Wisconsin QB Hornibrook leaving after 3 years as starter
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook is transferring after three seasons as the starter.
Hornibrook posted Wednesday on Instagram he intends to transfer after he...
Wisconsin renews contract for coach Paul Chryst
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin renewed football coach Paul Chryst's five-year contract through January 2024 on Friday.
Chryst is entering his fifth season with the Badgers, who wrapped up a relatively disappointing season at 8-5 (5-4 Big Ten) with a dominating 35-3 win in the Pinstripe Bowl over Miami. Chryst is 42-12 at Wisconsin and the Badgers won consecutive Big Ten West titles before falling short this past season.
Taylor runs for 205 yards in Wisconsin’s Pinstripe victory
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Taylor played tour guide for his Wisconsin teammates who had never visited New York. They hit the usual landmarks with trips to Lincoln Center and Times Square. Taylor even gave his buds a taste of the luxe life with a window-shopping jaunt along Fifth Avenue.
"It's real fun to see those guys looking at all those sights," said Taylor, a New Jersey native. "New York has a lot to offer."
Wisconsin QB Hornibrook sidelined for bowl game, Coan starts
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will start Jack Coan at quarterback in the Pinstripe Bowl against Miami with Alex Hornibrook sidelined by a recurrence of concussion symptoms.
Coach Paul Chryst said Thursday that Hornibrook, a third-year starter, took part in more than two weeks of bowl practice before symptoms returned.
Wisconsin NT Sagapolu out for year; Hornibrook questionable
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin standout nose tackle Olive Sagapolu will miss the rest of the season with a right arm injury, while quarterback Alex Hornibrook remains questionable for the game at No. 21 Penn State on Saturday.
Coach Paul Chryst says Sagapolu had surgery on Wednesday after getting hurt two weeks ago against Northwestern.
Beat-up Wisconsin needs help to get back atop Big Ten West
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will need some help to make November a month to remember.
The Badgers are beat up, out of the Top 25 and out of first place in the Big Ten West.
A loss last week to Northwestern knocked Wisconsin (5-3, 3-2) from its familiar perch atop the division. Now, just winning their last four games of the regular season won't guarantee a trip the conference title game after falling behind the Wildcats.
No. 23 Wisconsin still has hope in Big Ten despite struggles
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Their playoffs hopes are all but gone. The defense is banged up. The offense struggled in a blowout loss to Michigan.
At least one big goal is still in play for No. 23 Wisconsin: the Badgers still control their destiny to win the Big Ten West and get to the conference title game. The easiest path is to win their last six regular-season games.
Starting TE Neuville likely out for year at No. 16 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Starting tight end Zander Neuville will likely miss the rest the season for No. 16 Wisconsin because of a left knee injury.
Coach Paul Chryst announced the injury on Thursday after the Badgers (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) wrapped up their last practice before facing Nebraska on Saturday night.
No. 18 Wisconsin rallies past Iowa 28-17
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With their season on the line in late September, Wisconsin showed that the Big Ten West will likely run through Madison yet again.
Alex Hornibrook threw a 17-yard TD pass to A.J. Taylor with 57 seconds left and No. 18 Wisconsin bounced back from last week's loss by rallying past Iowa 28-17 on Saturday night.
No. 18 Wisconsin, Iowa set for Big Ten West showdown
The first Big Ten game of the season for No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa could end up being the biggest one in the West division this season.
The Badgers (2-1), despite getting upset by BYU last weekend, still look like the class of the struggling West. But Iowa (3-0) and its dominant defense look like Wisconsin's most dangerous threat — and Saturday's game at Iowa City could go a long way in determining who reaches the Big Ten title game.
Receiver A.J. Taylor off to fast start for No. 6 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver A.J. Taylor has the athleticism and smarts to singlehandedly dominate a secondary.
The junior is pretty good at catching balls with two hands, too.
Just what opposing defenses don't need: another player on the sixth-ranked Badgers named Taylor capable of making big plays.
Through two games, A.J. Taylor has made for a pretty good offensive tandem with Jonathan Taylor, the FBS' leading rusher.
