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Wisconsin, Oklahoma State bowling after inconsistent seasons

Dec. 26, 2022 15:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Wisconsin (6-6, Big Ten) vs Oklahoma State (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m. EST (ESPN) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wisconsin by 3 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Both programs are looking to...

Wisconsin takes on Oklahoma State in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Dec. 26, 2022 14:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Luke Fickell era at Wisconsin will have a soft opening. Fickell will be on the sideline against Oklahoma State on Tuesday night in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Most of the major decisions, like naming a starting quarterback, will be made by interim coach Jim...

Jim Leonhard says he won't return to Wisconsin staff

Dec. 06, 2022 22:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jim Leonhard, who served as Wisconsin’s interim coach for the last seven games of the regular season, says he won’t be back with the Badgers next season. Leonhard tweeted Tuesday night that he would work as Wisconsin’s defensive coordinator for its Dec....

New Badgers coach Fickell begins by reaching out to players

Nov. 28, 2022 20:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Luke Fickell spent much of his first day on the job speaking to his new players, knowing many of them had hoped this search would have a different outcome. His message to them was sympathetic but direct. “Change is...

Fickell leaves Cincinnati to take over as Wisconsin's coach

Nov. 27, 2022 19:00 PM EST

Wisconsin is bringing Cincinnati's Luke Fickell back to the Big Ten. Athletic director Chris McIntosh announced Sunday that the Badgers had hired Fickell to take over their football program after his successful run with the Bearcats. Fickell posted a 57-18 record in...

Minnesota rallies late to beat Wisconsin 23-16, keep Axe

Nov. 26, 2022 20:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck understood one of his major assignments upon taking this job was to alter the balance of power in the Gophers’ rivalry with Wisconsin. He’s done exactly that. Athan Kaliakmanis connected with Le’Meke Brockington...

Ibrahim seeks records as Minnesota, Wisconsin battle for Axe

Nov. 23, 2022 12:18 PM EST

Minnesota (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (6-5, 4-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wisconsin by 3 Series record: Wisconsin leads 62-61-8 WHAT’S AT STAKE? The winner gets Paul Bunyan’s Axe, a trophy...

Big Ten West race will be a missed opportunity for some

Nov. 22, 2022 16:14 PM EST

In his usual upbeat way, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck tried to come to terms with how his team's Big Ten title chances slipped away. “There are some things that we look back on, and you’re always going to circle one or two plays, but none of us wanted it to happen the way that it...

Mertz's late sneak for TD pushes Badgers past Nebraska 15-14

Nov. 19, 2022 17:19 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin team that has endured the midseason firing of its head coach and the death of a former teammate let its emotions spill out as groups of players gathered near midfield at Memorial Stadium to celebrate and pose for pictures with the Freedom Trophy. ...