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Hawks make more history as all five starters named player of the month

The Atlanta Hawks made history in January, becoming the first team to ever go 17-0 in a calendar month. Fittingly, the NBA recognized the club on Wednesday with another piece of history — a five-way split for an individual award. All five members of the Hawks' starting lineup were selected Eastern Conference players of the month for January, the first time in league history five...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks' Starting Five, James Harden Named Players Of The Month

The starting five of the Atlanta Hawks and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for January. The Hawks start Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague, Al Horford, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll. Atlanta went 17-0 during the month of January. This is the first time in league history five teammates have shared the Monthly award, and is the only the second time ever (Dallas’...
Via RealGM
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Name Bill Peterson Erie BayHawks Head Coach

The Orlando Magic have announced that Bill Peterson will be Head Coach of its D-League team, the Erie BayHawks. As usual with Magic team policy, terms of the signing are unknown at this time. Orlando GM Rob Hennigan discussed the addition of Peterson. “We are excited to welcome Bill (Peterson) and his family,” said Hennigan. “Bill’s passion for teaching and development...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: MJ refs 3-on-3 game between Barkley/Kidd/Finley and sumo wrestlers

Most days we're forced to create things for our Afternoon Delight segment. Today is not one of those days.Credit Yahoo Sports Eric Freeman for the find, but he loses some points for subbing Celtics great Michael Finley from his title: Remember when Michael Jordan ref'd a game between Charles Barkley, Jason Kidd, and sumo wrestlers? Screw Jason Kidd. On a separate note, it truly...
Via Celtics Life
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The “What If” Draft – Part Two

Here is part 2 of my “What If” Draft that I know you have all been dying to read. Enjoy! 1995 The Blazers Pick (#11): Gary Trent PF, Ohio Best Available Player: Michael Finley SF, Wisconsin (#21) Effect-O-Meter: -3, The Trailblazers initially had the 8th pick which ended up being Shawn Respert, but they swapped with Milwaukee for pick #11 which was Gary Trent. I wanted to give...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pain in the neck: How one injury has haunted Packers for three decades

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Second-year running back Johnathan Franklin is the player at the top of most people's minds right now when it comes to career-ending neck injuries, but he's just the most recent in a long line of Green Bay Packers whose careers have ended in similar fashion over the past three decades. If star tight end Jermichael Finley, whose football future is in question, doesn...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Our best Badger basketball team of all-time

Oh @ballislife — who knew you’d start a firestorm of copycats with your $15 all-time NBA roster challenge. Create an All-Time Starting Five with $15 | Click here to create & submit your team: http://t.co/96ikOT8bbT pic.twitter.com/UUPnwWpmMS — Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 29, 2014 Well, the folks in the communications department at UW decided to throw out the gauntlet...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Playing At Fastest Playoff Pace Since 2002

The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 98.7 possession per 48 minutes this postseason as they play faster than any team in the playoffs since 2002. This means the Clippers are playing even faster than the Mike D'Antoni Phoenix Suns. The 01-02 Dallas Mavericks of Don Nelson, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley averaged 98.8 posessions.
Via RealGM
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Students Can Drink Free at Saturday's Final Four Game Against Kentucky

The Wisconsin Badgers have had a great run through the Tournament so far, and will be playing for the right to go to the national championship game come Saturday. It's not going to be an easy one. They have the red-hot Kentucky Wildcats on deck. So its safe to say they are going to need as many wild and crazy fans in the stands in Arlington as possible. Just to make sure they are...
Via FatManWriting
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Two decades later, Andy Kilbride says his Badgers team would beat current UW squad

Twenty years have passed since the last Wisconsin men'sbasketball team opened a season 11-0. And until this season, it had marked theonly Badgers squad in the modern era (since 1943) to begin the year with 11consecutive victories.The 2013-14 version matched that 1993-'94 team with a victoryon Wednesday against Milwaukee. Now, the fourth-ranked Badgers can surpass themark with a win...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Two decades later, Andy Kilbride says his Badgers team would beat current UW squad

Twenty years have passed since the last Wisconsin men'sbasketball team opened a season 11-0. And until this season, it had marked theonly Badgers squad in the modern era (since 1943) to begin the year with 11consecutive victories.The 2013-14 version matched that 1993-'94 team with a victoryon Wednesday against Milwaukee. Now, the fourth-ranked Badgers can surpass themark with a win...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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