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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Everybody goes a little basketball crazy during the NCAA tournament, but some of the talk around basketball in Milwaukee these days
03.18.2012 | | Posted at 04:19 PM
By Nicole
Marquette started their game against Murray State slowly and things weren't looking favorable well into the second-half. But a 14-2 run gave Marquette some momentum and they went on to win 62-53. Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom each had 17 points for the Golden Eagles.  As in the Wisconsin game, Marquette kept Murray State's leading scorer in check. Donte Poole ave...
03.18.2012 | | Posted at 04:05 PM
By Nicole
Wisconsin survived a late flurry by No. 5 Vandebilt. A 13-3 run gave them a one point lead with 2:25 left in the game, but the Badgers came roaring back. When I was filling out my bracket, I had no intention of having Wisconsin get very far in the tournament. They haven't been the dominant force we're used to, they struggled against lesser teams and their end to the season wasn't exactly inspiring...
03.15.2011 | | Posted at 03:17 PM
By Nicole
CBS is trying something new this season with March Madness games. Instead of focusing on CBS covering games and showing regional coverage, they have spread the games out on their cadre of networks (CSB, TBS, TNT, truTV), so that every game will be televised. Unfortunately, both Marquette and Wisconsin's games are scheduled to air on truTV (formerly Court TV). The Journal-Sentinel is reporting th...
03.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
No one expected Marquette to win all five of their final games with the brutal schedule they faced, but no one expected them to lose all five, either. I was hoping for two wins - one against Syracuse and one upset among the big four other teams.Is there anyone out there who expected the loss of Dominic James to have this much of an impact? Of all the guys on the floor, I would have imagined his ro...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
While NCAA basketball’s March Madness dominates intercollegiate athletics, another group of collegians is also working out amid coaches’ whistles, enduring bloody, 12-hour practices and cheering on teammates: This group is preparing for the national championship in meat-judging, in which about 40 colleges...
03.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Samuel Berman
It’s one of the busiest parts of the sports year and yet here I am at a loss for the time to do a full-fledged, well-reasoned, thoroughly-researched, “column”-style post. As a result, here are some quick-hit thoughts on March Madness, baseball ramp-up, and the NBA home stretch: -Everyone seems really caught up in Stephen Curry being the next Danny Manning (that is, a guy who c...
03.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
The best part of this MU team is knowing that when one of the big name guys has an off night, the rest of the team has the ability to pick up the slack. We saw that throughout the season when Dominic James struggled/was injured and we saw it during this game when Wesley Matthews struggled from the field going just 2 of 10.Of course, he also proved that being cold from the floor didn't mean he was ...
03.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
With a win over Illinois in the Big Ten tournament today, this year's team became the first Wisconsin team ever to win both the regular season and tournament championships.Congratulations also go to Marcus Landry who was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.Michael Flowers was named to the all tournament team.Subsequently, we got the shaft and received a #3 seed in the NCAA tournament. ...
03.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
I feel like I'm pretty happy with a 6 seed. We did lose 9 games. I think our tournament run, the two wins over eventual #4 seed Notre Dame and the win over #3 seed Wisconsin were huge marks on our tournament resume. When I saw Notre Dame's seed, I was frankly afraid that meant an 8 or 9 seed for MU. The 5 seed is like the kiss of death in this tournament recently, so I'll take the 6 seed matchup a...