Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Graham Mertz threw five touchdown passes to match the Wisconsin record in a commanding first career start and the No. 14 Badgers beat Illinois 45-7 on Friday night to open the pan...

Illinois seeking to surprise No. 14 Wisconsin one more time

Illinois believes its upset of Wisconsin last year showed how far the program has come. The oddsmakers are reminding the Illini how far they still have to go. Even after beating a Wi...

No. 14 Wisconsin's rushing attack adapts to post-Taylor era

Wisconsin’s rushing attack will look quite a bit different this season without Jonathan Taylor in the backfield. The Badgers hope it won’t necessarily be that much less potent. ...

Packers seek to bounce back after embarrassing defeat

Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Billy Turner and coach Matt LaFleur compared their humiliating 38-10 loss at Tampa Bay to a punch in the mouth. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and defen...

Wisconsin's veteran defense ready for bigger responsibility

Wisconsin traditionally wins games because of its running game and defense. Now that Jonathan Taylor has moved on to the NFL, that would seem to put more pressure on the defense to c...

Wisconsin OL Dietzen's comeback delights Badgers teammates

Wisconsin offensive lineman Jon Dietzen spent much of his time away from football watching games and wondering how well he could still play if injuries hadn’t caused him to give it up. ...

Packers' Alexander emerging as one of NFL's top cornerbacks

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s Jaire Alexander believes meditation has helped him develop into one of the game’s top young cornerbacks. In his last game, Alexan...

As football opens, Wisconsin's other fall athletes must wait

Wisconsin’s football team is practicing amid a pandemic knowing the start of its season is only a week away. Members of the Badgers’ other fall sports teams have no choice but to be more patient. ...

Packers' Davante Adams says his hamstring feels better

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams says his hamstring is feeling even better than it did last week, when he tweeted his frustration over not playing in a Monday night game against the Atlan...

No. 16 Badgers ready to contend again after offseason losses

Wisconsin will open the season without quite as much experience as it expected to have. Senior quarterback Jack Coan underwent surgery on his right foot last week an...

Packers TE Tonyan emerges as one of season's big surprises

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan may get to have his annual offseason training sessions with San Francisco’s George Kittle a little earlier than usual. ...

Coan's injury provides opportunity for Wisconsin QB Mertz

From the moment he announced his college choice, Graham Mertz has received more attention than the typical Wisconsin quarterback. Mertz is about to get his chance to show he’s worthy...

Pandemic limiting what NFL players can do on their off weeks

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers teammates won’t get a chance to celebrate their fast start by leaving town during their week off. The Packers (4-0) and...

Packers look more dominant as they enter bye week unbeaten

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Good health and good fortune helped the Green Bay Packers win the NFC North title and reach the conference championship game last season. The Packers haven’t b...

Brewers GM Stearns: Payroll "uncertain" in '21 due to virus

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns said the team might trim payroll in 2021 following three straight postseason trips due to financial hardships brought on by the coronav...