First off as most of you know, I am not a Gopher fan or an apologist by any stretch of the imagination. I also have a lot of respect for MIke Eaves coach of the Badgers... That being said, check out this hit by Gopher forward Kyle Rau check (38 second mark) on the Badgers Joseph LaBate. This is a textbook clean shoulder to shoulder body check. Apparently, Badgers coach Mike Eaves was less than pleased with the hit.
Things got testy late in the second when freshman Kyle Rau leveled UW
freshman left winger Joseph LaBate at center ice. No penalty was called
even though the sequence looked almost identical to an episode Feb. 4
at the Kohl Center when UW junior defenseman and captain John Ramage was
assessed a 5-minute major for contact to the head.
“The young boy’s woozy on his feet and there’s no contact
to the head?” Eaves asked rhetorically, referring to LaBate. “That
doesn’t add up does it?” [Madison.com]
Feel free to chime in your thoughts on the hit.
With a 70-56 win over the Fighting Illini, the Wisconsin Badgers’ Head Coach Bo Ryan is now 11-0 in Senior Day games at the Kohl Center.
Seniors Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson were magnificent with 24 combined points to help the Badgers (23-8, 12-6) end the regular season on a three-game winning streak.
After losing eight of their last nine games, Illinois...
Expect Ball to do some heavy lifting in 2012
In January, Phil Steele got a head-start on everybody and posted his "returning starters" for the 2012 season. I thought it would be interesting to look at the schools that have the least amount of returning starters. On Monday, we took a look at Boise State. Now it's time to set our sites to the automatic qualifier conferences...
According to a report out of the Wisconsin State Journal things have gone from bad to worse at Quarterback for the Badgers as star recruit Bart Houston needs surgery on his throwing shoulder and may not participate or be limited at the least through fall camp.
That is certainly not good news for a QB staff that has zero experienced options and two QB's already coming off...
While the overall consensus from the Big Ten media was not as high on him as it was on some other conference point guards, the selection by the Big Ten coaches of Jordan Taylor to their All-Conference first team validates another special season for the Badgers' senior point guard.
Following its 70-56 victory over Illinois, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan along with seniors Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson, junior Jared Berggren and sophomore Josh Gasser address the media.
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