The fall out from the Penn State scandal and NCAA punishment will not only affect the Nittany Lions program but all of the Big Ten teams. Wisconsin's road to the Big Ten football championship game is ceratinly easier. With both Ohio State and Penn State not eligible for post season play, the Badgers only have to deal with Indiana, Illinois & Purdue in their division this season. Also some current Penn State recruits have renounced their commitments and are visiting other schools including Wisconsin. There is a Big Ten rule in place that would have to be changed. The conference passed a rule last year that says a transfer within the conference must sit out one year and also lose a year of eligibility. They may relax that rule in the Penn State case.
The Brewers continue to struggle with their bullpen. K-Rod may have brought something in a trade...but now after 5 blown saves and five losses it probably wont be much.
The Northwoods League all-Star game is tonight in MAdison. Skyler Ewing, Brendan Hayden, Brooks Braga & Jack Fischer are representing the Chucks. The regular season resumes on Thursday.
The American Legion Regional Tournaments begin this week. Here is the schedule for local teams:
AAA Regional in Marshfield begins Wednesday at Jack Hackman Field
2pm- Plover vs Wisconsin Rapids
5pm- RSW vs Stevens Point
8pm- Wausau vs Marshfield
AA Tournament begins Friday at Merrrill
5pm - Antigo vs Rhinelander
7:30pm Minoqua vs Merrill
A Tournament at Nekoosa begins Wednesday
10am Mosinee vs Wittenberg
1pm Green Lake vs Weyawega
4pm Ripon vs Medford
7pm Marathon vs Nekoosa
Tomahawk will play Hayward at Altoona
I'll be taking a few days off for Legion coaching and will return on Monday. have a great week!
Songs of The Day (from my I-Pod)
Jumpin at The Woodside-Count Basie (1939) One of the Count's signature tunes and this version from 1981 really swings
Jumpin, East of Java-Brian Setzer Orchestra (1999) the former Stray Cat keeps big band swing alive and he cooks on this one