Wisconsin receiver sues university over discipline probe
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Embattled University of Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus is suing the school because he says a disciplinary probe it is conducting while he's trying to defend himself in a criminal sexual assault case violates his rights.
Judge orders Wisconsin receiver to trial on assault charges
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge ordered Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus to stand trial Tuesday on charges that he sexually assaulted two drunken women this spring, rejecting a motion from his attorneys to dismiss one of the counts alleging that the women weren't as impaired as investigators say.
The Latest: Judge orders trial for Wisconsin’s Cephus
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on hearing in case of Wisconsin football player (all times local):
A judge has ordered Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted two drunken women this spring.
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."
No. 4 Wisconsin tries to win another home opener vs WKU
Western Kentucky (6-7 last season) at No. 4 Wisconsin (13-1), Friday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
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.
Wisconsin receiver seeks dismissal of sexual assault count
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus made his first court appearance Thursday on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two drunken women this spring, a day after his attorneys asked the judge to dismiss one of the counts because they say the women weren't as impaired as investigators allege.
The Latest: Cephus attorneys move to dismiss assault charge
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault charges against Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus (all times local):
Embattled Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus' attorneys have filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss one of two sexual assault charges against him.
Prosecutors charged Cephus with second- and third-degree sexual assault Monday. Investigators say he raped two drunken women in his apartment in April. A court commissioner set a $5,000 signature bond for him on Thursday.
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.
WR trio will have to pick up slack at No. 4 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The suspension of Quintez Cephus leaves Wisconsin without one of its top receivers for the foreseeable future.
Wisconsin WR Cephus charged with felony sexual assault
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault on Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April.
The Latest: Wisconsin suspends WR Cephus following charges
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus, who has taken a leave of absence from the team (all times local):
Wisconsin has suspended Quintez Cephus after authorities charged the wide receiver with two felony counts of sexual assault.
The Dane County District Attorney's Office has charged Quintez Cephus with third-degree sexual assault and second-degree sex assault of an intoxicated victim. Madison police say Cephus is accused of assaulting two women on April 22.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Spring is in the air at run-first Wisconsin.
They are throwing the ball around at spring practice a little more than usual, at least for a team that likes to hand the ball off to star running back Jonathan Taylor.
But with so much firepower coming back in the passing game, the Badgers could be just as dangerous throwing the ball around this fall.
Wisconsin could boast deepest wide receiver group in Badgers’ program history
From their first camp with the University of Wisconsin in 2016, it became clear that Quintez Cephus, A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor would eventually become playmakers for the Badgers. Adding Danny Davis on National Signing Day the following year only solidified UW's bright future at wide receiver.
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.
Camp Randall Stadium
Record: 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten
The start of Big Ten play, and it comes against an opponent with a history of making life difficult on the Badgers. UW’s final look at Wildcats running back Justin Jackson, who has a pair of 100-yard games against the Badgers but was held to 42 during the teams’ 2016 meeting.
Badgers football: Wisconsin’s receiver corps showcases playmaking ability in win over Iowa
As bad as they felt for Quintez Cephus, there wasn’t time for the other wide receivers on the University of Wisconsin football team to mope around this week.
They had work to do.
“We’re all playmakers,” freshman Danny Davis said, “and we just wanted to go out there and make plays.”
Davis and Co. did just that Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium, playing a pivotal role in the No. 6 Badgers’ 38-14 victory over Iowa.
- Wisconsin State JournalQuintez Cephus no longer on Badgers football teamMarch 28, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalLate-arriving evidence delays trial for ex-Badgers receiver Quintez CephusFebruary 12, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalWoman's attorney disputes Quintez Cephus' claim he is victim of racismOctober 19, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalLawyer for accused Badger Quintez Cephus says UW-Madison guilty of 'despicable behavior'October 12, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalQuintez Cephus sues UW, says disciplinary investigation violating his rightsOctober 11, 2018
Badgers football: Grading Wisconsin’s performance against Iowa Hawkeyes
Alex Hornibrook's two pick-sixes were poor throws. That can't continue. Neither can Jonathan Taylor's fumbles. He had two, losing one. Otherwise, the offense was solid. Kendric Pryor has become a playmaker. Danny Davis stepped into the go-to role in Quintez Cephus' absence. His acrobatic sideline catch was huge.
The Red Zone podcast: Mailbag on Jazz Peavy’s absence, Quintez Cephus’ season-ending injury and much more
State Journal beat writer Jason Galloway answers your questions leading up to Saturday's game against Iowa. Topics include Jazz Peavy's absence, who needs to step up in the absence of Quintez Cephus and if this year's Badgers team is better than last year's.
No. 6 Wisconsin loses receiver Quintez Cephus for season
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Star receiver Quintez Cephus will miss the rest of the season for No. 6 Wisconsin because of an injured right leg.
