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Welcome to Varsity Magazine, a digital publication that serves as The Official Digital Magazine of the Wisconsin Badgers.

The venture is a product of the UW Athletic Communications office and is published each Thursday during the academic year and on a monthly basis over the summer.

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New for 2014-15, Varsity has been completely rebuilt and is best experienced via mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. It is available for viewing on desktop computers, as well, by clicking the issue-specific links below.

Also new for 2014-15 is Varsity Gameday, the official digital game program of the Badgers. Varsity Gameday issues will be produced for all football games (home and away) as well as home games for volleyball, men's and women's basketball and men's and women's hockey.  |  Varsity Gameday Issues

Varsity is also available online at UWBadgers.com and delivered via BuckyMail each Thursday to subscribers' inboxes. Anyone wishing to receive the free publication each week can do so by registering with BuckyMail and selecting the "Weekly News from Badger Athletics" checkbox.

Varsity Archive: Volume 1 (2010-11)  |  Volume 2 (2011-12)  |  Volume 3 (2012-13)  |  Volume 4 (2013-14)

Volume 5 - 2014-2015
Varsity - Oct. 23, 2014  

October 30, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 11
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• Vince Biegel's all-out approach has caught the eye of a former Badgers All-American

• Men's cross country team look to bring Big Ten title back 'home' to Madison

• Lucas: Doing whatever the Badgers ask of him is no problem for Bart Houston


Varsity - Oct. 23, 2014  

October 23, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 10
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• Homecoming has special meaning for the Arneson and Fredrick families

• Freshman Kelli Bates has wasted no time settling into starring role for Badgers

• Lucas: Having waited long enough, Herring ready to make his return


Varsity - Oct. 16, 2014  

October 16, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 9
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• MBB Preview: How the Badgers built a team to handle big expectations

• Van Voorhis, Murphy lead Badgers into elite Wisconsin adidas Invitational

• Lucas: Opportunity worth the wait for former walk-on Ben Ruechel


Varsity - Oct. 9, 2014  

October 9, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 8
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• Gordon's ability to disappear down the field leading to magical season

• It's back to basics as Eaves brings young hockey team up to speed

• Alvarez: Variety of factors will go into College Football Playoff decisions


Varsity - Oct. 2, 2014  

October 2, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 7
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• Senior LB Derek Landisch's journey from unheralded recruit to team leader

• Women's soccer embarks on B1G home weekend

• Lucas: Ryan, Badgers ready for another run as practice begins


Varsity - Sept. 25, 2014  

September 25, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 6
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• New wrinkles help Badgers' rushing attack run down records

• Volleyball team's journey through rugged Big Ten begins

• Lucas: 'Summer camp' over, Badgers ready to get started


Varsity - Sept. 18, 2014  

September 18, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 5
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• Biegel and Schobert a formidable pair on the outside

• The Voice: BGSU poses challenge for Badgers' D

• Lucas: Hillary looks to NFL roots for inspiration


Varsity - Sept. 11, 2014  

September 11, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 4
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• Senior Courtney Thomas embodies the volleyball team's turnaround

• Lucas: Suter's legacy lives on

• Alvarez: Scrutiny comes with the territory on CFP committee


Varsity - Sept. 4, 2014  

September 4, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 3
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• Caputo has gone from nearly having football taken away to leading UW's defense

• Profiles of the UW Athletics Hall of Fame's class of 2014

• Lucas: Hall of Fame becomes latest summit Chris McIntosh has reached


Varsity - Aug. 28, 2014  

August 28, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 2
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• From his football team to his family, Gary Andersen is settled in for Year 2 at UW

• McNicoll, Lavelle look to translate international experience into success for Badgers

• Lucas: A year later, time has come for D-linemen Chikwe Obasih and Alec James


Varsity - Aug. 21, 2014  

August 21, 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 1
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• Super sophomores Shelton, Hayes and Carlini lead next great group of Badgers

• Lucas: After leading Seahawks to Super Bowl title, Wilson has no plans to rest

• Alvarez: Putting a bow on another terrific year across the landscape of UW Athletics


Volume 4 - 2013-2014
Varsity - May 15, 2014  

May 15, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 37
• Get to know some of Badgers' best and brightest in annual Graduation Edition

• Preparation allows hockey Badgers to go pro while staying on path to diploma

• From captain's orders to doctor's orders, Nikki Burish continues to be a leader

• Catching on quick, Miller's poise behind the plate helps power Badgers to NCAAs


Varsity - April 17, 2014  

April 17, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 36
• Spring narrowed race to two, but Stave and McEvoy will settle QB battle in fall

• After nearly reaching peak, volleyball team has sights set on new "mountain"

• Mike Lucas: Final Four still fresh in their minds, Badgers get back in the gym

• Barry Alvarez: Thoughts on spring game and wonderful winter season at UW


Varsity - April 10, 2014  

April 10, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 35
• Inches from title shot, Badgers ready to log miles of road to Final Four again

• Change is in the air as Badgers wrap spring with annual Spring Game

• Mike Lucas: New and old, UW offensive linemen focused on improvement

• Matt Lepay: Badgers latest to offer proof of razor's edge in NCAA tourney


Varsity - April 4, 2014  

April 3, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 34
• All about strength in numbers, Badgers need all hands on deck in Final Four

• Re-live the Badgers' thrilling road to the Final Four step by step

• Mike Lucas: Badgers' freshmen not taking back seat to Kentucky's fab five

• Barry Alvarez: Embrace and appreciate our Badgers' remarkable run


Varsity - March 27, 2014  

March 27, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 33
• Goofiness leading to greatness? The always-loose Badgers hope so

• Opening-round matchup with rival North Dakota fuels Badgers' fire

• Mike Lucas: Mike Kelley says Final Four takes more doing than dreaming

• Matt Lepay: Never uptight, these Badgers capable of enjoying the ride


Varsity - March 20, 2014  

March 20, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 32
• Forever focused on future, Bo Ryan out to score career win No. 701

• Richter Award candidate Rumpel leads Badgers into Big Ten tourney

• Mike Lucas: Frank Kaminsky ready to make his minutes count

• Matt Lepay: Badgers like the sound of 'Kohl Center East' in Milwaukee


Varsity - March 13, 2014  

March 13, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 31
• Badgers build potent offensive attack around laregly lost art of passing

• Ammerman battles through ups and downs for another shot at a title

• Mike Lucas: Brookfield boys James, Obasih looking to make impact

• Matt Lepay: Loud crowds part of a terrific Big Ten season


Varsity - March 6, 2014  

March 6, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 30
• The names have changed, but the Badgers' plan for football success has not

