January 26, 2015

NCAA Division 3 Baseball field is set

Three teams from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) have received bids into the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship after  UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater earned spots into this year’s 56-team field.

The Warhawks (36-7) claimed an automatic bid by winning the WIAC tournament title, while UW-La Crosse (26-16) and UW-Stevens Point (29-11) were awarded two of the 16 available at-large spots.

Whitewater and La Crosse will compete in regional competition hosted by UW-Whitewater starting Wednesday at Whitewater.  Also in the six-team, double-elimination event will also include: Heidelberg College (Ohio) (31-11); Concordia University-Chicago (Ill.) (35-7); Adrian College (Mich.) (30-13) and St. Norbert College (Wis.) (23-14).  Whitewater, making its 17th NCAA appearance, will open against St. Norbert, while UW-La Crosse will face Concordia-Chicago.  The Eagles are appearing in their third NCAA championship. [Read more…]

La Crosse to play today for WIAC baseball title (Baseball/Softball roundup)

UW-La Crosse rolled to a 12-3 win over top-seeded UW-Whitewater and will play in today’s (Saturday) 3pm WIAC Championship game.  The Eagles will face the winner of a noon matchup between the host Warhawks and UW-Stevens Point.

Midwest Conference

St. Norbert College is in the 1pm Championship game in Ripon today.  The Green Knights will play the winner of the 10am matchup between Ripon and Grinnell.

Big Ten Softball

The Wisconsin Badgers beat Northwestern 5-4 in the Big Ten women’s softball quarterfinals in Evanston, Illinois on Friday.  The Badgers move into today’s 5pm semifinal matchup against top-seeded Michigan.

Horizon League Softball

UW-Green Bay rolled to a 9-1 win over Valparaiso on Friday, advancing to the Horizon League championship game at noon today.  They’ll face the Crusaders again for the Championship.



Top ranked Stevens Point falls in NCAA Regionals (College roundup)

In Stevens Point, the top ranked and host Pointers fell to Emory (GA) 76-73 in overtime, ending the Pointers season with just their second defeat.

In the first game of the night, UW-Whitewater knocked off the University of Texas at Dallas 81-63.

Whitewater faces Emory in the Regional Championship game at the Quandt Field House in Stevens Point tonight.  The winner advances to the NCAA Div. 3 final four in Virginia.

NCAA Div. 3 Women

Whitewater 69, Oshkosh 57
DePauw 73, Carthage 54

NAIA Men’s D-2

Southeastern (FL) 71, Cardinal Stritch 70  –  Cardinal Stritch is eliminated

Horizon League women’s Tournament

Green Bay 68, Illinois-Chicago 59

St. Norbert hockey to host Adrian in NCAA Quarterfinal

St. Norbert College earned the top seeding in the West Region of the

St. Norbert Hockey

St. Norbert Hockey

NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament for the 12th time in 13 years, and will receive a first-round bye in the 11-team tournament as a result.

The top-ranked Green Knights (25-3-1) will host a national quarterfinal game at 7pm Saturday at the Cornerstone Community Center.  The Green Knights will face Adrian College (22-2-4).  The winner will advance to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four on March 21-22 at Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.

This tournament appearance is St. Norbert’s 15th with the Green Knights also making appearances in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013.  The Green Knights are 22-11-1 all-time in the NCAA tournament and won the 2008, 2011 and 2012 national championships.

UW-Stevens Point travels to St. Thomas in the other quarterfinal.


Top ranked Pointers roll on

Top-ranked Stevens Point rebounded from their first loss of the season by beating Platteville 74-59 last night.  The Pointers (21-1, 12-1 WIAC) used a
13-0 run in the second half to pull away.

Trevor Hass led the Pointers with 23 points.


The Whitewater Warhawks are the team that handed Stevens Point their only defeat this season.  Last night, Whitewater cruised to a 63-45 win over La Crosse.  The win clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming WIAC tournament for the 3rd ranked Warhawks.

UW-Superior 70, UW-Stout 59
UW-Oshkosh 65, UW-Eau Claire 48

Lawrence 97, Beloit College 83
Carthage 76, Elmhurst 56
Cardinal Stritch 93, Roosevelt 64
St. Ambrose 79, Viterbo 76