The Series: Wisconsin leads 62-19 In Madison: Wisconsin leads 36-4 In Ann Arbor: Wisconsin leads 25-12 Neutral: Michigan leads 3-1 The Streak: Wisconsin has won 5 straight Last meeting: October 16, 2022 - Wisconsin won in 4 sets in Madison.
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Badgers and Wolverines are cousins!
The Mustelidae (from the Latin mustela, meaning weasel) are a family of carnivorous mammals that includes weasels, badgers, otters, ferrets, martens, minks and wolverines. Being one of the most species-rich families in the order Carnivora, the family Mustelidae also is one of the oldest - Mustelid-like forms first appeared about 40 million years ago.
The wolverine's species name is Gulo gulo, from the Latin word meaning "glutton." Primarily a scavenger, the wolverine has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself.
The American badger's species name is Taxidea taxus, derived from the Proto-Indo-European word tek, "to construct" - so the badger would have been named after its digging of setts (tunnels). Although smaller in size than the wolverine, the badger is more agile in digging, swimming, and climbing. Thus, it is well equipped for hunting underground, aboveground, on trees, and in water.