Archive for: NCAA Basketball

PD Sunday Sampler 2/5/12: Some Overdue Appreciation

PD Sunday Sampler 2/5/12:  Some Overdue Appreciation

The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team split a pair of games this week, winning on the road at Penn State before coming home to the Kohl Center yesterday only to lose to the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Ironically, or perhaps maybe not, both games... read more »


Mixed (Badgers) Blessings

Mixed (Badgers) Blessings

Saturday was a jumble of emotions for this fan of the Cardinal and White.  I waited with grand anticipation for the Badgers to appear in the first ever Big(12)Ten Football Championship Game in the evening.  But before that, in the afternoon,... read more »


NCAA Basketball – 345-Team Madness

Call me a bit of a traditionalist. The phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies in most cases. If something seems to be at its maximum potential, leave it be. One such situation is the NCAA Basketball Tournament.... read more »


Validating Bo

The conversation took me back more than 10 years, to the Spring of 2000. Listening to Madison sports talk on the way home from work on Friday the question was being debated: Does Wisconsin Basketball Coach Bo Ryan need to take a team to the... 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 »