November 22, 2014

Counsell to stay with the Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers special assistant Craig Counsell has removed himself from consideration for the Tampa Bay Rays managerial opening.

The Rays followed on Friday by announcing that Don Wakamatsu, Kevin Cash and Raul Ibanez are the three finalists for the job.

Counsell told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he interviewed twice for the opening, the first time by phone and the second during the general managers meetings in Phoenix earlier this month.

Counsell has reportedly had opportunities to land on-field coaching jobs, but has passed on them.  He could potentially be Doug Melvin’s successor in Milwaukee.  Melvin has one year left on his contract.


Badger women’s volleyball team earns record breaking victory

MotionW_2ColorThe 2nd-ranked Wisconsin Badger women’s volleyball team earned their 17th-straight Big Ten victory to move to 26-2 overall this season.  The Badgers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes in straight sets to break the school record for consecutive Big Ten wins.  The Badgers started the win streak against Ohio State and improved to 9-0 in road matches this season.

The Badgers are back in action next Wednesday at Rutgers.  With a win over the Scarlet Knights, who stand last in the Big Ten standings, the Badgers can clinch the Big Ten title.

Friday College Scoreboard

NCAA soccer

The Wisconsin Badgers were eliminated in the second round of the NCAA tournament, falling to Central Florida 3-2 in Tallahassee, Florida.  The Badgers finished their season with a 19-3-2 record.

College Hockey

(Men)  Colorado College 5, Wisconsin 2  (Badgers fall to 0-7 / at Denver tonight

(Women)  Wisconsin 4, St. Cloud State 0

College basketball

(men) Oklahoma State 82, UW-Milwaukee Panthers 68

(women) Wake Forest 89, Marquette 77


Red hot Raptors blow out the Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks logoThe Milwaukee Bucks win streak ended at three, falling to the Raptors in Toronto 124-83 at the Air Canada Centre.

The Bucks (7-6) had no answer for Toronto’s hot shooting.  The Raptors knocked down 15 of 25 three-point attempts and 45 of 86 field goal chances for the game.

Up by ten points after one-quarter, the Raptors scored 34 points in the second quarter to lead 71-45 at the half.  They led by as many as 52 points in the fourth quarter.

Jabari Parker led the Bucks with 15 points and Ersan Ilyasova added 14 in the loss.

The Bucks return home to face the Washington Wizards at the BMO Harris Bradley Center tonight.

WIAA State football championship finals (Friday)

The WIAA State football championship wrapped up its two-day run at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Friday with three title games.

D-1  Kimberly 31, Arrowhead 6
D-2  Menasha 35, Waukesha West 17
D-3  Wisconsin Lutheran 42, Rice Lake 18