Sports – Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Bielema Bolts To Arkansas
Bret Bielema has left the University of Wisconsin to take the head football coaching job at Arkansas in the SEC. Reports say Bielema gets a six-year deal that will pay him about $3.2 million dollars per season to head to Arkansas. Bielema will not be allowed to coach the Rose Bowl on January 1st and his time in Madison ends with a 68-24 record in seven seasons. Former Badger assistant and current Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst was immediately speculated to be the front-runner to take over in Madison. He released a statement last night saying he was committed to his current school. Athletic Director Barry Alvarez will have to decide who will coach the team in Pasadena on January 1st, when Wisconsin takes on Stanford. That person could actually be himself.
Badgers Roll By Mavs
Ben Brust scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Wisconsin hammered Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 at the Kohl Center on Tuesday night. Ryan Evans also had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. At 6-3, the Badgers travel to Marquette on Saturday.
Bucks @ Spurs
The Bucks continue their road trip tonight as they take on the San Antonio Spurs. Coverage begins at 7:10pm with the tip set for 7:30pm on KFIZ.
Hornets Name Change
A report says that the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets will be changing their name to the Pelicans as early as next season. The pelican is the Louisiana state bird.
Barclay May Get Start
The Packers get back on the practice field today as they get ready for NFC North foe Detroit on Sunday Night Football. With TJ Lang banged up, the Packers may end up with undrafted free agent rookie Don Barclay getting the start at right tackle. Barclay held his own on Sunday against the Vikings and offensive coordinator Tom Clements isn’t worried about a young guy who wasn’t drafted possibility getting the start there.
Keeping Cobb On Special Teams
With Randall Cobb’s role in the Packers offense growing on a weekly basis, some people think it’s just a matter of time before Cobb’s role as a return man is reduced. Special team coach Shawn Slocum doesn’t think they will be doing much to protect Cobb health this season. He adds that Cobb doesn’t a nice job of avoiding the big hit while returning kicks. The Packers recently elevated WR Jeremy Ross to the active roster from the Practice Squad. He was an All-American return man at California.
Yount Shoots Sveum While Hunting
A report says that Brewers Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidently shot Cubs manager Dale Sveum while hunting in Arizona. ESPN Chicago says the Sveum says Yount shot a bird and he was about 50 yards behind the bird and got hit in the ear by the spray from the six-shot. Sveum said he would be OK.
Women’s College Hoops
Marian 76 MSOE 76
Ripon 76 Beloit 44
Men’s College Hoops
Beloit 64 Ripon 61
Tuesday, December 4th
Fond du Lac 26 Appleton East 24 – Max Schebel 7 pts
Kaukauna 49 Appleton North 47
Oshkosh North 83 Menasha 36
Neenah 53 Oshkosh West 30
Appleton West 60 Kimberly 57
WLA 57 Kiel 42 – Maustin Otterstatter 21 pts
St. Mary’s Springs 63 Campbellsport 51 – Eric Feldner 13 pts
Laconia 58 Berlin 33
Kewaskum 59 New Holstein 49
Chilton 60 Reedsville 51
Oakfield 68 St. Lawrence 31
Fond du Lac 38 Appleton East 32
KML 63 St. Mary’s Springs 56
Laconia 40 WLA 38
Omro 37 North Fondy 34 – OT
Mayville @ Lomira
Waupun 53 Portage 49 – Kayla Bonack 18 pts
Campbellsport @ West Bend West
CWC @ Hilbert
Winneconne @ Ripon
Oakfield 35 Pardeeville 22
Markesan 51 Montello 25
Fond du Lac 3 Milwaukee University School 1
Waupaca 4 Waupun 1
Boys Swimming and Diving
Fond du Lac 110 Oshkosh North-Lourdes 72
Klayton Porter wins varsity breast with career best time.
Riley Pakratz wins 100 free in career best time; 2nd place in back
Cameron Van Beek wins both 200 and 500 free
Mike Gietman and Ben Kimball & Ian Lock go 1-2-3 in 50 free in career best times.
Lock inproves in 100 fly for career best time (1:03.58)
Blake Champeau and Jacob Craig swim 1st 200 free.