As football training camps begin to open across the Big Ten Conference, the list of players opting out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns grows.
UW was one of six Big Ten teams to be ranked in the coaches preseason Top 25.
"Without further investment from our community, the experience we love as Badgers is at risk," athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a letter to football season ticket holders.
State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew breaks down the Big Ten schedule release, what it means for the Badgers, the impending fight between the Power Five conferences and the NCAA, and previews the UW offense position by position.
A contingent of Big Ten football players issued a list of demands Wednesday it wants implemented by its conference and the NCAA for a 2020 season already in jeopardy of being wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the fate of the Big Ten Conference football season is still to be determined, the league announced the schedule it will play.
This is the first time since 2013 that the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe won’t be held on the last week of the regular season, a scheduling tweak designed to allow multiple back-up dates for the rivalry game to be played. It’s also expected to give the winner control of the Big Ten West
How the Gophers deal with the success of last season and how the Wolverines handle impatience from their fans are through-lines for the entire season. A big win early in the season could vault the winner into contention and slip the loser toward a disappointing year.
Big Ten Conference football teams will be tested at least twice a week for COVID-19, as part of new requirements from the conference.
The fund would, “raise money to provide scholarships for, but not limited to tuition, books, fees, room and board, and living cost for students of color who qualify through admissions to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison but financially may not be able to afford to attend,” according to the athletes’ statement.
“We will not, and cannot, proceed with preseason camp until we are certain that we can do so safely and that will depend, in part, on testing,” a letter from the Big Ten office to conference athletics directors reads.
State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew breaks down a rare recruiting loss for the Badgers, gives a position-by-position look at the UW defense, and tries to go the whole episode without talking about COVID-19.
After bouncing back from a down year with a 10-4 campaign and a Rose Bowl appearance, the University of Wisconsin football team finds itself in an interesting position on offense.
College football still has a number of questions to answer and issues to address before next season begins in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the college football season approaches, players on the University of Wisconsin team are garnering national recognition as some of the best players in the nation.
Replacing talented players is one thing, but the University of Wisconsin football team’s defense has to replace leadership and elite production from two departing seniors next season.
Our Wisconsin State Journal team offers a closer look at the athletes that have committed to playing football at the University of Wisconsin beginning in the 2021 season.
"I would always maybe not take things as seriously or do all the things that I should be doing. To me, that’s not what a leader should do, and I think those are the things that I’ve fixed now,” Van Lanen said. “I’ve put myself in this position, and I’ve been playing for a few years now and I’m one of the oldest guys in the room. That’s all part of it, too.”
State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew talks about recruits suddenly available, the future of the college football season, and answers listener questions.
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