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Badgers Win!

The Wisconsin Badgers hit five of their last six shots to complete a 69-64 come-from-behind win over Rutgers at home Monday night. The Badgers had trailed by five at half, 31-26. Senior Ethan Happ scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, getting 14-point help from D’Mitrik Trice. The victory marked the…

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Murphy Says

Green Bay Packers president and C-E-O Mark Murphy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not get head coach Mike McCarthy fired. Murphy added that Rodgers will have no say in the hiring of the team’s next head coach. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is taking over on an interim basis. The Packers fried McCarthy after Sunday’s home…

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Pack Favored

The Green Bay Packers were completely healthy coming off their bye week and entering what was clearly a tough stretch of five games against good teams. Now, having lost four of those five and having as many as eight players likely to miss Sunday’s action, the Packers season is in disarray. Green Bay is a…

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Badgers Big Ten bkb

The 6-1 Wisconsin Badgers start Big Ten Conference play tonight (Friday) at Iowa. The last time the Badgers visited Iowa City, they were pushed around in an 85-67 loss. Wisconsin comes in ranked 22nd in the country with only one loss to number-four Virginia. The Badgers have started their last two games with some cold…

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321 Yards For Taylor

Running back Jonathan Taylor broke away from tackles and cruised into the end zone for his third touchdown as Wisconsin beat Purdue in three overtime periods Saturday 47-44. Taylor rushed for 321 yards and Danny Davis the Third made a pair of clutch touchdown catches as the Badgers came from behind. Purdue led 27-13 when…

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Happ Record

Senior forward Ethan Happ scored 15 points and took down 12 rebounds in Wisconsin’s easy 96-59 non-conference home victory over Houston Baptist Saturday. Happ has produced three double-doubles in the first three games of the season. With career rebound number-905, he set a new Badger record in the first half. Brevin Pritzl led Wisconsin scoring…

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Short Recovery

The short turnaround for Thursday night’s game at Seattle means several injured Packers don’t have much time to recover from their injuries. The Green Bay secondary has been hit especially hard, shortly after the trade of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Safety Kentrell Brice, cornerback Jaire Alexander and Bashaud Breeland all suffered injuries serious enough to…

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Patchwork Lineup

Nose tackle Olive Sagapolu and offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen will miss Saturday’s game against Rutgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Both players were hurt in the loss to Northwestern. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook, safeties D’Cota Dixon and Scott Nelson, and cornerbacks Deron Harrell and Travion Blaylock are all listed as questionable. Three freshmen — Matt Henningsen,…

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2 Deals Made

The Packers dealt two significant players at Tuesday’s N-F-L trading deadline — running back Ty Montgomery and defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Montgomery fumbled a kickoff in the end zone at Los Angeles Sunday, contributing to his team’s third defeat. The return to action of Aaron Jones had cut Montgomery’s offensive snaps recently. Clinton-Dix had…

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Hornibrook Concussion

The Wisconsin Badgers could be forced to change quarterbacks when they play at Northwestern Saturday. Junior Alex Hornibrook is going through the concussion protocol and may not be available. He wasn’t listed on the Badgers’ injury report and he was seen doing conditioning work after Thursday’s practice. If Hornibrook doesn’t play, he would be replaced…

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