WR Danny Davis set to return for No. 6 Wisconsin vs. BYU
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Receiver Danny Davis is been cleared to play on Saturday for No. 6 Wisconsin against BYU after the sophomore completed his two-game suspension.
"The suspension has been served and he'll be ready to go," coach Paul Chryst said Monday. "I've been proud of the way he took it and learned, and I've been proud of his response to this point."
Taylor scores 3 TDs, No. 5 Wisconsin beats New Mexico 45-14
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor needed extra time to rest and regroup after a win over New Mexico.
Rushing for 253 yards on 33 carries, both career highs, can take a toll on a running back, and he took some time to himself before speaking to reporters about his milestone day.
Taylor, Pryor lead way for walk-on WRs at No. 4 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — And then there were two.
Wisconsin's Big Four of experienced receivers is down to A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor following the suspensions of Quintez Cephus and Danny Davis.
That leaves opportunities for sophomore walk-ons Adam Krumholz and Jack Dunn to shine in expanded roles for the fourth-ranked Badgers in the season opener on Friday night against Western Kentucky.
No. 4 Wisconsin’s D work in progress with stars and youth
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The bar is set high for the Wisconsin defense.
The roster might turn over, but the fourth-ranked Badgers' D rarely crumbles. Since 2013, Wisconsin is second nationally in both scoring defense (16.1 points) and total defense (282.6 yards).
But to return to that level this year, Wisconsin might need some young or inexperienced players to grow up quickly. So far, coach Paul Chryst likes what he has seen in the preseason.
Wisconsin WR Davis, roommate of Cephus, suspended 2 games
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis was suspended for the first two games of the season on Wednesday, two days after his roommate was charged with felony sexual assault following an incident last April involving two women at his apartment.
Wisconsin capable of airing it out with Hornibrook at QB
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Badgers are well-equipped to shatter perceptions about their offense this year.
Focusing on just slowing down Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor on the ground might be a risky proposition for the rest of the Big Ten.
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Strong at core, Wisconsin’s rugged D gets makeover on edges
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Strong at its core, Wisconsin's defense is undergoing a makeover on the edges.
Coach Paul Chryst needs new starters at both defensive end positions, both outside linebacker positions, and both cornerback spots.
It might be asking a lot for most other teams to play top 10-caliber defense with that kind of turnover.
At Wisconsin, a stingy D is the norm.
The roster changes. There have been three defensive coordinators over the last five years.
The Big Ten features maybe the most interesting division in college football and one of the biggest divisional favorites
CHICAGO (AP) — Success for the Wisconsin Badgers is about as ho-hum as their leader's personality.
All Wisconsin does is win under no-nonsense, coach-next-door Paul Chryst.
The Badgers finished a school-best 13-1 last year, missing the playoffs following a loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game but beating Miami in the Orange Bowl.
They're a top contender again to play well into January, let alone the favorites to win the Big Ten West division.
Wisconsin volleyball team uses spring matches to test players in new roles
Kelly Sheffield was talking recently with Paul Chryst, his football coaching counterpart at the University of Wisconsin. The subject was spring practice and what can be divined from it.
University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus practiced Friday for the first time since a right leg injury ended his sophomore season at Indiana on Nov. 4.
The Badgers limited Cephus to positional drills, where he caught passes and ran routes against no coverage. He did not participate in 7-on-7 drills, team drills or Friday's scrimmage.
Badgers reveal new-look defense in Wisconsin’s 1st practice of spring
Plenty can and will change in the next five-plus months before the University of Wisconsin opens its 2018 season against Western Kentucky. Tuesday's first spring practice, however, gave a glimpse of how the Badgers' revamped defense, which must replace seven starters, may shape up come Week 1.
At outside linebacker, where both starters from 2017 departed, Andrew Van Ginkel and Zack Baun took first-team reps during drills, with Tyler Johnson and Noah Burks making up the second unit.
UW Regents approve new contracts for Paul Chryst, assistants
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved new contracts for coach Paul Chryst and two top assistants following a school-record 13-win season.
Amended employment and additional compensation agreements were approved Thursday for Chryst along with offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph and defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard.
The board approved the agreements in closed session. Terms were not announced.
University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to consider salary changes for Badgers coaches Paul Chryst, Joe Rudolph, Jim Leonhard
The University of Wisconsin football team's 13-win season may lead to pay raises for the Badgers' top coaches.
