Author: jacobswanson17

Growing up, my dad always told me to appreciate how good we have it as Wisconsin Badgers football fans. “They had to give away tickets to games when I was growing up,” he’d say. I didn’t listen, having never lived in a world where Wisconsin wasn’t expected to win nine or 10 games a year. We’ve all seen the legendary Barry Alvarez video that plays before every Wisconsin home game, where he told Wisconsin fans with confidence that things would get better. “They better get season tickets right now, because before long they probably won’t be able to,” Alvarez told…

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At the beginning of the season, ranked No. 12 in the preseason AP Poll with a year under the belt of quarterback Graham Mertz, Wisconsin fans had visions of a playoff berth. While the season started in disappointing fashion with a 16-10 loss to Penn State and a win against Eastern Michigan and a bye week haven’t built back up that excitement, don’t let your hope die. Keep the faith. Penn State’s start to the season has propelled the Nittany Lions to No. 6 and a top-10 win by Iowa over Iowa State has the Badgers with an outside glimmer…

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Tuesday was the final cut-down day for NFL rosters. With one of the most successful programs in the country at producing NFL talent, a number of Wisconsin Badgers were among those making rosters or falling just short. Here’s a list of former Badgers and how they’re doing these days. This story will be updated as practice squad information becomes available. Who made rosters? Dare Ogunbowale: The fifth-year running back made the Jacksonville Jaguars’ initial 53-man roster. He played 14 games for Jacksonville last year, starting two and running for 145 yards on 32 attempts. Ogunbowale could see a bigger role this…

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Wisconsin Badgers head football coach Paul Chryst announced Tuesday that the football program had dismissed freshman running back Loyal Crawford and suspended freshman running back Antwan Roberts. 247Sports’ Evan Flood first reported the news. Wisconsin did not provide information about the length of Roberts’ suspension. According to a statement, “Wisconsin Athletics and the football program will have no further comment on the matters.” Statement from UWPD The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus reported the following statement from the University of Wisconsin Police Department: “On Sunday, August 22nd, UWPD was made aware of a physical altercation between two individuals in a residence…

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The winds of college football are changing, and Jesse Temple’s recent interview with former Wisconsin personnel director Saeed Khalif doesn’t exactly paint a picture of Wisconsin as a football program keeping up with its competitors. From the outside, it has appeared in recent years that Wisconsin was catching up to its Big Ten and national peers in terms of recruiting. Wisconsin ranked 29th nationally in the 247Sports Team Rankings Composite in 2019 and 26th in 2020. However, Temple’s interview with Khalif in The Athletic sheds some light on his frustrations with the process and resources available at Wisconsin. Those frustrations were…

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