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New Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame emerges from its troubled past

Published Feb. 4, 2016

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame was, for decades, among the state's most esteemed sports institutions. But an extended period of uncertainty and instability, for the second time, left it dormant, until recently. Now, under new ownership, it's got big plans for the future.

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5 things Badgers must do to keep Bo's Big Ten success alive

Published Dec. 29, 2015

In each of Bo Ryan's 14 seasons, the Badgers finished in the top four of the Big Ten and made the NCAA tournament. Ryan's tenure is over and this Wisconsin offense is different, so how does it keep the streaks going?

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A hello and a goodbye in the world of Wisconsin basketball

Published July 2, 2015

Wisconsin's basketball scene is undergoing change. The Milwaukee Bucks are going to go after a big name free agent, and it's apparent the Bucks are real players this year. That addition, however, is tempered by the loss, after next year, of Bo Ryan. He's going to be missed.

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Now Bo knows the score: Badgers coach leaves title game a little salty

Published April 7, 2015

The University of Wisconsin fell to Duke University Monday night in Indianapolis to lose the NCAA championship game, a great contest decided in the final moments. No one can say the Badgers were ill prepared, or not ready. But down the stretch, you saw the difference between a coach in his ninth title game, and one in his first at the Division I level.

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Rooting for history means rooting against the Badgers

Published April 3, 2015

The Wisconsin Badgers are in a unique situation this weekend in Indianapolis, as they set to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. And in order to make history by competing for the school's first national championship since 1941, Wisconsin has to prevent history by ending Kentucky's bid to be the first undefeated champion since 1976.

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An Ode to the Badgers in the Final Four

Published March 31, 2015

This is a poem to celebrate the appearance of Wisconsin in the Final Four. It's a major achievement and the Badgers face off against Kentucky in the most anticipated game of the year.

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Final Four or bust for Badgers

Published March 19, 2015

A year after finally getting over the hump in last year's NCAA Tournament and advancing to the Final Four, the Wisconsin Badgers are primed for a return trip - and it's perhaps even an expectation as March Madness truly begins.