Coach Paul Chryst said after practice Thursday that Cephus had surgery this week.
WR Quintez Cephus to miss Iowa game for No. 6 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 6 Wisconsin will be without top receiver Quintez Cephus for its game Saturday against No. 25 Iowa.
Cephus injured his right leg in a 45-17 win over the weekend at Indiana. The sophomore leads Wisconsin with 501 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He's tied with tight end Troy Fumagalli with a team-high 30 catches.
"He has been playing tremendous this year," Fumagalli said Monday. "Prayers to him, great guy, we're all saddened."
Badgers football: Jonathan Taylor helps Wisconsin overcome early deficit to beat Indiana 45-17
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A healthy Jonathan Taylor helped dig the University of Wisconsin out of an early hole in the Badgers’ 45-17 victory at Indiana on Saturday.
The true freshman running back, who entered the game questionable with a left leg injury, carried the load for UW’s offense with 29 rushes for 183 yards and a touchdown as the ninth-ranked Badgers improved to 9-0 on the season.
With a game on the horizon against Iowa next week, the unbeaten Wisconsin football team is limping into the final month of the regular season.
Leading rusher Jonathan Taylor, leading receiver Quintez Cephus and leading tackler D’Cota Dixon are all listed as questionable for Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Indiana.
Badgers football: Defense covers for shaky offense as Wisconsin edges Purdue 17-9
The University of Wisconsin’s defense cleaned up mistakes by its offense time and time again on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium, allowing the Badgers to escape with a 17-9 victory over Purdue and move to 6-0 on the season.
It appeared UW would run away with the game early.
True freshman running back Jonathan Taylor had another marvelous performance. He opened the game by breaking two tackles during a 67-yard touchdown run on the third play from scrimmage and finished with 219 yards on 30 carries.
Badgers football: Quick hits from Wisconsin’s win over Nebraska
Jonathan Taylor: The UW freshman tailback rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns, producing big play after big play when UW needed it the most.
Quintez Cephus: Three of the UW sophomore wide receiver’s four catches resulted in third-down conversions, including a 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that gave the Badgers the lead for good.
Youth serving up big plays for No. 9 Wisconsin’s offense
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A youth movement is sweeping through the offense at No. 9 Wisconsin.
Freshmen and sophomores have emerged as difference-makers with speed and big-play capability, just in time for a critical night game this Saturday at Nebraska.
Badgers football: Grading Wisconsin’s performance against Brigham Young Cougars
Alex Hornibrook was razor sharp. His 50-yard pass to Danny Davis jump-started the offense and he drilled four touchdown passes in the red zone. Jonathan Taylor runs far beyond his years. Quintez Cephus is the real deal. Led by gritty Michael Deiter, the line faced its toughest test and passed with flying colors.
Badgers football: Alex Hornibrook enjoys career day as Wisconsin blows out Brigham Young Cougars
PROVO, Utah — After an uneven opening two games of its season, the University of Wisconsin football team left no room for criticism during Saturday’s 40-6 win at BYU.
The Badgers defense dominated once again while redshirt sophomore Alex Hornibrook bounced back from a poor performance with a career game, completing 18-of-19 passes for 256 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Badgers football film room: Is Jonathan Taylor’s performance sustainable?
In the early days of August, with fall camp just a week or so old, I stated that it didn’t appear any true freshmen would be able to break into a major role on the University of Wisconsin football team this season, in the form of Chris Orr in 2015 or Quintez Cephus last year.
Badgers football notebook: In-state walk-on wide receivers Henry Houden, Ricky Finco leave program
In-state walk-on wide receivers Henry Houden and Ricky Finco have both left the University of Wisconsin football program, according to a UW official.
A former Madison Memorial High standout, Houden’s future with the Badgers appeared bright when he won the program’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year award in 2015 during his redshirt season. Since then, Houden has battled multiple injuries that forced him to miss practice time.
Badgers football: Bigger roles likely await second-year receivers Quintez Cephus, A.J. Taylor
It’s easy to forget Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor joined the University of Wisconsin football team less than a year ago.
The two were more game-ready than most anticipated when arriving on campus last summer and both saw the field as true freshmen just weeks after their first collegiate practice. With an entire season now behind them, they’re developing a different level of poise this spring that may have not been fully present during a hectic start to their careers.
Badgers football notebook: Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus travels back to Macon for father’s funeral service
University of Wisconsin sophomore wide receiver Quintez Cephus missed Tuesday’s practice after flying back to his hometown of Macon, Ga., for his father’s funeral service.
Badgers football notebook: Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus returns to practice following father’s death
University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice Friday evening, three days after his father died from a gunshot wound.
Cephus and wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore, who was also back at practice Friday, traveled to Macon, Ga., on Monday after Cephus’ father, Andre Taylor, was shot in the head at a convenience store.