• Isaac Jordan out to make a name for himself while following in fine footsteps

• Mike Lucas: Traevon Jackson grows comfortable taking charge for Badgers

• Matt Lepay: Badgers' hardwood success is the product of a proven formula


Varsity - February 27, 2014  

February 27, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 29
• Seniors Anderson, Bohannon and Brust ready to make final March memorable

• Now on top of the world, Michael Lihrman's career came from humble beginnings

• Mike Lucas: Looking to lead, Melvin Gordon is focused on the future

• Matt Lepay: With March approaching, the Badgers are once again on a roll


Varsity - February 20, 2014  

February 20, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 28
• Always there to make the pass, Zengerle has become Badgers' setup man

• Brick by brick, UW's Chris Borland continues building his case for draft day

• Mike Lucas: Josh Gasser continues growing into a vital role for hoops team

• Barry Alvarez: Keeping fans coming back is a major priority for the Badgers


Varsity - February 13, 2014  

February 13, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 27
• Quick study Nigel Hayes has proven a big boost for Badgers in Big Ten

• Alex Rigsby has made a career of overcoming obstacles -- and piling up wins

• Mike Lucas: Granato relishes another Olympic opportunity as U.S. team coach

• Matt Lepay: When it comes down to crunch time, I'll take Traevon Jackson


Varsity - February 6, 2014  

February 6, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 26
• The Badgers' early enrollees are leading the way for an impactful freshman class

• An in-depth look at Wisconsin's 25-man signing class, including video highlights

• Mike Lucas: Andersen breaks down how big class addresses Badgers' needs

• Matt Lepay: Like Russell Wilson, hoops team knows value of living in moment


Varsity - January 30, 2014  

January 30, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 25
• Super Badgers: From Saturdays at Camp Randall to the biggest Sunday of all

• U.S. stars Pavelski and Decker lead large Badgers contingent into Winter Games

• Mike Lucas: Ball living a dream with chance to help Broncos win a Super Bowl

• Matt Lepay: Big man Evan Anderson makes the most of his time in the mix


Varsity - January 23, 2014  

January 23, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 24
• Home ice advantage big for Badgers' inaugural run through Big Ten in hockey

• That perfect start is now a memory, but Badgers have no plans to pack it in

• Barry Alvarez: Seeing former players advance to Super Bowl is one sweet sight

• Mike Lucas: 'First quarter' starts in weight room as football begins push to fall


Varsity - January 16, 2014  

January 16, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 23
• A year later, Ben Brust revisits 'The Shot' that brought down Michigan

• They're separated by half the country, but the Paige siblings are united by basketball

• Matt Lepay: Indiana rushing the court after beating Badgers? Times have changed at UW

• Mike Lucas: Freshman Dearring looks to make the most of chance to improve game


Varsity - January 9, 2014  

January 9, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 22
• At 16-0, the Badgers are off to their best-ever start. How'd they get here?

• Lining up leadership roles is at the top of the football team's offseason to-do list

• Matt Lepay: As an era ends, saying goodbye (or is it good riddance?) to the BCS

• Mike Lucas: Now as Big Ten foes, Wisconsin and Michigan renew rich hockey history


Varsity - December 26, 2013  

December 26, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 21
• Line looks to lead the way for Badgers' offense in Capital One Bowl

• After close calls, defense focuses its attention on the little things in bowl game

• Barry Alvarez: Appreciating an amazing run to national final by volleyball team

• Mike Lucas: Faced with difficult decision, Gordon gets guidance from coaches, family


Varsity - December 19, 2013  

December 19, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 20
• Chris Borland's impact off the field is even more profound

• With confident Carlini leading the way, Badgers return to volleyball's biggest stage

• Matt Lepay: Even at 12-0, men's basketball team is still striving to be better

• Mike Lucas: Budmayr, Badgers working to build legacy for lost friend Otis Green


Varsity - December 12, 2013  

December 12, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 19
• Badgers' bowl draw brings marquee matchup in Sunshine State return

• With Ellen Chapman leading by example, Badgers swing way into Sweet 16

• Matt Lepay: Don't expect Badgers' rise through rankings to excite Bo Ryan

• Mike Lucas: Gamecock-turned-Badger McEvoy finds familiar faces in bowl foe


Varsity - December 5, 2013  

December 5, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 18
• After a year spent on sideline, Gasser and Wurtz back in leadership roles

• Volleyball team realizes NCAA goal but isn't content with just making tourney

• Barry Alvarez: In first season, Sheffield has volleyball situated for success

• Mike Lucas: Bowl offers chance for Andersen and Co. to bounce back from loss


Varsity - November 28, 2013  

November 28, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 17
• With starter's status to go with top-flight talent, James White has shined

• Adjusting to speed of college game, Bronson Koenig proves a quick study

• As rivalry is renewed, a familiar foe welcomes Wisconsin to its new league

• Mike Lucas: 'Special' insufficient to describe accomplished senior class


Varsity - November 21, 2013  

November 21, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 16
• With White and Gordon leading way, there's been no stopping the Badgers

• BCS boss Bill Hancock likes look of what's coming College Football Playoff

• Barry Alvarez: Importance of Paul Bunyan's Axe can't be overstated

• Mike Lucas: Frank was 'feeling it' on way to Badgers' scoring record


Varsity - November 14, 2013  

November 14, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 15
• 1993 Big Ten champs jump-started two decades of success for Badgers

• With a big win over Florida, Sam Dekker and Co. are off and running

• Badgers' lone senior, Annemarie Hickey leaving a lasting legacy

• Barry Alvarez: Nothing but positives from first playoff meetings


Varsity - November 7, 2013  

November 7, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 14
• Pedersen's journey to Wisconsin didn't always follow the beaten path

• Wisconsin's sizeable senior class gets credit for sparking a turnaround

• Barry Alvarez: Non-conference game offers opportunity for Badgers

• Mike Lucas: Dukan looks to break into rotation, battle bullying in school


Varsity - October 31, 2013  

October 31, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 13
• With the Heartland Trophy in play, the Badgers plan to grab the bull by the horns

• Cross country's Big Ten title streak has been entrusted to some new names

• Barry Alvarez: Seeing it from both sides, Wisconsin-Iowa is a great rivalry

• Mike Lucas: Bo Ryan taking guarded approach to building his rotation


Varsity - October 24, 2013  

October 24, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 12
• He's not the only performer on talented team, but Dekker is UW's leading man

• Five sets of siblings have turned the Badgers' roster into a true band of brothers

• UW alumni, Center for Dairy Research develop BadgerMax to fuel the Badgers

• Mike Lucas: For Badgers' biggest names, Twitter can be a useful tool


Varsity - October 17, 2013  

October 17, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 11
• Badgers' defense dreaming up schemes that keep opponents awake at night

