It's not often David Robinson and John Stockton will be referred to as ""those other guys"" in basketball circles. On Friday, however, that's what they'll be.
Just a year after clinging on to a three-point lead in front of a record crowd in Fresno, Calif., Wisconsin will look to replicate last year's result with a different attack when they square off against Fresno State Saturday.
It may seem a quite bold for a player making his first start to call that he will force a turnover on the next play. But when you deliver on that prediction, as freshman linebacker Mike Taylor did on Saturday against Northern Illinois, that is another story.
When Scott Lorenz dresses before a game, it's always the same routine. Every piece of equipment for the left side goes on before the right side. The senior forward for the Wisconsin men's soccer team has developed a nice routine on the field as well by putting the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis.
One of my favorite professors here likes to talk about how, in international politics, style is substance. He says that when global leaders interact, their strategies and appearances can be just as important as what they actually achieve.
Thursday night the Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their title defense as they open up the season against the Tennessee Titans.
Going into Saturday's 2009 season opener against Northern Illinois with five first-time defensive starters isn't much of a concern for Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Doeren. As a matter of fact, it's not even a blip on his radar screen of concerns.
Coach Bret Bielema and the UW coaching staff were faced with several tough decisions before announcing the depth chart for Saturday's opener against the Northern Illinois Huskies. It's likely that the public was slightly thrown off by a depth chart that includes shared duties at both quarterback and running back.
The University of Wisconsin men's soccer team kicks off the regular season this weekend with a pair of contests at the McClimon Soccer Complex. Playing host to the 21st Annual Middleton Sports and Fitness Invite, the Badgers will open up the regular season slate with a match against Virginia Tech Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Two current Wisconsin women's hockey team members will join six former Badgers and Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson on the 2009-'10 U.S. National Hockey team and could be on their way to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
After entertaining the prospect of joining the professional ranks, Wisconsin junior forward Nigel Hayes has formally elected to return to school and finish out his senior season with the Badgers. Following an exceptionally rough postseason performance last year, Hayes garnered some skepticism moving into the 2016-'17 campaign.