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Wisconsin Takes Coastal Carolina, 86-72, Next Up, Oregon

The Wisconsin Badgers move on to play the Oregon Ducks on Sunday night after their win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday night.

Omaha, Neb. — Coastal Carolina's players came to the CenturyLink Center confident the Chanticleers could become the first 16th-seeded team to take down a No. 1 team.
The Chanticleers' upset hopes were dashed in the first 20 minutes Friday night because Wisconsin was brilliant offensively for key stretches after a skittish start.
UW's front line of Nigel Hayes, Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky outscored the Chanticleers by six points in the opening half to help the Badgers build a 15-point cushion, and Bo Ryan's team eased into the third round with an 86-72 victory.
The next step for UW (32-3) in the 2015 NCAA Tournament is a battle against eighth-seeded Oregon (26-9) at approximately 6:45 p.m. Sunday (truTV). The Ducks advanced with a 79-73 victory over ninth-seeded Oklahoma State.

Read more via Wisconsin 86, Coastal Carolina 72 – Badgers trio dominates Chanticleers.

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Michigan State Needs Best Play Against Virgina

Game time is set for noon eastern for Spartan basketball. Virginia will tell everyone last years loss to M State means nothing, you will find out Sunday.

Can the Spartans beat Virginia two years in a row? We smell an upset!

A look at Sundays game from the Detroit Free Press. Continue reading Michigan State Needs Best Play Against Virgina

Big 10 Men’s BB Tourny Friday Update

Big 10 2015
Big 10 2015

Is your big 10 team still in the Big 10 tournament? Looks like Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin are still in.

Following schedule from Big 10.

Who will be the winner on Sunday.

Continue reading Big 10 Men’s BB Tourny Friday Update

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Badgers BB: “Red & White Stripe Out” Michigan State, March 1st

Looks like the excitement is building for a Big 10 Basketball game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Badgers in Madison is planning a red and white day.

The above video and information from Badgers web site. Continue reading Badgers BB: “Red & White Stripe Out” Michigan State, March 1st

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Four Big 10 Players Canidates For Naismith HOF

Four players have been choosen to be canidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. With two new awards being handed out, Frank Kaminsky, University of Wisconsin is up for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award.

Sam Dekker, University of Wisconsin, Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine from Michigan State University are candidates for the Julius Erving Award.

The winners will be announced on April 10 on ESPN.

2015 Julius Erving Award Candidates
 Sam Dekker, University of Wisconsin
 Stanley Johnson, University of Arizona
 Roosevelt Jones, Butler University
 Justise Winslow, Duke University
 Branden Dawson, Michigan State University
 Denzel Valentine, Michigan State University
 Terran Petteway, University of Nebraska
 Pat Connaughton, University of Notre Dame
 Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State University
 LaDontae Henton, Providence College
 Anthony Brown, Stanford University
 Jonathan Holmes, University of Texas
 Vince Hunter, University of Texas, El Paso
 Treveon Graham, Virginia Commonwealth University
 Justin Anderson, University of Virginia
2015 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Candidates 
 Frank Kaminsky, University of Wisconsin
 Bobby Portis, University of Arkansas
 Alan Williams, University of California, Santa Barbara
 Josh Scott, University of Colorado
 Jahlil Okafor, Duke University
 Joshua Smith, Georgetown University
 Willie Cauley-Stein, University of Kentucky
 Jarell Martin, Louisiana State University
 Kennedy Meeks, University of North Carolina
 Brad Waldow, Saint Mary's College
 Stefan Nastic, Stanford University
 Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse University
 Jakob Poeltl, University of Utah
 Damian Jones, Vanderbilt University
 Daniel Ochefu, Villanova University

Story via Dekker and Kaminsky candidates for respective positional awards – UWBadgers.com – The Official Athletic Site of the Wisconsin Badgers.

Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015

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Madison Fishing Expo image

There’s still ice on the lakes but before you know it, it will be time to get the boat out and go fishing.

Looking for a boat? How new tackle? What’s hot in fishing lures?

It’s also time for the Madison Wisconsin Fishing Expo.  Continue reading Madison Fishing Expo, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015

Greg Harma registered the largest fish of day one at Payne's Point - a 127.0 pound, 76.4-inch female. image WDNR

Lake Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing Totals, 2/14/15

Totals are in from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on the Lake Winnebago Sturgeon fishing season as of 9:15 am ct this morning. .

2015 Lake Winnebago
 Daily harvest -Season harvest -Harvest cap
 Juvenile females 72 -72- 344
 Adult females 187 -187 -790
 Males 208 -208 -1000
 Totals 467 -467

Follow and get more information via Fishing Wisconsin – Lake Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing – Wisconsin DNR.

Pure Michigan Hunt Winners. image MDNR

Pure Michigan Hunt Winners

The Pure Michigan Hunt winners were choosen and they got to take their prizes home.

Congratulation to the winners.

Following from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading Pure Michigan Hunt Winners

Lake Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing 2015, Water Clarity Report

Sturgeon, image from Wis. DNR
Sturgeon, image from Wis. DNR

Are you ready for the 2015 Sturgeon season in Wisconsin? The season begins on Saturday.

To get you ready, the DNR has some reports for you. Water clarity on Lake Winnebago for the upcoming sturgeon season has is being reported.

The following from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading Lake Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing 2015, Water Clarity Report

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Little League Scandal: Chicago’s South Side Exaggerated District Boundaries

The 2014 Little League team from Chicago has been stripped of it’s championship.

Parents called in Jesse Jackson to protest the move by the Little League International. Continue reading Little League Scandal: Chicago’s South Side Exaggerated District Boundaries

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ESPN’s Haney Says Michigan Football Up, Michigan State Down

Even though NCAA football is months away, some are making early predictions.

Michigan Wolverines get’s a thumb up and Michigan State Spartans get a thumbs down from one Sports writer. Continue reading ESPN’s Haney Says Michigan Football Up, Michigan State Down

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Wisconsin To Expand Elk Population

Something positive for sportsmen in Wisconsin. We hope this will be successful and expand the program to other parts of the states north-woods. The Nicolet National Forest would be a great place for elk.

Just 100 miles east of where the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa wants to restore elk in Minnesota, Wisconsin introduced 25 elk from Michigan in May 1995 — the Badger State’s first elk in more than 100 years.
Now, Wisconsin is planning to expand its elk population in a big way. Gov. Scott Walker last month announced plans to import up to 150 more elk from Kentucky in the next three to five years.
“We’re trapping in Kentucky right now and those elk should be in Wisconsin by late March or early April,’’ Kevin Wallenfang, deer and elk ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, told the News Tribune last week.
The animals will be placed in quarantine before being released to make sure they are disease-free.

Read full story via Wisconsin plans to expand its elk population | Duluth News Tribune.