Archive for: Badger Basketball

BADGERS: Half Full or Half Empty?

Now that the Badger basketball team has concluded it’s Big(11)Ten season, I have started to consider their future. Not their future in the NCAA tournament.  If you’ve watched the team this season, then you should already have a... read more »


Body Blows

As the college basketball regular season draws to a conclusion, Division I teams in Wisconsin both absorbed and delivered some hits to their post-season chances over the course of the last few days. 8th ranked Marquette first lost it’s... read more »


Bitter Defeat in East Lansing

I have played, coached and followed basketball for 40 years. In those four decades, I have never encountered a team that finishes worse than the 2009 edition of the Wisconsin Badgers. I mean that in two ways: Both near the basket and, as a... read more »


Pressure Gauge

The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team faces a big test on Sunday in traveling to East Lansing to face Big(11)Ten leader Michigan State.  The game should be a good measure of how far the Badgers have come since digging themselves... read more »


Badgers Grind Out a Win

The Wisconsin Badger basketball team came up with a big win Saturday night against the Ohio St. Buckeyes, 55-50. It was a game that Big(11)Ten detractors like North Carolina coach Roy Williams would suggest set basketball back 50 years, but... read more »


Badgers Roll On

The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team continued it’s resurgence Wednesday night with resounding 69-52 win over the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes.  In doing so, the Badgers won their 3rd consecutive game since the 6 game losing streak that threatened... read more »


So Far, So Good

The Wisconsin Badgers won their second consecutive game (and first road game in the last five) with a win at Penn St. on Sunday afternoon. I’m not yet ready to proclaim that the Badgers are “back” for they seem to match up... read more »


Keeping Hope Alive

Since I have done more than my share of Badger-bashing in this forum, I thought it was only fair that I acknowledge the Badgers decision over Illinois last night at the Kohl Center. (As I write this, I’m watching the Badger hockey team... read more »


New Sheriff in Town

Don’t look now but the best public  Division I basketball team in the state of Wisconsin may no longer reside in Madison.  (Before I go any farther, I would like to emphasize that the point of this post is not to bash the Badgers... read more »


A Tale of Two Programs

Saturday afternoon, I had the pleasure of watching the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team dismantle visiting Valparaiso 76-45 at the Kress Events Center on campus. UWGB has long had a dominant mid-major women’s program, winning... read more »