Found February 20, 2012 on
Hopefully today is a vacation day for you to celebrate our presidents' birthdays. If not, here's some Badger news to distract you.
Rankings and Bracketology
Looking like crap against Michigan State in East Lansing last week didn't hurt the Badgers the Coaches' poll as UW moved up two spots in the Coaches poll to #15. The AP voters dropped UW one spot to #16. See the polls here.
Rankings are nice but this time of year it's all about seeding in the tourney. UW is still a #4 seed in Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology. Lundardi has UW playing Middle Tenn State in the first round with Wichita State the #5 seed and Kentucky the #1.
As far as RPI rankings go, UW is 24th in the Real Time RPI, #23 in the CBS version, and #23 in the NCAA's RPI report.
UW is the 6th best team in the country according to Ken Pomeroy.
Penn State Post-Game
UW took care of business at home Sunday against Penn State so I don't need to post any videos of swimsuit models. It looks like the Badgers practiced shooting Friday and Saturday as UW burried half their shots from beyond the arc; although they still had their signature scoring drought in the 2nd half.
Watch the game highlights below and check out Eric's post-game thoughts on Buckyville if you want to dissect the game more. It looks like Phil at B5Q was working off a hanger so no link to his usual post-game insights.
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Officials say the annual Penn State dance marathon has raised a record $10.68 million to benefit pediatric cancer patients, an event held for the first time without late coach Joe Paterno.
The total shattered last year's record $9.5 million for the 46-hour event. It was announced Sunday afternoon to more than 700 dancers who began to tango and twist on Friday night to raise...
A not-so-ordinary Penn State student asked for a tryout and ended up making the team — so far. Get the lowdown on Maryland native Bryan Davie.
Penn State hosted a number of marquee recruits for junior day Saturday, but perhaps none as big as five-star wide receiver Robert Foster.
Wyomissing (Pa.) Area High outside linebacker Alex Anzalone already has a connection to Penn State and now he has an offer to go with it. He was on campus Saturday, and he spoke to Scout.com about the trip.
Penn State Lady Lion sophomore Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) claimed her first Big Ten Player of the Week award after leading the Lady Lions to a pair of ranked wins last week and a share of the Big Ten regular-season title for the first time since 2004. Lucas averaged 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in wins over #17/19 Purdue and #8/11 Ohio State. Lucas is the first Lady...
Avon (OH) cornerback Ross Douglas is one of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2013, and he is in the process of putting together a great offer list. Douglas visited Penn State Saturday and walked away with an offer. How did the visit go?
The Tulane women's team chalked up their the biggest win since the program was re-launched in 2008 and put together its first statement win of the year today with a convincing 5-2 road victory over 59th-ranked Penn State at the Sarni Tennis Center in University Park, Pa.
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Eight members of the Nittany Lion wrestling team continue to be ranked in the latest version of the Intermat national individual rankings. Four Nittany Lion All-Americans are ranked in the top two and all eight are listed in the top 12.
This week on the show, Nick and I discuss a few results from this past weekend in the track world. I also hit on the topic of the Penn State Dance Marathon held this past weekend. Nick and I also break down the recent decision by Millersville University to cut their men's track program (at the 26 minute mark), as well as preview the weekend ahead.
Looking to bounce back from its 14-point Thursday setback against No.7 Michigan State and properly honor the 2001-02 Big Ten Champion team, No.15 Wisconsin squares off with struggling Penn State at the Kohl Center Sunday.
Penn State came close to ending a long stretch of frustration at Wisconsin.
Andrew Terlingo has taken in junior day events at West Virginia and Penn State already. He has several more planned in the upcoming weeks.
Apple iPad, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and five student season tickets for the 2012 Penn State football season are among the great prizes Penn State students can win Saturday in the Bryce Jordan Center when junior Tim Frazier and the Nittany Lion basketball team takeS on Northwestern in a 9:00 p.m. clash in front of a national television audience on ESPNU.