Archive for: College Basketball

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 »


Programme Note

For anyone interested in seeing a good basketball game, the UWGB Phoenix take on the UW-Milwaukee Panthers in a key Horizon League game tonight at 7:05 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. The game is being shown on local TV but for anyone outside... 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 »


Now That Football Is Over…

There are those out there that will say that football season isn’t technically over until after this Sunday and the Pro Bowl.  To those people I would say…sorry, football season is over, that shamockery doesn’t count.  All... read more »


Times Two

Currently, there are three former MU players in the NBA…Dwyane Wade, Steve Novak, and Travis Diener. I predict that number will double next year. Dominic James, Jerel McNeal, and Wes Mathews are having excellent senior seasons and have... read more »


Sunday Basketball Roundup

I hate to beat a dead horse, but all the elements I wrote about the other day were on display in the Badgers loss at Illinois on Saturday. The lack of a true post player affects everything upon which they normally depend.  They’re interior... read more »