Well, folks, “Breaking Bad” is over. It’s been over a month, and it had a good run. However, now that it’s over and there’s a gaping hole in our Sunday nights, we have to ask: What’s the new best show on TV? It’s time to come out of our “Breaking Bad” induced shock/withdrawal/tiny meth addiction—It’s no big deal guys, I can quit whenever I want—and figure out what we should be wasting our lives on now.
As if we needed another reason to love the Madison music scene, Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear’s Den) and producer Ian Grimble are bringing their brainchild, Communion, to Madison’s The Frequency for a monthly stop. Communion was formed in London in 2006 as a way for new bands to get out of the garage and onto a stage.
After losing to Ohio State in a hard-fought battle in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 28, Wisconsin had the luxury of sitting at home watching those same Buckeyes face off against Northwestern in a prime-time matchup of then-undefeated Big Ten teams.
When I came to Wisconsin as a transfer student after spending a year at UCLA, one of the first things I tried to do was find a way to experience college athletics in a different way from that of the average student fan. I had been involved either on or off the field in sports for my entire life and didn’t want to cut that off because I was facing a bigger stage. But even I have to admit when I walked into the Cardinal office in September 2010 looking for an opportunity to cover the Badgers, there is no way I could have imagined the next three years playing out as they did.
Having already amassed three PGA Tour victories heading into the first major of the year, the Masters, Tiger Woods is seemingly back on top of the golf world. But even if Sunday comes and goes without Woods picking up his first major title since 2008, there is no doubt he has proven himself more than capable of continuing the push toward Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles.
As great as the NCAA Tournament is, March Madness comes packed with a brutal reality: one misstep and its all over. With one half of poor shooting, Wisconsin found that out the hard way, falling to 12th-seeded Ole Miss to bring a quick end to a postseason run many thought had a chance to go the distance.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Wisconsin (23-12 overall) found itself unable to score down the stretch and watched as Mississippi (27-8) finished on a 27-10 run over the final 11:35 to pull off a 57-46 upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Everyone in sports loves to praise the unnamed, “unsung heroes” who work behind the scenes to ensure athletes at every level have the best chance to succeed on the playing field. Quarterbacks love to shed praise on their linemen, pitchers love to talk about the impact of a catcher on a perfect game and golfers always give credit to their caddies for keeping them calm en route to a major championship.
CHICAGO- Storybook endings are nice but in the world of sports, they rarely come to fruition. After three games against top-10 competition this weekend in Chicago, the slipper finally fell off of Cinderella’s foot as No. 22 Wisconsin (12-6 Big Ten, 23-11 overall) went without a field goal over the final 7:03 that turned a 41-39 lead into a 50-43 loss at the hands of No. 10 Ohio State (13-5, 26-7).
CHICAGO—Normally when a team makes just four of its first 28 shots against the No. 6 team in the country, it is going to finish on the losing end. But if there is one thing we have learned about the 2012-’13 edition of Wisconsin men’s basketball, it is that they are anything but normal. Despite scoring just 17 points in the first half, the Ke$ha-loving Badgers (22-10 overall) found a second gear after halftime and put up 51 points over the final 20 minutes en route to a 68-59 victory over the Wolverines to advance to the Big Ten tournament semi-final round.