The UW Board of Regents, which meets Thursday and Friday, will consider amended employment and additional compensation agreements for head coach Paul Chryst, offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph and defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard.
The board will also consider changes to the employment agreements of UW athletic director Barry Alvarez and women's basketball coach Jonathan Tsipis.
Commitment of wide receiver Nolan Groulx continues Wisconsin Badgers’ early success in 2019 recruiting class
It served as more or less a formality when Hough (N.C.) High wide receiver Nolan Groulx met with University of Wisconsin coaches Paul Chryst and Ted Gilmore on Saturday morning.
Groulx committed to join the Badgers' 2019 recruiting class at that meeting, but it certainly wasn't a decision made off the high of an unofficial visit to Madison this weekend.
Badgers football: University of Wisconsin athletic board approves contract renewals for Paul Chryst, other coaches
The University of Wisconsin athletic board approved the renewal of four coaches' contracts Friday, including head football coach Paul Chryst.
Chryst's contract now runs through Jan. 31, 2023. He's scheduled to earn $3.3 million in 2018, with his salary increasing by $100,000 each year thereafter.
Chryst led the Badgers to a 13-1 record this season, the most wins in program history, capped by victory over Miami in the Orange Bowl.
The University of Wisconsin football team capped a great 2017 season with an impressive 34-24 victory over the University of Miami in the Orange Bowl.
Wisconsin's coaches and players showed great determination and resilience in engineering a hard fought, come from behind victory. Congratulations to everyone associated with the Wisconsin football program.
Fantastic. Wonderful. Unbelievable.
There are not enough descriptive words to describe the Badgers football season in 2017. I want to thank coach Paul Chryst, his assistant coaches and our championship Badgers team for giving the Badgers fans a wonderful and exciting year.
Our championship team victories have gained national attention. They have elevated Wisconsin and highlighted our state as a great place to live and do business.
No. 6 Wisconsin looks to build on record 13-win season
MILWAUKEE (AP) — No. 6 Wisconsin was minutes removed from wrapping up the winningest season in school history when coach Paul Chryst started talking about the future.
Hornibrook’s 4 TDs carry Badgers over Miami, 34-24 in Orange
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook's first pass of the night was a wobbler, one that seemed to slip out of his hand.
Nearly everything else he threw was just about perfect.
Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night.
"We were pretty relaxed," Hornibrook said. "We knew we had what it takes to win this game."
Tim Tibesar will join the Oregon State football staff as defensive coordinator.
Tibesar, 45, was Wisconsin's outside linebackers coach for the past three seasons under Paul Chryst, who had two stops at OSU as the Beavers' defensive coordinator.
Tibesar helped develop the No. 6 Badgers' defense into national leaders as they go into the Orange Bowl game against Miami on Dec. 30.
Tibesar has defensive coordinator experience at Purdue in 2012, Kansas State (2006-08) and North Dakota in 2001-05.
Badgers football: Three All-Americans help Wisconsin’s offensive line return to prominence
Head coach Paul Chryst and his staff have elevated the entire University of Wisconsin program since arriving in 2015, but the Badgers’ offensive line took more steps forward than perhaps any position group over the last three years.
Junior right guard Beau Benzschawel even laughed in a recent interview when listening to a reporter recall the struggles of UW’s offensive line during that first Chryst season in 2015.
“Yeah, definitely,” Benzschawel said. “I was here."
Badgers football: Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst named finalist for Dodd Trophy
University of Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst was named a finalist Friday for the Dodd Trophy, given annually to the nation's top college football coach "who embodies the award's three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity, both on and off the field."
Chryst led the Badgers to a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl invite this season. He owns a 33-7 record in three years as UW's head coach.
Badgers football: Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst named finalist for Paul Bryant Coach of the Year Award
For the second straight season, University of Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst has been named a finalist for the Paul Bryant Coach of the Year Award.
Chryst, the consensus Big Ten Coach of the Year, led the Badgers to a 12-1 record this season and owns a 33-7 record in his three years as the program's head coach.
UW's 12-0 start marked the Badgers' first undefeated regular season since 1912.
