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MADISON - University of Wisconsin senior linebacker Chris Borland returned to practice yesterday for the first time since injuring his right hamstring almost two weeks ago at Illinois. Coach Gary Andersen expects Borland to play tomorrow at Iowa -- but he says it will be a game-time decision. Borland completed most of yesterday's practice, and said he felt okay. He leads the Badgers with 57 total tackles and 35 solo tackles. If Borland doesn't go, Marcus Trotter will fill in. The Ba
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota football team will leave today for Bloomington, Indiana, where tomorrow the 6-2 Golden Gophers take on the 3-4 Indiana Hoosiers. Indiana was off last week with a bye, while Minnesota beat Nebraska 34-23. Minnesota defensive end Ra'Shede Hageman of Minneapolis says the Gophers are clicking on all cylinders, with the offense and defense both stepping up. Minnesota has won two straight games, including last week's upset of then-No. 21 Nebraska. The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and will be broadcast on BTN.
Five prep high school athletes were tabbed as the Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week. Three of them are cross country runners. They are Elmwood/Plum City's Noah Wells, Spring Valley's Emma Gaustad and Prescott's Amanda Murphy. They will all represent their teams, schools, communities and the county at the state meet this Saturday as all qualified last week in sectional meets.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Cordarrelle Patterson – who returned Green Bay’s opening kickoff 109 yards for a touchdown on Sunday night – was named today as the NFC Special Teams...
WASHINGTON D.C. - A bipartisan bill that would increase transparency in government surveillance programs has been introduced by a Minnesota lawmaker. U.S.
NEW YORK CITY - Second-year forward Khris Middleton will start tonight for the Milwaukee Bucks in their regular season opener at New York. Middleton – who was traded from Detroit in the deal that sent Brandon Jennings to the Pistons – will fill in for the injured Ersan Ilyasova. Bucks’ coach Larry Drew said today it’s possible that Ilyasova will play off the bench. The Bucks are still being careful with Ilyasova, after he sprained his right ankle October 8th during an exhibition at Cleveland. Middleton will start at small forward.&
MADISON - University of Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland and running back Melvin Gordon have been named semifinalists for three college football post-season awards. Borland, a senior, is one of 16 players still in the running for the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player-of-the-year. He's also among 12 semi-finalists for the Butkus Award as the country's top linebacker. Borland is also one of 20 quarter-finalists for the Ronnie Lott Impact player-of-the-year honors. Borland leads Wisconsin with 57 total tickets, seventh-hig
MILWAUKEE - A new Marquette University Law School poll released this afternoon shows that Governor Scott Walker is in a tight race with Democrat Mary Burke. Forty-seven percent of the 800 registered voters surveyed are willing to give the Republican Walker a second term when the election rolls around in 372 days. Forty-five percent said they'd vote for Burke, even if they don't know yet where she stands. The two-point difference is within the poll's three-and-a-half-percent margin of error. Poll director Charles Franklin calls the race a toss-up -
CLEVELAND, Ohio - For the first time, the federal government said it found evidence that the invasive Asian carp has reproduced in the Great Lakes watershed. It happened in the eastern Great Lakes. The U.S. Geological Survey said four grass carp taken from the Sandusky River in Ohio originated at that spot, and were not moved from elsewhere. The Sandusky is a tributary of Lake Erie. Grass carp is among several species imported to the U.S.