College Football

Saturday Morning Musings

Since this is a holiday weekend and even less people than normal will be reading, this will be more of a truncated, stream of conciousness SMM as I don’t want to spend too much time thinking…….. Last week in this space... read more »


Rationalizing a Badger Win

I heard a lot of explanations on the airwaves this morning for how the Wisconsin Badgers were able to defeat the University of Miami 20-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday evening.  Commentators, including ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge during... read more »


Badgers Take Down “The U”

Color me impressed, not just with Wisconsin’s Champs Sports Bowl win over Miami, but with the entire season Bucky put together. After last year, I didn’t believe UW was going to be markedly better in 2009; I figured they’d... read more »


QUICK HIT: Badgers to Orlando

After the University of Wisconsin football team handily defeated Hawaii on the road Saturday night, they still held out hope for a bid to the Outback Bowl on January 1.  On Sunday night, the Badgers found out that their disappointing late... read more »


Picking on Someone Your Own Size

On Saturday, the two top ranked college football teams in the country routed grossly overmatched opponents with the University of Florida defeating Florida International (oops, sorry–FIU as per the media guide) 62-3 and Alabama shutting... read more »


Great Parking Spot

The sideline was filled with dignitaries, including Ron Dayne, Travis Beckum, Owen Daniels, Suzy Favor-Hamilton, the 1999 Rose Bowl champion team, and Charissa Thompson dressed in a not-so-sideline-reporterish outfit. The Badger sideline had... read more »


Big(11)Ten: Ode to Mediocrity

The Big(11)Ten conference’s last chance for college football respectability and relevance in 2009 went out the window on Saturday.  For at least the last 10 years or so, the league has been viewed as a weak sister among what Fox Sports... read more »


Badgers? Thank Heavens for Golf

The most enjoyable part of the Wisconsin – Ohio State game this past Saturday were the 6 birdies in 8 holes streak put together during The President’s Cup by Steve Stricker. I really, really needed The President’s Cup late Saturday... read more »


Bucky faces the Buckeyes

The Badger pigskin crew, fresh off an impressive win at Minnesota which allowed Paul Bunyan’s Axe to remain in Madison, remain unranked in the AP Top 25. Perfect. The Badgers have shown time and again that they do not handle success and positive... read more »


Flying to Minny with the Axe

Air Wisconsin (the Badger football version) flies north this week as the Badgers take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Stadium in the first Big Ten game played at the new venue. Weather permitting, this one looks like a shootout. The Badgers... read more »