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Who Are the Biggest Villains in Wisconsin Basketball History?



Wisconsin Basketball loses to Duke in 2015 National title game
Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Duke Blue Devils bench celebrates after guard Tyus Jones (not pictured) hit a three-point shot against the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Over the past couple of decades, Wisconsin basketball fans have had plenty of opposing players/coaches worth hating with every fiber of our being, which is part of what makes college basketball so special.

For as long as I can remember, there have always been a handful of players/teams that rile up the fan base and serve as the main catalysts behind the disdain of the other programs across the country.

This idea got me thinking, who are some of the most prominent villains, actively playing or graduated, for Badgers hoops fans? Let’s explore.

5. Iowa Guard, Jordan Bohannon

Jan 22, 2022; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Jordan Bohannon (3) talks with the official during their game with the Penn State Nittany Lions at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hakweyes won 68 to 51. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

It sucks having to write this one because two of his three older brothers, Jason and Zach, played for the Wisconsin basketball program and were a part of some highly successful teams at UW.

However, their youngest brother, Jordan Bohannon, is objectively a douche and one of the most immature, whiniest players I can remember.

“It would have taken about 20,000 dollars in a McDonalds bag to go to Wisconsin,” said Bohannon.

Despite playing six seasons with the Hawkeyes, he still won fewer games (104) than his brother Jason (105), never won a Big Ten regular-season title (although, he did win a Big Ten tournament title), and also never managed to make it to a Sweet 16 (the Fran effect).

But that never stopped him from taking to social media to puff his chest with the Wisconsin media – or accuse Illinois of NCAA violations on Twitter (cringe).

Perhaps if he spent as much effort playing defense as he did styling his hair before each game, he could have been recruited by the Wisconsin basketball program — which toooooooootally didn’t bother him. Just ask him — he’ll tell you.

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Dillon Graff is a Substack Newsletter Best Selling Author and the Owner of, your go-to source for in-depth coverage of the Wisconsin Badgers. His work has been featured in top media publications like USA Today, Bleacher Report, Verbal Commits, B5Q, Saturday Blitz, and Fansided.