• She lacks height, but Deme Morales has been a big gain for UW's front line

• In five years, Wisconsin adidas Invitational has grown into nation's best meet

• Barry Alvarez: It is an honor to serve on first College Football Playoff committee


Varsity - October 10, 2013  

October 10, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 10
• He's young, but Sojourn Shelton already has won some big endorsements

• Few families are as deeply entrenched at Wisconsin as the Johnsons and Meuers

• Mike Lucas: Gordon not only back after bye week, but still striving to get better

• Barry Alvarez: Big Ten hockey offers big-time opportunity for UW and the sport


Varsity - October 3, 2013  

October 3, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 9
• Badgers begin new era of Big Ten hockey as league's preseason favorites

• Just a freshman, Rose Lavelle has attention of teammates -- and opponents

• Mike Lucas: For quarterback Curt Phillips, title of 'Coach' has a nice ring to it

• Barry Alvarez: Continuity of head coaches is an asset for Badgers across sports


Varsity - September 26, 2013  

September 26, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 8
• Always up for a challenge, Borland savors final trip to Columbus

• No need to embellish love wife of bestselling author Patterson has for Badgers

• Mike Lucas: With teammate White, Gordon doesn't have to go far for guidance

• Barry Alvarez: Latest round of athletic directors' meetings a productive exercise


Varsity - September 19, 2013  

September 19, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 7
• Wisconsin turns its focus to chasing down a fourth-straight Big Ten championship

• From humble beginnings, Chris Chelios put together a Hall of Fame career

• Mike Lucas: Kelly proud to carry on firefighters' memory, Badgers' tradition

• Barry Alvarez: Despite an unfair ending in Arizona, Badgers are moving on


Varsity - September 12, 2013  

September 12, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 6
• Badgers' running back tradition in good hands with White, Gordon, Clement

• More confident Courtney Thomas a major reason for volleyball team's hot start

• Mike Lucas: Dez Southward hopes for big-play replay in Arizona State encore

• Barry Alvarez: Duel in desert with ASU offers opportunity for football team


Varsity - September 5, 2013  

September 5, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 5
• Jared Abbrederis' big-play skills were born in the back yard

• Walls has taken lead for women's soccer by letting actions speak louder than words

• Mike Lucas: With elder Ryan's passing, nothing easy about saying goodbye to Butch

• Barry Alvarez: Athletic department working hard to get it right for Badgers fans


Varsity - August 29, 2013  

August 29, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 4
• Stave and Phillips have made strong cases, but who will take the snaps as starter?

• An injury took away Tomislav Zadro's season, but he wouldn't let it take soccer from him

• There wasn't much Hall of Famer David Greenwood couldn't do as an athlete at UW

• Barry Alvarez: Reflecting on Fletcher's Hall of Fame induction and neutral-site games


Varsity - August 22, 2013  

August 22, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 3
• Cornerbacks are often "on an island" but Hillary, Jean make jump to starter together

• Frank Kaminsky has big shoes to fill as he leads new-look front line for Badgers

• Roster may be young, but Paula Wilkins believes this may be her most talented team

• Barry Alvarez: Best way to tackle football safety concerns is to teach proper tackling


Varsity - August 15, 2013  

August 15, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 2
• Playing position steeped in tradition, Badgers' O-line looks to make its own name

• Mick Byrne is the choice to lead newly-integrated track and cross country program

• Mike Lucas: Simplification helping K Kyle French find his form this fall

• Barry Alvarez: Andersen not settling for old-school ideas in running UW program


Varsity - August 8, 2013  

August 8, 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 1
• Gary Andersen supports his players, but who makes up Andersen's support network?

• Volleyball's Kelly Sheffield focuses on translating talent into tourney bid in first season

• Mike Lucas: Freshman RB Corey Clement works to be 'that guy' in Badgers' backfield

• Matt Lepay: Hooked on Twitter? Just don't forget to think before you tweet

Volume 3 - 2012-2013
Varsity - July 11, 2013  

July 11, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 41
• Joe Panos and his '93 teammates changed the future of Badgers football

• Robin Threatt's impact on women's hoops bigger than her massive point total

• Andy Kilbride and Co. helped provide glimpse of what men's hoops would become

• Legendary coach Peter Tegen part of accomplished UW Athletic Hall of Fame class


Varsity - June 20, 2013  

June 20, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 40
• Gordon, Kerdiles and Dekker lead the way for a young group of Badgers stars

• Carlini is prepared for expectations that come with being nation's top volleyball recruit

• Record-setting pair of homegrown swimmers just getting started for Badgers

• Johnson sisters ready to help Kelsey take next step in rebuilding hoops program


Varsity - May 16, 2013  

May 16, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 39
• These Badgers graduates have truly defined the term "student-athlete"

• Few grads have higher-profile job searches than Travis Frederick and Jared Berggren

• It's no accident that softball stormed to a Big Ten title and into the NCAA tournament

• Lucas: Now a graduate, UW legend Jones shows it's never too late to come back


Varsity - April 25, 2013  

April 25, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 38
• Spring is just the first step for Gary Andersen, who's already focused on fall

• Led by Ball and Frederick, Badgers' NFL prospects play waiting game in advance of draft

• Buckinghams a celebration of Badgers' talents and accomplishments on and off the field

• Alvarez: Staying in touch with alumni and keeping with traditions is key for UW athletics


Varsity - April 18, 2013  

April 18, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 37
• Who will command the Badgers' huddle remains an open-ended question

• After season of lows off the ice and highs on it, Alex Rigsby sets sights on Olympics

• Lucas: International travels behind him, assistant coach Genyk finds it's a small world

• Alvarez: Thoughts on spring games, halls of fame and securing our sporting events


Varsity - April 11, 2013  

April 11, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 36
• With Ball gone, it's Melvin Gordon and James White battling for title of top tailback

• Already a leader in classroom, Kimberly Dinh moving up leaderboard on course, too

• Lucas: Linebacker Vince Biegel growing into role in Badgers' new-look defense

• Alvarez: With contract extension, looking forward to continuing a great journey


Varsity - April 4, 2013  

April 4, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 35
• Question marks abound in secondary, but Southward intent on offering answers

• For newly-ranked softball team, success is the product of a true team effort

• Lucas: NCAA champion Drew teDuits backed up his words with plenty of action

• Alvarez: Ongoing facilities improvements a sign of athletic department's progress


Varsity - March 28, 2013  

March 28, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 34
• No team heads into the NCAA tourney as hot as the hard-charging Badgers

