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Wisconsin coach Greg Gard's task of turning the season around got tougher on Monday.

Wisconsin loses guards Kobe King, D’Mitrik Trice; Badgers land 5 on AP All-America teams

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Badgers lose a pair of guards

Wisconsin’s nightmare start to the basketball season continued Monday when the school announced freshman Kobe King would undergo season-ending left knee surgery. It came on the same day that sophomore D’Mitrik Trice had right foot surgery that will keep him out indefinitely. As coach Greg Gard told Jim Polzin of the Wisconsin State Journal, everyone is going to have to “row a little harder” in their absence.

All-America honors roll in for the Badgers

For the first time since 2010 — and just the second time ever — Wisconsin had five players named All-Americans by The Associated Press, headlined by first-team linebacker selection T.J. Edwards.

Wisconsin focused on Orange Bowl

It hasn’t even been two weeks since their galling loss in the Big Ten title game, but the Badgers are feeling refreshed with some time off and ready to focus in on Miami and the Dec 30 Orange Bowl, writes Jesse Temple.

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Wisconsin grad assistant getting his own program

Al Johnson, who is in his second year as a graduate assistant with the Badgers, will reportedly get to run his own program. Johnson is expected to be announced as the new head coach at Division II East Central University.

Inconsistency led to first-half hockey struggles 

As Todd Milewski at Madison.com writes, Wisconsin’s inconsistency on the ice is what led to a disappointing 10-9-2 record as the Badgers hockey team hits the holiday break.

Badgers women stay No. 1 on ice 

The Wisconsin women’s hockey team stayed atop the national rankings for an 11th straight week, garnering all 15 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll.

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