Can Gophers Finally Break Through Against Wisconsin?A rivalry game isn't much of a rivalry if one team keeps winning. Maybe this is the year that Minnesota finally breaks through against Wisconsin.
Wis. Coach Bo Ryan Retires After Win Over TexasWisconsin coach Bo Ryan retired after one last victory with the Badgers on Tuesday night, saying he wanted to step away now to give top assistant Greg Gard the opportunity to prove he is ready to lead the program.
Wisconsin Vs. Minnesota: The Longest-Running (One-Sided) RivalryAs far as rivalries go, the longest-running one in college football really hasn't been much of one lately. Wisconsin and Minnesota have been going at it since 1890, meaning the blood has been boiling between these border states for 125 years. Paul Bunyan's Axe has gone to the winner every season since 1948, but the Golden Gophers hardly know what it feels like.
For Gophers, Winning Axe From Wisconsin Would Mean Bowl EligibilityWhat will it take to beat Wisconsin? The Gophers have been trying to figure that out for the last decade, or more. The Badgers come to TCF Bank Stadium Saturday carrying the axe. The Gophers want it, and another trip to a bowl.
Professor Warns Off Prospective Students From WisconsinA University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is under fire for encouraging prospective students to go elsewhere because she believes academic freedom is in jeopardy in Wisconsin.
4-Month-Old Badgers Fan May Be Good Luck CharmThe University of Wisconsin Badgers will be playing for the NCAA Title Monday night. That hasn't happened since the 1940s. The Badgers upset the Kentucky Wildcats 71-64 Saturday night, ending Kentucky's 38-game winning streak.
Fmr. Minnetonka Player Set To Hit The Court With Badgers In Final FourThe Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.
Walker's 'Big Announcement' Turns Out To Be Badger BackingGov. Scott Walker's promise of a "big announcement" on April Fool's Day turned out to have nothing to do with presidential politics.
No. 6 Wisconsin Wins Big 10 Title By Beating Minnesota 76-63Wisconsin wasn't about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend. The Badgers had plenty of red-clad support with them on the road for inspiration. There was a certain 7-footer with all kinds of skills who helped a lot, too.
Gordon Leads Wisconsin Past Auburn 34-31 In OTOnce Wisconsin turned Melvin Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher. Gordon ran for an Outback Bowl-record 251 yards and three touchdowns, and Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give the 17th-ranked Badgers a 34-31 victory over the No. 19 Tigers on Thursday.
No. 14 Wisconsin Beats No. 22 Minnesota 34-24Another come-from-behind win lifted Wisconsin to a Big Ten division title. Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and accounted for two scores, and the 14th-ranked Badgers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat No. 22 Minnesota 34-24 on Saturday night to earn a trip to the conference championship game.
Gophers, Badgers Meet For Axe, Big Ten West TitleFor once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field. It happened at Minnesota on Nov. 23, 2013, a 20-7 victory for Wisconsin. The Badgers won their 10th straight in the not-so-friendly Big Ten rivalry. Some pushing and shoving ensued after Wisconsin claimed Paul Bunyan's Axe for another year.