College Basketball

This Week in ‘Re(ar)view’

It seems University of Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan has finally figured out what virtually everyone else in the state already knew; that he should put his 5 best players on the floor to start the game……….and that Tim... read more »


This Week in the Rearview Mirror

After last night’s loss at Minnesota, I think we can safely put the Wisconsin Badgers’ chances of winning the Big(11)Ten basketball championship to bed. Given where they’re at right now with trying to work forward Jon Leuer... read more »


In Praise of UWGB Women

An underappreciated gem in the Wisconsin sports landscape is the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program.  A couple of weeks ago, I watched the Phoenix defeat a previously ranked DePaul team.  Last night, I went to the Kress Events Center... read more »


Badger First Impressions

In the last few days, we got our first real glimpse of the University of Wisconsin basketball team in action against real competition in the Maui Classic.  The Badgers registered wins against Arizona and Maryland while being defeated pretty... read more »


Decommissioning Blue

The University of Wisconsin basketball team may have lost a future recruit this week when Madison Memorial junior guard Vander Blue withdrew an earlier verbal committment to the Badgers.  In doing so, Blue sounded like a normal confused 16... read more »


QUICK HIT: Another Reason to Hate Roy Williams

At the post game press conference following last night’s NCAA Championship basketball game, winning coach Roy Williams dropped into third person mode while at the same time trying to sound a note of humility.  Pocket Doppler thinks this... read more »


QUICK HIT: The Final Four

After all the wrangling about seeding and who got in and/or was left out of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, what we are left with is two #1 seeds, a #2 and a #3.  In fact, the “Elite 8″ included nothing lower than a... read more »


FUN FACTS: The Century Mark

I was watching highlights of the U. of Memphis loss to Missouri in the NCAA tournament (a game which put the final nail in my bracket’s coffin, BTW) when it was mentioned that the last time Memphis had given up 100 points in a game was... read more »


QUICK HIT: Barack Likes UNC

One of the things I like about our President is that he comes off as an “everyman”, whether it’s drinking a beer at a Wizards game or, as seen here, filling out his bracket. Tweet


Memo to Teams That Missed “The Big Dance”

Every year the NCAA Tournament selection committee announces what it deems to be the 65 teams worthy of playing for the National Championship in college basketball. And then we are subjected to the tired cacophony of whining from teams that... read more »