• A difficult NCAA exit behind it, men's basketball looks to what comes next

• Lucas: Badgers' early effort in spring drills is music to Gary Andersen's ears

• Lepay: Endings are always abrupt in March, but Badgers can eagerly look ahead


Varsity - March 21, 2013  

March 21, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 33
• Ryan Evans won't let the Badgers exit his final March Madness quietly

• With NCAA berth on the line, Badgers will lean on goaltender Joel Rumpel

• Lucas: Sam Dekker ready to make some March memories of his own

• Alvarez: Badgers have given us plenty to be proud of on the court


Varsity - March 14, 2013  

March 14, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 32
• What leads to the Badgers' success in March? It begins with homework

• Badgers' rise through WCHA has come on back of top scorer Michael Mersch

• Lucas: Former QB Jon Budmayr giving up football, but not his dreams

• Alvarez: Everyone enjoying the sound of music at Badgers' practices


Varsity - March 7, 2013  

March 7, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 31
• Bo Ryan's winning ways have deep roots in his upbringing

• Previewing the first spring practice under Gary Andersen with seniors Borland, Groy

• Lucas: In old days, wild nights were a staple for Badgers at the Coliseum

• Alvarez: Spring football practice offers a fresh start for players and staff


Varsity - February 28, 2013  

February 28, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 30
• Along with its run of success, UW's senior class has built an unbreakable bond

• Women's basketball's lone senior, Tiera Stephen has embraced leadership role

• Lucas: New wide receivers coach Chris Beatty has a task ahead of him

• Alvarez: Draft "experts" didn't learn much from misjudging Russell Wilson last year


Varsity - February 21, 2013  

February 21, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 29
• Sam Dekker wears a lot of labels, but he's concerned only with being Sam Dekker

• The face of defense in the NFL, these are "pretty cool" times to be J.J. Watt

• Lucas: Montee Ball is eager for chance to shine at the NFL Combine

• Alvarez: Ongoing facilities projects are helping Badgers catch up to competition


Varsity - February 14, 2013  

February 14, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 28
• It's February and the Badgers are in the Big Ten race. What else is new?

• Outdoor game no novelty for the Badgers, who face a WCHA clash with Minnesota

• Shocked as anyone, UW coach Barry Davis will work to overturn IOC decision

• Alvarez: Proposed Big Ten changes to schedule, opponents will benefit fans


Varsity - February, 2013  

February 7, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 27
• An inside look at how Gary Andersen's staff put together the Class of 2013

• Complete profiles and highlight videos for each of the Badgers' new signees

• New football strength coach Evan Simon is putting his own twists on conditioning

• Lucas: Early enrollees Brookins and Shelton already hard at work on campus


Varsity - January 31, 2013  

January 31, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 26
• Slow start a distant memory, men's hockey surges forward

• Dave Aranda's defensive philosophy goes far beyond formations

• Lucas: Scott Tolzien prepares for Super experience with 49ers

• Alvarez: As with ticket prices, fans must be factor in Big Ten divisions


Varsity - January 24, 2013  

January 24, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 25
• Berggren and Badgers must turn page quickly in rugged Big Ten

• More than Border Battle bragging rights on the line at LaBahn

• Coordinator Andy Ludwig looks to keep Badgers balanced on offense

• Alvarez: NCAA moving in right direction with recent rules adjustments


Varsity - January 17, 2013  

January 17, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 24
• Those minding net have always been key to UW success

• A timeline celebrating 50 years of the modern era of Wisconsin hockey

• 'Captain America' a title worn proudly by growing number of Badgers

• Loud and clear, hoops team sends statement from top of Big Ten


Varsity - January 10, 2013  

January 10, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 23
• Gary Andersen putting his plan for the Badgers into action

• Kelly Sheffield's focus on the present points to a bright future at UW

• Mike Lucas: Frederick got a little help from his friends on NFL decision

• Matt Lepay: Badgers find a way to weather cold snap and win


Varsity - January 3, 2013  

January 3, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 22
• Another heartbreaker behind them, Badgers turn attention to turning the page

• Ryan Evans doesn't let what happens on the court cause him stress

• Mike Lucas: Assistants Hammock and Strickland look forward to fresh start

• Barry Alvarez: No regrets in returning to the sideline to coach Rose Bowl


Varsity - December 27, 2012  

December 27, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 21
• The Badgers return to Pasadena with a singular focus on the Rose Bowl Game

• Tight ends' pre-snap dance helps Badgers offense keep defenses honest

• Mike Lucas: Regardless of snap count, quarterbacks have each others' backs

• Barry Alvarez: Goal is sending team out on high note after up and down season


Varsity - December 20, 2012  

December 20, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 20
• Gary Andersen takes over as Wisconsin's new head football coach

• From his mentors to the players he inherits, shining reviews for Andersen as coach

• Mike Lucas: Don't expect Andersen to run from what has made Badgers successful

• Barry Alvarez: Coaching searches always complicated, but decision was clear


Varsity - December 13, 2012  

December 13, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 19
• Questions surrounded Ball's decision to return to UW, be he's left no doubts

• Freshman Medbery has had a big impact on wrestling's early-season resurgence

• Mike Lucas: Amid all the changes, prep for Rose Bowl remains a constant for Badgers

• Barry Alvarez: Return to coaching for Rose Bowl an energizing opportunity


Varsity - December 6, 2012  

December 6, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 18
• Barry Alvarez is back on the sideline to lead the Badgers at the Rose Bowl

• A dominant win in Indianapolis serves as validation and motivation for Badgers

• Sam Dekker and Zak Showalter have been quick to make an impact on the court

• Matt Lepay: If history is any indicator, Badgers' football future remains bright


Varsity - November 29, 2012  

November 29, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 17
• After an up-and-down season, the Badgers' goals are still within reach in Indy

• Nic Kerdiles' long-awaited debut comes this weekend and he's more than ready

• Mike Lucas: Montee Ball has a fan in fellow record-setting Badger Ron Dayne

• Matt Lepay: Close doesn't count -- in games or arguments not based in fact


Varsity - November 22, 2012  

November 22, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 16
• Despite all the setbacks, Curt Phillips never questioned his abilities

• A look back at the Badgers' impact on women's athletics over four decades of Title IX

• Mike Lucas: UW freshman Sam Dekker is attacking the learning curve at full speed

• Barry Alvarez: Additions of Maryland and Rutgers will make Big Ten a stronger league


Varsity - November 15, 2012  

November 15, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 15
• On eve of Senior Day, Montee Ball looks back on record-setting career

• One game into her career, Nicole Bauman making her presence felt for Badgers

• Mike Lucas: Melvin Gordon's stay in his teammates' shadows will be a short one

• Matt Lepay: Dayne's yards vs. Ball's TDs. Which record would be more impressive?


