Wednesday State Sports Briefs: Two WIAC gridders names to D3football.com teamGreg Arnold of UW-Whitewater and Kevin Schams of UW-La Crosse made the national small college Team-of-the-Week from D3football.com.
Greg Arnold of UW-Whitewater and Kevin Schams of UW-La Crosse made the national small college Team-of-the-Week from D3football.com.
Arnold, a senior linebacker, made a dozen tackles in Whitewater’s 34-14 win over UW-Platteville. Two of those tackles resulted in total losses of six yards. Schams, a junior, was the holder on a fake field goal attempt when he threw a 25-yard touchdown pass in a 31-28 La Crosse win over UW-Stevens Point.
The NBA has canceled the rest of its exhibition schedule, as the owners-and-players remain far apart on a deal for a new collective bargaining agreement. Commissioner David Stern said that if progress is not made soon on ending the owners’ lockout, he’ll have “no choice” but to cancel the first two weeks of the regular season in November. The players received 53-percent of all basketball-related income in the last bargaining agreement – and the owners want to reduce that to 47-percent. A 50-50 split was informally proposed, but the players rejected it. Meanwhile, yesterday’s action cancels the Milwaukee Bucks’ preseason game in Green Bay against Detroit that was scheduled for October 21st. And if the first two weeks of the regular season are scrapped, the Bucks would not play seven games – including home contests against New York, Indiana, and Phoenix. The Bucks’ regular season was scheduled to begin at San Antonio on Nov. 2.
University of Wisconsin freshman Gabrielle Anzalone is the Big Ten women’s cross country runner-of-the-week. She finished ninth last weekend at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, with a time of 16:57 for five-kilometers. It was Anzalone’s second Top-10 finish in three races this fall.
Former Milwaukee Wave goal-tender Victor Nogueira is among 12 inductees in the inaugural class for the Indoor Soccer Hall-of-Fame. He played 11 seasons for Milwaukee from 1992-through-2003. He made 45-hundred saves in his career – and he helped the Wave win league titles in 1998, 2000, and ’01. Nogueira had previously won four titles with San Diego of the original Major Indoor Soccer League. League founder Earl Foreman was the only unanimous choice to the Hall-of-Fame class. Present-and-former coaches and media members chose the group.
Edgewood College of Madison has won its first Northern Athletics Conference women’s golf title. The 54-hole conference tournament ended yesterday in West Chicago Illinois. And Edgewood had a combined 1,063 strokes – 12 in front of second-place Minnesota-Morris. Northwestern College was 27 strokes back in third. Muriel McIntyre of Concordia-Mequon easily won the individual crown. She had a seven-over-par 221 – 32 strokes ahead of Alexis Wadowski of Benedictine.
The Green Bay Gamblers of the junior U.S. Hockey League will play their home season opener on Friday night against Des Moines. The Gamblers finished second in the USHL last season, after falling to Dubuque in the Clark Cup Finals. Last Saturday, the Gamblers watched the Fighting Saints get their championship rings before the two teams played each other to open the new season. Green Bay won 3-2 – and Gamblers’ goal-tender Ryan McKay said his team’s ultimate goal is to take first this time. He said the loss to Dubuque in last year’s finals stayed with him all summer. The Gamblers have a new coach this season, Derek Lalonde.