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Fickell hire the right move

The Capital Times

Letter to the editor: The Big 10 is changing and each school must evaluate their team and coaching staff going forward. The money involved in college athletics has grown substantially, and successful football programs are normally the driver for the entire athletic program. Wisconsin must return its football team to its winning ways so that top players will want to come to Wisconsin.


Fans asked to remain in Kohl Center following Badgers game due to police activity outside


Fans were asked to remain inside the Kohl Center following Tuesday night’s Badger men’s basketball game due to police activity outside the center.

UW-Madison issued a statement on Twitter saying towards the end of the game, Madison Police asked UW Athletics officials to keep fans inside as police “dealt with a situation outside.”

7 Wisconsin football players earn All-Big Ten honors

Wisconsin State Journal

UW outside linebacker Nick Herbig was a consensus first-team choice and safety John Torchio was a first-team choice by the media. Defensive tackle Keeanu Benton was third-team pick by the coaches and linebacker Maema Njongmeta earned a third-team nod from the media.

Luke Fickell talks recruiting, the transfer portal and Wisconsin’s high academic standards

Luke Fickell’s coaching staff will be a work in progress for the next few weeks.

One area that the University of Wisconsin’s new football coach plans to hit the ground running is recruiting.

Fickell was set to return to Cincinnati on Monday night and when he gets back to town Tuesday is expected to bring a couple of key pieces of his old staff: recruiting assistants Max Stienecker and Pat Lambert.

UW athletics has wrong priorities — William Niedermeier

Wisconsin State Journal

Letter to the editor: As a Badgers football season ticketholder for more than 40 years, I am sorely disappointed in UW’s disregard of the sentiments of the players and the fans in overlooking the efforts and support of coach Jim Leonhard. I have abandoned any interest in supporting the UW Athletic Department.


Here’s how social media is reacting to Wisconsin’s decision to hire Luke Fickell as its next head football coach

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The reactions on Luke Fickell, and not Jim Leonhard, set to become the next head football coach at Wisconsin, are pouring in across social media.

Many are stunned by the hire, with plenty praising the move, while others are surprised by UW deciding not to go with Leonhard, the hometown player turned interim head coach.

Wisconsin football coach Luke Fickell finds ‘destination job’

Wisconsin State Journal

Luke Fickell is the 31st coach in Badgers football history after UW-System Regents on Sunday approved the deal struck between McIntosh and the former Cincinnati coach. McIntosh flew to Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon to pick up Fickell, and an invite-only welcome event and introductory news conference was planned for 4 p.m. Monday at Camp Randall Stadium.

Wisconsin takes next step in hiring football coach

Wisconsin State Journal

The position must be posted for seven days, according to UW System rules, before it can be filled. UW retained the search firm TurnKey to present and review candidates, and applicants are directed to TurnKey’s website to submit materials. Applicants must apply by Saturday, Nov. 26 to be considered.

How Wisconsin football players remember fallen friend, former receiver Devin Chandler

Wisconsin State Journal

Every University of Wisconsin football player who spoke with State Journal reporters Tuesday at the McClain Center mentioned the look that was always on Devin Chandler’s face when he was a member of the Badgers’ program. They spoke of his bright personality and willingness to express himself, how he injected energy into every situation he found himself in, and was the first to jump up and start dancing when a song he enjoyed came through the locker room speakers.

Virginia remembers: ‘Life of the party’ … ‘Lights up the room’ … ‘Most interesting person on the team’

Yahoo Sports

Then there was Devin Chandler, who had come back to his state school after initially heading to the University of Wisconsin. Even as a newcomer, he instantly found a way to make everyone smile. “He was everything you’d want [competitively] out of a person at this level but he was a big kid. Loved to dance, loved to sing … Life of the party.”

3 University of Virginia football players killed in shooting; hundreds mourn on campus Monday night

USA Today

All three victims were members of the University of Virginia football team. Perry was a 6-foot-3 junior linebacker from Miami. Davis was a 6-foot-7 junior wide receiver from Dorchester, South Carolina. Chandler was a 6-foot junior wide receiver from Huntersville, North Carolina, who transferred this season from the University of Wisconsin.

Former Badger killed in UVA shooting

Daily Cardinal

Former Badger Devin Chandler was killed at the University of Virginia overnight, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Chandler was one of three Cavalier players shot and killed Sunday.