Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jeff Potrykus

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Live coverage: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Big Ten football

The Wisconsin Badgers (3-3) take on Purdue (4-2) Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana. Follow updates from our reporters at the game. → Read More

Can UW defenders generate a consistent pass rush and get Purdue quarterback Aidan O'Connell on the ground?

Jack Sanborn on sacking Purdue QBs: "When they want to go deep, those plays take longer to develop ... those are the chances we need to capitalize on.” → Read More

Live coverage: The Wisconsin Badgers play Army in a nonconference game from Camp Randall Stadium

The Badgers seek their second straight win when they play host to the Army Black Knights. Follow our live coverage. → Read More

Frustrated in August, versatile Tanor Bortolini has overcome a knee injury to bolster Wisconsin's offensive line

UW's Tanor Bortolini can play any position on the offensive line: “For me, it doesn’t matter where I am on the field as long as I am out there." → Read More

'Brady is a lifeline': A walk-on from Stoughton is ready to contribute in Wisconsin's suddenly thin backfield

Brady Schipper was ready when called upon for the Wisconsin Badgers against Illinois because of the heavy workload he handled during spring practice. → Read More

Live updates: Wisconsin Badgers at Illinois in Big Ten football matchup

The Badgers try to snap a 2-game losing streak Saturday when they play Illinois in a Big Ten contest at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. → Read More

After a disappointing finish last season, UW coach Greg Gard and his players appear energized by off-season changes

UW players sound eager to prove the struggles last season were merely a detour after the Badgers won a share of the Big Ten title the previous season. → Read More

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz has practiced this week and should be ready to face Illinois on Saturday

The Badgers should have quarterback Graham Mertz and tight end Jake Ferguson back Saturday. Both players suffered chest injuries last week. → Read More

Wisconsin defenders bemoan the opportunities they missed to change momentum in the loss to Michigan

Linebacker Nick Herbig on his missed sack in the end zone vs. Michigan: "When those opportunities present themselves, you have to capitalize." → Read More

'I can't put a price tag on them': Bret Bielema, in his first season as Illinois coach, has fond memories of his time at UW

Illinois hosts UW on Saturday. The Illini's Bret Bielema has a chance to record his 100th overall victory as a head coach. → Read More

Michigan 38, Wisconsin 17: Badgers lose Mertz and Ferguson and another game to a ranked opponent

UW falls to 0-2 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2008 and 1-3 overall for the first time since the 1990 season, Barry Alvarez's first at UW. → Read More

Senior tight end Jake Ferguson is trying to stay patient and help a foundering Wisconsin Badgers offense

Tight end Jake Ferguson is second on UW in catches with 13 but he is averaging just 6.2 yards per catch and has yet to score a touchdown. → Read More

The Badgers too often have settled for field goals rather than TDs or come away with no points in the red zone

UW has converted just 61.5% of its trips inside the opponent's 20-yard line. That is the worst mark among Big Ten teams. → Read More

Notre Dame 41, Wisconsin 13: Woeful offense and a gaffe by the kickoff-coverage unit doom the Badgers

Quarterback Graham Mertz throws four interceptions and loses a fumble in Saturday's 41-13 loss to Notre Dame. → Read More

Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame: Preview, prediction for Saturday's game at Soldier Field in Chicago

UW (1-1) faces Notre Dame (3-0) at 11 a.m. Saturday in Chicago. Here is everything you need to know about the nonconference battle. → Read More

Can Wisconsin end a troublesome trend against Notre Dame? Badgers have lost last six games against ranked teams.

UWs Matt Henningsen: “Notre Dame is a fantastic program. You look forward to these type of games. These are the moments you play for.” → Read More

UW coaches and players used the off week to self-scout as well as prepare for their game against Notre Dame

Two games into the season, UW needs to be more efficient in the red zone, improve its ground game and generate more big plays. → Read More

Wisconsin Badgers know they need more turnovers. Can they force Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan into some mistakes?

“The thing you always stress because it is a weekly thing is turnovers," UW's Jim Leonhard said. “Finding ways in big moments to create turnovers." → Read More

Wisconsin lands first commitment for 2022 men's basketball class, Indiana shooting guard Connor Essegian

Indiana guard Connor Essegian chose Wisconsin over offers from Butler, Creighton, Minnesota and Wake Forest. → Read More

Wisconsin's defense overcame the absence of two starters in the secondary to keep Eastern Michigan in check

Scott Nelson on UW's defense thriving without starters Faion Hicks and Collin Wilder: “When one guy comes out we don’t want there to be a drop-off." → Read More