Varsity - November 8, 2012  

November 8, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 14
• David Gilbert gets as much from inspiring youth as intimidating QBs

• He's just a sophomore, but Frank Kaminsky wasn't willing to wait to improve himself

• Mike Lucas: Joel Stave adapts as role changes from starter to supporter

• Barry Alvarez: NCAA makes right move with latest changes to enforcement policy


Varsity - November 1, 2012  

November 1, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 13
• Despite bumps in road, Jared Berggren and the Badgers won't lose their way

• With patience in the process, Kelsey's women's team prepares to take the next step

• Mike Lucas: After setbacks, Bret Bielema says football team's focus is forward

• Barry Alvarez: Badgers' football, hoops teams equipped to handle crucial injuries


Varsity - October 25, 2012  

October 25, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 12
• Montee Ball and James White are a dynamic duo on and off the field

• Badgers bring out 'big guns' to hunt down 14th-straight Big Ten cross country title

• Mike Lucas: Mike Bruesewitz considers himself fortunate after unfortunate injury

• Barry Alvarez: Tandem of Ball and White a reminder of another great backfield duo


Varsity - October 18, 2012  

October 18, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 11
• Several Badgers know both sides of the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe

• With goaltender Rigsby leading the way, Badgers set to open LaBahn Arena

• Mike Lucas: Groy's 'textbook' blocking helped Badgers put on offensive show

• Barry Alvarez: Don't underestimate the importance of the Battle for the Axe


Varsity - October 11, 2012  

October 11, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 10
• He's the Badgers' starting quarterback, but just who is Joel Stave?

• Mark Zengerle enters season with a target on his back, just as he likes it

• Mike Lucas: QB Curt Phillips is out to re-earn his place on the field

• Matt Lepay: Why are we so focused on putting blame ahead of the game?


Varsity - October 4, 2012  

October 4, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 9
• Mike Taylor knows the Badgers' goals are still there for the taking

• A special behind-the-scenes look at the Badgers' brand-new LaBahn Arena

• Mike Lucas: DE David Gilbert is focused on making headlines on the field

• Barry Alvarez: Work to do on facility upgrades, but LaBahn Arena a great start


Varsity - September 27, 2012  

September 27, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 8
• Jared Abbrederis has become the Badgers' big-play threat at WR

• Julie Mikaelsen faced a language barrier but is focused on helping UW clear hurdles

• Mike Lucas looks at QB Joel Stave's past to get a better picture of his future

• Nebraska alum Barry Alvarez reflects on what it means to return to Lincoln


Varsity - September 20, 2012  

September 20, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 7
• Get to know Kenzel Doe, the small guy who made a big play for the Badgers

• Jesse Thielke has big-time aspirations, and his journey continues in Madison

• Mike Lucas says Jared Abbrederis will be a welcome sight in UW's huddle

• Barry Alvarez looks at the state of the Badgers and the Big Ten


Varsity - September 13, 2012  

September 13, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 6
• DT Ethan Hemer an example of opportunities for walk-ons

• New women's soccer assistant coach Moscato knows what it takes to win

• Mike Lucas looks at how Badgers' wide receivers look to bounce back

• Barry Alvarez says coaching change a difficult but necessary decision


Varsity - September 6, 2012  

September 6, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 5
• LB Chris Borland more than makes up for his size with his instincts

• Joe Krabbenhoft is back with Badgers program as team's video coordinator

• Defending NCAA champion men's cross country opens season at home

• Barry Alvarez addresses Badgers' push to improve non-conference schedules


Varsity - August 30, 2012  

August 30, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 4
• Danny O'Brien mastered the learning curve to become UW's starting QB

• Karen Lunda turned an end into a beginning and became a two-sport star

• Can the women's soccer team keep up its hot start on the West Coast?

• UW's Bielema, Big Ten's Carollo say rule changes made with safety in mind


Varsity - August 23, 2012  

August 23, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 3
• Rick Wagner looks to carry on a Badgers tradition at left tackle

• Alexis Mitchell wants to complete her volleyball resume with an NCAA bid

• 'The Voice' runs down what to watch for heading into Badgers' season-opener

• Lucas: Work in camp -- not experence from Maryland -- won QB job for O'Brien


Varsity - August 16, 2012  

August 16, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 2
• Trio of O'Brien, Phillips and Stave battle to be Badgers' starting QB

• Scholarship in hand, Ethan Armstrong works toward starting linebacker role

• Cara Walls led UW in scoring as a freshman, but she's looking for more in 2012

• Mike Lucas says even the Badgers' rivals have nothing but respect for Montee Ball


Varsity - August 9, 2012  

August 9, 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 1
• Bret Bielema previews Fall Camp 2012 and the season to come for his Badgers

• The UW Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 is revealed

• Looking back on the performances of nine Badgers at the Olympics in London

• Matt Lepay points out some of the good being done by Badgers behind the scenes

Volume 2 - 2011-2012
Varsity - July 26, 2012  

July 26, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 42
• Ron Vander Kelen got far more than 15 minutes of fame from the 1963 Rose Bowl

• Steve Alley's NCAA championship game-winner remains a moment frozen in time

• Despite not making a third Olympic team, Kathy Butler far from slowing down

• An exclusive Q&A with U.S. Olympic rowers and UW alums Grant and Ross James


Varsity - June 21, 2012  

June 21, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 41
• Montee Ball reflects on football's season and what brought him back for another run

• After four seasons lifting the Badgers, Jordan Taylor looks to raise his own profile

• Profiling the candidates for Wisconsin's 2011-12 Athlete of the Year awards

• Looking back on the year that was through the season's best images


Varsity - May 17, 2012  

May 17, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 40
• Special graduation edition profiles seniors who have left a mark on Madison

• After an up-and-down career in football and track, Kyle Jefferson is going out on top

• Lauren Cochlin's time on the field only part of her training for a life of leadership

• For now, former Badger Chris Solinsky will be watching Olympics from the sidelines


Varsity - May 3, 2012  

May 3, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 39
• Seniors Ball, Taylor liked what they saw as spectators for Spring Game

• Mohammed Ahmed has time on his side in bid for Olympic Games

• Patrick Butrym has friendly advice to lean on as he heads to NFL camp

• Barry Alvarez weighs in on BCS meetings, WIAA basketball tournaments


Varsity - April 26, 2012  

April 26, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 38
• The three QBs taking snaps this spring have taken very different paths

• Nick Toon has a resource in All-Pro father Al as he prepares for NFL draft

• Mike Lucas talks with newcomer Dan Voltz about making the adjustment to center

• Barry Alvarez offers his take on the benefits of spring football games


Varsity - April 19, 2012  

April 19, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 37
• Wisconsin's new assistant coaches each face unique challenges in transition to UW

