Nathan Palm

  • joined Apr 19, 2012
  • last login Apr 03, 2014
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I'm currently a senior majoring in journalism at UW-Madison. I work as the assistant sports director at 91.7 WSUM Madison student radio. With WSUM, I co-host two weekly sports talk shows and broadcast Wisconsin sporting events for the radio station and the Big Ten Network. Follow me on Twitter @napalm2 for Wisconsin Badgers sports coverage.

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User Blog

Everything to Play For in Next 2 Weeks

The Badgers may have locked up a trip to Indianapolis, but don't underestimate the importance of how they fare against Ohio State and Penn State.

Debate: O'Brien or Phillips?

With just a few days remaining until the Indiana game, we're still left wondering who will start at quarterback for the Badgers.

Breaking Down UW's Starting Five

The initial release of the Badgers projected starters brings a few surprises.

Replacing Josh Gasser

Josh Gasser's season-ending injury is a major blow to what looked to be another promising UW basketball team, so who is set to replace him?

UW's Harsh Reality Check

After losing to Michigan State at home, we find ourselves left with an average Badgers football team.

When Will They Learn?

Despite never finishing worse than fourth in the Big Ten during his tenure at UW, Bo Ryan's squad is yet again underestimated by the media.

Stave's Time To Rise

The UW quarterback must make enough plays in adverse situations when opponents find a way to slow the Badgers' running game.

Reemergence of Jacob Pedersen?

A semi-finalist for the John Mackey award a season ago, Pedersen's production had been far below expectations in 2012, but he blew up in a big way for the Badgers against Purdue.

Breaking Down The Leaders Division Standings

Wisconsin sits in prime position to return to Indianapolis, but how much of a lead does it actually hold in the division? At this point, it's not too much to expect the Badgers to compete with the Buckeyes for a divisional title.

Badgers Nearing Full Strength

After a slew of early injuries, the Badgers are healthy again heading into the thick of conference play.

Badgers' Offense Ignites In 4th Quarter

It took three quarters, but the running game came on strong late against Illinois.

Sharing The Wealth Between RBs

To jump start the running game, the Badgers need to utilize all three running backs to the best of their capabilities.

Badger Bits: Bielema Needs To Pick One Quarterback

For the sake of the offense, Wisconsin's head coach must decide between Stave and O'Brien -- and stick with his decision.

Badger Bits: Ball Confident He'll Play Saturday

UW's star running back is confident in his chances of playing this weekend.

Badger Bits: Give Canada Credit Where Credit's Due

The Badgers offense surely isn't where we'd expect it to be at this point, but Matt Canada helped open things up against UTEP.

Badger Bits: Stave Getting First-Team Reps

A day after an updated depth chart revealed quarterbacks Danny O'Brien and Joel Stave as co-starters, there's reason to believe head coach Bret Bielema is planning to start Stave against UTEP on...

Badger Bits: O'Brien, Stave Listed as Co-Starters


Nobody could have envisioned a Danny O'Brien benching in favor of Joel Stave this early in the season. But nobody also could have predicted the Badgers' offense being one of the worst in FBS...

Badger Bits: It's Miller Time for the Offensive Line


When transitioning from a man who's been coaching since 1983, to a 27-year old graduate assistant beginning his first coaching gig, you expect some serious struggles. But during the first practice...

Badger Bits: Markuson Firing, A Performance-Based Move Of Desperation

It's not surprising the focus of Bielema's press conference (full transcript here) centered around the firing of offensive line coach Mike Markuson. But while fans and media members hoped for an...

Badger Bits: Game film saga with Oregon State continues


A couple days ago, we learned that Bret Bielema elected to not send any game tape of the Wisconsin/Northern Iowa matchup to Oregon State — UW's foe this weekend. At first glance, this story...

Badger Bits: Time to unleash Danny O'Brien

I'm not a believer in reading too much into early season non-conference games. Sure, they serve as our only indicator of which teams will perform like a well-oiled machine and which will limp their...

Badger Bits: Michigan State emerging as trendy pick to win Big Ten


It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that nearly every college football analyst has Wisconsin winning another Leaders Division title this season. The bowl bans of Ohio State and Penn State put...

Badger Bits: Jean injury delivers blow to Badgers' secondary

After fracturing his foot in practice last week, cornerback Peniel Jean already underwent surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks of action. This certainly affects the depth in the...

Badger Bits: Bielema names 2012 team captains

At every football game, players from each team make their way to midfield for the obligatory coin toss. These men are chosen, not based merely by their on-field performances, but because they...

Badger Bits: Wisconsin releases initial depth chart

UW officials provided fans with a first look at the 2012 Badgers' depth chart, revealing it to the public late Monday afternoon. The biggest surprise comes out of special teams, where freshman...

Badger Bits: Fredrick emerging as viable wide receiver option

The name Jordan Fredrick may be unfamiliar to most Wisconsin fans at this point, but his recent rise on the depth chart could quickly change that fact. A local talent, Fredrick attended Madison...

Badger Bits: QB competition may be tighter than expected

The second week of fall camp festivities began Monday in Camp Randall, leaving just three weeks of preparation remaining until the season opener on Sept. 1 against Northern Iowa. The primary focus...

Badger Bits: Ryan gets third commit of '13 class

Bo Ryan and the Badgers received their third oral commitment for the 2013 class on Tuesday. Jordan Hill, a 6-3 guard out of Pasadena, California, joins a recruiting class that already includes B...

Badger Bits: Fall camp begins with roster changes

Monday marked the beginning of fall camp for the Badgers, and although the media availability only lasted 15 min into practice (just enough to notice Camp Randall's recent renovations and watch the...

Badger Bits: Wisconsin's quest for Rose Bowl begins Monday

It's a busy time in the Big Ten with the transfer of Silas Red to USC and the announcement of Kyle Prater's NCAA ruling that allows him to play this season. And that's only the beginning of the...

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