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Gordon Leads Wisconsin Past Auburn 34-31 In OT

Once 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.

01/01/2015

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No. 14 Wisconsin Beats No. 22 Minnesota 34-24

Another 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.

11/29/2014

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Gophers, Badgers Meet For Axe, Big Ten West Title

For 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.

11/28/2014

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Kentucky 74-73 Over Wisconsin, To Play For Title

No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight loop that Aaron Harrison and his Kentucky teammates could get used to watching.

04/06/2014

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Wisconsin Wins Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Tournament

Mark Zengerle’s rebound goal in overtime lifted Wisconsin to a 5-4 victory over Ohio State on Saturday night in the inaugural Big Ten hockey championship game, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Zengerle and Nic Kerdiles each had two assists, and the Badgers (24-10-2) won for the 10th time in 12 games. This one required a serious rally as Wisconsin trailed 4-2 with 6:52 remaining in regulation after Tanner Fritz scored for the Buckeyes.

03/22/2014

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No. 12 Wisconsin Runs Away From Minnesota, 83-57

Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points and Frank Kaminsky had 12 rebounds to lead No. 12 Wisconsin to an 83-57 rout over Minnesota 83-57 in Friday’s Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

03/14/2014

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Gophers Face Wisconsin In Big 10 Women’s Tourney

Minnesota has the sixth seed for the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament, and the Gophers will bring two of the conference’s biggest stars to the event. The Gophers finished 8-8 in Big Ten play and 19-11 overall. They’ll play 11th seed Wisconsin in Indianapolis in the opening round Thursday night.

03/03/2014

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No. 21 Wisconsin Beats Minnesota 78-70

Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points, and No. 21 Wisconsin regained some of its frontcourt swagger in a 78-70 win Thursday night over Minnesota.

02/13/2014

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Minnesota’s Andre Hollins Hurts Left Ankle

Minnesota shooting guard Andre Hollins has injured his left ankle, forcing him out of the game against ninth-ranked Wisconsin just 16 seconds in.

01/22/2014

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Gopher Fans Revved Up For Bunyan Axe Battle

Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium will be a renewed rivalry. “I can’t wait, I seriously cannot wait,” said Gopher fan Corbett Bjerk. “I’ve been itching about this for the last week or so.”

11/22/2013

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No. 16 Wisconsin Rolling With Gophers Next

In the midst of their longest winning streak in two seasons, defensive lineman Beau Allen and linebacker Chris Borland admit there hasn’t been one moment that has defined the recent dominance of the Badgers’ senior-laden defense. Basically all it took was a little time for all the pieces to come together.

11/18/2013

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Kerdiles Leads Wisconsin Past St. Cloud State 4-1

Wisconsin is surging out of the WCHA. One more win would send the Badgers to the tournament they truly want to win.

03/22/2013

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Minnesota Powers Past Wisconsin 3-2

Minnesota scored three times on the power play to beat Wisconsin 3-2 on Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

02/15/2013

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Go Tubby Go!

Gopher coach Tubby Smith celebrates with his team after their win against the Badgers.

02/15/2013

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Bielema Agrees To Leave Wisconsin For Arkansas

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas.

12/04/2012

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White Tramples Minnesota In 38-13 Win By Wisconsin

James White raced 15 times through Minnesota’s defense for 175 yards rushing and three touchdowns, carrying Wisconsin to a 38-13 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, the ninth straight time the Badgers have beaten the Gophers to keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

10/20/2012

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Gophers Start Freshman Nelson At QB

Minnesota freshman quarterback Philip Nelson has made his college debut at Wisconsin.

10/20/2012

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Gophers Out To Break 8-Game Losing Skid To Badgers

Just three weeks ago, Minnesota looked like it would be more than ready to challenge Wisconsin.

10/19/2012

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Good Question: What’s Winning Worth In College Sports?

When talking Gopher rivals at the University of Minnesota campus, Wisconsin and Iowa top the list.

04/02/2012

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Oregon Outlasts Wisconsin 45-38 In Rose Bowl

Chip Kelly expected the avalanche of offense produced by Oregon and Wisconsin in the 98th Rose Bowl, knowing his Ducks would need the late breaks that always eluded them in their BCS bowl losses the past two years.

01/03/2012

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Minnesota Beats Wisconsin 4-1

One night after losing its first game as the top-ranked team in the nation, Minnesota routed Wisconsin 4-1 on Saturday to earn a split in their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

11/12/2011

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Ball, Wilson Lead Wisconsin Past Minnesota 42-13

Whether the distraction was out-of-town scores, remarkable statistics or long-standing records, Wisconsin refused to lose focus.

11/12/2011

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St. Cloud St., Wisconsin Skate To 3-3 Tie

Justin Schultz’s power-play goal with 40 seconds left knotted the game and helped the Badgers earn a 3-3 tie with St. Cloud State Saturday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

11/05/2011

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Minnesota Beats Wisconsin 5-2

Taylor Matson scored two goals as Minnesota beat Wisconsin 5-2 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

02/18/2011

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Golden Gopher Daily Update

After whacking Denver last Saturday with a 7-3 victory, the Gopher Hockey team hopes to keep it going with a road series in Madison this weekend. Mike Grimm previews Friday and Saturday’s game against the Wisconsin Badgers with Gopher Coach Don Lucia.

02/18/2011

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