• A difficult collegiate season for UW could pay dividends for wrestlers at the Olympic trials

• Mike Lucas looks at growth of WR tandem Chase Hammond and Marquis Mason

• Barry Alvarez says bringing an open mind is key to latest BCS meetings


Varsity - April 12, 2012  

April 12, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 36
• Wisconsin's dual success in football and men's basketball a rare feat nationally

• A chance encounter brought volleyball player Maria Van Abel to the UW softball team

• Mike Lucas says new coach Zach Azzanni is pushing for more from wide receivers

• 'The Voice' says UW men's hoops shouldn't mess with 'Wisconsin Way'


Varsity - April 5, 2012  

April 5, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 35
• Behind the scenes of the Badgers' football strength and conditioning program

• A look at the unique, specialized workouts of five Wisconsin teams

• Mike Lucas examines the Badgers' cutting-edge nutrition program

• 'The Voice' says it's time to help boost the regular season in men's basketball


Varsity - March 29, 2012  

March 29, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 34
• Travis Frederick has big shoes to fill, but the junior is ready to lead on the O-line

• Once again, Justin Schultz has to decide whether to return to UW or jump to the NHL

• Transfer QB Danny O'Brien found a "home" when he visited Wisconsin

• 'The Voice' looks back on a memorable season for the men's basketball team


Varsity - March 22, 2012  

March 22, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 33
• Typically tough, the Badgers fought their way to Boston by standing their ground

• The Badgers are focused on instilling the `Wisconsin way' as spring football kicks off

• Barry Alvarez says gritty basketball team shares winning traits with football Badgers

• 'The Voice' looks at Gasser's gutty performance, next challenge for Badgers


Varsity - March 15, 2012  

March 15, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 32
• Badgers look back on favorite tournament memories, ahead to facing Montana

• Women's hockey knows what to expect as it heads to Frozen Four in search of title

• Revealing the "All-Bielema Team" as voted on by fans

• 'The Voice' reflects on Rob Wilson's 30-point explosion, Bo Ryan's record win


Varsity - March 8, 2012  

March 8, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 31
• What has made the Badgers so consistently successful? Insiders say it's no secret

• Catching up with former Badger and impact NFL rookie J.J. Watt

• Mike Lucas talks NFL draft prep with projected first-rounder Peter Konz

• 'The Voice' says a rugged Big Ten leads to a difficult all-conference ballot


Varsity - March 1, 2012  

March 1, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 30
• Looking at the legacy Jordan Taylor leaves behind for the Badgers

• Catching up with Russell Wilson and Nick Toon as they prepare for the NFL draft

• Bret Bielema talks about changes his NCAA rules committee will enact for 2012

• 'The Voice' thinks a tough-minded Badgers team will be a tough out in March


Varsity - February 23, 2012  

February 23, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 29
• Rob Wilson is using hoops and his heart to help local kids at the Boys & Girls Club

• Japheth Cato is re-writing the record book and seeks to defend his Big Ten title

• Back in Madison, Scott Tolzien still gains much from giving back at children's hospital

• 'The Voice' puts Badgers' NCAA tournament streak into perspective


Varsity - February 16, 2012  

February 16, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 28
• Exclusive inside access to a road trip with the men's basketball team

• Wurtz was raised to play hoops but has taken her game to another level at UW

• Barry Alvarez addresses issues surrounding WIAA state championships

• 'The Voice' reflects on the Badgers' unexpected group of champions in 2001-02


Varsity - February 9, 2012  

February 9, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 27
• Taylor among Minnesota natives part of Badgers' northern pipeline

• Bielema rounds out coaching staff with hire of UW alum Eddie Faulkner

• An exclusive inside look as La Bahn Arena takes shape

• 'The Voice' is on board with a proposed college football playoff


Varsity - February 2, 2012  

February 2, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 26
• Early enrollees Etienne, Jackson, Voltz get head start on becoming Badgers

• Profiles on each member of the Badgers' 2012 National Signing Day class

• Looking back on last year's historic win for Badgers over No. 1 Ohio State

• 'The Voice' says streaking Badgers' biggest challenge comes vs. OSU


Varsity - January 26, 2012  

January 26, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 25
• Jared Berggren's resurgence has gone hand-in-hand with UW's turnaround

• Scoring machine Brianna Decker packs a big heart into a small package on the ice

• Get to know new assistant football coaches Mike Markuson and Andy Buh

• 'The Voice' reflects on the life and career of legendary radio man Jim Irwin


Varsity - January 19, 2012  

January 19, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 24
• Three sports, three All-Americans. An exclusive, insightful roundtable discussion with
  Badgers stars Montee Ball, Justin Schultz and Jordan Taylor

• Get to know new football assistant coaches Matt Canada and Zach Azzanni

• 'The Voice' looks at a wild, wide-open race for the Big Ten in men's hoops


Varsity - January 12, 2012  

January 12, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 23
• Bielema hits recruiting trail in search of assistants to fill coaching vacancies

• Peter Konz reflects on the difficult decision to declare for the NFL draft

• George Marshall is learning -- and teaching -- during a redshirt season

• 'The Voice' says now is not the time to worry about the Badgers


Varsity - January 5, 2012  

January 5, 2012 - Volume 2, Issue 22
• Exclusive interview: Montee Ball discusses his decision to return to the Badgers

• Wisconsin reached for the Rose but got the thorns in 45-38 loss to Oregon

• Why walk on? Dan Fahey and J.D. Wise say it's for love of the game -- and team

• 'The Voice' puts a tough week for Badgers fans into perspective


Varsity - December 29, 2011  

December 29, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 21
• Tackle machines Chris Borland and Mike Taylor anchor defense for Rose Bowl

• To no one's surprise, Jared Abbrederis has continued to grow into WR role

• One of game's greats, Ron Dayne set for Rose Bowl Hall of Fame induction

• 'The Voice' offers a reminder for the Rose Bowl: Don't forget about the defense


Varsity - December 22, 2011  

December 22, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 20
• Reflecting on a fantastic season of Badger football

• From Nebraska to the Big Ten title game, a look back on the big moments

• Mike Lucas attempts to single out a play as the Badgers' best this year

• 'The Voice' takes a look at what makes a good head coaching hire


Varsity - December 15, 2011  

December 15, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 19
• Hilary Knight is UW's all-time scoring leader, but her real goal is another title

