State Sports Briefs: Close win doesn't affect Badgers' poll ratingWisconsin Sports
- The Wisconsin football team has moved into the Top-10 in the USA Today poll. The Badgers rose one spot to 10th in the coaches' survey. And they remained 11th in the AP media poll, despite escaping with a one-point home win over Arizona State on Saturday.
MADISON - The Wisconsin football team has moved into the Top-10 in the USA Today poll. The Badgers rose one spot to 10th in the coaches' survey. And they remained 11th in the AP media poll, despite escaping with a one-point home win over Arizona State on Saturday.
The Badgers are now 3-and-0, and will wrap up their non-conference schedule next Saturday when they host Austin Peay at 11 a.m. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten network.
UW-Whitewater is still number-one in the new national small college poll from D3Football.com. The Warhawks are 3-0 after winning at Campbellsville of Kentucky 37-7 on Saturday. Whitewater received 22 first first-place votes, and No. 2 Mount Union got the other three. UW-Eau Claire didn’t have to lift a finger as it rose three spots to 17th in the new poll. The 2-0 Blugolds had the weekend off. Stevens Point, Oshkosh, and Stout also received votes.
The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team played to a scoreless tie against Dayton in the final game of the inaugural Wisconsin Soccer Classic in Madison. Wisconsin out-shot Dayton 16-8, as the Badgers moved to 1-4-1.
In other men’s play: UW-Milwaukee tied San Diego State 1-1 at the Madison event. Andrew Wiedabach scored for the Panthers, who moved to 1-3-2;
Marquette played to 1-1 tie against Michigan at home, in the Big Ten-Big East Challenge. Calum Mallace scored for the Golden Eagles, who are now also 1-3-2; UW-Green Bay tied Western Michigan 3-3. Tony Walls, Anthony Santaga, and Alonzo Flores scored for the Phoenix, who are now 3-2-1.
The Wisconsin women's soccer team won its third straight match yesterday, 2-0 at Vanderbilt. Laurie Nosbusch and Lauren Cochlin scored, as the Badgers improved to 3-3-2 after an 0-3-1 start to the season.
In other women’s play, UW-Milwaukee recovered from a 1-0 deficit and beat Missouri at home 3-2. Makenzie Gallaspie, Sarah Hagen, and Keara Thompson scored for the Panthers as they improved to 4-3-2; UW-Green Bay lost at Northern Illinois, 1-0. Francis Boukidis scored the only game, as the Phoenix dropped to 2-4-2.
NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback Bart Starr has donated three of his Green Bay championship rings to the Packers Hall-of-Fame. The rings are for NFL titles from 1961, '65, and '66. Starr said the rings were hanging in his study at home -- and his wife Cherry thought they could be put to better use. Also, Cherry donated a charm necklace that commemorates all five of her husband's NFL titles from the '61, '62, '65, '66, and '67 seasons. Tom Murphy, the archivist for the Packer Hall-of-Fame, said the Starrs' donation was probably the most significant in the hall's history. And more might be on the way. Starr still wears his championship ring from Super Bowl-One. And he reportedly plans to donate it someday, along with a watch for the 1962 league title.