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- UW-Milwaukee reported a secondary recruiting violation to the NCAA in 2004 involving former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. ESPN reported the incident, as Pearl is now under investigation for his recruiting practices at Tennessee.
MILWAUKEE - UW-Milwaukee reported a secondary recruiting violation to the NCAA in 2004 involving former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. ESPN reported the incident, as Pearl is now under investigation for his recruiting practices at Tennessee.
He coached at UWM from 2001-through-’05 before moving to Tennessee. According to the latest report, Pearl invited junior recruit Mike Schachtner of Somerset to his daughter’s graduation party at his home in 2004. The NCAA does not allow coaches to have off-campus contacts with high school juniors, and the university punished itself by reducing its contact with Schachtner. He went on to play at UW-Green Bay, and he’s now in a pro league in Romania.
University of Wisconsin men's basketball forward Jon Leuer is one of 50 candidates for next season’s John Wooden Award as the nation’s top college basketball player. Leuer, a senior, led the Badgers with almost 15-and-a-half points last season. He also led the team in rebounds with five-and-a-half, and blocked shots with one-point-three. The 35th annual Wooden Award will be presented next April.
Steve Stricker of Madison remains fourth in the new World Golf Rankings. He beat Lee Westwood in a singles match yesterday at the Ryder Cup – but Westwood still rose one place to second behind Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson fell one spot to third in the new rankings. Jerry Kelly of Madison remains in 120th place. Kelly tied for 11th at the Viking Classic in Mississippi, the first event in the PGA’s Fall Series.
Kenosha Bradford is still number-one among the large schools in the AP state high school football poll. Bradford is 6-0, and has held the top spot all season. Mequon Homestead, Waunakee, and Sun Prairie remain second, third, and fourth – all unbeaten at 6-0. Meanwhile, Kewaunee moved into the number-one spot for medium-sized schools. Waukesha Catholic Memorial held the top slot all season, but it dropped to number-six after suffering its first loss. Maple Northwestern and Jefferson each moved up one place to second-and-third. Edgar remains atop the poll for the small schools, just like it has all season. Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs is still second, Darlington remains third.
Carroll University of Waukesha has won its second straight Midwest Conference women’s golf title. The Pioneers defeated Illinois College by 30 strokes over the weekend in a three-round tournament in Rockford Illinois. Grinnell was third, and Ripon College was fourth. Illinois College senior Juliann Papesch won the individual crown by six strokes over Morgan Zuleger of Carroll. Last year’s medalist, Angelina Parrinello of Carroll, took third.
Concordia-Mequon won the Northern Athletics Conference women’s golf crown for the second straight year. The Falcons had 756 strokes at the two-round tournament in Janesville. Madison Edgewood placed second, 29 strokes off the pace. Benedictine was third. Muriel McIntyre of Concordia-Mequon was the individual winner for the third straight year at 160 for 36 holes.
Mary Clare Loughery of Benedictine won the main individual title at the Northern Athletics Conference women’s tennis tournament in Madison during the weekend. Meghan Harrington and Kaitlyn Strehlow of Concordia-Mequon won the top doubles’ flight. The NAC team tournament will be held in May, after teams resume play in the spring.
Two speed-skaters were injured in West Allis, when they crashed during a one-thousand-meter event at the American Cup short track championships. Katherine Ralston and Elizabeth Looby, both of New York state, hit a retaining wall as they came out of a turn yesterday. It happened during a Class-“C” American Cup race at the Pettit National Ice Center at State Fair Park. Looby had cuts to her inner right thigh. Ralston’s injuries were not immediately disclosed. Both were sent to a suburban Milwaukee hospital for treatment.
UW-Whitewater remains atop the national small college poll from D3Football.com. The Warhawks and second-place Mount Union are both 4-0. Whitewater crushed Platteville 49-17 last Thursday night in its WIAC conference opener. UW-Eau Claire rose one place to 17th in the new poll. The Blugolds are 3-1 after beating Stevens Point 20-13. The Pointers received votes outside the Top-25, as did Oshkosh and Stout.
The Wisconsin women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to nine games with a 2-0 home victory over Iowa. Goal-keeper Michelle Dalton posted her seventh straight shut-out. Laurie Nosbusch and Alev Kelter scored for the Badgers, as they improved to 3-0-1 in the Big Ten and 6-3-3 overall.
Marquette University's women's soccer team won its fifth straight game with a 2-1 victory at Georgetown. Rachael Sloan and Taylor Madigan scored, as the Golden Eagles improved to 5-0 in the conference and 8-3-2 overall.
UW-Milwaukee's men's soccer team won at Cleveland State 1-0 in double-overtime. Jordan Record scored the only goal, as the Panthers ended Cleveland State’s home unbeaten streak of 17 games over two seasons. Milwaukee is 2-2 in the Horizon League and 3-5-2 overall.
UW-Green Bay's men's soccer team won at Detroit, 4-0. J.C. Banks had his first career hat trick, as the Phoenix earned their first Horizon League win against two losses. UWGB also improved to 5-4-1.
The University of Wisconsin men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie at Indiana. Chris Prince scored the Badgers’ only goal. Ryan Vint had a career-high 11 saves, and the Badgers are now 0-0-1 in the Big Ten and 1-6-2 overall.
Scott Jansky of Two Rivers won the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon yesterday. He ran the 26-plus miles in two-hours, 31 minutes, and 41 seconds. The 37-year-old Jansky led the same event with two miles to go in 2006 before he lost. He then suffered knee injuries, and he said he was not about to give up. Nacole Fredrickson of Milwaukee was the women’s champion in 3:01:39. She finished 47th overall.