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>>Bucks Get Crushed At Houston, Lose Third Straight

(Houston, TX)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks reach the halfway point of their season with a three game losing streak, after getting crushed at Houston 111-92 on Wednesday night. The Rockets outscored the Bucks 30-12 in the second quarter to go up by 13 at the half. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored eight straight points for Milwaukee in the third period to put the Bucks within five — but Houston regained control with a pair of three pointers, and the Rockets had a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Antetokounmpo had 32 points and eleven rebounds, while the Rockets got 38 points from M-V-P candidate James Harden and 25 from Eric Gordon off the bench as Houston ended a two game losing streak — and former Badger Sam Dekker added five points for the Rockets. The Bucks’ loss drops them to 20-21, and they’ll host Orlando tomorrow (Friday) night.

 

>>National Record Conference Win Streak Ends For Saint Norbert

(Ripon, WI)  —  Saint Norbert of De Pere has ended its national record 72 game men’s basketball winning streak against conference opponents. The Green Knights, who are ranked seventh in the N-C-A-A’s Division Three, lost at Ripon College Wednesday night 81-55. The Red Hawks went up 8-0 and never looked back, as Saint Norbert was outshot 55-to-35-percent. Ty Sabin had 33 points and nine rebounds for Ripon, while Ben Bobinski led the Green Knights with 14 — and both teams are now 8-1 in the Midwest Conference. Saint Norbert broke an N-C-A-A Division Three record late last season by winning 62 straight games against Midwest Conference opponents — a streak that began in February of 2013 — and along the way, the Green Knights became the first Midwest team in 64 years to post undefeated seasons in conference play, going 18-0 from the fall of 2013 through the end of 2015.

 

>>Packers Remain Confident As Receiver Injuries Build Up

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers remains confident as injuries pile up in Green Bay’s receiving corps in the days before Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game at Atlanta. Jordy Nelson caught some soft passes at practice Wednesday but could do little else as he deals with two broken ribs. Davante Adams won’t practice until at least Saturday with an ankle injury from last week’s win at Dallas — and Rodgers says the Packers have won before without both players. Also, rookie wideout Geronimo Allison missed practice Wednesday with an injured left hamstring — and he’s not sure if he could return to practice today (Thursday). On defense, safety Morgan Burnett missed practice with his quad injury suffered against the Cowboys, and corner Quinten Rollins is said to be getting close to being cleared from the N-F-L’s concussion protocol.

 

>>Packers Add Experience To Practice Squad

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers have added a more experienced defensive back to their practice squad. The team this week signed former Carolina corner Bene Benwikere (ben-ay ben-wick’-er-ee), and he takes the place of practice squad corner Keith Baxter who was let go. Benwikere is a third year pro who started 14 regular season games and two playoff contests for the Panthers before they cut him in early October. He later spent time on the Miami Dolphins’ roster and practice squad. He had two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 21 pass breakups in his two plus seasons with Carolina.

 

>>Former Brewer Hoffman Falls Short Of Making Hall Of Fame

(Undated) — Former Milwaukee Brewers’ closer Trevor Hoffman falls just short of making baseball’s Hall of Fame. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez all got the required 75-percent of votes from the writers’ association — while Hoffman was next on the list, five votes short. Hoffman pitched for 16 years with the San Diego Padres before spending his final two seasons in Milwaukee where he had 47 of his 601 career saves. The Brewers saw plenty of Bagwell when the Astros were in the National League Central division — and in his 15 year career, he was the only first baseman to have two seasons with 30 homers and 30 stolen bases while winning both the N-L’s Rookie of the Year and M-V-P awards. The players will be inducted at Cooperstown July 30th along with former Brewers’ owner and longtime commissioner Bud Selig, who was elected last month as an executive in the the game’s current era.

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>>Men’s Hoops: Badgers Avoid Upset, UWM Falls At Illinois Chicago

(Undated)  —  Bronson Koenig scores ten straight points for Wisconsin in the final minutes, as the 17th ranked Badger men beat unranked Michigan 68-64 in Madison. Koenig’s personal run covered more than two minutes and included a pair of three pointers — and he led Wisconsin with 16 points on the night. The victory was the 17th for the Badgers in their last 19 games against Michigan, and it moved them into a first place tie with Maryland in the Big Ten — both at 4-1 in conference play, with the Badgers now at 15-3 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Milwaukee men lost at Illinois Chicago 71-57 as the Flames pulled away in the second half. Bryce Nze (en’zee) made ten of 12 shots from the floor to lead the Panthers with 22 points, as U-W-M dropped to 1-5 in the Horizon League and 5-14 overall.

 

>>Report: Packers’ Nelson Has “Small” Chance To Play Sunday

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers will start practicing today (Wednesday) for Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game at Atlanta, and they’ll most likely have to go without Jordy Nelson for a second straight week. E-S-P-N says the Packers’ top receiver has only a small chance to return against the Falcons, after suffering broken ribs January eighth in a Wild Card game. But even without Nelson, the Packers appear to be much healthier than on October 30th, when they lost at Atlanta 33-30. Tight end Jared Cook, who caught the improbable pass that set up the Packers’ game winning field goal at Dallas last week, missed the first Atlanta game with a high ankle sprain. And the Packers did not have receiver Randall Cobb or running back Ty Montgomery that day, either.

