WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: UW grids top Iowa 28-9
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Wisconsin football team broke away in the second half yesterday to win at Iowa, 28-9.
The 22nd-ranked Badgers were up 7-6 at the break. Senior running back James White scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and he had 132 yards on the day. Joel Stave completed 11-of-19 passes for 144 yards, two scores, and an interception. Wisconsin's last 12 victories have come by double-digit margins. The Badgers remain a game behind Ohio State for the Big Ten Leaders' Division lead. Wisconsin improved to 4-1 in the conference and 6-2 overall. Jake Rudock threw for 109 yards and a pick for Iowa. C.J. Beathard threw for 70 yards and an interception in relief. UW won despite missing four players on defense for various reasons, including starting linebacker Chris Borland due to a hamstring injury. UW also lost lineman Dallas Lewellyn to injury and wide receiver Jerad Abbrederis due to a rib injury but not before he caught a TD pass along with tight end Jacob Pedersen. The Hawkeyes dropped to 2-3 in the conference and 5-4 overall. Wisconsin will host BYU in a non-conference game next Saturday. Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m.
Green Bay Packers' receiver James Jones is listed as questionable for tomorrow night's NFC North contest against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Jones suffered a knee injury three weeks ago at Baltimore. He was limited at practice yesterday. The questionable designation means that Jones has a 50-50 chance of playing against the Bears. Packers' outside linebacker Nick Perry is doubtful with a broken foot that's healing. Tight end Ryan Taylor and inside linebacker Brad Jones are both probable. Packers' corner Sam Shields was placed on the injury report after having his toes stepped on at practice Friday. He's probable for the Bears' contest.
The Milwaukee Bucks ended a 10-game winning streak over Toronto, losing 97-90 in the Bucks' home opener last night at the Bradley Center. The Bucks had won eight straight at home over the Raptors, with their last loss coming in November of 2008. The game was tied with 5:53 left, when Toronto went on a 10-3 run to take control. O.J. Mayo had 16 points, eight assists, and six rebounds for the Bucks, who are 1-and-2 to start the season. Five Raptors scored in double figures, led by Rudy Gay with 18. Gay also had a game-high 15 rebounds, to give Toronto a 2-1 start to the season. Both teams were rusty beyond the three-point-line. Milwaukee shot 6-of-17 from beyond the arc, while the Raptors shot 7-of-23. Milwaukee's next game is on Wednesday night at home against Cleveland.
Matt Kenseth of Cambridge took fourth place yesterday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series' race in Fort Worth Texas. Brad Keselowski led for 106-of-the-200 laps to win the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. Today, Kenseth will try to regain the season points lead in NASCAR's top series, when the Chase for the Sprint Cup runs the eighth-of-its-10 season-ending events -- the Triple-"A" Texas-500 in Fort Worth. Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are tied at the top. Johnson starts third today, and Kenseth 6th. Paul Menard of Eau Claire begins in the Number-four spot. Beloit-born Danica Patrick starts 30th, and Travis Kvapil of Janesville is in the 38th spot.
Rhinelander native Dan Forsman is tied for 27th going into today's fourth-and-final round of the Charles Schwab Cup championship on the PGA's senior tour. Forsman shot a two-under-par 69 yesterday, but he remains three-over in the second-to-last spot among the 30 players in the Champions Tour playoff event. Fred Couples is the tournament leader at 15-under, with a five-stroke lead over Mark O'Meara.
Both University of Wisconsin hockey teams were winners Saturday. The No. 2 ranked women's team took down No. 10 Ohio State 4-1 in front of 1,700 fans at LaBahn Arena in the afternoon. UW scored four unanswered goals after the Buckeyes took a 1-0 first period lead. Getting the goals were Blayre Turnbull, Sydney McKibbon, Madison Packer and Brittany Ammerman. Turnbull also had an assist. UW goalie Alex Rigsby made 24 saves. Both teams play again this afternoon starting at noon in Madison. Meanwhile the men's team handed No. 12 Lake Superior State its first loss of the season in emphatic fashion, 8-1 in the evening in front of 10,000 fans at the Kohl Center in Madison. No. 13 ranked UW, 3-2-1, dominated from start to finish, including four goals in the third period alone already ahead 4-1. Nic Kerdelies scored twice for UW, Joe LaBate had a goal and two assists, Tyler Barnes and Jedd Soleway both had two assists and Joe Faust finished with three assists. UW goalie Landon Peterson finished with 21 saves as UW outshot the Soo Lakers, 4-1-1 overall, 44-22.
