BuckAround: A Wisconsin Badgers Football Podcast

Rich and Max look at the first week of Spring Camp. Rich is worried that things are going too well and this will all end in disaster. 


  • 2:30 Rich tells us about basketball
  • 5:00 Tees and Sweatshirts
  • 8:00 Ryan from Chicago on the development of Titus Booker
  • 14:00 Praise be to Iowa
  • 17:15 A Natrell transition
  • 26:00 Why can't Rich be happy?
  • 30:30 Rich channels his inner Mr Mister... "Take... these broken wings"
Direct download: Episode_175.mp3
Category:2017 Season -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Rich and Max get together to hash out their spring practice wishlist and talk Badger recruiting. 


  • 1:15 A good time had by all at Fatpour
  • 7:30 Spring is springing
  • 9:30 Things we'd like to see out of spring practice
  • 11:00 Tyler from Stevens Point on a LT emerging from the pack
  • 13:30 Impact kick returner
  • 15:00 OL cohesion
  • 17:15 An edge rusher steps up
  • 19:00 A WR, not George Rushing, emerges as a number 2
  • 20:00 Will anyone join a Man Called Fums and get catches at TE?
  • 22:15 Who is the backup QB?
  • 25:45 Ben on Bradrick taking a step forward
  • 26:45 Jim Leonhard's defense
  • 29:00 Tyler in Stevens Point on a safety emerging
  • 30:00 Matthew in the US on someone making the leap
  • 32:30 Matthew from Whitnall on catchphrases (now w/ Rich sweating)
  • 39:00 Crootin
  • 43:30 Travis from STL on recruiting vs performance
  • 56:00 Paul from Madison returns!!!
Direct download: Episode_174.mp3
Category:2017 Season -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

Rich and Max project the starting defense for 2017, answer listener mail, and discuss the hiring of Bob Bostad as OLB coach.



  • 3:00 Larry the Cable Guy ain't walking through that door
  • 6:00 JS Jesse on is Beau Benzschawel good?
  • 10:45 Ben in Chicago on Buckaround meetup and the RB's and Danny Davis
  • 17:45 Bostad is back
  • 21:00 Is Rich Anti Canada?
  • 28:00 Returning defenders with the most games played
  • 32:15 The DL
  • 36:15 The DB's
  • 46:45 LB's
  • 59:00 Rich serenades the listeners
  • 1:00:00 They actually have a little depth and should be good
  • 1:01:45 Email 5 things you want to see in the best possible spring practice
Direct download: Episode_173.mp3
Category:2017 Season -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

Rich and Max start their look at the 2017 Badgers with their offensive depth chart projections plus look back at the 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes.


  • 3:00 Sweatshirt hashtag results
  • 5:00 Offensive Depth Charts
  • 8:30 Running Back
  • 14:00 Fullback
  • 15:30 Tight End
  • 19:15 Wide Receiver
  • 29:00 QB, where Rich besmirched the good name of Danny Van Den Boom
  • 33:00 Offensive Line
  • 43:00 2012 Class review
  • 51:30 2011 Class review
  • 58:00 Buckaround meet ups! RICH IS DEFINITELY, 100%, FOR SURE GOING TO MADISON!!! (unconfirmed)
Direct download: Episode172.mp3
Category:2017 Season -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Rich and Max discuss the announcement of Jim Leonhard as defensive coordinator, the surprise transfer of Dallas Jeanty, and finish the show with some great listener mail.



  • 2:15 Talking about the Super Bowl
  • 8:00 Hawking apparel
  • 11:30 Jim Leonhard as D.C.
  • 14:00 Were external candidates even considered?
  • 20:30 Will Tibesar leave?
  • 22:00 Transfer, does Dallas
  • 29:00 Zach in Tampa on Alvarez leaving the Playoff Committee
  • 32:30 Ben from Chicago on Chryst's strengths
  • 37:30 Matt from Mequon on what is most likely to derail the Chryst regime
Direct download: Episode_171.mp3
Category:2017 Season -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Evan Flood makes his annual pilgrimage to the BuckAround to talk about the Badgers' latest recruiting class.

Direct download: Episode_170.mp3
Category:2017 Season -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

Rich and Max put a bow on the 2016 season with the latest edition of the Golden Buckys.


