September 23, 2014

GB’s Brown out 3-4 months

Former UW-Green Bay center Alec Brown is expected to undergo surgery on Thursday to repair his dislocated shoulder.

Alec Brown

Alec Brown

Brown, who has battled shoulder problems during his collegiate career at UW-Green Bay, is expected to miss 3-4 months to rehab.

Brown suffered the injury last Friday in NBA Summer League play in Las Vegas.  He met with Phoenix Suns team doctors on Monday.  The Suns selected Brown in the second round (50th overall) of the recent NBA Draft.

Brown is expected to make a full recovery.


Bennett gets extension at Virginia

Former UW-Green Bay standout Tony Bennett signed a new seven-year contract that will keep him on the Virginia sidelines through the

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

2020-21 season.

Bennett’s new deal replaces an extension he signed in 2012 that would have taken him through the 2018-19 season.  His salary goes from $1.7 million to $1.942 million.

In five seasons at Virginia, Bennett has compiled a 106-60 record and was named the ACC’s Coach of the Year after leading the Cavaliers to a school record-tying 30 wins.  Virginia also captured the ACC regular-season and tournament titles last season.

Green Bay softball finishes season, now searching for a new coach

Auburn eliminated the UW-Green Bay womens softball team in NCAA Regional play, 9-1 in Minneapolis on Saturday.

After the loss, UWGB coach Jean Rivett announced her retirement after 13 years as the team’s head coach.

Rivett posted a 255-207-1 record and is the winningest coach in program history.  The Phoenix won its first regular-season Horizon League title this season and tied a program record with 27 wins.


Green Bay’s Brown invited to NBA Draft Combine

UW-Green Bay center Alec Brown has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine after averaging 15.6 points and 5.4 rebounds for the

Alec Brown

Alec Brown

Phoenix as a senior and being named the Horizon League defensive player of the year.

Brown is ranked number-23 among seniors by Draft Express.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, brother of Bucks guard-forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, is on the combine roster and is eligible for the June 26 draft.  Thanasis played for Delaware in the NBA D-League last season.

The top three prospects in the draft, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid, have opted not to participate in the combine.

Workouts are set for Thursday and Friday at Quest Multisport on Chicago’s west side.

Badgers, Phoenix earn spots in NCAA softball regionals

For the second straight year, the Wisconsin women’s softball team will head west to compete in the Eugene Regional hosted by Oregon this Friday through Sunday, May 16-18.

UW will open regional play against Albany on Friday at Howe Field.  Oregon, the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, will play Utah Valley in the other game on Friday.  The four teams will compete in the double-elimination format, with the winner advancing to the Super Regional round.

The Badgers (34-18) have never faced the Great Danes of Albany (30-10), who won their fifth American East Conference champion on Sunday, but Wisconsin holds a 7-0 all-time record against teams from the America East.

Wisconsin is 3-8 in its 11 previous NCAA tournament contests, with two wins coming last year in Eugene. [Read more...]