 

>>Bucks To Reach Season’s Halfway Point In Playoff Contention

(Houston, TX)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks will reach the halfway mark of their season tonight (Wednesday), when they play the Rockets in Houston. For now, the Bucks are in playoff contention with a 20-20 record as they hold the seventh of eighth postseason slots in the N-B-A’s Eastern Conference — and Charlotte and Chicago share the final spot, both one half game behind the Bucks. Milwaukee has dropped two straight and three of its last five after losing at home by nine to Philadelphia on Monday. But they did score an upset at San Antonio last week, and coach Jason Kidd says the Bucks need to improve their defense, especially beyond the arc. Milwaukee has given up a total of 27 three point shots in their losses to Philadelphia, and at Atlanta last Sunday.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: No. 25 UWGB Wins Eighth Straight, UWM Gets Easy Win

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women have extended their winning streak to eight games with a 56-35 home rout of Valparaiso on Tuesday night. The Phoenix outscored Valpo 22-2 in the paint, and Green Bay’s bench had a 22-4 scoring edge, as Jen Wellnitz scored 15 to help the Phoenix improve to 7-0 in the Horizon League and 16-2 overall. Earlier in the day, Green Bay picked up its first national ranking of the season, with the Number 25 spot in the coaches’ poll — and they’re just one place away from the Top 25 in the media poll. Meanwhile, U-W Milwaukee went up by double digits in the first quarter and never looked back as they crushed Illinois Chicago at home, 83-55. Eleven players scored for the Panthers, led by Jenny Lindner with 17, as U-W-M improved to 5-2 in the Horizon League and 13-5 overall.

 

>>AHL Hockey: Admirals Blank Charlotte

(Charlotte, NC)  —  Milwaukee goaltender Marek Mazanec earns his first shutout of the season, as the Admirals won at Charlotte 3-0. Mazanec had 20 saves, as the Admirals snapped a four game losing streak — avoiding five straight regulation losses for the first time in five years. Mazanec now has nine career shutouts, moving him into a tie for fourth on the all time list in Milwaukee’s American Hockey League history. Derek Army, Matt White, and Trevor Murphy scored for the Admirals, who will close out their two game series at Charlotte tonight (Wednesday).

 

>>Women’s Pro Golf: LPGA Senior Tour Announces Wisconsin Stop

(Undated)  —  A third major women’s pro golf tournament is being planned for Wisconsin this year. The L-P-G-A said Tuesday that its senior Legends Tour would make a stop at Lake Geneva, with the Red Nose Day/Walgreens Charity Championship on May 17th through 21st at the Geneva National Resort. Sixty L-P-G-A seniors will play for a total purse of 300-thousand dollars — and it’s not a new event, as the circuit is moving it from Delray Beach, Florida. Madison golfers Sherri Steinhauer and Becky Iverson are part of the tour, as is Sheboygan native Martha Nause. Wisconsin has two other women’s golf tourneys this year — the inaugural Thornberry Creek Classic near Green Bay July sixth through ninth, and the Symetra developmental tour’s P-H-C Classic at Brown Deer Park August 19th through 21st.

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>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

Print Friendly>>Packers Could Have Up To Ten Players Miss A Practice This Week

(Green Bay, WI) — As many as ten players could miss at least one practice this week, as the Green Bay Packers get ready to play at Atlanta in Sunday’s N-F-C Championship Game. Coach Mike McCarthy says he has no idea if receiver Jordy Nelson will take the field tomorrow (Wednesday) during the Packers’ first full fledged practice of the week. And there are question marks about safety Morgan Burnett, receiver Davante Adams, and offensive linemen David Bahktiari and Bryan Bulaga — all of whom were hurt in Sunday’s divisional round victory at Dallas. McCarthy said everything was positive as of Monday, and in the coach’s words, “We’ll see how it goes.” McCarthy changed his weekday routine more than one month ago, giving the walking wounded more time to rest and rehabilitate — and he says it’s been a general trend throughout the N-F-L compared to five to eight years ago.

 

>>Bucks Fade In Second Half Again, Lose To Sixers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks continue to struggle in the second half of games, as they showed in a 113-104 home loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day. The Bucks blew an eight point halftime lead when the 76ers scored 67 points to Milwaukee’s 50 in the final two periods. Philly stepped up a three point barrage after the intermission as it made 14 shots from beyond the arc to Milwaukee’s five — and it was the seventh straight game in which the Bucks gave up at least ten threes. Joel Embiid had 22 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocked shots to lead Philadelphia — and former Buck Ersan Ilyasova added 12 points as the Sixers won their fourth game in their last five. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each scored 23 for Milwaukee, which dropped back to .500 at 20-20 and will play at Houston tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

 

>>Men’s D1 Hoops: Marquette Falls, UWGB Ends Seven Game Win Streak

(Undated)  —  The Butler men’s basketball team shoots 70-percent in the second half to beat Marquette Monday, 88-80 in Indianapolis. The Golden Eagles blew a 16 point lead at the break, giving up 24 points in the paint in the final 20 minutes. It was the fourth time in five games that Butler came back from a halftime deficit to win — and freshman Markus Howard scored a game high 26 for Marquette, which fell to 3-3 in the Big East and 12-6 overall. In the Horizon League, the U-W Green Bay men snapped a seven game winning streak after getting crushed at Valparaiso, 80-56. The Crusaders pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half, as Jamar Hurdle scored eleven points for a Green Bay squad that shot just 31-percent in falling to 5-1 in the conference and 11-7 overall.

 

>>Women’s D1 Hoops: Turnovers Hurt UW In Loss At Penn State

(University Park, PA) — The Wisconsin women commit 25 turnovers to Penn State’s six, as the Badgers got crushed on the Lady Lions’ home floor, 76-46 on Monday night. Penn State took a ten point lead at the half with the help of a late 8-2 run, and the Lions put the game away by outscoring the U-W 22-8 in the third quarter. Lindsey Spann scored 17 for Penn State, which outshot the Badgers 41-31 percent in improving to 2-4 in the Big Ten and 12-6 overall. Cayla McMorris had 13 points for Wisconsin, which has yet to win a Big Ten game in five tries and is now 5-13 overall.

 

>>Division II Hoops: Parkside Men Win 15th Straight

(Romeoville, IL)  —  In Division Two basketball, the U-W Parkside men have won 15 straight after a 71-66 victory at Lewis on Monday in Romeoville, Illinois. Miles Simelton put Lewis up by one by making a pair of free throws with 83 seconds left – and then Chavares Flanigan put Parkside in the lead for good by making a layup with 69 seconds to play. He then made four free throws to seal the victory and improve the Rangers to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Parkside will try to tie a school record for its longest winning streak on Thursday, when they go for 16 straight in a conference game at Southern Indiana.

