Wednesday State Sports Briefs: UWM to move home hoops games back on campusWisconsin Sports
-- The UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team is moving back to campus. The school’s new athletic director Andy Geiger said the men’s team would play its home games at the Kotsche Center beginning with the 2012-13 season.
MILWAUKEE - The UW-Milwaukee men's basketball team is moving back to campus. The school’s new athletic director Andy Geiger said the men’s team would play its home games at the Kotsche Center beginning with the 2012-13 season.
The school plans improvements to the Klotsche Center, which will seat around 3,400. The Horizon League has a rule about home arenas seating at least 5,000 but UWM will get a waiver from this rule. The Panthers have played most of their games at the U.S. Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee for the past nine seasons. Geiger said, “College games belong on college campuses.”
The Milwaukee Brewers will try and avoid the sweep today as they send Zack Greinke to the mound. Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo took a no hitter into the 8th inning before giving up a three run lead, but the Cincinnati was able to rally back late and knock off the brewers 4-3 last night. Greinke is 3-0 in five career starts against the Reds with a 2.00 earned run average across 36 innings of work. Meantime Brewers right hander Shawn Marcum said he felt better during a throwing session on Tuesday. Marcum has been out for more than weeks nursing a sore elbow.
A UW-Madison swimmer is moving forward for a chance of making the Olympic team. Ashley Wanland will compete tonight in the finals of the 100 meter breast stroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Early Tuesday Wanland claimed the sixth fastest time then in the semifinals she bested her own time claiming fourth. Also on Tuesday, another UW-Madison swimmer Michael Weiss completed his third event in two days, advancing to the semifinals of the 200-free. He didn't advance after placing 16th in the semis.
A Menominee Falls man will be among those carrying the Olympic torch in London in July 9th. Kyle Mandry, originally from Wisconsin Rapids, was nominated for the event by his boss who was impressed with Mandry's attitude in dealing with colorectal cancer. The 48-year-old stresses the importance of getting screened for the disease. He'll is one of eight thousand chosen to carry the torch over 70 days, ending July 27th with the start of the Summer Games.
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