Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More Bad News for the Badgers

University of Wisconsin running back Lance Smith was arrested after a weekend dispute with his girlfriend over cab fare, Madison police said.
The 19-year-old Warren, Ohio, native was being held today in the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of false imprisonment, robbery and battery as he awaits formal charges.
Smith is subject to the UW's student-athlete disciplinary policy, and faces possible suspension from the team. Athletic department spokesman Justin Doherty said Monday afternoon that the school is aware of the incident and is "in the process of gathering facts about what happened" before making any decision on Smith's status.
According to Madison Police Department spokesman Joel DeSpain, sometime after midnight Saturday, Smith and his girlfriend got into a dispute over how much money she owed him for cab fare -- he said $10, she claimed she owed him $5.
The woman told police that during the dispute, Smith -- whose legal name is Smith-Williams -- would not let her out of his North Randall Street apartment and pushed her down as she tried to leave.
Smith then told the woman to go to a nearby convenience store to get change for a $20 bill, but allegedly followed her, still arguing, and pushed her down in the store, the woman told police.
As she fell, the woman dropped the $20 bill and Smith allegedly picked up the cash and took her shoes, DeSpain said.
The woman called police to report the incident Saturday afternoon, and Smith was arrested.
Smith, a Warren, Ohio, native, was the Badgers' second-leading rusher last year with 345 yards on 95 carries and scored five touchdowns. He is expected to share time in the backfield this year with reigning Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year P.J. Hill.
My question is why we he be so stupid. Does he not care about his football career. Obvoiusly he does not care about the team or his future. And all this is about five dollars? This kind of crap makes me so mad. On that note, GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Calhoun to make a run for it.

Former Badgers running back Brian Calhoun, who recently conducted a pair of non-contact football camps in Wisconsin with the help of old teammates and friends, says his surgically repaired knee is ready for the opening of the Detroit Lions' training camp on July 25. I hope he does well even though I hate the Detroit Lions. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Clay not ineligible yet, Bielema says.

The door may not be closed just yet on incoming freshman running back John Clay playing for the University of Wisconsin football team this season.
In a strongly worded statement, UW coach Bret Bielema disputed a report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing anonymous sources, that Clay had failed to meet the NCAA's minimum academic eligibility standards.
"Any statement that John Clay will not be eligible this fall due to failure to meet the NCAA's minimum academic eligibility standards is, at this point in time, false," Bielema said in a statement released by the athletic communications office late Tuesday afternoon.
"When John's eligibility is finalized, I will comment accordingly. Right now, I'm trying to deal in fact, not speculation and anonymous sources."
Racine Park football coach Dennis Thompson, who was Clay's prep coach, told the State Journal on Monday he was waiting to hear from the UW coaches regarding Clay's status. Thompson said he expected a final answer in about a week.
It is disappionting to see the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel make a mistake like this, I hope they won't rush to conclusions in the future, but I am probably dreaming. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sad News for Badger Recruit John Clay

Badger Fans who were eager to see Freshman John Clay suit up in the Red & White will have to wait until the 2008 season.
Clay, a former all-state performer for Racine Park High School and a key member of the UW's 2007 freshman class, has failed to meet the NCAA's minimum academic eligibility standards and won't be allowed to play this season.
Under NCAA rules, Clay will not be allowed to practice with the team in 2007-'08 or receive athletic aid and will lose a year of eligibility. He can regain that lost year of eligibility, however. To do that, he must complete 80% of his designated degree program by the beginning of his fifth academic year. I hope he can pull it together to be a Badger that the entire state of Wisconsin can be proud of. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Maxwell Football Club

Linebacker Jonathan Casillas, tight end Travis Beckum and running back P.J. Hill have been selected to preseason watch lists by the Maxwell Football Club. Each list is composed of 65 players from around the country who were selected based on their performance during the 2006 season. It is awesome to see the Badgers receiving the national recognition they so deserve. Is it possible that the Badgers will have a Heisman hopeful? GO BUCKY!!!!!!!