Sam Zastrow

  • joined Aug 25, 2011
  • last login Aug 30, 2012
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Sam Zastrow is a senior at UW-Madison majoring in journalism and political science. He is originally from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, a small town about 30 miles east of Madison. His interests include writing, golf, guitar and sports media.

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Badger Bits: Will Heisman voters warm up to Wisconsin's elite duo?


The Badgers are back in contention for a Rose Bowl bid. Can Russell Wilson and Montee Ball creep back into Heisman contention as well?

Badger Bits: A competitive Minnesota is a good thing for Wisconsin


The Badgers have dominated their rivalry with Minnesota in recent years. Here's to hoping that rivalry intensifies in the near future.

Badger Bits: On Montee Ball's Resurgence


Montee Ball has been historically good for the Badgers in their last 13 games. His hard work has paid off.

Badger Bits: Road(house) Blues


Winning big games on the road in the Big Ten is tough, but the Badgers can go a long way towards proving they have an elite program if they're able to do just that in the near future.

Badger Bits: Despite setbacks, Badgers still in Rose Bowl picture


Even after two straight losses, the Badgers have a chance to make it to the Big Ten championship and another Rose Bowl berth. Several national college football writers think they'll do it.

Badger Bits: Borland and Taylor give Wisconsin rare 1-2 punch


Chris Borland and Mike Taylor are both in the running for all-Big Ten honors. It's a bit of an unusual sight at Wisconsin, which hasn't exactly been an elite linebacker factory

Badger Bits: Buckeyes still dangerous despite record


Wisconsin needs a win this weekend against a resurgent Ohio State. The game has gone from ho-hum to a rather important affair in a matter of weeks.

Badger Bits: What a difference three years makes


Despite high expectations, the Badgers struggled in 2008 because of a lack of discipline and preparedness. Needless to say, things have changed.

Badger Bits: Wisconsin's offense prepares for "60 minutes of unnecessary roughness"


Michigan State's elite defense is defined by its physical play. How will the Badgers react?

Badger Bits: Time to end the chant and end the distraction


Should student take Bret Bielema and Barry Alvarez's advice and stop their vulgar chants? This writer thinks so.

Badger Bits: Indiana's Wilson points to Wisconsin as model for rebuilding program


The Hoosiers might not have a chance at Camp Randall this weekend, but their coach thinks they can learn from the experience.

Badger Bits: Toon's improvement is turning heads in NFL draft circles


Wisconsin's time in the spotlight this season has showcased some of its players' talents for NFL scouts. Nick Toon is the latest Badger to get some love from the NFL draft media.

Badger Bits: Who was the best Wisconsin running back of the '00s?


Wisconsin had a handful of great running backs come through the program in the 2000s. Which one was the best?

Badger Bits: Husker fans invade Madison


We're less than 36 hours away from kickoff. Fans from both Nebraska and Wisconsin are excited for the big game.

Badger Bits: 'Big Uglies' held to higher standard


The offensive line has been a position of strength at Wisconsin for a long time. This season is no exception.

Badger Bits: Wisconsin is Tight End U


The Badgers have a long history of producing NFL caliber offensive linemen, but they've had some success doing the same with tight ends, too.

Badger Bits: Coyotes excited for "once in a lifetime" game


The Badgers next opponents' coach had some nice things to say about UW football. Does his team have a chance against Wisconsin?

Badger Bits: Gilbert leads Wisconsin's new-look pass rush


J.J Watt is in the NFL, so the Badgers need to rely on David Gilbert and the rest of Wisconsin's new-look pass rush to replace him.

Badger Bits: Is it too early for the "H" word?


Russell Wilson has been phenomenal in his first two starts with the Badgers. Is he an early candidate for the Heisman?

Badger Bits: Wisconsin in the red zone -- is any team better?


The Badgers had one of the top red zone offenses in college football in each of the past two seasons. They're poised to do it again in 2011.

Badger Bits: Wisconsin ahead of schedule in preparing for Oregon State


Oregon State suffered an embarrassing home loss last week. Do they have any hope of recovering against the Badgers?

Badger Bits: Is Wisconsin's Big-play Offense Too Much Of A Good Thing?


The Badgers' offense is pretty good, obviously. Can the defense keep up?

Badger Bits: How far can the Badgers go in 2011?


How far can the Badgers go in 2011?

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