On Air Now


Listen Live Now » 101.9 FM Central Wisconsin


Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
54° Feels Like: 54°
Wind: SE 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Mostly Cloudy 73°


Rain/Thunder 57°


Thunderstorms 80°


Gordon Finalist For Doak Walker Award

Wisconsin Badgers logo
Wisconsin Badgers logo

MADISON, Wi (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has been named a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given each year to the nation's top running back. 

Gordon could give Wisconsin back-to-back honors, as Montee Ball won the Walker award a year ago.  Ten players remain in contention for it.  The Badgers have had semi-finalists the last four years, and in nine of the last 16 seasons. 

Gordon, a redshirt sophomore, ranks eighth in the nation with 129 rushing yards per game.  He amassed a-thousand yards in just 104 carries, as he leads the nation with an eight-point-one yard average per attempt.  Gordon has 11 rushing touchdowns, tied for second in the Big Ten.