Morning State Sports Briefs: Raymonds' funeral MondayWisconsin Sports
-- Hundreds attended a funeral in Milwaukee yesterday for former Marquette men’s basketball coach Hank Raymonds. Over 50 of Raymonds’ former players went to the service, which was held on the Marquette campus.
MILWAUKEE - Hundreds attended a funeral in Milwaukee yesterday for former Marquette men’s basketball coach Hank Raymonds. Over 50 of Raymonds’ former players went to the service, which was held on the Marquette campus.
They included Boston Celtics’ coach Doc Rivers, who said Raymonds constantly reminded his teams to “play hard and have fun.” Current Golden Eagles’ coach Buzz Williams said Raymonds’ message still rings true. He says it’s always fun for a team that trains and plays the right way. Relatives delivered eulogies at the service, which lasted for about an-hour-and-a-half. Raymonds died last week at age 86.
The UW-Green Bay women have dropped out of the AP Top-25 after just one week. The Phoenix were ranked 23rd a week ago – but they lost their first game of the season on Sunday at Marquette by three points. Green Bay is 9-and-1 – and they’re currently two spots away from AP listings. The Wisconsin men are nine spots away from the Top-25 in their AP poll, and three spots away in the coaches’ survey.
UW-Stevens Point is still at number-four in the new men’s small college basketball poll from D3hoops.com. The Pointers are 5-1. Saint Norbert dropped seven places to 13th, after losing its first game of the season to Beloit last week. River Falls went up one spot to No. 17. Carthage dropped out of the Top-25, after being 19th a week ago. The Red Men still received votes, along with Whitewater and Ripon. Wooster of Ohio remains at number-one.
In the D-Three women’s poll, Stevens Point jumped nine places to Number-nine. The Pointers are off to a 7-and-2 start. Carthage fell seven spots to 12th after losing two straight. La Crosse rose three spots to 17th. Whitewater dropped three places to 18th. River Falls dropped out after being 25th a week ago. The Falcons still received votes, along with Saint Norbert and Wisconsin Lutheran. Amherst of Massachusetts is still the women’s number-one.
Dave Doeren will keep running the University of Wisconsin defense for the Rose Bowl – and then he’ll leave to become the new head coach at Northern Illinois. Doeren was named yesterday as the replacement for Jerry Kill, who left NIU to become the new coach at Minnesota. Badgers’ coach Bret Bielema said Doeren had opportunities a year ago, but he stayed. He was a part of Bielema’s first staff at the UW in 2006, and he became the defensive coordinator a year later. Bielema said all the defensive coaches were comfortable with letting Doeren run the Badger defense for the Rose Bowl on January first against TCU. Bielema said if he wasn’t so close to Doeren – or if he didn’t totally trust him – he wouldn’t Doeren stay around. But he says the Rose Bowl will be great way for him to end the season. Bielema says he’ll try to find his next defensive coordinator within the Badgers’ current staff, but he won’t make any commitments until after the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have made some changes to their spring training schedule. They added a pair of split-squad games on March sixth against Texas and Oakland. They added a game against San Diego on March 28th in Phoenix, to replace a contest that was canceled against Oakland. And the Brewers decided to leave early on their final day of spring training. They’ll start a game against San Diego at 12:05 on March 29th. All told, the Brewers will play 32 spring exhibitions. Seventeen will be at the Brewers’ spring complex at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team rose one place to 15th in the new poll from U.S. College Hockey Online. The Badgers are 10-7-3 after sweeping a pair from Bemidji State this past weekend. Yale is still at number-one. The Badger women are still at number-two in their poll. They’re 16-2 after winning twice at Saint Cloud State. Cornell remains in the top spot.
In the Division-Three men’s poll, Saint Norbert is still second. And Milwaukee Engineering dropped one spot to ninth. UW-Superior also received votes along with Eau Claire and Stout. Oswego of New York is still at number-one. In the D-Three women’s poll, River Falls moved up one place to second. Stevens Point remains 10th. Superior also received votes. And the Rochester Institute of Technology is still the women’s number-one.
In men’s college basketball…
UW-Superior 82, Northland 46
North Park 66, Milwaukee School of Engineering 55
In women’s college basketball…
Chicago 49, Carthage 46
Coe College 62, UW-La Crosse 48
UW-Superior 65, Northland 55
Wisconsin boys' high school basketball
Bayfield 77, Washburn 64
Benton 61, Shullsburg 48
Cambridge 50, Albany 36
Crandon 74, Phelps 43
Delafield St. John's Military and Northwestern Naval Academy 71, Kenosha Reuther 50
Drummond 40, Hurley 28
Eau Claire Regis 62, Colfax 50
Flambeau 68, Shell Lake 45
Fox Valley Lutheran 69, Waupaca 53
Freedom 76, Clintonville 39
Gillett 49, Niagara 37
Ironwood, Michigan 97, Mercer 38
Laona 71, Florence 40
Little Chute 46, Ripon 42
Marathon 73, Edgar 47
Mellen 66, Solon Springs 28
Monroe 52, Darlington 42
Osceola 55, Cumberland 33
Prentice 68, Three Lakes 36
River Valley 55, Sauk Prairie 34
South Shore 59, Butternut 18
Wabeno 66, Elcho 50
Wautoma 49, Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 35
West Bend East 64, Milwaukee School of Languages 63
White Lake 57, Pembine 49
Winter 93, Lac Courte Oreilles 25
Girls' high school basketball
Athens 61, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 14
Belleville 47, Deerfield 26
Black Hawk 55, Potosi 39
Clinton 52, Harvard, Illinois 21
Dodgeland 53, Waterloo 48
Edgerton 71, Marshall 33
Fall River 39, Beaver Dam Wayland 24
Gillett 33, Niagara 31
Green Bay Notre Dame 27, Green Bay Southwest 16
Horicon 71, Milwaukee School of Languages 59
Ironwood, Michigan 43, Mercer 12
La Crosse Aquinas 51, Onalaska 42
Mellen 67, Solon Springs 25
Shullsburg 40, Argyle 15
Union Grove 50, Racine St. Catherine's 32
Winter 68, Lac Courte Oreilles 18