The Badger Athletic Dept had a big day on Sunday. It started off with a resounding mens basketball win over Ohio State. Going on an early 18-0 run, Bo Ryan's bunch rolled over the Buckeyes in front of a national TV audience 71-49. Ben Brust continued to be hot with 15 point and 11 boards...Jared Berggren added 15 and Sam Dekker had 13. It was their fifth win over an AP Top 15 team this year and the largest margin of victory vs a ranked opponent since 2009.
The afternoon continued as the women's hockey team beat Minn-Duluth 3-2 on Senior Day at LaBahn Arena. Brianna Decker had two goals including the game winner. With the win they clinched a home game for the WCHA playoffs which begin in 2 weeks. They finish the regular season on the road at Bemidji State this weekend.
And the men's hockey team capped the day with a 3-2 win over Minnesota in the Hockey City Classic on the outdoor rink at Soldier Field in Chicago. Goalie Joel Rumpel came up large with 36 saves and the Badgers scored all three goals in a dominating second period.
History at Daytona yesterday. Danica Patrick became the first woman to grab the pole at Daytona with the fastest qualifying time. Jeff Gordon will join her on the front row this Sunday.
The Pairings are set for the WIAA Girls Basketball tournament. First round matchups include
Wausau East at Hudson
EC North at Wausau West
Marshfield at DC Everest
Appleton East at Wisconsin Rapids
Neenah at Stevens Point
Mosinee at Merrill
Tomahawk at Northland Pines
River Valley at Nekoosa
Rosholt at Pacelli
Tri-County at Iola-Scandanavia
Phillips at Athens
Edgar at Marathon
Pittsville at Stratford
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran at Wabeno
Northland Lutheran at Almond-bancroft
Gresham at Wausau Newman
Granton at Rapids Assumption
Greenwood at Loyal
Marshfield Columbus at Port Edwards
Rib Lake at Owen-Withee
Did any of you catch the Eagles documentary that was on Showtime on Friday & Saturday? If you are a fans of the band or of 70's music in general...you really should check it out...it's filled with great concert footage and behind the scenes stuff.
The basketball season is winding down but I'll be in Wittenberg tonight as the East girls basketball team faces the Chargers. Pre game at 7:15 on Foxsports AM1390 & FM 93.9.
Songs Of The Day (from my I-pod)
Living With War-Neil Young (2006) Neil's musical critique of the Iraq war
Livingston Saturday Night-Jimmy Buffett (1978) a cut from "Son Of A Son of A Sailor" featured in the "radio" movie FM which this is from