November 29, 2015

NCAA Football Playoffs continue today

NCAA logoUW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater are the final two Wisconsin teams still standing in the NCAA Division 3 football playoffs and both are in action in the second round of the playoffs today.

WIAC Champion Oshkosh will host Ohio Northern, after the Titans cruised Saint Scholastic of Duluth 48-0 last week.  Ohio Northern advanced by beating Franklin of Indiana 27-22.

Whitewater, an at-large pick in the tournament, is the defending NCAA Champion.  The Warhawks will face Wheaton College in suburban Chicago today.  Whitewater advanced with a 48-0 win over St. Norbert College last Saturday.

Should both Oshkosh and Whitewater win today, they’ll square off next week in the quarterfinals.


Clement won’t play against Gophers today

The Badgers celebrate another victory over the Gophers. (Photo by David Stluka)

The Badgers celebrate another victory over the Gophers. (Photo by David Stluka)

With Paul Bunyan’s Axe on the line today, Wisconsin tailback Corey Clement, who was issued two citations for disorderly conduct earlier this week, didn’t travel to Minneapolis for today’s Big Ten Conference finale between the Badgers and Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.

The decision to hold Clement out was made by coach Paul Chryst.  It means the Badgers will again go with Dare Ogunbowale, Taiwan Deal and Alec Ingold against the Gophers.

UW officials learned earlier this week that Clement had been cited by Madison police for his role in a fight at his apartment on Nov. 8. [Read more…]

Bucks defensive struggles continue in loss to Magic

Milwaukee Bucks logo 10With coach Jason Kidd serving his one game suspension handed down by the NBA on Friday, his Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Orlando Magic 114-90 in Orlando.

Up 49-43 at halftime, the Magic came out in the third quarter and shot 81% from the floor, hitting all six of its three pointers and putting 37 points on the scoreboard.  The Magic went on to shoot 52% from the field for the game.

Milwaukee (6-10) lost for the fifth time in their last six games.  They got 17 points each from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jerryd Bayless.  Khris Middleton added 15.

Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams committed five turnovers and scored just three points in 24 minutes.  Center Greg Monroe also struggled, hitting just 3 of 12 from the field and scored nine points in 19 minutes.

The Bucks practice today and play at Charlotte on Sunday afternoon.

Wisconsin College Basketball roundup

Kaukauna Basktball 008Badgers squeak by

Cayla McMorris hit the game winning shot with 3.2 seconds left to give the Wisconsin Badgers a 54-52 win over Delaware in the first game of the San Diego State Thanksgiving Classic at Viejas Arena.

Delaware’s Erika Brown hit a three-pointer to tie the game with nine-seconds remaining, then missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer that would have won it.

Nicole Bauman led the Badgers with 17 points and five assists for the Badgers (2-2).

Golden Eagles win their first

The Marquette women’s basketball team earned their first victory of the season.  The Golden Eagles (1-4) scored 54 points in the first half and cruised to a 95-83 win over Florida International in the Turkey Slam opener at FIU Arena. [Read more…]

Badger women’s hockey extends win streak to “15”

Motion WThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team didn’t disappoint a full house at LaBahn Arena on Friday night, whipping Dartmouth 4-1.

Four different Badgers scored goals as the team ran its record to 15-0, an extension of the best start in U-W history.

The Badgers outshot Dartmouth 53-22.  Emily Clark, Annie Pankowski, Jenny Ryan and Sophia Shaver scored the Wisconsin goals.

Pankowski has produced at least one point in 18 straight games dating back to last season.

The same two teams wrap up the two-game weekend series this afternoon at 3:00 p-m.