toughs it out

Nov. 20, 2018 2:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — All the carries were starting to get to Wisconsin's' Jonathan Taylor. By his own admission, he wasn't at full speed late in a marathon game against Purdue, though it sure didn't look like it in triple overtime. Add last week's performance in a thrilling win over Purdue to the highlight...

Wisconsin celebrates Taylor-made OT victory at Purdue

Nov. 17, 2018 9:13 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor kept pounding away on his thick, strong legs Saturday. Eventually, his patience paid dividends. Taylor wore down Purdue's defense, finishing with a career high 321 yards and scoring three times in the second half, including the decisive 17-yard...