 

>>D3 Hoops Polls: River Falls Men Make National Top Five

(Undated)  —  The U-W River Falls men make the national Top Five. The Falcons moved up two places to fifth in this week’s Division Three basketball poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. River Falls is 14-1 overall with a 12 game winning streak, and they have not lost since November 19th to Hope College of Michigan. Saint Norbert jumped two spots to Number Seven in the men’s poll, while U-W Eau Claire fell two spots to 12th and Whitewater went down four places to 25th — and Babson remains at Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, Oshkosh makes the Top Ten, jumping three spots to tenth — and Whitewater rose one spot to 20th, with Tufts still the women’s Number One.

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>>Packers Advance To NFC Title Game With Upset At Dallas

(Arlington, TX)  —  The Green Bay Packers advance to their fourth N-F-C Championship Game in coach Mike McCarthy’s eleven seasons, with a gut wrenching 34-31 divisional round victory at Dallas. The Packers blew a 21-3 lead — and with the score tied at 31, Aaron Rodgers threw a 36-yard sideline pass to Jared Cook with 12 seconds left in which Cook barely kept his feet inbounds, and then Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired. It was McCarthy’s tenth postseason win, as he passed Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren on Green Bay’s all time list with nine — and the Packers are now play at Atlanta next Sunday. Rodgers completed 28 of 43 passes for 356, two touchdowns, and his first interception in 319 pass attempts, and Cook had six catches for 104 yards while Ty Montgomery led the Green Bay rushing corps with 47 yards on eleven carries. The Cowboys’ two rookie stars led the way, as Ezekiel Elliott ran for 125 yards and Dak Prescott threw for 302 yards, three scores, and one pick — and Dallas lost for the fifth straight time in the divisional round while continuing a 21-year N-F-C title game drought.

 

>>Packers’ Defense Loses Burnett

(Arlington, TX)  —  In the end, it appeared that Micah Hyde and rookie LaDarius Gunter were the only ones making plays for a Green Bay secondary that suffered another key injury. Safety Morgan Burnett injured a quad muscle in the first half at Dallas, losing their most versatile veteran who expanded his territory into the linebacking corps in recent games. Gunter, meanwhile, was again put on the opponents’ top receiver — and the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant had a field day with 132 yards and nine catches with two scores. Rookie Kentrell Brice had an interception go through his hands in the second half, bringing back memories of Hyde’s missed I-N-T on San Francisco’s final winning drive in the Wild Card round three years ago — but Hyde atoned for that playoff mistake with a key second half pick against the Cowboys, plus one sack earlier in the game. Brice was the Packers’ leading tackler with six — and linebacker Nick Perry also had a sack, while the Dallas defense sacked Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers three times.

 

>>Tornado Warning Holds Up Packers’ Departure

(Arlington, TX)  —  A tornado warning kept the Packers from leaving A-T-and-T Stadium for more than one hour after they were planning to leave Sunday night. A number of fans, some of the Cowboys, and all of Green Bay’s traveling group were held up before the National Weather Service finally issued an “all clear” about nine p-m, two hours after the game ended. And even then, forecasters warned of 60 mile per hour winds as storms kept rumbling through. Fans stayed in seats and wandered around as the stadium’s giant video board read, “Severe Weather, Please Take Shelter” — and while people were waiting to leave, the Sunday night A-F-C game was shown on the big screen in which Pittsburgh edged Kansas City 18-16.

 

>>Bucks Lose At Atlanta, Former Buck Dunleavy Scores 20

(Atlanta, GA) — Former Milwaukee Buck Mike Dunleavy scores 20 points off the bench against his old team, as the Bucks lost at Atlanta on Sunday 111-98. The Hawks made 13 of 26 shots from three point range, and Dunleavy made four of five from beyond the arc while Kent Bazemore lead Atlanta with 24 points that included four treys. Milwaukee trailed by five going into the fourth quarter, when the Hawks outscored the Bucks by eight. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 for Bucks, while Dunleavy was playing in only his second game for Atlanta since being traded from Cleveland in the deal that sent Kyle Korver to the Cavaliers. The Bucks remain above .500 at 20-19, and they’ll host Philadelphia in a Martin Luther King Day matinee that begins at 2:30.

 

>>College Men’s Hoops: Marquette Plays King Day Matinee At Butler

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Marquette men’s basketball team plays at 12th ranked Butler today (Monday). Tip off is at eleven a-m in the first game of a King Day marathon on the F-S One cable channel. The Golden Eagles are 3-2 in the Big East and 12-5 overall, after they crushed DePaul by 25 points at home on Saturday, when they hit 12 three pointers in the first half and Andrew Rowsey led Marquette with 24 points. Butler is 4-2 in the conference and 15-3 overall, and is coming off a five point home win against Xavier — and guard Kamar Baldwin led the Bulldogs with 21 points. Tonight, the U-W Green Bay men play at Butler.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: Marquette Shoots 56-Percent In Rout Of Butler

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Marquette women shoot 56-percent in a 91-53 home rout of Butler on Sunday. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 12-2 lead, led by 19 at the half, and were up by 40 with about one minute remaining. Sydney Buck scored nine points for Butler, which shot only 30-percent in falling to 2-5 in the Big East and 5-13 overall. Allazia Blockton had 20 points for Marquette, which made 12 of 25 from three point range in improving to 6-2 in the conference and 15-4 overall. In women’s basketball tonight (Monday), Wisconsin plays at Penn State.

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>>Badger Men Dominate In Home Rout Of Ohio State

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin men’s basketball team jumps out to an 18 point halftime lead and rolls to an 89-66 home rout of Ohio State on Thursday night. The 18th ranked Badgers led by double digits midway through the first half, and the Buckeyes never got close after that as they dropped to 0-4 in Big Ten Conference play. Bronson Koenig scored 21 points, Nigel Hayes added 15, and Ethan Happ had eleven rebounds as the U-W outshot Ohio State 49-to-39-percent and outrebounded the Buckeyes 44-30. Four Ohio State starters scored in double figures, led by JaQuan Lyle with 13, as the Buckeyes dropped to 10-7 overall. The Badgers improved to 3-1 in conference play and 14-3 overall.

