John Veldhuis

  • joined Dec 01, 2009
  • last login May 20, 2014
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I'm John, and I'm's football and basketball beat reporter. Formerly of Bucky's 5th Quarter on the SB Nation network.

You can follow me on Twitter too: @JohnVeldhuis

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All Good Things


Well, this is interesting. Here I am, sitting down to write my final post on the Fifth Quarter, and I don't really have anything. I had it all planned out - I swear - but now that I'm actually...

Badgers Send Taylor, Wilson Off With Win


MADISON, Wis. - Heading into Sunday's game with Illinois, the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers were determined to send their two-man senior class out with style. They've made a tradition out of it...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Illinois @ No. 14/15 Wisconsin


Big Ten Men's Basketball Illinois vs. No. 14/15 Wisconsin vs, 17-13 (6-11 Big Ten) 22-8 (10-6 Big Ten) March 4, 2012 12:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,230), Madison,...

Taylor, Wilson Reflect On Final Home Game


MADISON, Wis. - It's the middle of the afternoon, and a crowd of reporters stood waiting in the bowels of the Kohl Center. The Badger players have long since finished their interviews, and are...

An Ugly Win Is Still A Win: Badgers Beat Gophers 52-45


MADISON, Wis. - An ugly win is still a win. It was far from pretty, but the No. 14 Badgers were able to eke out a 52-45 win Tuesday night over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The No. 14 Badgers...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Minnesota @ No. 14/15 Wisconsin


Big Ten Men's Basketball Minnesota vs. No. 14/15 Wisconsin vs, 17-12 (5-11 Big Ten) 21-8 (10-6 Big Ten) Feb. 28, 2012 7:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,230), Madison,...

The Week Ahead: Badgers Look To Finish Season Strong


MADISON, Wis. -- We're in the home stretch for Wisconsin Badger Basketball. Coming off a big road win at Ohio State, the Badgers have two games left at the Kohl Center to finish out the regular...

Badgers Look To Bounce Back Against Buckeyes


MADISON, Wis. - It was a long ride home for the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday night, stretching into the early hours of Friday morning as they trekked back to Madison after a 67-66 loss to...

Badgers Not Motivated By Revenge


MADISON, Wis. - When it comes to basketball, New Years' Eve 2011 was a day to forget for the Badgers. The Badgers were No. 11 and coming off a resounding win over Big Ten newcomer Nebraska, and...

The Week Ahead: Badgers Face Back To Back Road Games


MADISON, Wis. -- Coming off a win against Penn State, the Badgers face a big two-game stretch this week, with plenty of opportunities for payback. They'll need to keep up a consistent shooting pace...

Badgers' 3-Point Barrage Sinks Penn State


MADISON, Wis. - After a rough few opening minutes, it started to rain in the Kohl Center. Not with water, but with three-point baskets. The No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (20-7, 9-5 Big Ten) shot...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Penn State @ No. 15/17 Wisconsin


Big Ten Men's Basketball Penn State vs. No. 15/17 Wisconsin vs 12-15 (4-10 Big Ten) 19-7 (8-5 Big Ten) Feb. 19, 2012 3:00 PM CT Kohl Center (14,759), Madison,...

Badgers Don't Have Time To Dwell On Loss


MADISON, Wis. - Thursday night was rough for the Wisconsin Badgers, to say the least. Playing on the road against Michigan State, the Badgers just couldn't get anything going in a 69-55 loss to the...

Badgers Look To Snap Breslin Losing Streak


MADISON, Wis. - Time is supposed to heal all wounds. But even if that old adage is true, it hasn't been long enough for the Badgers to get over their last game against Michigan State. Not yet,...

O'Brien Leaves Maryland; Is Wisconsin In His Future?


MADISON, Wis. - Stop me if you've heard this one before. A notable ACC quarterback is planning on transferring after earning his degree, and is apparently interested in Wisconsin. But this time,...

The Week Ahead: Badgers Travel To Michigan State With Title Hopes On The Line


MADISON, Wis. -- The Big Ten season is in the home stretch. The Badgers have just six games left in the regular season, before they take off for the Big Ten Tournament and (probably) the NCAA...

Way-Too-Early Position Preview: Quarterbacks


I think it's pretty fair to say that Russell Wilson had a good run as Wisconsin's starting quarterback. His stat line says it all: a 72.8 completion percentage, 10.28 yards per attempt, 33...

Bielema Rounds Out Staff With Faulkner


MADISON, Wis. - Bret Bielema's wedding just got a little more interesting. After three Wisconsin assistants left for new jobs at Pittsburgh with now-Panthers head coach Paul Chryst, it was...

The Week Ahead: Border Battle Resumes with Minnesota


MADISON, Wis. - Coming off a 58-52 loss to No. 3 Ohio State, the No. 21 Badgers (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) will go across the border to pick up where they left off with Big Ten rival Minnesota (17-7,...

Poor Shooting Dooms Badgers Against Buckeyes


MADISON, Wis. - When you live by the three, you'd better be prepared to die by the three. The No. 19 Badgers found that out first hand against No. 3 Ohio State Saturday afternoon, when 5-of-27...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: No. 3 Ohio State @ No. 20 Wisconsin


Big Ten Men's Basketball No. 3 Ohio State @ No. 20 Wisconsin vs 19-3 (7-2 Big Ten) 18-5 (7-3 Big Ten) Feb. 4, 2012 1:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,230), Madison, Wis. T...

Badgers Battle Buckeyes For First Place


MADISON, Wis. - In case you hadn't heard, the Badgers have a pretty big game coming up. No. 20 Wisconsin will host No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday in the Kohl Center, with the winning team claiming...

Bielema Not Happy With Meyer's Recruiting Tactics


MADISON, Wis. -- It's something that Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has said before: coaches lose more friendships in recruiting than they do on the field. So it's probably fair to say that...

Badgers Need To Out-Work Buckeyes


MADISON, Wis. - There's a buzz in the air about this weekend's matchup between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 20 Wisconsin, but Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewtiz says he wasn't aware of it until...

An Early Thank You


For those who don't know, I will be leaving B5Q in March to take over as the beat reporter at Badger Blitz on the Rivals network. Tom Lea is moving on to bigger and better things at ESPN Wisconsin, and I was fortunate enough receive a job offer from Jon McNamera last month. Normally this would be the time where I get all sappy about how much everyone who works with or reads B5Q has meant to me, but I'm not going anywhere just yet. There will be time for that later, I promise. I'm finishing out the basketball regular season here, and then the move takes place on March 5th. So for now I have a whole month left on the beat, and I'll get off my soapbox and get back to work.

Badgers Embrace "Rebirth" of Wisconsin Football


MADISON, Wis. -- Change is uncomfortable. That's what the Wisconsin Badgers found out first hand when six assistant coaches left for different jobs after winning their second consecutive Big Ten...

Badgers Announce 2012 Signing Class


MADISON, Wis. -- Like it or not, recruiting is a major part of college football. Programs need talented players if they want to compete for conference or national championships, and teams need to...

Early Enrollees Excited To Get Started


MADISON, Wis. -- There are some new faces in the Wisconsin football program. In addition to adding five new assistant coaches to his staff, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema introduced his three...

B5Q Signing Day Live Blog


MADISON, Wis. -- It's Wednesday, February 1st, and that means it's National Signing Day. High school prospects are able to sign their national letters of intent today, making them officially part...

The Week Ahead: Two Key Games On Tap For Wisconsin


MADISON, Wis. -- Don't look now, but Penn State has beaten the Badgers in two of their last three contests, including a 36-33 win over Wisconsin in last year's Big Ten tournament. So the Badgers...

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