Sports – Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Two prominent figures left the University of Wisconsin
football program.  One was no
surprise.  The other was a shocker.  Thursday morning, Running back Melvin Gordon,
a Heisman Trophy finalist announced that he was skipping his senior season and
would enter the NFL Draft.  Then a few
hours later, news leaked Gary Andersen was leaving the school and taking the
head coaching position at Oregon
.  Andersen spent just two seasons in Madison and compiled a
19-7 record.  Athletic Director Barry
Alvarez says he was blindsided by Andersen’s departure and would begin a search
for a new head coach immediately. 
Alvarez says the seniors have asked that he coach the team in the
Outback Bowl on January 1st
He said he will make that decision by this morning and he hopes to have
a new head coach in place by the bowl game.


Week 15 of the NFL season begins tonight as Arizona
travels to St. Louis.  We’ll join that game in progress tonight
after high school hockey on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.


The Packers got back on the practice field on Wednesday as
they get ready for a trip to the 7-6 Buffalo Bills.  Defensive back Davon House sat out practice
and may miss this weekend’s game with a shoulder injury.  You’ll hear that game on News-Talk 1450
KFIZ.  Coverage begins at 10am on Sunday
with the kickoff set for Noon.


The Badger men’s basketball team blew out UW-Milwaukee 93-54
last night in Milwaukee.  Frank Kaminsky had 18 and Sam Dekker 17 in
the win.  The Badgers host Nichols State on Saturday at 3pm.  You’ll hear it on KFIZ.


The Phillies reportedly agreed to trade 15-year veteran
shortstop Jimmy Rollins is headed to the LA Dodgers.  The 3-time All-Star and former MVP has spent
his entire career in Philly.  


We’ve got high school hockey tonight on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ
as St. Mary’s Springs and Fond du Lac square off
at the Blue Line Family
Ice Center
.   Coverage begins at 7:05pm with the Tim Cruz
Agency American Family Insurance Pregame Show. 
The puck drops at 7:30pm and it streams at


Thursday, December 11th

Girls Basketball

WLA @ Lakeside Lutheran

Mayville @ Laconia

Chilton @ Wrightstown

New Holstein
@ Campbellsport

Kiel @ Waupun

Winneconne @ Ripon


Boys Hockey

Fond du Lac @ St. Mary’s Springs – 7:30pm