The traditional belief is that the people with the best understanding and expertise in an area should be viewed as the top authorities on most matters in the field. That belief also often extends to giving those individuals more control over said field, since they should know it the better than most observers.
In the waning moments of Wisconsin's clash with Fresno State last Saturday, many Badger fans had a troublesome question on their mind: Where has John Clay been? Then, as if he were answering the prayers of the Camp Randall faithful, Clay burst through the line and ran 72 yards to the end zone to give the Badgers their first lead of the game.
The Wisconsin volleyball team will add another chapter to its intrastate rivalry with UW-Green Bay as the Badgers head north to face off with the Phoenix Wednesday night.
The Wisconsin volleyball squad participated in the Notre Dame/Adidas Invitational in South Bend, Ind., over the weekend. The Badgers lost to host Notre Dame Friday night, but came back to sweep New Mexico State Saturday. Wisconsin earned second place in the invitational with a 1-1 showing.
After posting back-to-back shutouts on the regular season's first weekend, the Wisconsin men's soccer team gave up six goals in two losses this weekend, losing 3-0 to San Diego on Friday night and 3-2 to San Diego State Sunday afternoon. The Badgers (1-2-1) were in San Diego as a participant in the four-team Courtyard by Marriot San Diego Central Tournament.
John Clay has a message for the pundits who claim that adding over 20 pounds this offseason diminished his breakaway speed.
Until the Big Ten season begins on the fourth Saturday in September, I will swallow my pride and root for Wisconsin's despised in-conference opponents. Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State... you name them, and I will be rooting for them. After all, the more impressive the Big Ten conference looks on a national scale, the better Wisconsin looks in the rankings and to potential recruits.
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.