  • 1:30 Don't expect any fancy editing
  • 3:00 A tradition like thousands of others... The Golden Bucky's
  • 4:15 Most Outstanding Player: Watt
  • 6:30 Offensive MVP: M:Fumagalli R: Ramczyk
  • 8:30 Defensive MVP: M: Musso R: TJ Edwards
  • 11:45 Unsung Hero: M: Sheahy R: James
  • 13:45 Frosh of the Year M: Shaw R: D Edwards
  • 15:30 Future Star M: TJ Edwards R: Cephus and P Johnson
  • 19:00 Biggest Disappointment M: Wheelwright R: B Benzschawel
  • 20:30 Worst Game: B1G Title Game
  • 21:15 Play of the Year M: Missouri scoop and score R: Watt pick 6
  • 22:30 Game of the Year M: MSU R: LSU
  • 25:00 Coach of the Year M: Wilcox R: Gilmore
  • 29:00 Where does the 2016 season rank among post Alvarez years?
  • 34:00 Prop bet results!
  • 38:15 Defensive Coordinator
Direct download: Episode_169.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

Rich and Max look back at the 2016 season with Jason Galloway before wrapping the show on the biggest question there is: can Badger Football win a National Championship?


  • 2:00 Rich's poetry
  • 4:00 Would you like hoodies? Tees? A vague idea of when and how much
  • 6:15 Welcome back for the fourth(?) time, Jason Galloway of the WSJ
  • 6:45 What was the rationale on Houston and Hornibrook's usage?
  • 10:45 QB going forward
  • 12:30 The most underrated aspect on offense
  • 17:00 Clement's legacy
  • 21:30 How did Wilcox put his stamp on the 2016 defense?
  • 23:45 Who, besides Musso, outperformed expectations?
  • 26:30 Two DL sets
  • 28:30 #Noteworthy things from the Cotton Bowl
  • 30:00 Steve in Portland, OR on the Lose-Lose Cotton Bowl
  • 32:30 Jake in Sun Prairie on 2017 breakouts
  • 34:45 Danny in Milwaukee on Team MVP's
  • 36:45 Tom of the train on the LSU win and 2017 schedule
  • 43:00 Does Wisconsin have a shot to win a football National Championship?
Direct download: Episode_168.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

Rich and Max dissect the 24-16 win over Western Michigan and look at the B1G's performance in bowl games overall as well as discuss the Minnesota hire of PJ Fleck.


  • 1:30 Trailblazers blaze trails
  • 4:30 The voicemails
  • 8:15 Rich says he was wrong
  • 8:45 What this game did for Max
  • 10:45 What this game did for Rich
  • 18:30 Hornibrook and his two series
  • 20:15 Best win of the year?
  • 21:45 UR Player(s) of the Game
  • 25:15 Max watches the Badgers in the buff?
  • 31:00 Big games in the B1G (and beyond)
  • 37:45 Talking Minnesota becoming the Flecktones
  • 45:00 Talking Bielema and lingering resentment
Direct download: Episode_167.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 12:39am EDT

Rich and Max look ahead to the last game of the season with the Badgers' Cotton Bowl matchup with Western Michigan plus talk about the draft prospects of Ryan Ramczyk and the potential addition of Malik Zaire as a graduate transfer. 


  • 1:15 Broken glass, everywhere
  • 3:00 Nobody cares about the Cotton Bowl and l feel bad
  • 5:00 Rich dislikes records as much as awards
  • 6:45 Max is going to the Outback Bowl
  • 8:00 The no win Cotton Bowl
  • 12:15 Why should people watch?
  • 16:00 Max tells the tale of Western Michigan and PJ Fleck
  • 21:45 Max is getting upset! NIU tirade? Riff? Mention?
  • 23:45 Max disparages the MAC. Calls them weak!
  • 28:45 Ryan Ramczyk needs surgery... will he now return?
  • 32:30 Malik Zaire is the new Russell Wilson... or maybe Danny O'Brien
  • 36:00 Would he be an upgrade over Hornibrook?
  • 41:30 The Minnesota situation
Direct download: Episode_166.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 12:00am EDT