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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 Have A Plan In Place For Oregon

MADISON, Wis. – How do you keep up with Oregon? It’s a question Bret Bielema has had to answer repeatedly since earning a Rose Bowl berth against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship...

Frederick, Zeitler Not Concerned With Oregon Comments

The Wisconsin offensive line isn't concentrating on what Oregon players say - just what they can control.

Join B5Q's Bowl Madness!

It's that time of year - Bowl season kicks off on Saturday afternoon when Temple takes on Wyoming in the New Meixco Bowl. So submit an entry in B5Q's bowl challenge on ESPN today, and prove to us all how smart you are. It's a private group, so enter the password "bucky1" when you enter. Gotta keep the riff raff out, you know. Picks are made straight - no confidence gimmicks, just pick a winner. Oh, and name your entry with your SB Nation username, so we know who's who. Good luck!

Badgers Blow Past Savannah State 66-33

Jared Berggren lead the way for the Badgers Thursday night with 13 points.

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Savannah State @ No. 14/15 Wisconsin

NCAA Men's Basketball Savannah State at No. 14/15 Wisconsin vs 4-7 (1-1 MEAC)9-2 (0-0 Big Ten) Dec. 15, 2011 7:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,230), Madison, Wis. TV: Big Ten Network ...

The Badgers Are Back In Town

Montee Ball and the Badgers are heading back to Pasadena, refocused on bringing home a win this year.

Badgers Survive Scare In Milwaukee

Well, that was close. A game that looked like a snoozer early on developed into a narrow escape for the Badgers (9-2), who eked out a 60-54 win over their instate rival UW-Milwaukee Panthers (8-3)...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: No. 14/15 Wisconsin @ UW-Milwaukee

NCAA Men's Basketball No. 14/15 Wisconsin at UW-Milwaukee vs 8-2 (0-0 Big Ten)8-2 (2-0 Horizon) Dec. 13, 2011 7:00 PM CT U.S. Cellular Arena (10,111), Milwaukee, WI. TV: Time...

Badgers Back On Track, Beat Green Bay 70-42

#Badgers Back On Track, Beat Green Bay 70-42 -- #Wisconsin

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Green Bay @ No. 14/16 Wisconsin

NCAA Men's Basketball Green Bay @ No. 14/16 Wisconsin vs 4-4 (2-0 Horizon)6-2 (0-0 Big Ten) Dec. 7, 2011 7:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,232), Madison, Wis. TV: ESPN3 (Cory Provus and...

NFL Next For Ball?

MADISON -- Wisconsin running back Montee Ball's record-breaking season has left him with a big choice to make once it's all over after the Badgers play Oregon in the Rose Bowl. With his NFL draft...

Via JSOnline: Notre Dame QB considers transferring to UW

It's still just a rumor, but it's been picking up steam recently. How would you feel about Crist joining the program? You know what they say: where there's smoke...

Ballin' In The Big Apple

Montee Ball was named a Heisman finalist Monday evening, along with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, and Tyrann Mathieu.

Not Their Night: Badgers Fall 61-54 to Marquette

MADISON, Wis. – Some nights just aren’t your night. Shots go in and back out, calls don’t go your way, and momentum is hard to come by. No doubt the Wisconsin men’s basketball feels the...

LIVE GAMETHREAD: No. 16 Marquette @ No. 7/9 Wisconsin

NCAA Men's Basketball No. 16 Marquette @ No. 7/9 Wisconsin vs 6-0 (0-0 Big East)6-1 (0-0 Big Ten) Dec. 3, 2011 3:30 PM CT Kohl Center (17,232), Madison, Wis. TV: Big Ten Network ...

Badgers Need A Four Quarter Game

MADISON, Wis. - It's probably safe to say that the Wisconsin starters won't be taking much of a breather in the fourth quarter on Saturday against Michigan State. While several of the Badgers'...

Players Only

Aaron Henry showed his leadership skills when he called a players-only meeting after the Ohio State loss.

Badgers Focused On Opportunity, Not Revenge

Montee Ball and the Badgers aren't focused on revenge as the prepare for Michigan State for the second time this season.

Badgers Prepare For Round Two With Michigan State

Badgers Prepare For Round Two With Michigan State

Are Badgers Underdogs Against Michigan State?

MADISON, Wis. -- As a college football fan, you'd better get used to rematches. After winning the Leaders Division Saturday night against Penn State, the Badgers will take to Indianapolis for a...

Before We Begin

Good evening, Badgers fans. Before we get caught up in tomorrow's big game between Penn State and the Badgers, I thought it would be a good time to think about something more important than football. We are all aware of the scandal that rocked the Penn State community, and the effects it had on the football program. But more often than not it's the actual victims of sexual abuse that are forgotten, when their physical and mental well-bring should be front and center. Not something as trivial as football. Fortunately, in wake of this tragedy there are things you and I can do to help. Organizations like RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, are there to help promote awareness of sexual abuse. RAINN is now working with Proud PSU For RAINN to raise $500,000 in support of the victims and their families. If you are able, I know they would appreciate your support. They have already raised over $480,000, and have worked with Nebraska and Ohio State fans recently as well. As an aside, I'd like to encourage fans attending tomorrow's game to treat anyone affiliated with Penn State with respect. Have an excellent rest of the weekend, and enjoy what should be a classic game tomorrow.

LIVE GAMETHREAD: UMKC @ No. 11 Wisconsin

NCAA Men's Basketball UMKC at No. 11 Wisconsin           vs   1-3 (0-0 Summit)3-0 (0-0 Big Ten) Nov. 22, 2011 7:00 PM CT Kohl Center (17,230), Madison, Wis. TV: Big Ten Network...

Wilson's Final Home Game Approaching

Wilson might have taken a different path to Wisconsin, but he's been a big part of the senior class this year.

Emotional Day Approaching For Bielema

Saturday will be an emotional one for Bret Bielema, who will watch his second recruiting class play their final game in Camp Randall.

Back From The Brink, Badgers To Play For Leaders Division

Russell Wilson and the Badgers will play Penn State for the Leaders Division title this Saturday.

We Meet Again: Badgers Bash Wofford 69-33

Josh Gasser's 16 points lead the way for Wisconsin Saturday evening in a 69-33 win over Wofford.

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Wofford @ No. 13/14 Wisconsin

LIVE GAMETHREAD: Wofford @ No. 13/14 Wisconsin

GameThread

LIVE GAMETHREAD: No. 13/15 Wisconsin @ Illinois

LIVE GAMETHREAD: No. 13/15 Wisconsin @ Illinois

Badgers' Gilbert To Redshirt

#Badgers' Gilbert To Redshirt -- #wisconsin

Badgers trounce Colgate 68-41

MADISON, Wis. - The Badgers beat Kennesaw State 85-31 last Thursday, and where the Owls were awful, the Colgate Raiders weren't much better on Wednesday night. The Badgers trounced the Raiders,...

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