It wasn't the "Miracle on Ice" but the young American squad still surprised the hockey world with a 5-3 win over Canada last night. It wasnt for a medal but it did earn Team USA a bye into the quarterfinals. Former Badger Brian Rafalski continues to light the lamp with 2 more goals. Ryan Miller had 42 saves in the win. The Americans hadn't beaten Canada in an Olympic hockey game since 1960.
Apolo Anton Ohno passed Bonnie Blair as the biggest medal winner in American Olympic history. He earned his 7th on Saturday night.
Bode Miller has washed the bad taste of Torino out of his mouth with a gold medal win in the super-combined yesterday. He now has 3 medals in these games.
So far, so good for newly aquired John Salmons and the Bucks. He played a big role in both of their wins over the weekend. The Bucks play at New York tonight.
The Badgers held off Northwestern yesterday to earn their 20th victory of the season. Jason Bohannon had 17 and moved passed Brian Butch and Marcus Landry on teh Badger all-time scoring list. They play at Indiana on Thursday.
Congrats to UWSP women's basketball coach Shirley Egner. She was chosen this week as part of the 2010 class for the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall Of Fame. Egner picked up her 500th coaching victory earlier this season.
The seedings are out for the High School boys basketball tournament. Antigo, Marathon, Prentice and Wausau Newman are #1 seeds but only Antigo and Newman have first round byes. here are the first round matchups which happen on Tuesday March 2nd.
DC Everest at RiverFalls, Wausau East at Eau Claire North, Rhinelander at Eau Claire Memorial, Hudson at Merrill, Menominee at Wausau West, Chippewa Falls at Marshfield, Stevens Point at Slinger, Hortonville at Wisconsin Rapids, Waupaca at New London, Mosinee at Sparta, West Salem at Medford, Lincoln Hills at Adams/Freindship, Northland Pines at Nekoosa, Westfield at Witt/Birn, Tomahawk at Lakeland, Pittsville at Arcadia, Flambeau at Chequamegon, Colby at Spencer, Stanley-Boyd at Neillsville, Manawa at marathon, Edgar at Stratford, Pacelli at Auburndale, Iola-Scandanavia at Amherst, Menominee Indian at Three Lakes, Oakfield at Weyawega-Fremont, Montello at Wild Rose, Butternut at Prentice, Lake Holcombe at Gilman, Mercer at Rib Lake, Marshfield Columbus at Abbotsford, Athens at Northland Lutheran, Greenwood at Loyal, Gresham at Bowler, Elcho at wabeno, Tigerton at Green Lake, Rapids Assumption at Port Edwards, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran at Rosholt, Princeton at Almond-Bancroft
Songs of The Day
Dreams Go By-Harry Chapin (1975) a cut from his "Portrait Gallery" Lp. His story songs could be a bit heavy-handed at times but some of them hit the mark. Saw him play at UWSP in college. He could hold an audience. Died too young.
Drift Away-Dobie Gray (1973) has been done by many people but Gray's version was the biggest hit going to number 5. it's a funky little version and the chorus is hard not to singalong with.