Badgers football: Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, Jonathan Taylor earn AP Big Ten awards
The University of Wisconsin took home two of the four major Big Ten Awards handed out by the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Paul Chryst won another Big Ten Coach of the Year after earning the honor from both the conference’s coaches and media last week. He’s compiled a 33-7 record at UW and won two Big Ten West titles in three years.
Badgers football: Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, Miami’s Mark Richt preview Orange Bowl
Wisconsin Badgers football coach Paul Chryst and Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt discuss this year's Orange Bowl on Wednesday from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla.
Barkley, Jewell highlight AP All-Big Ten team
Penn State's Saquon Barkley is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday.
It’s Miami and Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Miami has thrived when playing before its home crowd all season. Wisconsin has gone onto to opponent's fields five times and posted five easy wins.
That alone means this could be a classic Orange Bowl.
A pair of teams with College Football Playoff aspirations for much of the season — and who saw those hopes end with losses in conference championship games this weekend — will meet in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium, the Hurricanes' home field.
Path is straightforward for Badgers, much less so for Buckeyes in Big Ten title game
Three years ago, an 11-1 Ohio State team came into the Big Ten championship game needing an impressive result against Wisconsin to push its way into the inaugural College Football Playoff field.
The Buckeyes rolled 59-0, using that blowout not only to get a playoff spot but riding that momentum to stun Alabama 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl and thrash Oregon 42-20 in the national championship game.
Badgers football: Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst wins Big Ten Coach of the Year
The Big Ten announced more than a dozen individual awards Thursday, but there wasn't much debate over who would be named the the conference's consensus coach of the year.
The University of Wisconsin's Paul Chryst won both the Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media) and the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches) awards after leading the fourth-ranked Badgers (12-0, 9-0) to an undefeated regular season and a second straight Big Ten West title.
Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell, whose college decision came down to a late offer from Iowa or playing at Division III Luther College in his hometown was named this morning as the best defensive player in the Big Ten.
Jewell was announced as the recipient of the Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten defensive player of the year award, presented following a dominant senior season.
Saquon Barkley, Josey Jewell receive top honors in Big Ten
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has been named offensive player of the year in the Big Ten and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year.
The two were honored Thursday as the Big Ten announced its football specialty awards.
Barkley ranks first in the conference and second nationally with an average of 179.5 all-purpose yards per game. Jewell was the only player in the Big Ten to average better than 10 tackles a game.
Badgers football: Wisconsin could have injury concerns heading into Big Ten title game
MINNEAPOLIS — The fifth-ranked University of Wisconsin eased by rival Minnesota, 31-0, on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, but the Badgers may now have more injury concerns heading into next week’s Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State.
Tight end Zander Neuville (right leg) and running back Bradrick Shaw (left leg) both left in the first half and did not return.
Its a well-known fact that Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst was Joel Maturis first choice for Gophers coach before the athletic director hired Tim Brewster in 2007, and Maturi interviewed Chryst in Dallas for the job. But because of his personal relationships with the Chryst family, Maturi knew both he and Chryst would be under a lot of scrutiny if he was hired here.
No. 19 Michigan poses toughest test yet for No. 5 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Big Ten game with high stakes may be decided in the trenches.
No. 19 Michigan's defensive front can swarm a backfield. No. 5 Wisconsin's offensive line likes to push people around, and it's only getting better with each game.
Tom Oates: Iowa always a tough matchup for Wisconsin in football
For two months, the University of Wisconsin football players were asked how they could maintain their focus while facing a schedule softer than the Green Bay Packers defense.
In the past two weeks, the questions changed. The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first two sets of rankings and suddenly the Badgers were being asked if they could go 13-0, win the Big Ten Conference title and still not make the four-team playoff field.
Defense carries No. 6 Wisconsin past No. 25 Iowa 38-14
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Undefeated Wisconsin's defense keeps getting better as the stakes get higher with every victory.
Imagine how good the Badgers could be if they stopped turning the ball over so much.
Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on its stifling D to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win Saturday over the Hawkeyes.
Paul Chryst still likes the Iowa quarterback he tried to recruit, Kirk Ferentz downplays the idea of Josh Jackson leaving early for the next level and the NFL season comes to an early end for a former Hawkeye.
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