I hate when athletes with so much potential end up falling short because of injuries. Whether it is Boobie Miles, Mark Prior or Marcus Camby, I can't help but feel sympathy—even pity—toward these would-be greats. So when Manchester United's Michael Owen went down for the season after suffering a torn hamstring, I was devastated for the 30-year-old striker.
With the conference season only a week away, the No. 38 Wisconsin men's tennis team will have one last chance this Sunday to sharpen their skills as they host No. 70 Illinois State and Western Illinois.
The Big Ten announced its end-of-the-year awards late Monday, and the selections included Wisconsin senior guards Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon and junior forward Jon Leuer.
Too many times when I'm watching sports I think of a column idea, then realize there's no way I can stretch those concepts into a full column. So instead I thought it would be appropriate to throw all of them into one.
MINNEAPOLIS—On the last weekend of the regular season, Wisconsin had a chance to secure the No. 2 for next week's WCHA Tournament and enter the postseason riding a wave of momentum. Consider that mission half accomplished.
MINNEAPOLIS—At the end of each game against the Gophers, Mike Eaves used the same word to describe the previous 60 minutes of hockey: ""funky.""
It's safe to say that after the Wisconsin women's basketball team's performance in this past weekend's Big Ten Tournament, the team is playing their best basketball of the season.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—Momentum can be a powerful force in basketball, especially on the road. All it takes is a few things to go right for the home team before the squad gains confidence, the crowd gets into it and the balance of the game shifts.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—Foul trouble? Who cares about that?
Her time at Wisconsin has been nothing short of turbulent.