 

>>Packers: Janis Returns, Expects To Be “About 100 Percent” For Sunday

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers’ receiver Jeff Janis expects to be “about 100-percent” for Sunday’s N-F-C divisional playoff contest at Dallas. Janis bruised a thigh on the opening kickoff of the second half in last Sunday’s Wild Card home win against the New York Giants, and he returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. The Packers held their Thursday workout inside the Don Hutson Center, and corner Quinten Rollins returned as he got closer to making it through the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Linebacker Jayrone Elliott sat out with a hand injury and center J-C Tretter, receiver Jordy Nelson, and running back James Starks were all out. The Packers take a seven game winning streak into their Sunday contest against the top seeded Cowboys.

 

>>Badger Football: Defensive Chief Interviews With Cal

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst might have to look for his third defensive coordinator in three years. Media reports say Justin Wilcox interviewed this week for the head coaching vacancy at California — and he and interim coach Jake Spavital were among at least two finalists. The Golden Bears are looking to replace Sonny Dykes, who was let go last weekend. The 40-year-old Wilcox spent three seasons as Cal’s linebacker coach, ending in 2005. He led the U-W to the nation’s fourth stingiest scoring defense this past season, giving up fewer than 16 points per game while allowing just 301 total yards per contest — which is ranked seventh among B-C-S teams.

 

>>NBA All Star Voting Update: Giannis Remains Second

(New York, NY)  —  Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Giannis Antetokounmpo still ranks second in the fan voting among Eastern Conference frontcourt players, as the second round of N-B-A All Star voting has been announced. Antetokounmpo had 963-thousand votes, trailing only LeBron James of Cleveland — and Giannis leads third place Kevin Love of the Cavaliers by almost 500-thousand votes while Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker is ninth among the East frontcourt players. Fans only account for half the voting in determinining this year’s starters, while players and the media decide the other half — and this year’s fan voting ends late Monday night. Starters will be announced next Thursday for the N-B-A All Star Game, to be played February 19th in New Orleans. The Bucks take a 19-18 record into their home contest against Miami tonight (Friday).

 

>>Horizon Men’s Hoops: Green Bay Wins Seventh Straight, UWM Wins

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay men extend their winning streak to seven games with a 78-61 home victory against Wright State. The Phoenix went on a 12-0 to lead by nine in the first half, and they never trailed after that as they improved to 5-0 in the Horizon League and 11-6 overall. Green Bay tied a school record with 14 three point shots, four more than they made inside the arc — and Charles Cooper led the Phoenix with 16 points. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee men earned their first conference win in four tries, 68-58 at home against Northern Kentucky. Brock Stull scored a game high 18 points for U-W-M, which is now 1-3 in the Horizon League and 5-12 overall.

 

>>PGA Golf: Madison’s Kelly Tied For 94th In Honolulu

(Honolulu, HI)  —  Jerry Kelly of Madison is tied for 94th place going into today’s (Friday’s) second round of the Sony Open golf tournament in Honolulu. Kelly shot an even par 70 on Thursday, eleven shots behind first place Justin Thomas who shot a 59. Kelly is the only Wisconsin golfer in the P-G-A’s first full field tournament of 2017 at Waialae Country Club in Hawaii’s capital city.

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>>Packers’ Defense To Key On Elliott, Prescott

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay defense will have its hands full on Sunday trying to control a pair of rookies for the Dallas Cowboys in their N-F-C divisional playoff contest. Dak Prescott seeks to become the first rookie quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl. And running back Ezekiel Elliott will try for a second straight time to tear apart the Packers’ defense after rushing for 157 yards in a 30-16 Cowboys’ victory at Lambeau Field in mid October. Elliott, who escaped injury Wednesday after getting into a rear end traffic crash, had his second highest rushing yards in that game on his way to 16-hundred-31 yards for the season. Dallas takes a 13-3 record and two weeks of rest into Sunday’s contest in Arlington, Texas — while the Packers have the momentum of a seven game winning streak following their Wild Card home rout of the New York Giants.

 

>>After Marijuana Arrest, Packers’ Allison Vows To Keep Mind On Game

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers’ rookie receiver Geronimo Allison insists the news of his recent marijuana possession charge is not a distraction. The State Patrol says an officer smelled pot in the player’s vehicle when it was stopped for speeding in Manitowoc County in September — but while he paid a 200-dollar speeding fine, the criminal charge was not filed until a couple weeks ago and was not publicized until Wednesday. Allison expects to get a lot of snaps Sunday in the Packers’ divisional playoff game at Dallas, and that’s what he says he’s keying on. In the last three games, quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw to Allison nine times for 165 yards and a touchdown. With Jordy Nelson out with reported broken ribs, Allison says he’ll get a big opportunity against the Cowboys — and he’ll try to make the most of it.

 

>>Men’s Hoops: Marquette Blows Late Lead, Beats Seton Hall In OT

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Marquette men’s basketball team blows a seven point lead with 46 seconds left in regulation, but comes back to beat Seton Hall in overtime, 89-86 in Milwaukee. The Pirates’ Khadeen Carrington hit a three pointer and a jump shot to send the game to O-T — and then Katin Reinhardt made four free throws in the final 29 seconds of the extra period to help Marquette even its Big East record at 2-2. Desi Rodriguez scored a career high 30 points for Seton Hall, which lost despite a 54-33 rebounding edge. Carrington fouled out early in the O-T after scoring 22, as the Pirates fell to 2-2 in the conference and 12-4 overall. Freshman Markus Howard scored 22 for the Golden Eagles, who avenged a close New Year’s Day loss to Seton Hall and are now 11-5 overall.

