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Sheridan resigns as Wisconsin's inside linebackers coach

May. 13, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bill Sheridan has resigned as Wisconsin’s inside linebackers coach while the NCAA investigates him for potential rules violations during his tenure as Air Force’s defensive line coach. Wisconsin hired Sheridan on Feb. 22 after he had spent two years at Air...

14 Big Ten players poised to break out in 2022

Apr. 25, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall: EAST DIVISION INDIANA DL JH Tevis, senior. The Hoosiers need to punch up their play after finishing last in the league in sacks. Tevis impressed with...

Big Ten's best defenses come out of spring in rebuild mode

Apr. 25, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

Coordinator changes and heavy player personnel losses made it a spring of uncertainty for the top Big Ten defenses. Start with Wisconsin, which has been in the national top five in total defense three straight years and lower than that just twice since 2014. The Badgers must replace...

Wisconsin defense faces major challenge in bid to stay elite

Apr. 22, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has boasted one of the nation's stingiest defenses virtually every season since Jim Leonhard took over as coordinator in 2017. Leonhard faces perhaps his biggest test in maintaining that standard this year. Wisconsin must replace eight...

Coordinator changes add intrigue to Big Ten spring practices

Apr. 20, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — During an offseason in which more than one out of every five Football Bowl Subdivision programs changed head coaches, the Big Ten was the lone conference that didn’t see a single move. But that doesn’t mean the league stood pat. While all 14...

Fire at Camp Randall Stadium renovation injures one person

Apr. 13, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday morning during a renovation project at Camp Randall Stadium, causing one worker to get taken to the hospital with injuries. Madison Fire Department officials said paramedics treated and transported one person to a hospital with...

Badgers QB Mertz remains upbeat after offseason speculation

Apr. 04, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz says his confidence hasn’t wavered even during an offseason in which Oklahoma transfer Caleb Williams’ name got mentioned as his potential replacement. Mertz is now working with a new receiving corps and new offensive...

Badgers' Mellusi hopeful he can be ready for start of season

Mar. 28, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin running back Chez Mellusi says he has reached out to former Clemson teammate and current Green Bay Packers wide receiver Amari Rodgers for advice on recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Rodgers tore the ACL in his right knee in March...

Badgers' Chryst says he never spoke directly to Williams

Mar. 21, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says he never personally spoke with Caleb Williams when the former Oklahoma quarterback was considering potential transfer destinations before choosing Southern California. Chryst added that he did keep incumbent quarterback Graham...

Wisconsin hires ex-Badgers center Al Johnson as RBs coach

Mar. 17, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin center Al Johnson has left a Division II head coaching position to return to his alma mater as the Badgers’ running backs coach. Johnson filled a vacancy that was created after Gary Brown stepped away from coaching to take an off-field role...