Morning State Sports Briefs: Admirals blow 2-0 lead, lose to Texas in playoffsThe Milwaukee Admirals blew a two-goal lead and lost at Texas 3-to-2 last night in Game-Three of their American Hockey League divisional semifinal series.
CEDAR PARK, Tex. - The Milwaukee Admirals blew a two-goal lead and lost at Texas 3-to-2 last night in Game-Three of their American Hockey League divisional semifinal series.
The Admirals had a 2-0 lead with just four minutes left. But Brad Lukowich forced overtime by scoring with 20-point-eight-seconds to go. Then in the OT, each team was a man short when Travis Morin scored the game-winner for Texas. The Stars have won the last two contests to take a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. Game-Four is tonight.
The attorney for Marquette University men’s basketball freshman Vander Blue says he’ll seek a jury trial on a Milwaukee municipal battery charge. He’s accused of punching a man after they got into an argument at a restaurant on the Marquette campus last October. Defense attorney Gerald Boyle said the city attorney’s office offered to reduce the citation to disorderly conduct as part of a plea deal. But Blue and his lawyer rejected that, and they plan to go to trial on June third. Blue has pleaded innocent. Boyle said only one punch was thrown – and that’s not defined as battery under the law. Marquette says Blue has been punished by both the basketball team and the university for breaking the school’s conduct code. But officials have not elaborated on the punishment.
Outgoing University of Wisconsin men’s golf coach Jim Schuman says he’ll try to qualify for the PGA Champions Tour in three years. And in the meantime, he’ll open a golf academy at a private club in Verona. Schuman announced this week that he’ll resign from the Badgers after this season. He was the men’s coach for the last eight years, and he’s in the final season of a three-year contract. Schuman’s brother-in-law is Madison PGA pro Jerry Kelly. Schuman is Kelly’s swing coach, and he also works with Champions’ Tour player Fred Funk. He says he has dreamed about playing on the PGA’s senior circuit. He’s 47 – and he won’t be able to quality until he reaches the tour’s minimum age of 50.