 

>>Badger Men Host Struggling Ohio State

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin men’s basketball team hosts a struggling Ohio State tonight (Thursday). The Buckeyes have yet to win a Big Ten game in three tries, while the 18th ranked Badgers seek to recover from an eleven point loss at Purdue on Sunday. U-W senior forward Vitto Brown says he been learning from that defeat, in which failed to score in 12 minutes while committing four fouls and two turnovers. Guard Bronson Koenig says the Badgers need to be more aggressive on offense, if they hope to improve on their 2-1 Big Ten Conference record and 13-3 overall mark. Ohio State is 10-6 overall. In the Horizon League tonight (Thursday), the U-W Milwaukee men host Northern Kentucky while the Green Bay men entertain Wright State.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: Green Bay Wins Sixth Straight; UWM, Badgers Lose

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women have a six game winning streak after edging Detroit Mercy at home, 60-55 on Wednesday night. The Phoenix led by 14 at the half, but Detroit got to within five with three minutes left — and Green Bay hung on to improve to 5-0 in the Horizon League and 14-2 overall. Mehryn Kraker scored 14 for the Phoenix, who handed Detroit its first conference loss. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women dropped to 3-2 in Horizon League play after losing at home to Oakland 75-73 as Jenny Lindner scored 21 for the Panthers. In the Big Ten, Purdue used a 12-0 third quarter run to beat Wisconsin, 79-57 in Madison despite a 41-32 rebounding edge for the Badgers.

 

>>AHL Hockey: Admirals Lack Offense In Loss At Chicago

(Rosemont, IL)  —  In hockey, the Milwaukee Admirals have lost five straight games to Chicago after falling 2-1 Wednesday night in Rosemont, Illinois. Morgan Ellis scored the game winning goal midway through the third period, while Phoenix Copley had 35 saves for the Wolves — who now lead in points against Milwaukee 12-7 for the season. Vladislav Kamenev scored Milwaukee’s only goal with 35 seconds remaining, as the Admirals lost their third straight overall.

Print Friendly>>Packers’ Defense To Key On Elliott, Prescott

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay defense will have its hands full on Sunday trying to control a pair of rookies for the Dallas Cowboys in their N-F-C divisional playoff contest. Dak Prescott seeks to become the first rookie quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl. And running back Ezekiel Elliott will try for a second straight time to tear apart the Packers’ defense after rushing for 157 yards in a 30-16 Cowboys’ victory at Lambeau Field in mid October. Elliott, who escaped injury Wednesday after getting into a rear end traffic crash, had his second highest rushing yards in that game on his way to 16-hundred-31 yards for the season. Dallas takes a 13-3 record and two weeks of rest into Sunday’s contest in Arlington, Texas — while the Packers have the momentum of a seven game winning streak following their Wild Card home rout of the New York Giants.

 

>>After Marijuana Arrest, Packers’ Allison Vows To Keep Mind On Game

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers’ rookie receiver Geronimo Allison insists the news of his recent marijuana possession charge is not a distraction. The State Patrol says an officer smelled pot in the player’s vehicle when it was stopped for speeding in Manitowoc County in September — but while he paid a 200-dollar speeding fine, the criminal charge was not filed until a couple weeks ago and was not publicized until Wednesday. Allison expects to get a lot of snaps Sunday in the Packers’ divisional playoff game at Dallas, and that’s what he says he’s keying on. In the last three games, quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw to Allison nine times for 165 yards and a touchdown. With Jordy Nelson out with reported broken ribs, Allison says he’ll get a big opportunity against the Cowboys — and he’ll try to make the most of it.

 

>>Men’s Hoops: Marquette Blows Late Lead, Beats Seton Hall In OT

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Marquette men’s basketball team blows a seven point lead with 46 seconds left in regulation, but comes back to beat Seton Hall in overtime, 89-86 in Milwaukee. The Pirates’ Khadeen Carrington hit a three pointer and a jump shot to send the game to O-T — and then Katin Reinhardt made four free throws in the final 29 seconds of the extra period to help Marquette even its Big East record at 2-2. Desi Rodriguez scored a career high 30 points for Seton Hall, which lost despite a 54-33 rebounding edge. Carrington fouled out early in the O-T after scoring 22, as the Pirates fell to 2-2 in the conference and 12-4 overall. Freshman Markus Howard scored 22 for the Golden Eagles, who avenged a close New Year’s Day loss to Seton Hall and are now 11-5 overall.

 

>>Badger Men Host Struggling Ohio State

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin men’s basketball team hosts a struggling Ohio State tonight (Thursday). The Buckeyes have yet to win a Big Ten game in three tries, while the 18th ranked Badgers seek to recover from an eleven point loss at Purdue on Sunday. U-W senior forward Vitto Brown says he been learning from that defeat, in which failed to score in 12 minutes while committing four fouls and two turnovers. Guard Bronson Koenig says the Badgers need to be more aggressive on offense, if they hope to improve on their 2-1 Big Ten Conference record and 13-3 overall mark. Ohio State is 10-6 overall. In the Horizon League tonight (Thursday), the U-W Milwaukee men host Northern Kentucky while the Green Bay men entertain Wright State.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: Green Bay Wins Sixth Straight; UWM, Badgers Lose

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women have a six game winning streak after edging Detroit Mercy at home, 60-55 on Wednesday night. The Phoenix led by 14 at the half, but Detroit got to within five with three minutes left — and Green Bay hung on to improve to 5-0 in the Horizon League and 14-2 overall. Mehryn Kraker scored 14 for the Phoenix, who handed Detroit its first conference loss. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women dropped to 3-2 in Horizon League play after losing at home to Oakland 75-73 as Jenny Lindner scored 21 for the Panthers. In the Big Ten, Purdue used a 12-0 third quarter run to beat Wisconsin, 79-57 in Madison despite a 41-32 rebounding edge for the Badgers.

 

>>AHL Hockey: Admirals Lack Offense In Loss At Chicago

(Rosemont, IL)  —  In hockey, the Milwaukee Admirals have lost five straight games to Chicago after falling 2-1 Wednesday night in Rosemont, Illinois. Morgan Ellis scored the game winning goal midway through the third period, while Phoenix Copley had 35 saves for the Wolves — who now lead in points against Milwaukee 12-7 for the season. Vladislav Kamenev scored Milwaukee’s only goal with 35 seconds remaining, as the Admirals lost their third straight overall.

