The 2013-14 Wisconsin Badgers Won’t Soon Be Forgotten

Wisconsin Arizona

When Traevon Jackson’s attempt at a game-winning shot rattled out as time expired, the Wisconsin Badgers’ magical NCAA tournament run came to a bitter end.

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Season Preview

Hank the Dog

The 2013 season was one to forget for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yes, their 74-88 record fell short of expectations and was the franchise’s worst mark since 2004, but that doesn’t do justice to how much of a train-wreck their season actually was.

Top 10 Conference Tournament Games and Top 5 Individual Performances

Phil Martelli

Other than the Super Bowl, no sporting event takes hold of the nation’s attention on an annual basis like March Madness. While the NCAA tournament is the focal point of the country’s collective attention, and deservedly so, the preceding conference tournaments always serve as a great appetizer to the insanity that will inevitably ensue in the Big Dance.

2013-14 College Basketball Regular Season Awards

Doug McDermott

As March Madness closes in, let’s take a look back at the best (and worst) the 2013-14 regular season of college hoops had to offer.

Ben Brust’s Legacy at Wisconsin

Ben Brust celebration

Ben Brust has left a huge mark on Wisconsin basketball and the program will miss him dearly.

Sochi 2014: The End of NHL Players in the Olympics?

Bettman and Fasel

Coming into the 2014 Winter Olympics, it was no secret that NHL owners and commissioner Gary Bettman had been strongly considering disallowing NHL players from participating in future Olympic Games.

Michael Sam: Missouri linebacker Makes History by Coming Out as Gay

Michael Sam

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when Michael Sam would have never been able to come out as gay and expect to receive the largely positive reaction that he has gotten.

Iowa State wins triple-overtime thriller against Oklahoma State

For the past nearly 26 years, Iowa State has suffered a defeat every time it has visited Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

But on Monday night, the 16th-ranked Cyclones, led by standout guard DeAndre Kane (who was a rebound and an assist away from a triple-double), were finally able to topple the No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys, snapping their 18-game losing streak in Stillwater.

Bill O’Brien: Coach’s Legacy Secure at Penn State

Bill O'Brien

When Bill O’Brien agreed to become Penn State’s head football coach in January of 2012, he knew the NCAA was about to bring the hammer down on the Nittany Lions.
But it’s doubtful that O’Brien – or anyone for that matter – could have anticipated the severity of the sanctions the NCAA would place on the football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Defenders of Mike Rice (Yes, They Exist) Are Flat-Out Wrong

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Mike Rice’s actions were shameful, and every broadcaster on every network across the nation condemned Rice’s actions and applauded his firing … right? Sadly, that’s not quite the case.

Wisconsin Beats Michigan Thanks To Ben Brust’s Miracle Shot

Ben Brust and the Badgers took down Michigan today. (Image credit: AP via Yahoo)

In yet another Big Ten classic (there seems to be a lot of those this year), Wisconsin and Michigan put on a show that was wonderful to watch.

Tom Watson is the Right Choice for U.S. Ryder Cup Captain

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Last Thursday, Tom Watson was officially introduced as the captain of the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team. While the rumors in the days preceding the announcement had said that Watson was going to be tapped to captain the team, it still came as at least a little bit of a surprise for me, because I figured it was too good to be true.

Brad Stevens and Butler Do It Again

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We’ve seen Butler pull of upsets time and time again under Brad Stevens, to a point where it’s almost expected of them. But Saturday’s thrilling win over #1 Indiana was different, and it was one of Stevens’ finest moments during his tenure at the helm of the Bulldogs.

Complete College Football Bowl Game Predictions:
From the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to the BCS Title Game

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Aside from March Madness, there is nothing that I look forward to more in sports than bowl season. It’s going to be an exciting slate of games yet again, and here are my picks for each of them.

Bret Bielema Bolts For Arkansas, Leaving Wisconsin Stunned

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I don’t know what’s more shocking: Wisconsin’s utter domination of Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, or the news that Bret Bielema will leave the Badgers after 7 seasons to become the head coach at Arkansas.