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March 1, 2015

Badger women open WCHA playoffs with a win

MotionW_2ColorThe 3rd ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team took an early lead and never looked back on its way to a 5-1 win over St. Cloud State in the opening game of the best-of-three WCHA first round playoff series on Friday night at LaBahn Arena.

Five different players scored for the Badgers in the win (Sarah Nurse, Brittany Ammerman, Katy Josephs, Baylee Wellhausen and Rachel Jones).

The Badgers (25-6-4) got on the board four times in the first period against St. Cloud State (8-27-1).

The Two teams meet for game two of the series tonight (7 p.m.) at LaBahn Arena.  The winner of the series will skate in the WCHA Final Faceoff, March 7-8, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Badger men fall in Ann Arbor

The Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-21-4, 2-11-2-0) was shutout for the second-straight game, as No. 17 Michigan (18-11-0, 10-5-0-0) took down the Badgers 3-0 on Friday night at Yost Arena.

The two teams wrap up the series this afternoon at 3 p.m., on the Big Ten Network.

Jackson not expected to play on Senior Day

Traevon Jackson

Traevon Jackson

A week ago, Wisconsin senior guard Traevon Jackson said he would be ready to return to action when the Badgers played host to Michigan State on Senior Day at the Kohl Center Sunday.

As of Friday, Jackson hasn’t been cleared by the team’s medical staff to even return to practice.

Jackson broke his right foot in the second half of Wisconsin’s Jan. 11th loss at Rutgers and has missed 11 games since then.

Jackson did discard the boot on his right foot, but it would appear he won’t be available for the Badgers when they look to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title against Michigan State on Sunday.

 

Bucks let win get away, fall to Lakers

Milwaukee Bucks logo 2The Milwaukee Bucks held the Los Angeles Lakers to 65 points through three-quarters and took a seven-point lead to the final quarter.

That’s when the Lakers went off, scoring 36 points in the final quarter for a 101-93 win over the Bucks at Staples Center.

The Bucks (32-26) lost for the third time in the last four games and missed out on a chance to move into fifth place in the Eastern Conference after Washington lost at Philadelphia earlier.

Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the loss.

Playing in his second game with the Bucks, point-guard Michael Carter-Williams played 27 minutes, finishing with eight points, four assists and four turnovers.

Game two of the Bucks trip out west is tonight, in Salt Lake City against the Utah Jazz.

St. Norbert in MWC title game for 6th straight year (D-3 Update)

Kaukauna Basktball 0083rd-ranked St. Norbert College advanced to the championship game of the Midwest Conference Tournament for the sixth straight year with an 85-74 win over Ripon College in a league semifinal at Schuldes Sports Center.

The Green Knights (23-1) advanced to play Grinnell College in the tournament championship game (6pm) tonight.

Steven Hofacker led the Green Knights with 24 points, while Andrew Schwoerer added 22.  Kyle Loughrin led the Red Hawks with 29 points in the loss.

St. Norbert women

St. Norbert College knocked off Illinois College 61-51 in the MWC semifinals on Friday.  The Green Knights (21-3) will face Cornell College at 3 p.m. Saturday at Schuldes Sports Center in the tournament championship.

WIAC Championship

The WIAC Championship will be decided today when Whitewater plays host to upset minded Oshkosh.  The Titans upset 2nd seeded Stevens Point in the semifinals on Thursday to advance.

Fans can view Favre’s Hall of Fame Induction inside Lambeau Field

Brett Favre

Brett Favre

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers announced today that fans who don’t have tickets inside the Lambeau Field Atrium for this summers Hall of Fame induction ceremony, can purchase tickets to watch the event inside Lambeau Field.

Fans will be able to watch the ceremony live on the TundraVision video boards.  Favre will also make an appearance in the bowl to address the crowd.

Tickets will be available at $4 each with net proceeds going to Favre 4 Hope.  tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on May 12, 2015 and be available through Ticketmaster in person, over the phone or via the Internet.  A limit of eight per order will be established.

The induction ceremony will also be carried live by the Packers TV Network and NFL Network as well as streamed live on packers.com.

The 45th Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, July 18 and is sold out.