College Basketball

MU/UW Hoops First Impressions

It is early, really early to begin making definitive statements about the two major Division 1 hoops teams in Wisconsin. It is not too early to share some first impressions. Marquette: Strengths — The 2010-11 squad has more depth and athleticism... read more »


Sunday Morning Musings

Anyone who has a grasp on the Milwaukee Brewers must think of hot soup as a finger food. The Brewers began this week’s west coast road trip by dropping 3 games of a 4 game series in San Diego while scoring all of two runs in the process.... read more »


Sunday Morning Musings

The Milwaukee Bucks squandered a golden opportunity to advance beyond the first round of the NBA playoffs in front of a raucous home crowd Friday night. Despite holding a 5 point lead early in the 3rd quarter, the Bucks allowed the Atlanta... read more »


Sunday Morning Musings

I sat down Saturday afternoon for what I anticipated would be an enjoyable Wisconsin sports doubleheader, figuring that the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Washington Nationals would segue nicely into the Milwaukee Bucks’ first playoff... read more »


Sunday Morning Musings

This morning’s post is a tad late as I was a guest of my nephew Wally at last night’s Bucks game in Milwaukee. Many thanks to Wally’s friends John & Darcy for arranging the outing. We learned a number of things over... read more »


In Praise of a Bulldog Effort

So, Butler brings down Michigan State 52-50 in the national semi-final game over the weekend. And what does the post-game analysis focus on? What a magnificent story Butler is. How they are the smallest school ever to make the national... read more »


Saturday Morning Musings

(For once, I’m ahead of schedule) In sports, as in politics, the good is often made out to be the enemy of the perfect. And we saw a couple of prime examples of that concept come into play this last week. First, there seemed to... read more »


Sunday Morning Musings

Maybe it’s just another sign of getting old but I’m about “basketball’d out”. Between NCAA tournament games, WIAA state tournament games and yes, even the Milwaukee Bucks, I’ve just about had my fill of the... read more »


Sunday Morning Musings

All the people gripping over Wisconsin’s early exit from the Big(11)Ten basketball tournament should feel a little better this morning after seeing Minnesota beat Purdue and Illinois take Ohio State to the limit before losing in double... read more »


Bucky Gets Bounced

Flat and uninspired — overall, that’s how I would describe the mess I witnessed today during the UW v. Illinois game in the Big(11)Ten tourney. Posting on Twitter, WTMJ Radio host Gene Mueller asked, “Has a Wis. hoop... read more »