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09.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:59 PM
By Nicole
As the Brewers have snapped out of their slump and moved their Magic Number below five, they're competing for attention and fans with the other major sports in the state: the Packers and the Badgers. While the Magic Number countdown has made it to the upper corner on the front page of the J-S and Miller Brewery has started projecting images supporting the team on their I-House, the tallest buildin...
09.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:20 PM
By Nicole
Last season, former-Hobey Baker winner and Badger Blake Geoffrion became the first ever fourth-generation player to play in the NHL. That's a lot of history. And it's not even the tip of the iceberg. Being fourth-generation at anything is impressive, but when general consensus is that your grandfather invented the slap-shot, you've got big skates to fill. But Blake said he might not have even play...
08.22.2011 | | Posted at 12:45 AM
By Nicole
The AP and USA Today preseason polls are out. The Badgers are ranked 11 in the AP preaseason poll, one spot behind new Big Ten program Nebraska, IN the USA Today poll, the teams are switched, with Wisconsin having the edge over Nebraska. This means the October 10 nighttime matchup of the two teams at Camp Randall will have large repercussions. Season previews seem to think that the Badgers are cap...
08.11.2011 | | Posted at 04:51 PM
By Nicole
If the standings stay as they are, the Brewers will be the #2 seed in the National League for the playoffs. As announced by MLB, round one of the NLDS playoffs will take place on October 1st.  "Both National League Division Series begin on Oct. 1. Four games will be played on that Saturday, all in a row, a possibility of baseball from roughly 1-to-1 ET." If we're lucky, and because the Brewers ...
07.26.2011 | | Posted at 12:49 PM
By Nicole
The Big Ten football writers have chosen Bret Bielema as the best coach in the league (right now). An informal poll garnered him seven of 24 first-place votes. With the NFL lockout having come to a close, its been a Free Agent frenzy for undrafted college football players. Last night, it was reported that former UW quarterback Scott Tolzien was headed to Seattle, but today's reports say that...
07.08.2011 | | Posted at 01:25 PM
By Nicole
With the formation of a men's college hockey team at Penn State, it was finally possible for members of the CCHA and WCHA to leave and form a Big Ten Hockey Conference (BTHC). The NCAA requires a conference to have six teams in order for the conference to receive an automatic bid to the postseason. So the WCHA is losing Wisconsin and Minnesota, the CCHA is losing Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio ...
06.27.2011 | | Posted at 01:14 PM
By Nicole
Though he scheduled a press conference for this afternoon on ESPN to announce his decision, word has leaked that former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson will be coming in to Madison and will compete for the starting quarterback job at Wisconsin. Wilson has been an interesting off-season story. He was told by NC State that his services would no longer be needed. Because it was the team that ...
06.27.2011 | | Posted at 01:04 PM
By Nicole
One current and three furture Badgers were drafted by NHL teams over the weekend. NHL drafts are different in that teams draft players usually just out of high school and hold their rights throughout their juniors or college career. Michael Mersch was a Badger last season and went through last year's draft without being selected. His on-ice play got him some recognition and he was drafted in the f...

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