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drstre

  • joined Nov 16, 2011
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
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Open Forum - Traveling (not the basketball kind)

Hey everyone. We're stuck in the doldrums of college sports, unfortunately. No football or basketball to keep us entertained. The volleyball team's magical run to the finals is long past,...

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Open Forum - Tourney Time

Well, the first Open Forum went spectacularly! For those of you who stopped by to contribute, I know I said it would start out as once-a-month, but having one dedicated to general discussion...

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Fouls and the Tournament

via media.jrn.com Tourney time is nearly here, and with it looms the question that is probably at the forefront of every mind that follows college basketball: How will fouls affect the...

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Open Forum - Madness in March

So this site is really taking off. I've only been around for about 9 months as a regular, and even in that time I've been able to see the number of comments grow and general reader interaction...

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Home Cookin' - The Fix Is In

via media.fresnobee.com It seems as though every time an away team loses a game, their fans complain about the home cookin' by the refs. It makes sense, we're all inclined to believe that...

Badgers Retain #1 Seed

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The SBNation bracketology hasn't been updated yet, but Joe Lunardi over at ESPN has released an updated bracketology today. Wisconsin slipped a spot in his S curve, but only from #3 to #4, allowing us to retain our #1 seed. He points out in an interview that while Wichita State is trying to make a case to steal that #4 spot, they're only 3-0 against the field while the Badgers are 8-1 and even the loss wasn't enough to knock us down with the cushion we'd built up.

McCaffrey suspended and Iowa fined

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Looks like that tirade had some additional consequences. One game suspension for Fran and a $10,000 fine to the school (which seems an odd way to do it, but maybe that's just how it's got to be done with the rules in the B1G?).

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You Rank 'Em - Round 2

We've escaped the slog of nonconference play undefeated, easily dispatched Northwestern to open B1G play, and finally got rolling after a slow start against Iowa to come away with a win last...

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Start the Tourney Today!

Hoooollllleeeeee cow is it early to start talking about the NCAA tourney. But Lunardi (who appears to have been parked in front of a buffet during the entire college basketball offseason) has...

You Rank 'Em - Basketball Edition

It's still way too early in the basketball season to be trusting some of the metrics that are regularly used later in the year to help with tourney selection. However, there's been a...

Tempo-free foul stats

I've already gotten into it with a number of basketball fans from other B1G teams about the Badgers' foul issues. It seems that basically everyone is convinced that we foul every damn play.

Series Facts

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Fun fact for today with the Battle for the Axe coming up this weekend. We haven't had a lead in the series since 1908. Yep, 1908. In 1922 we managed to get the series close to even (within 2 games) but just couldn't get over the hump, tying the next three games before Minnesota went on a tear during their glory years (you may have heard Gopher fans reminisce about national championships they earned around the time their grandparents were born). Over the next two and a half decades, they ballooned their series lead to it's max: 18 games. After 45 years of back and forth, we've been steadily erasing that lead since 1995. I feel confident heading into this weekend, but that's not good enough. Ten in a row isn't enough for me. We need to make it 11 in a row to get back to even with this series. So come on Bucky. Don't let me down. Another win. Another year closer to taking back the series lead. Ancillary fact: Scoring throughout the series has been remarkably even. The Gophers lead all time with 2100 points to our 2076. One hundred and twenty two meetings (122!) and the total score differential is 24 points. That's crazy.

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BCS Busters and the Badgers

Where we sit It seems awfully unlikely that OSU drops two of their remaining three games. Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan are collectively 13-14 this season, and a more telling 4-11 in B1G play. ...

Illini

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I love the lack of attention that Illinois gets over the last few years. Even though they always seem to play up to Wisconsin and the game is in their house, I can tell that no one cares a lick about Illinois. One article so far this week, and we're all perfectly happy to argue argue about Kohl Center banners or reminisce over a game against OSU in 2010 over even thinking about Illinois. Meanwhile, there are actually more images of Badgers on the front page of The Champaign Room than than there are Illini, at least down through articles spanning back to the weekend. As a resident of Chicago working with more than a few Illini alumni, I take great joy in this.

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...as long as there is a tick on that clock, you've got a chance."

Todd Graham to his team, immediately following the ASU/Wisc game. O.o
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Todd Graham Quote

I really have gotten past the loss this weekend, and think it only needs further discussion if we're somehow otherwise undefeated at the end of the year and all of a sudden look like a team that...

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Kudos on the win, ASU

There's been plenty of back-and-forth this past week and post game with the fans here, and while I'm sure we disagree on how the ending of the game should have played out, it's over now and it'll...

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That new scoreboard...again

It's finally going up. And it looks like a beast. Courtesy of Associate Athletic Director Justin Doherty (JDatWisconsin) via the twittersphere: Compare that to the previous iteration: (...

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New Scoreboard

I saw more than a few pics after the season that seemed to indicate that the front of the main scoreboard was being replaced, ostensibly with a newer/larger/awesomer version. Does anyone have any...

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