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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
We went to the Marquette/Georgetown game last night and were rewarded with the Golden Eagles finally managing to pull out a close game against a ranked opponent. Marquette was picked in the preseason to finish 12th in the Big East, so the fact that they were even in these games was a bit of a win, but really, there’s nothing to make you feel good about losing out on two big upsets by a t...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
He suffered a fractured foot in practice today and it looks like that injury will be enough to end his season. He also missed part of last season due to an injured foot. He played in just nine games for a total of 60 minutes Trend? I sure hope not. Here's hoping Chris gets better. The injury bug needs to go on Thanksgiving Vacation elsewhere, please. MU was looking for Otule to be a much bigger pa...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
Badger sophomore tailback John Clay was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year tonight as the conference announced it's All-Conference Teams.Clay is just the sixth sophomore ever to earn the honor. He's Wisconsin's third winner, joining Brent Moss and Ron Dayne. With one regular-season game remaining, Clay currently leads the Big Ten with 1,224 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. His average of 1...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
As if Wisconsin fans needed another reason to dislike the Gophers - but this one was too great to pass up and not share.Over at SportsbyBrooks, there's a link to a video tour of Minnesota football's new digs at TCF Field from EveryDayShouldBeSaturday. When you watch it, you see a giant, tacky flashing M on the ceiling, but really, on first viewing, it's nothing exciting.But Brooks points out that ...
09.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
From  UWAlumni.com via Deadspin,About this show of Badger spirit:"I attended the Navy vs. Louisiana game this past weekend. I am at the Defense Information School at Fort George G. Meade, Md., completing a qualification course with 59 other colleagues who work in similar positions throughout the Department of Defense."One of my colleagues works at the U.S. Naval Academy and suggested we put toget...
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The summer that began with high hopes for the Milwaukee Brewers has ended with Wisconsin fans moving on to great dreams for the Green Bay Packers. The Observers will have plenty to say about both teams in the coming weeks, but they took some time as autumn arrived to grill up a few...
09.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Really odd decision by Fresno to stay in the huddle until 14 secs left on play clock to start 2nd OT. Really rushed snap bobbled ends in INT. Posted by Nicole at 2:29 PM    Beautiful diving catch by Toon in OT. Cmon Defense! Posted by Nicole at 2:16 PM    The odds that the Badgers can hold Fresno St here seem lnw. Posted by Nicole at...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

Economic recovery, health-care reform, national security—you’d think Congress has enough to keep it busy. But House and Senate committees recently found time to tackle the issue of whether big-time college football needs a playoff system. The hearings came to nothing, and the...
05.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
UW and Notre Dame discussing football seriesBy Jeff Potrykus of the Journal SentinelMay. 26, 2009 4:30 p.m. Madison - Wisconsin football fans longing for a nonconference game against a big-name program may soon get their wish.UW athletic director Barry Alvarez said Tuesday during a radio interview on WTSO-AM (1070) in Madison that he is in talks with officials at Notre Dame.The window being discus...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The first week of the NCAA basketball tournament began well but ended sadly for local fans. Marquette beat Utah State, 58-57, but lost to Missouri, 83-79, despite a stirring second-half rally. Wisconsin upset Florida State in overtime, 61-59, but went cold against Xavier and lost, 60-49. Scanning the survivors in the...

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