Saturday State Sports Briefs: Two more Badgers chosen in NFL DraftWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin football team was so strong last season it shouldn't be a surprise to see the team's players going on to the NFL.
NEW YORK CITY - The University of Wisconsin football team was so strong last season it shouldn't be a surprise to see the team's players going on to the NFL.
After defensive lineman J.J. Watt was taken by the Houston Texans in the first round and offensive lineman Cabe Carmini was chosen by the Bears, Seattle selected Wisconsin guard John Moffitt yesterday. He was the 75th pick of the draft. The St. Louis Rams took tight end Lance Kendricks with the 47th selection.
Reaching the regional semifinals in a 25-9 season earns Wisconsin head basketball coach Bo Ryan a contract extension. He's now signed at UW through the 2015-2016 season. Ryan has a record of 242-91 at Wisconsin and a career mark of 625-194 in 27 seasons.
Steve Stricker fired a four under par 68 to move into a tie for ninth place at the Zurch Classic. He trails second-round leader Bubba Watson by four strokes. Stricker is at six under par. Madison golfer Jerry Kelly missed the cut.
Denny Hamlin led the Bubba Burger 250 for 199 laps on the way to his first Nationwide Series race win of the season. Wisconsin's Paul Menard finished second in the race at Richmond, Virginia. Other Wisconsin drivers in the field were Scott Wimmer in 24th and Kelly Bires finishing 30th.
Three distance runners from Wisconsin had Top-10 finishes in the opening day of the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines Iowa. Wisconsin Badger senior Landon Peacock took second in the men’s five-thousand-meters. Senior Brian Butzler of UW-Whitewater took sixth in the men’s 10,0000-meters, and the Badgers’ Michael Brice placed seventh in the same race. Kelly Haen of Stevens Point placed 19th in the women’s 10,000.
Burlington 2, Kane County 1 (11)
Wisconsin 5, Clinton 0
Clinton 6, Wisconsin 1
Lansing 12, West Michigan 6
Dayton 4, Fort Wayne 0
South Bend 5, Lake County 3
Beloit 7, Peoria 2
Cedar Rapids 6, Quad Cities 4
Bowling Green 5, Great Lakes 2
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Milwaukee 3, Houston 1, Admirals lead series 1-0
U.S. JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Green Bay 3, Cedar Rapids 2
BIG TEN CONFERENCE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Minnesota 4, Wisconsin 0
Ohio State 4, Wisconsin 3
BIG EAST TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Marquette 4, Louisville 2
MIDWEST CONFERENCE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. Carroll 631
2. Monmouth 642
3. Knox 650