• Behind the scenes of Montee Ball's awards tour of Orlando and New York

• The Big Ten's leading 3-point shooter, Josh Gasser is playing with confidence

• 'The Voice' says bowl season the time to cheer for the common good


Varsity - December 8, 2011  

December 8, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 18
• Badgers' rally to win Big Ten title rooted in refusal to lose

• Lucas: Badgers-Spartans sequel deserving of 'classic' title

• Freshman Frank Kaminsky contributing early for men's basketball

• 'The Voice' says he got it all wrong as the Badgers got it right


Varsity - December 1, 2011  

December 1, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 17
• First Big Ten title game offers Badgers a second chance at Spartans

• UW's success starts up front. Meet the man behind the offensive line

• Picking up the pace in the offseason has Ryan Evans up to speed for UW

• 'The Voice' looks at an intensifying rivalry between the Badgers and Spartans


Varsity - November 24, 2011  

November 24, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 16
• Russell Wilson has quickly become entrenched in Badger family

• Badgers reflect on winning fifth NCAA cross country championship

• Traevon Jackson looking to make an early impact for men's basketball

• 'The Voice' reflects on importance of Senior Day for football team


Varsity - November 17, 2011  

November 17, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 15
• Examining Montee Ball's growth into a Heisman Trophy contender

• Injury forces change on O-line heading into final road test at Illinois

• No. 1 men's cross country puts team goals first heading to NCAAs

• 'The Voice' finds therapy from sports scandals in watching games


Varsity - November 10, 2011  

November 10, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 14
• Bo Ryan is back with a familiar lesson plan for his new class

• The battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe has UW playing defense this week

• Michael Finley's generosity aimed at keeping UW strong on the court

• 'The Voice' looks back on some of the best in Border Battle history


Varsity - November 3, 2011  

November 3, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 13
• Usually reserved linebacker Mike Taylor is finding his voice as a leader

• NASCAR nut Ben Brust is doing all he can to get up to speed for Badgers

• Barry Alvarez offers his take on recent moves by the NCAA

• 'The Voice' maps out Wisconsin's more difficult road to Indianapolis


Varsity - October 27, 2011  

October 27, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 12
• Once again, Badgers look for a win over Ohio State to get back on track

• Men's soccer team has surged into Big Ten, NCAA tourney contention

• Badgers captain Patrick Butrym was down but never out after suffering injury

• 'The Voice' examines tricky subject of hindsight in assessing coaches' calls


Varsity - October 20, 2011  

October 20, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 11
• Football's first road trip promises major challenge in No. 15 Spartans

• The Bobbie Kelsey era has begun for the women's basketball team

• Aaron Henry has accepted, and embraced, his role in the Badgers' secondary

• 'The Voice' believes football matchup with Spartans an opportunity for UW


Varsity - October 13, 2011  

October 13, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 10
• Badgers' goal is to keep foot on the gas coming out of bye week

• Women's cross country embraces Badgers' distance running heritage

• Jacob Pedersen didn't take the easy road, and his decision is paying off

• 'The Voice' says it's time for Wisconsin sports fans to soak in the success


Varsity - October 6, 2011  

October 6, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 9
• Justin Schultz's return is one reason men's hockey is optimistic for 2011-12

• Checking in with football after an impressive 5-0 start to the season

• Bo Ryan is bound for yet two more halls of fame, but his work is far from done

• 'The Voice' looks at what makes Russell Wilson so special under center


Varsity - September 29, 2011  

September 29, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 8
• Badgers will be tested as Nebraska comes to Camp Randall for Big Ten debut

• Looking back on UW's upset of Nebraska in Huskers' last visit to Madison

• Nick Toon carries a familiar name, but he is set on leaving his own legacy

• 'The Voice' looks at the hype surrounding UW's big matchup with Huskers


Varsity - September 22, 2011  

September 22, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 7
• Mark Johnson has women's hockey prepared for a run at a fifth national title

• Badgers' defense clearly focused on continuing strong start to season

• Checking in with women's soccer as Badgers begin Big Ten play

• 'The Voice' says Bielema making a name for himself, however you say it


Varsity - September 15, 2011  

September 15, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 6
• Badgers prepare to face a familiar foe in Doeren-led Northern Illinois

• Marcus Cromartie's journey has carried him to starting role in secondary

• Freshman Courtney Thomas is wise beyond her years in terms of leadership

• 'The Voice' tackles the topic of tacky uniforms in college football


Varsity - September 8, 2011  

September 8, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 5
• Remembering 9/11: A look back on the events of the week the games stopped

• Iraq veteran Greg Russo living out dream with UW football team

• Jared Abbrederis catching on as major threat for Badgers at receiver

• 'The Voice' looks back on how tragedy of 9/11 brought out sports' best


Varsity - August 30, 2011  

August 30, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 4
• Healed and in a new position, Chris Borland is ready for UW's opener

• Pete Waite has volleyball climbing against a rugged Big Ten Conference

• Offensive line will be key to Badgers' success on offense

• 'The Voice' tells you what to watch for as Badgers open season


Varsity - August 23, 2011  

August 23, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 3
• It hasn't taken long for QB Russell Wilson and WR Nick Toon to get on same page

• John Trask is committed to the process of building the men's soccer program

• Depth up front should be major strength for Badgers' defense

• 'The Voice' cautions NCAA against "collateral damage" when doling out punishment


Varsity - August 16, 2011  

August 16, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 2
• Inside the dynamic of UW's backfield duo, Montee Ball and James White

• Coach Paula Wilkins discusses the state of the women's soccer program

• How losing weight has helped football's Beau Allen gain confidence this fall

• 'The Voice' tackles rules changes that could make a big impact on Saturdays


Varsity - August 9, 2011  

August 9, 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 1
• Mike Lucas sits down with Bret Bielema to discuss the state of UW football

• Offensive coordinator Paul Chryst talks about the Badgers' QB competition

• New men's golf coach Michael Burcin has a plan to build the Badgers

• 'The Voice' sees a lesson in the way Jon Budmayr handles himself

Volume 1 - 2010-2011
Varsity - July 13, 2011  

July 13, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 25
• NCAA champion Tim Hacker is now leading cardiovascular research at UW

• Catching up with Rose Bowl QBs Darrell Bevell, Mike Samuel and Brooks Bollinger

• Kevin and Lizzy Stemke met as Badgers and are now husband and wife

• "Where Are They Now?" profiles of greats from Badger history


Varsity - June 14, 2011  

June 14, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 24
• Taylor, Tolzien look back on wins over No. 1 Ohio State

• With a fourth NCAA title, Mark Johnson happy to be home in Madison

• Title in hand, Maggie Meyer sets her sights on London Olympics

• A look back at the year in photos, featuring top images of 2010-11


Varsity - May 10, 2011  

May 10, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 23
• Jon Leuer continues to work as he inches closer to NBA dream

