Afternoon Sports Brief - UW-Madison Ashley Wanland swims 100 meter breaststroke tonight for Olympic berthWisconsin Sports
-- Ashley Wanland will swim for an Olympic berth tonight after advancing to the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U-S Olympic trials.
OMAHA, Neb. - Ashley Wanland will swim for an Olympic berth tonight after advancing to the finals of the 100 meter breaststroke at the US Olympic trials.
The UW-Madison senior posted the fourth-best qualifying time in the semifinals on Tuesday night, finishing in 1 minute, 7.23 seconds. The top two finishers in the event earn berths to the London Olympics.
A successful series finale in Cincinnati for the Brewers who win today 8-4 4. Milwaukee right hander Zach Greinke continues to show success on the mound allowing lone runs in the third and fourth innings but limiting the Reds to those two runs and five hits in six innings. In dropping the first two games in the series, the Brewers had been slumping offensively but today the crew had 11 hits including two doubles, a triple and two homers courtesy of Rickie Weeks and Cody Ransom. The defending NL Central champs are now seven-and-a-half games behind the first place Reds. Meantime rumors are blazing Greinke may be traded by July 31st, if he and team execs can't agree to an extension.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh announced Tuesday the selection of Brad Fischer as its head women’s basketball coach. Fischer replaces Terri Schumacher, who stepped down in March after guiding the Titans the past seven seasons. Fischer’s selection follows a national search of nearly three months. Fischer spent five seasons as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at UW Parkside. He also has experience coaching in the WIAC, assisting with the UWLa Crosse women’s basketball team from 2003-06.
When Brett Favre talks, America listens - especially when it relates to his successor with the Green Bay Packers. During a recent interview with the NFL network, Favre discussed everything from his favorite quarterbacks in today’s NFL to MVP quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, his backup from 2005-07. The 11 time Pro Bowler was complimentary of Rodgers’ development both as a player and leader. “Aaron Rodgers, I knew when I left, this guy has all the tools,” Favre said. “He can beat you with his feet. He’s got a great arm, extremely accurate, handles the cast around him perfect. I think that’s the key sometimes. I think that’s what (Tom) Brady has done. Regardless of who you put out there, he’s good. That to me is the mark of a good quarterback.” As far as favorite quarterbacks were concerned, Brady and Peyton Manning were at the top of Favre’s list.