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John Veldhuis

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I'm John, and I'm BadgerBlitz.com'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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Badgers Head To Happy Valley

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MADISON, Wis. -- Riding a five-game winning streak, the No. 25 Wisconsin Badgers received two days off from practice following their 57-50 win over No. 16 Indiana. Those extra days off could prove...

Badgers Hold Off Hoosiers, 57-50

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MADISON, Wis. - It wasn't pretty, but the No. 25 Wisconsin Badgers (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten) pulled off a key home win over the No. 16 Indiana Hoosiers (16-5, 4-5) 57-50 at the Kohl Center. After...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: No. 16 Indiana @ No. 25 Wisconsin

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Big Ten Men's Basketball No. 16 Indiana at No. 25 Wisconsin vs 16-6 (4-4 Big Ten) 16-5 (5-3 Big Ten) Jan. 26, 2012 8:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,230), Madison, Wis. T...

Badgers Bring In Buh, Promote Strickland

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MADISON, Wis. -- It's been rumored for a few weeks, but the Badgers made it official today: Nevada defensive coordinator Andy Buh joined Bret Bielema's staff as his new linebackers coach, according...

Badgers Not Surprised By Indiana Resurgence

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MADISON, Wis. -- Oh, how the mighty had fallen. The No. 16 Indiana Hoosiers have 20 Big Ten championships to their name, as well as five national titles, but Indiana's recent history would suggest...

The Week Ahead: Badgers Host No. 16 Indiana

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MADISON, Wis. -- Riding a four-game win streak, the Badgers will try to stay in the hunt for a Big Ten championship Thursday when they host No. 16 Indiana. After starting off 1-3 in Big Ten play,...

Badgers Hire Markuson As Offensive Line Coach

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After long-time offensive line coach Bob Bostad left for Pittsburgh with Paul Chryst, the Badgers needed to find a replacement to coach their most high-profile position group. After a few weeks of...

Badgers Coaching Carousel: Friday, Jan. 20

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It's Friday, Jan. 20, and the Badgers are still looking to hire coaches for the offensive line, tight ends, linebackers, and safeties. With National Signing Day approaching quickly as well, it's...

Check out Matt Canada's first meeting with the media as Wisconsin's offensive coordinator, courtesy...

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Check out Matt Canada's first meeting with the media as Wisconsin's offensive coordinator, courtesy UWBadgers.com.

More Staff Turnover: Cross Leaves For Kansas

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Just when you thought it was all over, another assistant coach has left the Badgers. This time it's DeMontie Cross, who spent a year as the Badgers' special teams coordinator and safeties coach....

Badgers Coaching Carousel: Wednesday, Jan. 18

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With the announcement of Matt Canada as the Badgers' new offensive coordinator, Bret Bielema needs to fill three more coaching positions to round out his staff for 2012. With Canada assuming...

Matt Canada Named Badgers' Offensive Coordinator

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After weeks of speculation, the Badgers have their new offensive coordinator. Head coach Bret Bielema named Matt Canada as Wisconsin's next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tuesday,...

Bielema Hires Azzanni

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#Azzanni Joins #Badgers Staff -- #Wisconsin

Badgers Coaching Carousel: Friday, Jan. 13

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It's been a long couple of days, but it looks like we might actually have some news to discuss. The Badgers must replace five assistant coaches from last year's team, and there are a plethora of...

Konz Takes The Leap, Declares for NFL Draft

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The Badgers got a stroke of luck when junior running back Montee Ball decided to stay for his senior season, but they'll have a big hole to fill at center in 2012 - literally, as well as...

Report: Prater Choosing Between Wisconsin, Northwestern

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Russell Wilson's success at Wisconsin in 2011 was bound to open up other transfer opportunities for the Badgers, and they're starting to open up in the offseason. Senior quarterback Dayne Crist's...

Badgers Coaching Carousel: Tuesday, Jan. 10

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#Badgers Coaching Carousel: Tuesday, Jan. 10

One More Year: Ball Returns To Badgers

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Ball Forgoes NFL Draft, Will Return in 2012 It's official: Wisconsin junior running back Montee Ball will forgo the 2012 NFL Draft and return to the Badgers for his senior year. Ball announced his...

Stay Or Go: Montee Ball Watch - Wednesday, Jan. 4

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It looks like Wisconsin running back Montee Ball is getting close to announcing his intentions for the 2012 season. This page will be updated as news breaks about the Badgers' star running back,...

The Aftermath: Badgers Have Questions To Answer In Offseason

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To make a long story short, yesterday wasn’t a good day for getting out of California. My flights back home were delayed, missed, and cancelled for mechanical reasons, so I took some time at the...

DEJA VU: BADGERS FALL IN ROSE BOWL

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Badgers Fall In Southern California Shootout PASADENA, Calif. - It just wouldn't have been right if the Rose Bowl Game didn't go down to the wire. A shootout in southern California ended in...

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LIVE ROSE BOWL GAMETHREAD: No. 5 Oregon vs. No. 10 Wisconsin

NCAA Football 98th Rose Bowl Game No. 5 Oregon vs. No. 10 Wisconsin vs 11-2 (8-1 Pac-12) 11-2 (6-2 Big Ten) Jan. 2, 2012 4:10 PM CT Rose Bowl (88,450),...

5th Quarter Consensus: Badgers Fall To Oregon In Rose Bowl

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The Predictions: Adam Hoge: Oregon 38 Wisconsin 35 Phil Mitten: Oregon 52 Wisconsin 48 Chuck Schwartz: Oregon 42 Wisconsin 37 Jake Harris: Wisconsin 30 Oregon 27 John Veldhuis: Wisconsin 38 Oregon...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Iowa @ No. 11 Wisconsin

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NCAA Men's Basketball No. 11 Wisconsin vs. Iowa vs 8-6 (0-1 Big Ten) 12-2 (1-0 Big Ten) Dec. 31, 2011 12:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,230), Madison, Wis. TV: Big...

Rudolph Promoted To Offensive Line Coach; Other Moves To Follow

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Bret Bielema has promoted tight ends coach Joe Rudolph to coach the offensive line, and confirmed Bob Bostad's impending move to Pittsburgh.

So, the Badgers have had a pretty good quarterback this year. Here are some of his highlights, put...

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So, the Badgers have had a pretty good quarterback this year. Here are some of his highlights, put together by our guy @Armanbelding. Show his video some love.

Henry, Butrym Look To Leave Wisconsin With A Win

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MADISON, Wis. – It’s the end of the semester, and many seniors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have already received their degrees. And while it would’ve been a good feeling for anyone to...

Ball, Badgers Benefit From Extra Conditioning

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MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said in his weekly press conference that his team would start post-practice conditioning soon to prepare for the Rose Bowl, and he wasn't...

NCAA Hits Ohio State With Bowl Ban, Other Sanctions

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The NCAA finally handed down their sanctions for Ohio State's tattoo-gate scandal, and it's a little worse than the Buckeyes were expecting. A one-year ban on post-season play, a loss of nine total...

OSU hit with Bowl ban, scholarship reductions, extra probabtion

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The NCAA finally handed down OSU's penalties from tattoo-gate, and it's a little worse than they expected. A one-year ban on post-season play, loss of nine scholarships, and an added year of probation. The bowl ban also will hold them back from playing in the Big Ten Championship Game next year, giving the Badgers a better chance to book a return trip to Indy next year. OSU is banned, Penn State is a mess, the division is there for the taking. How do you feel about the sanctions? Too harsh? Too lenient? How much does this help the Badgers next season?

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