In Big Ten college football... Wisconsin 28, Iowa 9
Minnesota 42, Indiana 39
Penn State 24, Illinois 17 (OT)
Nebraska 24, Northwestern 21
Michigan State 29, Michigan 6
Ohio State 59, Purdue 0
In Division III college football... In the WIAC...
UW-Whitewater 35, UW-Platteville 16
UW-Oshkosh 35, UW-Stevens Point
UW-Stout 35, UW-Eau Claire 27
UW-La Crosse 24, UW-River Falls 21 in double overtime
In the Midwest Conference...
Saint Norbert 52, Beloit 17
Ripon 27, Lake Forest 14
Grinnell 24, Lawrence 21
Cornell 48, Carroll 22
In the Northern Athletics Conference...
Concordia-Wisconsin 55, Rockford 13
Lakeland 35, Aurora 32
Wisconsin Lutheran 56, Maranatha Baptist 6
In the CCIW...
Augustana 28, Carthage 0
In the WIAA high school football playoffs, Level 2... Division 1
Hudson 38, Green Bay Preble 22
Hortonville 52, Menomonie 27
Kewaunee 32, Winnebago Lutheran 13
Racine St. Catherine's 49, Westfield 14
Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs 38, Deerfield 14
In the NBA... Toronto 97, Milwaukee 90
In women's exhibition college basketball: UW-Green Bay 65, Northern Kentucky 53
In college hockey: Wisconsin men 8, Lake Superior State 1
Wisconsin women 4, Ohio State 1
At the WIAA boys' state high school soccer tournament in Milwaukee... Championship matches
Division 1: Muskego 2, Green Bay Preble 2 (Muskego wins on 4-2 shootout)
Division 2: Oregon 0, Cedarburg 0 (Oregon wins on 4-3 shootout)
Division 3: Ashland 1, Green Bay Notre Dame 0
Division 4: University School of Milwaukee 1, Racine Prairie 0
At the WIAA state high school cross country meet in Wisconsin Rapids... Division 1 boys: Stevens Point 1st, Madison West 2nd
Olin Hacker, Madison West, individual champion 15:46.19
Division 2 boys: Wisconsin Lutheran 1st, Monroe 2nd
Ethan Moehn, Monroe, individual champion 15:58.93
Division 3 boys: Darlington 1st, Chequamegon 2nd
Tyson Miehe, Darlington, individual champion 15:57.49
Division 1 girls: Hartland Arrowhead 1st, Whitefish Bay 2nd
Elizabeth Flatley, Brookfield Central, individual champion, 14:11.11
Division 2 girls: Madison Edgewood 1st, Green Bay Notre Dame 2nd
Morgan Florsheim, Shorewood, individual champion, 14:29.10.
Division 3 girls: Oshkosh Lourdes 1st, Cedar Grove-Belgium 2nd
Delaney Sinnen, Random Lake, individual champion, 14:22.55
NCAA Division I conference cross country meets: Horizon League men: Detroit 1st, Youngstown State 2nd, UW-Milwaukee 5th, UW-Green Bay 8th
Eric Rupe, Youngstown State, individual champion, 25:41
Horizon League women: Youngstown State 1st, Illinois-Chicago 2nd, UW-Milwaukee 5th, UW-Green Bay 8th
Tess Ehrhardt, Illinois-Chicago, individual champion, 17:47.63
Big East men at Kenosha: Villanova 1st, Providence 2nd, Marquette 5th
Patrick Tiernan, Villanova, individual champion, 23:51
Big East women at Kenosha: Providence 1st, Georgetown 2nd, Marquette 6th
Emily Sisson, Providence, individual champion, 19:49
NCAA Division III conference cross country meets: WIAC men: UW-La Crosse 1st, UW-Eau Claire 2nd
Patrick Jenkins, UW-Stout, individual champion, 24:32.40
WIAC women: UW-La Crosse 1st, UW-Stevens Point 2nd, UW-Eau Claire (six-time defending champion) 3rd
Laura Mead, U-W La Crosse, individual champion, 21:46.39.
Midwest Conference men: Grinnell 1st, Lawrence 2nd
Frank Canady, Grinnell, individual champion, 25:26.07
Midwest Conference women: Grinnell 1st, Cornell 2nd
Sarah Burnell, Grinnell, individual champion, 22:42.72
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference men: Aurora 1st, Milwaukee School of Engineering 2nd
Matt Meyers, Aurora, individual champion, 26:38.8
NACC women: Aurora 1st, Edgewood 2nd
Emily Paull, Aurora, individual champion, 22:49.2.
In the NACC men's soccer tournament, first round: Edgewood 1, Aurora 1 (Edgewood wins on 8-7 shootout)
Concordia-Wisconsin 3, Milwaukee School of Engineering 2