Friday, March 30, 2007

2007 Wisconsin Badger Football Schedule

Check out the Upcoming Football Schedule for YOUR Wisconsin Badgers! If history repeats itself, Las Vegas better watch out, as Badger fans are already making their plans, buying their tickets and tapping their kegs for the Badgers vs. UNLV game September 8!

Sept. 1 Washington State
Sept. 8 at UNLV
Sept. 15 The Citadel
Sept. 22 Iowa
Sept. 29 Michigan State
Oct. 6 at Illinois
Oct. 13 at Penn State
Oct. 20 Northern Illinois
Oct. 27 Indiana (Homecoming)
Nov. 3 at Ohio State
Nov. 10 Michigan
Nov. 17 at Minnesota

Don't miss the action as the Wisconsin Badgers Football team is (hopefully) Bowl Bound!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Women's Hoops advance

The University of Wisconsin women's basketball team continued its amazing March with a 79-72 victory over Western Kentucky at the Kohl Center on Wednesday night, propelling the Badgers into the WNIT championship game for the third time in program history.
Next up for Wisconsin is a road trip to Wyoming, which defeated Kansas State in triple overtime. The Badgers and Cowgirls square off Saturday at 2 p.m. in a game that will be televised in Madison on MyMadisonTV/Ch. 14 on Charter Cable.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

UW Women Hoops Sets Record

Congrats to the Badgers Women's Basketball team for setting the record for wins in a season with 22. They are on the way to joining the elite ranks of University of Wisconsin's Sports. Here is to toasting their continuing success. GO BUCKY!!!!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Tucker Named AP All American

Congrats to Alando Tucker, the University of Wisconsin senior was a first-team All-American on the Associated Press team released today.Tucker, a 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 19.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, already received first-team All-American recognition from United States Basketball Writers Association, National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Sporting News, and He is the Badgers first first-team All-American since 1950.Tucker was joined on the AP first team by Arron Afflalo, a junior guard from UCLA, Kevin Durant, a freshman forward at Texas, Acie Law IV, a senior guard from Texas A&M and Greg Oden, a freshman center from Ohio State.Marquette Golden Eagles sophomore guard Dominic James earned honorable mention after averaging 14.9 points and 4.9 assists per game. GO BUCKY!!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Women's Hockey Repeats as National Champs!!!

Congrats to the Women's UW Hockey Team on their second consecutive NCAA Championship. Also to Sara Bauer as the Frozen Four's Most Outstanding Player. With 218 career points, a Patty Kazmaier trophy and two national championships under her belt, it was well deserved. Here is what she had to say about her time at Wisconsin, “It’s such a great environment here,” “It’s a great place to go to school; it’s a great place to play hockey.” Thank you Sara and thank you to the UW Women's Hockey Team for repeating as National Champions. GO BUCKY!!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

The highs and the lows of Badger Basketball

After watching the Badgers narrowly defeat Texas A&M-Corpus Cristie and then lose to the Running Rebels of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas I feel like I watched a minature rerun of the season. The Badgers built us up all year long with all these expectations and then the week they finally make it to a #1 ranking they lose 2 games in a row. Then we go to the Big Ten Tournament and again lose to Ohio St. The Badgers seem like they were on the edge to becoming a elite basketball team. Unfortunately, with the loss of Alando Tucker and Kammron Taylor I don't believe the Badgers will have the type of season next year as they did this year. I do hope though that Brian Butch has a great senoir year, he definately deserves it. While I am on the subject of Brian Butch, I believe his injury had more impact on the the entire team than was reported. After all he was the 3rd leading scorer for the Badgers after Tucker & Taylor. On that note good luck to the Men's Basketball team and the Grateful Red for next year. With Bo Ryan at the helm I am sure we will have a good shot at it again next year. GO BUCKY!!!!!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Badgers receive #2 seed

Finally it is tournament time. The Wisconsin Badgers received a #2 bid in the NCAA tourney. The Badgers start off in Chicago. They play on Friday at approximately 2pm. They play Texas A & M - Corpus Christi. I am sorry to say this is a team I am not familiar with. I saw an interview on ESPN with Shelley Smith asking Bo Ryan how you prepare for a team that you have never heard of. Bo said with his usual confidence that they would have a DVD of their last game by Monday. I am thinking about going down to Chicago for the game. It would be cool to spend St. Patricks day in Chicago. I have never seen the river green. I was checking out tickets on a website. I might just have to pull the trigger on some sweet pickles for the game. Remember Badgers Fans to pack your green and your red. GO BUCKY!!!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Tucker Named Big 10 Player of the Year.

Congrats to Alando Tucker for being named Big 10 Player of the Year. “I’m extremely proud of Alando and all that he has done for the University of Wisconsin during his career,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “Being honored as the Big Ten player of the Year is the icing on the cake for what has been an outstanding five years. It is nice to see that his hard work has culminated in such a prestigious individual honor.”

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Wisconsin Basketball on HBO

Congrats to The Wisconsin Men's Basketball team for being profiled on Real Sports. HBO's website describes the story as such: "The Path Less Traveled" "In a time of widespread scandals and violations associated with big-time collegiate athletic programs, the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team has become known for doing things right. Under the guidance of head coach Bo Ryan and driven by the on-court leadership of fifth-year senior Alando Tucker, the Badgers recently became the #1-ranked team in the country for the first time in school history, while making leadership in the classroom and community their top priority. REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg profiles this inspirational program." The story has great interviews with coach Bo Ryan and Alando Tucker. It also discusses the graduation rate at Wisconsin for basketball players is about 70% while at many other schools it is about 10%. Obvoiusly the other schools players are only playing basketball while they could care less whether they earn a degree.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Taylor Hits the Game Winner.

Congrats to Kammron Taylor on his game winning shot to beat Michigan St. That is exactly the type of momentum that I was talking about in my last few entries. If we can keep that kind of play on the court up it should be a very interesting Big Ten Tournament in Chicago this weekend.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Taylor & Tucker

Kammron Taylor & Alando Tucker need to display leadership for the rest of the Badger Basketball team when they play Michigan St. on Saturday at 11:00 am. We need to have a "Winning Attitude" to start the post-season. Currently, the Taylor & Tucker combo has the #2 highest scoring total of all time at Wisconsin. I hope they score a lot of points on Saturday to make a run at the all time total. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!