Print Friendly>>Packers’ Defense To Key On Elliott, Prescott

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay defense will have its hands full on Sunday trying to control a pair of rookies for the Dallas Cowboys in their N-F-C divisional playoff contest. Dak Prescott seeks to become the first rookie quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl. And running back Ezekiel Elliott will try for a second straight time to tear apart the Packers’ defense after rushing for 157 yards in a 30-16 Cowboys’ victory at Lambeau Field in mid October. Elliott, who escaped injury Wednesday after getting into a rear end traffic crash, had his second highest rushing yards in that game on his way to 16-hundred-31 yards for the season. Dallas takes a 13-3 record and two weeks of rest into Sunday’s contest in Arlington, Texas — while the Packers have the momentum of a seven game winning streak following their Wild Card home rout of the New York Giants.

 

>>After Marijuana Arrest, Packers’ Allison Vows To Keep Mind On Game

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers’ rookie receiver Geronimo Allison insists the news of his recent marijuana possession charge is not a distraction. The State Patrol says an officer smelled pot in the player’s vehicle when it was stopped for speeding in Manitowoc County in September — but while he paid a 200-dollar speeding fine, the criminal charge was not filed until a couple weeks ago and was not publicized until Wednesday. Allison expects to get a lot of snaps Sunday in the Packers’ divisional playoff game at Dallas, and that’s what he says he’s keying on. In the last three games, quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw to Allison nine times for 165 yards and a touchdown. With Jordy Nelson out with reported broken ribs, Allison says he’ll get a big opportunity against the Cowboys — and he’ll try to make the most of it.

 

>>Men’s Hoops: Marquette Blows Late Lead, Beats Seton Hall In OT

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Marquette men’s basketball team blows a seven point lead with 46 seconds left in regulation, but comes back to beat Seton Hall in overtime, 89-86 in Milwaukee. The Pirates’ Khadeen Carrington hit a three pointer and a jump shot to send the game to O-T — and then Katin Reinhardt made four free throws in the final 29 seconds of the extra period to help Marquette even its Big East record at 2-2. Desi Rodriguez scored a career high 30 points for Seton Hall, which lost despite a 54-33 rebounding edge. Carrington fouled out early in the O-T after scoring 22, as the Pirates fell to 2-2 in the conference and 12-4 overall. Freshman Markus Howard scored 22 for the Golden Eagles, who avenged a close New Year’s Day loss to Seton Hall and are now 11-5 overall.

 

>>Badger Men Host Struggling Ohio State

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin men’s basketball team hosts a struggling Ohio State tonight (Thursday). The Buckeyes have yet to win a Big Ten game in three tries, while the 18th ranked Badgers seek to recover from an eleven point loss at Purdue on Sunday. U-W senior forward Vitto Brown says he been learning from that defeat, in which failed to score in 12 minutes while committing four fouls and two turnovers. Guard Bronson Koenig says the Badgers need to be more aggressive on offense, if they hope to improve on their 2-1 Big Ten Conference record and 13-3 overall mark. Ohio State is 10-6 overall. In the Horizon League tonight (Thursday), the U-W Milwaukee men host Northern Kentucky while the Green Bay men entertain Wright State.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: Green Bay Wins Sixth Straight; UWM, Badgers Lose

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women have a six game winning streak after edging Detroit Mercy at home, 60-55 on Wednesday night. The Phoenix led by 14 at the half, but Detroit got to within five with three minutes left — and Green Bay hung on to improve to 5-0 in the Horizon League and 14-2 overall. Mehryn Kraker scored 14 for the Phoenix, who handed Detroit its first conference loss. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women dropped to 3-2 in Horizon League play after losing at home to Oakland 75-73 as Jenny Lindner scored 21 for the Panthers. In the Big Ten, Purdue used a 12-0 third quarter run to beat Wisconsin, 79-57 in Madison despite a 41-32 rebounding edge for the Badgers.

 

>>AHL Hockey: Admirals Lack Offense In Loss At Chicago

(Rosemont, IL)  —  In hockey, the Milwaukee Admirals have lost five straight games to Chicago after falling 2-1 Wednesday night in Rosemont, Illinois. Morgan Ellis scored the game winning goal midway through the third period, while Phoenix Copley had 35 saves for the Wolves — who now lead in points against Milwaukee 12-7 for the season. Vladislav Kamenev scored Milwaukee’s only goal with 35 seconds remaining, as the Admirals lost their third straight overall.

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>>Bucks End Nine Straight Losses At San Antonio

(San Antonio, TX) — The Milwaukee Bucks have ended nine straight losses at San Antonio with a 109-107 win against the Spurs on Tuesday night. Malcolm Brogdon hit a three pointer with 68 seconds left to put Milwaukee in front for good — and after he missed a free throw with seven seconds to go, Manu Ginobili missed a three point attempt at the buzzer that would have given the Spurs the victory. Kawhi Leonard scored 30 for San Antonio, which ended a four game winning streak and lost for just the third time in its last 16 outings. Giannis Antetokounmpo started, but he only played nine scoreless minutes as he recovers from a virus — and Michael Beasley had most of Giannis’ normal scoring with 28 points off the bench. The Bucks snapped a two game losing streak and won their annual contest at San Antonio for the first time since 2008 — and they’ll host Miami on Friday night.

 

>>Packers Surge On Special Teams

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers start practicing today (Wednesday) for their N-F-C divisional playoff contest at Dallas on Sunday. Among other things, the Packers hope to continue the solid special teams’ performance it had against the New York Giants in last Sunday’s Wild Card victory. Green Bay started six drives beyond their own 40 yard line, while the Giants only had one such drive. Jeff Janis had his longest kickoff return of the season with a 33 yard scamper — and as a gunner on punts, Janis helped limit Pro Bowl specialist Dwayne Harris to just four yards on three returns. Also, Green Bay punter Jacob Schum had three kicks land inside the Giants’ 12 yard line — and he netted 41-point-two yards for six punts.

