Friday, May 25, 2007

Paul Bunyan's ax should stay in Wisconsin

I was just checking out the Badger football schedule and they play their last regular season game of the year at the HHH Metrodome in Minneapolis on 11/17/07. It could be a pivotal game for their bowl status, can anyone say "ROSE BOWL".
And of course we have to remember the battle for Paul Bunyan's ax in the longest running rivalry in division 1 college football. When ever I go to the Metrodome I have found it essential that I sit in the lower level. A relative in the Twin Cities told me about a great website that they trust and use to purchase Gopher tickets. It is, they told me they use is regularly to purchase the tickets they want to any Gopher game home or away. I hope to see a lot of Badger red in the Metrodome on 11/17/07. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Extra Football Game For Big Ten??

I was just checking out an article in the Wisconsin State Journal. Mike Lucas was talking about the Big Ten Conference and the possibility of them adding a 9th conference game for football. Of course as a fan I would much rather watch the Badgers play Michigan or anyone else in the Big Ten than play The Citadel like they do this year on September 15th. Although I would hate to see the schedule for the Badger Football Schedule become even more difficult than it already is. On that note GO BUCKY!!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Men's Track Wins Big Ten Championship

It was a record-setting day for the University of Wisconsin men’s track and field team at the Big Ten Conference Outdoor Championships. The Badgers won their fourth consecutive title, scoring 145 ½ points. The UW also won a record fourth consecutive Big Ten “Triple Crown”—conference titles in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track during the same academic year. Wisconsin’s senior class wraps up their careers undefeated at Big Ten championships.
The overall dominance of Badger Athletics in all sports will only help promote the University of Wisconsin as a "athlete friendly" school. In turn drawing students to become a Badger. Instead of these students only going to schools such as Florida, Texas or Michigan they will give Wisconsin a chance. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Coach Bielema is seen but not heard

I just heard about some of the ridiculous recruiting rules the NCAA has. For example, on a recent trip to Texas Coach B. could stand 10 feet away from a potential recruit but could not talk to the player. I personally think the NCAA has gone so far overboard. They could use some that old fashioned stuff, I think it is called COMMON SENSE. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

What A Year It's Been

The 2006 Wisconsin Badger football team was not flashy. They did not have any dramatic come-from-behind victories. The national media gave them little attention as they rose in the rankings. The Badgers did not care. They just won game after game after game. Following first-year head coach Bret Bielema’s 1-0 philosophy, Wisconsin racked up 12 victories, the most in school history. UW’s seven home wins tied a school record set back in 1898. Offensively, the Badgers (7-1 Big Ten, 12-1 overall) were led by Outland Trophy-winner Joe Thomas. The 6'8", 313-pound left tackle opened holes for freshman sensation P.J. Hill and protected his steady senior signal-caller John Stocco. In his rookie campaign, Hill took the Big Ten by storm, rushing for a conference-best 1,569 yards on 311 carries. His efforts earned him Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. Had he not injured his shoulder in a 13-3 victory over Penn State, Stocco could have passed Badger legend Darrell Bevell for most career victories and passing yards as a starting quarterback. Despite the injury, Stocco was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. On defense, the Badgers simply dominated their opponents. UW surrendered only 15 touchdowns in 52 quarters of play. They ranked No. 1 nationally in pass efficiency defense and No. 2 nationally in scoring defense, giving up only 12.1 points per game. Wisconsin also had the nation’s fifth-best total defense. Thirteen Badgers earned All-Conference honors and Bielema was named the 2006 Big Ten Coach of the Year. In the history of college football, only two other Division I-A head coaches have won 12 games in their rookie seasons. The 2006 Badger team set a three-game scoring record when they totaled 141 points in consecutive games against Indiana, Minnesota and Northwestern. In their 13 games, UW trailed only once at halftime. A second-half collapse against Michigan represented the sole blemish on Wisconsin’s schedule. While this loss in Ann Arbor, Mich. kept UW out of the Rose Bowl and the national championship race, the Badgers still had a year for the ages. They capped their record-breaking year with a hard-fought 17-14 victory over Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day. Critics might call the 2006 squad the greatest UW team to never win a Big Ten Championship. The players probably do not mind—they leave as the winningest team in Wisconsin football history. Honorable mention: Men’s basketball The 2006-’07 Badger basketball season was filled with euphoric highs and depressing lows. The Badgers (13-3 Big Ten, 30-6 overall) set a school record with 30 victories and snatched a No.1 ranking for the first time in team history. Senior forward Alando Tucker tallied 19.9 points per game on his way to earning Big Ten Player of the Year honors. Head coach Bo Ryan’s squad won 26 out of its first 28 games and posted a perfect 19-0 home record. Despite all of these accomplishments, the season still ended in disappointment. Wisconsin lost their chance at a Big Ten Championship in a heartbreaking 49-48 loss to Ohio State. Less than a month later, No. 7-seed UNLV upset the No. 2-seed Badgers 74-68 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin’s late-season struggles might still pain the Badger faithful, but the fact remains that Ryan’s 2006-’07 squad may have been the best basketball team in UW history. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

No Luck So Far For Stucco

It was too bad that the Green Bay Packers decided not to sign John Stucco. Although Coach McCarthy did say he could see how Stucco had a awesome record. Personally, I believe Stucco will catch on with a NFL team after training camp starts and their is a team with multiple quarterback injuries. He will join fellow Badger quarterbacks Jim Sorgi and Brooks Bollinger in the NFL this fall. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Times Set For Three UW Football Games

The Big Ten Conference announced starting times to three 2007 University of Wisconsin football games on Tuesday.
The Badgers’ home game with Iowa on Sept. 22 will kick off at 7 p.m. CDT and be televised live on ABC. Wisconsin has won 19 of its last 20 night games, including nine straight.
UW’s game at Penn State on Oct. 13 will begin at 2:30 p.m. CDT and will also be televised live by ABC.
Wisconsin’s Homecoming game with Indiana on Oct. 27 will kick off at 11 a.m. CDT and be televised live by either ESPN, ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network.
The start time for Wisconsin’s game at UNLV on Sept. 8 had already been set for 9 p.m. CDT, with Versus televising the contest live. The only starting time I dislike is the Homecoming game is at 11a.m. In my opinion it does not give people enough time to enjoy pregame festivities with the proper vigor that should accompany a Wisconsin Homecoming game. On that note, GO BUCKY!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

John Stucco goes undrafted

It was sad to see that no team in the NFL decided to draft John Stucco. Although there was only one Wisconsin Badger drafted which of course was Joe Thomas. I think that has a lot to say about the Badgers 12-1 record. I can't wait to see Tyler Donovan and PJ Hill lighting up the Big Ten this year. In fact I was looking at Wisconsin Badger Tickets online last night. The Big Ten home opener against Iowa looks like a must for me. GO BUCKY!!!!