Author: Mara Allen

Mara Allen is a student at the University of Wisconsin — Green Bay studying Communication, with emphases in Sports Communication, Social Media, Public Relations, Journalism, and Organizational Communication. In her free time, she enjoys playing & watching sports and spending time with family & friends.

Mike McCarthy is no stranger to Lambeau Field. The longtime Packers head coach will return to Green Bay to play at Lambeau Field this season for the first time since being fired during the 2018 season.  McCarthy won’t be wearing green and gold, though. He’ll be in blue and silver as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.  The NFL announced Wednesday morning that McCarthy and the Cowboys will travel to the Frozen Tundra in Week 10 to face the Packers on Sunday, November 13. Kickoff is set for 3:25 on FOX. McCarthy coached the Packers for 13 seasons (2006-18),…

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Wisconsin freshman guard Lorne Bowman II has decided to leave the University of Wisconsin and the men’s basketball program. Bowman will finish the current academic semester at UW while home in Detroit, Michigan. Upon completion of this semester, Bowman will continue his education and collegiate basketball career closer to home.  “We completely understand and support Lorne’s decision to step away from the program and university,” head coach Greg Gard said. “We know this is what’s best for him currently and also for his future. He has been an inspiration and important part of our team over the last two years…

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nixon

The Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Keisean Nixon. Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the signing Saturday.  The Raiders signed Nixon, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound player, as an undrafted free agent in May 2019 out of the University of South Carolina. As a senior in 2018, Nixon appeared in 12 games and started 11 of them for the Gamecocks. He recorded 63 tackles (42 solo) and a team-high nine passes defensed.  During his time with the Raiders, Nixon appeared in 40 games with two starts in three seasons. He registered 20 tackles (15 solo) and added 18 tackles on special…

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davis

Johnny Davis was nothing short of amazing this season. The Wisconsin Badgers defied virtually everyone’s expectations during the 2021-2022 season. Predicted to finish tenth of 14 teams in the Big Ten, the Badgers won the regular season conference title, were crowned Maui Invitational champions, and were consistently ranked in the top-25. While many members of the team contributed to this success, Davis was the biggest factor.  Davis, the Big Ten Player of the Year and AP first-team All-American, led the Badgers in points (19.7) and rebounds (8.2). His stellar sophomore season has him primed to be a first-round NBA draft…

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davis

It’s been quite the year for Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis. The sophomore from La Crosse, Wisconsin went from a freshman bench player to an Associated Press (AP) first-team All-American in one season. The AP announced their honorees Tuesday.  Davis’s emergence as one of the best players in the country is one of the biggest reasons Wisconsin won the regular season Big Ten title after being picked to finish 10th of 14 teams in the preseason. Averaging 19.7 points and 8.2 rebounds a game this season, Davis leads Wisconsin in points, rebounds, and assists per game.  Davis — the Big Ten Player…

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The Wisconsin/Minnesota border battle rivalry is a fun one. Perhaps what has made it more fun as of late is how the Badgers have thoroughly dominated the Golden Gophers.  Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 68-67 Wednesday night at Williams Arena in the latest installment of this rivalry. With the win, the Badgers swept the 2021-22 season series, improving to 22-5 on the year, while Minnesota fell to 13-13.  The Golden Gophers are a familiar opponent of the Badgers; the rivals have faced off 209 times. With Wednesday’s win, the Badgers now lead the all-time series 105-104, the first time they’ve led since…

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wisconsin

Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard often uses the phrase “gritty, not pretty” to describe his team’s hard fought wins. The Badgers’ Tuesday night victory at Assembly Hall fits this mantra well. Wisconsin (20-5, 11-4 Big Ten) battled all night and came away with a 74-69 win over the Indiana Hoosiers (16-9, 7-8 Big Ten). Wisconsin entered the matchup needing a bounce back win after a disappointing loss to Rutgers at home on Saturday. The Badgers hadn’t lost back-to-back games all season, and Indiana made them work to keep it that way.  Wisconsin trailed for the majority of the first half,…

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Packers fans! Here are 10 moments from the 2021 Packers season to look back on and love on this day of love.  1: Aaron Rodgers breaks touchdown record What more could Rodgers ask for on Christmas? On Christmas Day at Lambeau Field, Aaron Rodgers became Green Bay’s career passing touchdowns leader when he tossed his 443rd touchdown as a Packer. He entered the game tied with his legendary predecessor, Brett Favre, on the all-time list. The recipient of the historic touchdown: Allen Lazard. That’s going to be a trivia question one day, isn’t it? https://twitter.com/packers/status/1474861946285576199?s=20&t=EZgvb92NYNP5hYoII-lXhg 2: Aaron…

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wisconsin

Wisconsin (14-2, 5-1 Big Ten) defeated Ohio State (10-4, 4-2 Big Ten) 78-68 in a top-20 matchup at the Kohl Center Thursday night. The Badgers were led by Brad Davison’s 25 points. Tyler Wahl added 20, and Johnny Davis had 14 points to go along with nine rebounds. EJ Liddell’s 18 points led the Buckeyes. With the win, the Badgers are continuing to build an impressive resume for March. ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi has Wisconsin as a three seed in the tournament, while FOX’s Mike Decourcy has them as a two seed. However, there’s still a lot of basketball left…

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badgers

Get ready for a top 20 matchup at the Kohl Center tonight! The 13th ranked Wisconsin Badgers (13-2, 4-1) are back in action looking to extend their winning streak to six games. The number 16 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-3, 4-1) enter this evening’s matchup as the last team to beat Wisconsin. The Badgers and Buckeyes met on December 11th in Columbus. Ohio State emerged victorious, 73-55. UW is hoping for a different result tonight. In order for that to happen, here are three keys to a Badger victory. #1: Johnny Davis needs scoring help Johnny Davis scored 24 points in…

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