 

>>Packers’ Allison Faces Marijuana Possession Charge

(Manitowoc, WI)  —  Packers’ rookie receiver Geronimo Allison is due in court January 23rd on a criminal misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana. Reports say the 22-year-old Allison was stopped last September fourth for going 81 miles per hour in a 70 zone on Interstate-43 near Francis Creek — and a State Patrol officer smelled marijuana in Allison’s rental car. Prosecutors say Allison denied smoking pot and claimed that others were doing it the night before, but the officer later found two cigars next to the driver’s seat that tested positive for marijuana. Online court records show that Allison paid 200-dollars for his speeding ticket, and Manitowoc County prosecutors did not file the marijuana charge until December 15th. Allison has 13 catches for 210 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games, including the Pack’s home Wild Card win last Sunday.

 

>>Men’s Hoops: UW Green Bay Wins Sixth Straight

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The U-W Green Bay men’s basketball team has a six game winning streak after beating Northern Kentucky at home Tuesday night, 80-71. The Norse led by ten at the break, but Green Bay shot 62-percent in the second half while outscoring Northern Kentucky by 19 in the final 20 minutes. Also, the Phoenix defense had 12 steals and ten blocked shots for the game, and Kenneth Lowe led the second half comeback with eleven points and three blocks during that stretch. Jamar Hurdle scored 15 for Green Bay, which is now 4-0 in the Horizon League and 10-6 overall — and Drew McDonald, the reigning conference player of the week, had 23 points and 12 rebounds for Northern Kentucky, which is now 3-2 in the Horizon and 12-6 overall. Tonight (Wednesday), the Marquette men host Seton Hall.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: Marquette Hangs On To Beat Seton Hall

(South Orange, NJ)  —  The Marquette women almost blow a 23 point lead, as they hang on to win at Seton Hall, 83-77. The Pirates ended the third quarter with a 19-4 run — and Marquette’s lead was only four when Erika Davenport made two free throws with 12 seconds left to seal the Golden Eagles’ victory. Claire Lundberg led Seton Hall with 18 points, hitting six of seven from three point range as the Pirates dropped to 1-4 in the Big East and 8-8 overall. Natisha Hiedeman scored 24 points and McKayla Yentz 23 for Marquette, which improved to 4-2 in the conference and 13-4 overall. In Division One women’s basketball tonight (Wednesday), Wisconsin hosts Purdue, U-W Green Bay entertains Detroit, and U-W Milwaukee hosts Oakland.

 

>>AHL Hockey: Admirals Give Up Three Quick Goals In Loss

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Admirals give up three goals in a four minute span to lose at home to Charlotte, 5-1 Tuesday night. Sergey Tolchinsky scored the eventual game winner in the second period — and the Checkers then went on to score three times late in the second stanza and early in the third to put the Admirals away. Justin Florek scored the only goal for Milwaukee, which has now dropped two straight and will play at Chicago tonight (Wednesday).

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>>Report: Packers’ Nelson Has “At Least Two Fractured Ribs”

(Green Bay, WI)  —  N-F-L Network says Green Bay Packers’ receiver Jordy Nelson has “at least two fractured ribs,” and it would take an “incredible effort” for him to play on Sunday at Dallas. Coach Mike McCarthy confirms that Nelson spent Sunday night at a hospital and was back at Lambeau Field Monday — but the coach would not say whether there were internal injuries. McCarthy says Nelson would not practice until at least Friday, and if he cannot work out Saturday he will not play in Sunday’s N-F-C Divisional round game against the Cowboys. Nelson took a hard hit from New York Giants’ corner Leon Hall in the second quarter of Sunday’s 38-13 Packers’ Wild Card rout. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams went on to catch a combined 13 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns in Nelson’s absence.

 

>>Packers News: Pennel Released, Giants Admit Wall Damage

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers have released defensive tackle Mike Pennel as his one week roster exemption expired Monday. The three year pro served a pair of four game suspensions at the start and the end of the regular season for violating the N-F-L’s substance abuse policy — and in between, he played in eight games as a backup. Pennel filed a federal lawsuit in November which alleged that an appeal of his second punishment was not heard properly through the N-F-L’s collective bargaining agreement — but in December, Pennel took a second four game suspension. Meanwhile, New York Giants’ coach Ben McAdoo says his team will take “full responsibility” for a hole punched in a wall outside the Packer grounds’ crew locker room at Lambeau Field after the Giants’ playoff loss Sunday. Reports say receiver Odell Beckham, Junior may have done it after a poor performance against the Pack — and if that’s true, Giants’ G-M Jerry Reese says the team would hold Beckham responsible

 

>>Abbrederis Signs With Detroit

(Allen Park, MI)  —  Former Packers’ receiver Jared Abbrederis has signed a futures’ contract with Detroit. The Lions said Monday that the former Wisconsin Badger from Wautoma joined eight Lions’ practice squad players in signing non guaranteed futures’ deals, which means they’ll get a chance to compete for spots on Detroit’s 53 man roster for next season. Abbrederis spent much of three seasons with Green Bay in which he caught ten passes for 119 yards, plus six catches for another 69 yards in a pair of postseason games last January. The Packers let him go in October.

 

>>Badger Football: Rayczyk Turns Pro, Prep Safety Nelson Commits

(Madison, WI) — Wisconsin left tackle Ryan Ramczyk will give up his senior year of eligibility to join the N-F-L Draft in late April. Many reports project him to be a first round selection. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Ramczyk had surgery last Thursday to fix a torn labrum in one of his hips, and he might miss the N-F-L’s Scouting Combine in late February and early March. Ramczyk started all 14 games in his only season with the Badgers after he transferred from Division Three U-W Stevens Point, and sat out the 2015 season as required by the N-C-A-A’s transfer rules. Meanwhile, Detroit Jesuit High School safety Scott Nelson has given Wisconsin its 16th publicly known verbal commitment to play next fall.

