April 23, 2014

Superior could be leaving the WIAC

UW-Superior could be leaving the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) as early as the 2015-16 academic year.

The University has been part of the WIAC for more than 100 years, but has applied to join the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.  Superior’s departure would leave the WIAC with 8 members.

A move would cut travel costs for Superior substantially and allow the school to compete against schools with similar enrollments.

Davis homer give Brewers their 14th win (AUDIO)

The Milwaukee Brewers clubbed three solo home runs on Sunday and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in 14-innings.

Mark Reynolds homered in the 8th, Ryan Braun tied the game 2-2 with a 1-out solo homer in the 9th and Khris Davis won it with a solo shot in the 14th inning, giving the Brewers 3 out of 4 in the series.

It’s the second straight game that Pirates closer Jason Grilli served up a home run in the 9th inning.  Braun also took Grilli deep in the 9th in Saturday, a 2-run shot to help the Brewers come from behind to win.

At 14-5, the Brewers continue to hold on to the best record in the major leagues.  Their 9-1 road record is the best start in the majors since Atlanta opened 10-0 back in 1994. [Read more...]

Brewers suffer first road loss

After a 6-0 start away from Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers suffered their first road loss of the season.  The Pittsburgh Pirates scored 9 runs in the 7th and 8th innings to break a 2-2 tie and post a 11-2 win over the Brewers.

The Pirates clubbed four home runs in the victory, three of the four coming with men on base.  Pittsburgh has 23 home runs on the season, which is tops in the Major Leagues.

Josh Harrison’s two-run homer to left off of Rob Wooten (0-1) broke a 2-2 tie and started the Pirates 9-run outburst.

The Pirates finished with 12-hits in the game.

Edinson Volquez (1-0) gave up two runs in seven innings for his first win with the Pirates.  He scattered eight hits.

Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy had run scoring hits for the Brewers on the loss.

Kyle Lohse (2-1, 3.05) is scheduled to pitch game two of the series tonight against Pittsburgh.

Cost of maintaining Bradley Center will be expensive

The Chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board told those

Bradley Center

Bradley Center

that attended a Milwaukee Press Club forum on arena issues that he estimated it could cost $100 million over the next 10 or 12 years to maintain the building if nothing is done.

According to Don Walker’s JSOnline.com story, Marc Marotta said just to be able to maintain for safety issues and basic maintenance, it will cost $100 million over 10 to 12 years.  Marotta said there’s no way for the arena to pay for that itself. [Read more...]

Wardle gets new 5-year deal at Green Bay

After winning the Horizon League’s regular season men’s basketball title

Brian Wardle

Brian Wardle

this past season, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has rewarded head coach Brian Wardle with a new five-year contract.

Green Bay won 24-games this past season but missed out on the NCAA Tournament after being upset by Milwaukee in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals.

With a 14-2 league record, Wardle led the Phoenix to their first regular season conference title since 1995-96. [Read more...]