October 24, 2014

Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Aaron Rodgers - UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Aaron Rodgers – UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who completed 19 of 22 for 255 yards and three touchdowns in last Sunday’s 38-17 win over the Carolina Panthers has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Rodgers finished the game with a 154.5 passer rating.  It marked the fourth consecutive game with at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Rodgers now has gone without an interception (minimum 15 attempts) in six straight games, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr for the longest streak in franchise history.  Rodgers hasn’t thrown an interception in 192 attempts, the second-longest streak in team history (Starr, 294).

This is Rodgers tenth career Player of the Week Award and second this season.  That’s second-most in franchise history, behind only Brett Favre who had 12 Player of the Week honors.  Since 2010, Rodgers ten Player of the Week Awards are the most in the NFL.


Former Badger, Krumrie is on 2015 College Hall of Fame Ballot

MotionW_2ColorFormer University of Wisconsin defensive football star, Tim Krumrie is among the more than 160 players on the ballot for the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame.

Krumrie played defensive tackle at Wisconsin and was named a consensus First Team All-American in 1981 after leading the Badgers to the 1981 Garden State Bowl.  He earned Defensive MVP honors in the 1982 Independence Bowl.

Krumrie is a three-time First Team All-Conference selection, recording 444 career tackles.

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2015 ballot today.  The list includes 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 87 players and 25 coaches from the divisional ranks.

The announcement of the 2015 class, including the players and coaches from both the Football Bowl Division and the divisional ranks, will be made Friday, Jan. 9 and carried live on www.footballfoundation.org.


Mayo leads Bucks past Knicks

O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 120-107 exhibition victory over the Knicks in New York on Monday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jared Dudley added 14 points each and rookie Jabari Parker added 13 for the Bucks, who won their second straight game to pull even at 3-3 in the preseason.

Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and Tim Hardaway had 20 to lead the Knicks.

The Bucks shot 59.7% from the field and hit 12 of 24 3-point attempts in the win.  The Knicks shot 37% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc in the loss.


Packers not challenged in win over Carolina

Randall Cobb - UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Randall Cobb – UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Carolina Panthers won the coin toss and then deferred to the second half.  After that, the visitors didn’t know what hit them.

The Green Bay Packers scored the games first 28 points, 21 of those points in the first half, on the way to a 38-17 victory at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

In that first quarter, the Packers out-gained the Panthers 172-5 and piled up a dozen first downs to one for Carolina.  Jordy Nelson put up the first touchdown of the game, a 59-yard catch and run to put the Packers in front 7-0.  Eddie Lacy and James Starks added touchdown runs of 5 and 13 yards as the Packers went up 21-0 in the first quarter.

Randall Cobb added a three-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter and finished with 6 catches for 121 yards.

AUDIO: Randall Cobb on his recent play after a slow start :14

Carolina didn’t put their first points on the board until Graham Gano booted a 33-yard field goal as time expired to end the first half.  The Packers took a 28-3 lead into the locker room at halftime. [Read more...]

Hockey Badgers swept by NMU

Joel Rumpel

Joel Rumpel

Wisconsin‘s power play drought continued on Saturday night in a 4-1 loss to Northern Michigan at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

The Badgers went 0 for 7 with a man advantage and finished 0 for 12 on the power play for the weekend.

Northern Michigan earned the 2-game sweep as the young Badgers are off to a 0-4 start on the season.

The Badgers lone goal on the weekend came when Brad Navin found the back of the net with 1:33 left to play, spoiling NMU’s second straight shutout.

Joel Rumpel took the loss in goal, stopping 14 shots in his third straight start in goal for Wisconsin.

The Badgers will get plenty of time off now.  They won’t play for nearly three weeks now when they open the home portion of their schedule against North Dakota on Friday, November 7 at the Kohl Center.