• Men's track duo Beth, Rucks move from back of pack to contenders

• Softball's turnaround comes ahead of coaching staff's expectations

• Lockout keeps undrafted Gilreath, Tolzien awaiting free agent chances


Varsity - April 26, 2011  

April 26, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 22
• Mike Lucas puts a wrap on football's spring practice

• Buckinghams a celebration of student-athletes' accomplishments

• Jordan Taylor prepares to take game to next level as a senior

• Ruth Hirsch honored to serve as Grand Marshall for 'Crazylegs'


Varsity - April 19, 2011  

April 19, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 21
• Jon Budmayr is ready to step in as Badgers' starting QB

• Shelton Johnson looks to solidify spot in secondary

• In Moffitt, Travis Frederick has big shoes to fill on offensive line

• 'The Voice' offers some things to watch for in Spring Game


Varsity - April 12, 2011  

April 12, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 20
• Bobbie Kelsey tabbed to take over women's basketball program

• Softball's Mary Massei already a cancer survivor at age 19

• Pieces in place as Badgers put together new-look defensive line

• 'The Voice' says it's easy to be proud of Badgers' accomplishments


Varsity - April 4, 2011  

April 5, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 19
• Ricky Wagner steps from behind big shadows to take over at left tackle

• New coach Huxtable excited to work with linebacker corps

• Abbrederis continues to learn on the job as leading spring receiver

• 'The Voice' says NCAA tourney just fine despite expansion


Varsity - March 29, 2011  

March 29, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 18
• A look at what's next for Badgers team that loses six seniors

• Football begins process of building a foundation for the fall

• Herbert offers insight on winter gains in the weight room

• 'The Voice' puts Badgers' Sweet 16 finish into perspective


Varsity - March 22, 2011  

March 22, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 17
• Bo Ryan's brand of basketball continues to work for Badgers

• Women's hockey claims fourth national championship

• Quarterback question among issues facing UW in spring practice

• 'The Voice' takes a look at Badgers' Sweet 16 run


Varsity - March 15, 2011  

March 15, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 16
• Men's basketball looks to bounce back as Badgers open NCAA tourney

• Duggan leads women's hockey back to Frozen Four

• Video: Barry Davis and the Badgers talk NCAA championships

• 'The Voice' says it's never a surprise to see the Badgers dancing


Varsity - March 8, 2011  

March 8, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 15
• Women's hockey's Brianna Decker has thrived playing on UW's first line

• Scott Tolzien working for a chance to play in the NFL

• An interview with Badgers fan and PGA Tour pro Steve Stricker

• 'The Voice' says Badgers can deal with budding rivalry with Ohio State


Varsity - March 1, 2011  

March 1, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 14
• Men's basketball's senior class has built lasting relationships

• After season-ending injury, Tara Steinbauer adjusts to life as "student coach"

• Teammates rally around injured former Badger goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck

• 'The Voice' says best is yet to come for freshman Josh Gasser


Varsity - Feb. 22, 2011  

Feb. 22, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 13
• Men's track team looks to race back to top of Big Ten

• Demontie Cross finally makes it to Madison as UW's newest assistant coach

• A video tribute to the women's basketball senior class

• 'The Voice' talks early departures and their effect on NCAA hoops


Varsity - Feb. 15, 2011  

Feb. 15, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 12
• Justin Schultz proves the best defense involves some offense

• Re-live the Badger's win over No. 1 Ohio State

• Swimming's Maggie Meyer is just the skimming surface of her potential

• 'The Voice' says, as usual, men's hoops is in the Big Ten hunt


Varsity - Feb. 8, 2011  

Feb. 8, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 11
• Looking back at UW's 1962 upset of No. 1 Ohio State

• Lisa Stone reflects on 500 career wins

• Video: Men's hockey skills competition

• 'The Voice' says Badgers need it loud at Kohl Center


Varsity - Feb. 3, 2011  

Feb. 3, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 10 - Signing Day Special
• In-depth profiles on all 28 Class of 2011 signees

• Early enrollee Kenzel Doe looking for head start

• Video highlights for each scholarship player

• Recruiting coordinator Joe Rudolph offers insight


Varsity - Feb. 1, 2011  

Feb. 1, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 9
• Kohl Center a remarkable home-court advantage

• Podge Turnbull becomes leader for men's hockey

• Fill the Bowl a record-setting success

• 'The Voice' takes stock of men's, women's hoops


Varsity - Jan. 25, 2011  

Jan. 25, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 8
• Meghan Duggan leaves nothing to chance

• As a freshman, Josh Gasser shows his value

• Badgers hold Border Battle lead

• 'The Voice' says overreaction not the best reaction


Varsity - Jan. 18, 2011  

Jan. 18, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 7
• Confidence fueling wrestling's upward climb

• Jordan Taylor continues to emerge as leader

• Getting to know Sean Dolan of men's hockey

• 'The Voice' examines UW's lack of losing streaks


Varsity - Jan. 11, 2011  

Jan. 11, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 6
• Jon Leuer is leaving a legacy for the men's basketball team

• John Clay and J.J. Watt discuss their NFL draft decisions

• Getting to know Mike Bruesewitz

• Looking back at UW's first women's basketball home game


Varsity - Jan. 4, 2011  

Jan. 4, 2011 - Volume 1, Issue 5
• Historic season comes to close with Rose Bowl loss

• Women's basketball opens Big Ten play 2-0

• Crowd of 25,000 turns out for Party at the Pier

• 'The Voice' says thanks for a memorable season


Varsity Cover - Dec. 28, 2010  

Dec. 28, 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 4
• Badgers hit Disneyland, open practice for Rose Bowl

• Men's basketball opens Big Ten with Border Battle

• Hockey's Ramage named U.S. junior national team captain

• Tommy Lasorda offers pep talk for football team


Varsity - Dec. 21, 2010  

Dec. 21, 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 3
• Looking back on the Badgers' fantastic 2010 season

• Game-by-game recaps

• Video highlights from each game

• Breaking down film with QB Scott Tolzien


Varsity - Dec. 14, 2010  

Dec. 14, 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 2
• A behind-the-scenes look at football's week-long awards tour

• Men's basketball rides hot streak into break after sweep of in-state rivals

• The latest on women's basketball, men's and women's hockey and wrestling

• Student-athletes' Toys for Tots drive a success


Varsity - Dec. 7, 2010  

Dec. 7, 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 1
• Welcome to 'Varsity'

• Football reacts to being selected of its first Rose Bowl since 2000

• Get to know wrestler Travis Rutt

• Catching up with former Rose Bowl quarterback Brooks Bollinger
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