 

>>Bucks To Play At San Antonio, Antetokounmpo Probable

(St. Francis, WI) — The Milwaukee Bucks will play at San Antonio tonight (Tuesday), and Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to play after missing Sunday’s home loss to Washington with an illness. He did not practice Monday, but the Bucks say Antetokounmpo has been upgraded to “probable” for the Spurs’ game — and he has scored at least 20 points in each of his last 14 games, the most by a Milwaukee player since Michael Redd in 2006. The Bucks are 18-18, and they’ll play a hot Spurs team that has a nine game home winning streak and an overall mark of 30-7. Rookie backup forward Davis Bertans scored a season high 21 points for the Spurs in their last game, a 102-85 win against Charlotte which gave San Antonio four straight overall wins and 13 in its last 15. In major college basketball tonight (Tuesday), the U-W Green Bay host Northern Kentucky, and the Marquette women are at Seton Hall.

 

>>D3 Hoops: River Falls Men Jump Into National Top Ten

(Undated) — The U-W River Falls men’s basketball team has jumped into the Top Ten of this week’s national Division Three poll from “D” Three Hoops Dot Com. The Falcons are 12-1 with ten straight wins, including a 60-59 victory last week against Eau Claire — which dropped three spots to Number Ten with a mark of 11-2. Saint Norbert of De Pere gives Wisconsin a third team in the men’s Top Ten, rising three spots to Number Nine. U-W Whitewater fell ten places to 21st after dropping two straight W-I-A-C games to La Crosse and Eau Claire last week — and Babson remains the men’s Number One. In the “D” Three women’s poll, U-W Oshkosh is still 13th, Whitewater remains 21st, and unbeaten Tufts is still at Number One.

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>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

Print Friendly>>Reports: Packers’ Wolf, Gutekunst Interviewed For 49ers GM

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Two Seattle executives could be the next to interview for the vacant San Francisco 49ers’ general manager job. Media reports say Green Bay Packer executives Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst were the first to interview on Thursday — and Seattle personnel chiefs Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer could be the next among eight possibilities to replace fired Niners’ G-M and Fond du Lac County native Trent Baalke. Packers’ G-M Ted Thompson refused to let Wolf interview for a G-M’s post in Detroit last year — and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Thompson’s decision to let Wolf and Gutekunst interview with San Francisco raises new questions about Thompson’s future. He turns 64 next week, he’s been the Pack’s G-M for 12 mostly successful years, his contract runs through the 2018 draft, and he has given no sign of retiring. The Journal Sentinel says team president Mark Murphy may have to decide whether to give the post to longtime Packers’ negotiator Russ Ball, or go outside the organization.

 

>>Only Two Packers Did Not Practice Thursday

(Green Bay, WI) — Only two Green Bay Packers did not practice Thursday, as the team gets ready for its Sunday Wild Card contest against the New York Giants. Running back James Starks and corner Quinten Rollins are still in the N-F-L’s concussion protocol. Receiver Randall Cobb is among eight Packers having limited participation in Thursday’s workout. Still, Cobb practiced for the second straight day after being out since mid December with an ankle injury — and corner Damarious Randall was listed as a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a knee injury from last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis with a back injury.

 

>>Bucks’ Antetokounmpo Second In East All Star Frontcourt Fan Voting

(New York, NY)  —  Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is second in the fan voting for the three starting Eastern Conference frontcourt spots in the N-B-A All Star Game on February 19th in New Orleans. The 22-year-old Antetokounmpo had almost 501-thousand votes, second only to the 595-thousand for LeBron James in the first round of fan votes released Thursday. The Bucks have not had an All Star since 2004 when Michael Redd was a backup, and coach Jason Kidd says he hopes both Giannis and Jabari Parker could make the East squad. Former Bucks center Zaza Pachulia of Golden State also has a starting spot at this point for the West squad, and former Marquette star Dwayne Wade of Chicago a starting post in the East backcourt. For the first time in years, fans do not have a total say in who starts — as votes from players and coaches are also in the mix.

 

>>Women’s Hoops: UWGB, UWM Win; Badgers Drop To 0-2 In B1G

(Undated)  —  The U-W Green Bay women’s basketball team improves to 3-0 in the Horizon League with a 75-36 rout at Valparaiso Thursday night. The Phoenix had runs of 12-1 and 11-0 in the first half to pull away, and Mehryn Kraker scored 22 points for a Green Bay team that improved to 12-2 overall. Meanwhile, the U-W Milwaukee women improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Horizon League play with an 88-65 victory at Illinois Chicago. Sierra Ford Washington had 19 points, as the Panthers had a season high 20 assists. In the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women shot 37-percent in losing at Rutgers 68-52, as the Badgers dropped to 0-2 in league play and 5-10 overall.

 

>>Stevens Point Men’s Hoops Coach Suspended For Season, No Postseason Play

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  U-W Stevens Point will not have men’s basketball coach Bob Semling for the rest of the season, and the Pointers will not play in the W-I-A-C or N-C-A-A Division Three tournaments. That’s after the university announced a second round of punishment Thursday for having organized practices too early in 2011 and 2015. Earlier this fall, U-W Stevens Point limited its preseason practices as the result of an school investigation — and media reports say the N-C-A-A told Stevens Point within the past two weeks that the violations were “major,” and not “secondary” as the school first indicated. Assistant coach Kent Dernbach will run the team for the rest of the season. “D” Three Hoops Dot Com says Point’s actions may have hinged on the N-C-A-A’s ruling against Thomas More of Kentucky — which vacated all women’s basketball wins and the school’s national title from 2014. Bob Semling has won two national crowns in eleven plus years as the Point men’s coach.

 

>>UW’s Kunin, Team USA Win World Junior Hockey Championships

(Montreal, QC)  —  Team U-S-A finishes undefeated and wins the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships. The Americans, captained by Wisconsin’s Luke Kunin, went 7-0 after winning a shootout against Canada which followed a 4-4 tie in Thursday night’s title game in Montreal. Kunin did not figure in the scoring in the finale, but he had two goals and two assists earlier in the tournament.

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