University of Wisconsin inside linebacker T.J. Edwards announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he’ll return to the Badgers for his senior season. Edwards, a junior, had considered the possibility of leaving UW a year early to enter the NFL Draft. “I couldn’t be more excited for my senior season at Wisconsin!” Edwards tweeted. “This program means the world to me and I can’t wait to get back to work to finish what we started.” Edwards earned All-American
MILWAUKEE — No. 6 Wisconsin was minutes removed from wrapping up the winningest season in school history when coach Paul Chryst started talking about the future. The first 13-win season in school history may be difficult to duplicate in 2018, especially with the restocking that must be done on one of the nation’s top defenses. The offense, though, looks more promising than ever after the 34-24 win over Miami at the Orange Bowl. “We’ve taken a lot of pride in everything
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Alex Hornibrook's first pass of the night was a wobbler, one that seemed to slip out of his hand. Nearly everything else he threw was just about perfect. Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night. "We were pretty relaxed," Hornibrook said. "We knew we had what it takes to win this game." Everyone does now.
Orange Bowl, 7 p.m. today at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. TV: ESPN. Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM). Line: Wisconsin by 5. Over/under: 45. Series record: Tied 2-2. What’s at stake? No. 6 Wisconsin is bidding for the first 13-win season in school history, and possibly its best year-end finish in the AP Top 25 since ending No. 4 in 1999. Miami is looking for its first 11-win season since 2003, and a second consecutive bowl victory. Key matchup Miami RB Travis Homer vs.
NEW YORK — Akrum Wadley had never been to Yankee Stadium, even though he grew up about 20 miles across the river in New Jersey. On his first visit, he seemed to bring out all of Newark to cheer him on. His 40 tickets to give away weren’t enough to satiate his hometown fans. “I couldn’t get more tickets,” he said, laughing. He had all his fans in New Jersey to the ones freezing inside Yankee Stadium to the black-and-gold faithful in Iowa that packed bars roaring
MADISON — Wisconsin’s next recruiting class includes the Badgers’ next potential star at inside linebacker. Four-star recruit Jack Sanborn of Deer Park, Ill., was one of the standouts of the Badgers’ 19-member class announced on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Sanborn could help provide depth at the position next year if starting inside linebacker T.J. Edwards decides to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Five University of Wisconsin players earned All-American honors by the Associated Press on Monday, the most since 2010. Inside linebacker T.J. Edwards earned the Badgers’ only first-team selection. Running back Jonathan Taylor and tight end Troy Fumagalli were named to the second team, while right tackle David Edwards and right guard Beau Benzschawel were third-team selections. Edwards recorded 75 tackles, 11 for a loss, two sacks, four interceptions and one touchdown for a defense that
Wisconsin took home two of the four major Big Ten Awards handed out by the Associated Press on Wednesday. Paul Chryst won another Big Ten coach of the year after earning the honor from both the conference’s coaches and media last week. He’s compiled a 33-7 record at UW and won two Big Ten West titles in three years. True freshman running back Jonathan Taylor was named the conference’s newcomer of the year after rushing for 1,847 yards and 13 touchdowns on 273 carries this
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. — Miami has thrived when playing before its home crowd all season. Wisconsin has gone onto to opponent’s fields five times and posted five easy wins. That alone means this could be a classic Orange Bowl. A pair of teams with College Football Playoff aspirations for much of the season — and who saw those hopes end with losses in conference championship games this weekend — will meet in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium, the