Following the Badgers’ first Big Ten loss of the season, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team limped out of Columbus, Ohio, quite literally. Playing with only 11 dressed players against Ohio State, UW also watched sophomore Brian Butch go down with an ankle injury, leaving the team with only six regular contributors.Fortunately for Wisconsin, they now have an opportunity to lick their wounds as they prepare to play North Dakota State at home Saturday morning, in what will be the non-conference finale for the Badgers.The Badgers will play the softest remaining spot in their schedule over the next week, as they will follow up their game against the Bison with a home game against traditional conference bottom-feeder Penn State, though the Nittany Lions are certainly improved this season.Although his team is undermanned and ailing, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan is preparing for the game as he would for any other and is not planning ahead to try and get some players more rest time than they might usually see.”You don’t ever go into a contest ever assuming or thinking that something is going to be the outcome,” an incredulous Ryan answered when asked if he saw the game as an opportunity to rest his starters. “You go into each and every game preparing the same way.”The Bison are 10-8 on the season and are currently in transition from Division II status into Division I, and are not affiliated with any conference. The independent school is also in a transition year on the court as the team lost all five starters from a year ago, and only returned three letterwinners.Despite the inexperience, the squad of first-year starters has performed admirably, with four of them averaging double-figures in points.”You can see through the scores, you can see what they’ve been doing, they have just been getting better through the year,” Ryan said of the quickly developing squad.The team’s leading scorer is redshirt freshman Ben Woodside, who is averaging 17.3 points per game. Woodside is also the team leader in assists, dishing out five a game.The game will be a homecoming for Memorial High graduate and Wisconsin’s 2004 “Mr. Basketball” Mike Nelson. The Madison native has been averaging 11.9 points and is shooting three-pointers at a 48 percent clip (28-58).”[Nelson] was a good player coming out of high school. He gets into a system and gets a chance to develop in it and it just makes him even better,” Ryan said.Nelson won’t be the only familiar face to visit the Kohl Center this weekend. One of the assistant coaches for the Bison is Saul Phillips, who is a disciple of Ryan. Phillips was the Badgers’ director of basketball operations for three seasons and also was coached by Ryan at UW-Platteville.”Saul wasn’t going to be part of a program that wasn’t going to be solid, so he was pretty excited [at the opportunity],” Ryan said of Phillips.Freshman forward and South Dakota native Joe Krabbenhoft will also get the chance to revisit some past acquaintances.”I know some of the coaching staff up there,” said Krabbenhaft, who once lived in Fargo, North Dakota. “I’m familiar with them personally.” “We know they are a good team,” Krabbenhoft continued. “They do things the right way.”Regardless of any personal ties between the players and coaches, one prevailing theme rang through the team’s comments. North Dakota State would not at all be taken lightly.”It doesn’t matter what it says on the jersey,” Ryan said. “We prepare for every game the same. Ohio State, North Dakota State, Michigan State or whoever. We are going to prepare for them and we’re going to prepare to play well.”
Published on February 5, 2016 at 11:05 pm Contact Tomer: email@example.com | @tomer_langer Related Stories Syracuse struggles building momentum heading into late stretch of conference playMelissa Piacentini emerges as efficient passer amid goal-scoring droughtSyracuse trumps Mercyhurst in 2-1 overtime win Syracuse (13-13-3, 9-4-2 College Hockey America) defeated conference foe Penn State (9-15-5, 5-5-5) in overtime, 3-2, on Friday night in University Park, Pennsylvania.The Orange struck first late in the first period. Melissa Piacentini scored her first goal since a Dec. 10 loss to Boston College to give her team the 1-0 lead.The Nittany Lions came roaring back in the second. Kelsey Crow scored on a power-play goal 8:25 in and Laura Bowman followed her up less than three minutes later to give Penn State the 2-1 advantage. Amy Petersen assisted on both of the goals.Things looked bleak for the Orange until junior Morgan Blank converted on an equalizing goal with just under three minutes left in the game. It was only the second goal on the season for Blank.Syracuse’s Jessica Sibley ended the game just under five minutes into the extra period. It’s the second straight game that the Orange have won in overtime on a goal by Sibley.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore Megan Quinn had an assist on every Orange goal and led the team with three points. Goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan recorded 14 saves.The Orange resumes play on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Penn State. Syracuse will be looking for its first three-game winning streak, and its first weekend sweep on the season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Comments Published on August 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm National signing day for class of 2019 recruits is scheduled on Feb. 6, 2019, but December’s early signing period surpassed it in 2017, when the Orange signed a majority of its 2018 recruits. This year, SU continues to add to its 2019 class. Included here are each of the players’ star rankings, notable offers and commitment dates according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings and Scout.com. Track all of the commitments and signings from the Orange’s 2019 recruiting class here.COMMITSNazir Burnett, WR, 6-0.5 / 167★★★☆☆Notable offers: Boston College, Michigan StateBishop McDevitt (Pennsylvania) High SchoolCommitment Date: 8/3/18Ishmael Goulbourne, DE, 6-3 / 195★★☆☆☆Notable offers: Western Michigan, CincinnatiDwyer (Florida) High SchoolCommitment Date: 8/1/18Garett Williams, DB, 5-11 / 170★★★☆☆Notable offers:Hickory Ridge (North Carolina) High SchoolCommitment Date: 8/1/18AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDorian Hewett, DB, 5-11 / 180★★★☆☆Notable offers: Texas A&M-CommerceNorth Shore (Texas) Senior High SchoolCommitment Date: 7/28/18Matthew Bergeron, OT, 6-5 / 280★★★☆☆Notable offers: NoneCegep Garneau (Quebec)Commitment Date: 7/9/18Luke Benson, TE, 6-4 / 220★★★☆☆Notable offers: Buffalo, Harvard, ArmyCentral Bucks (Pennsylvania) High School WestCommitment Date: 6/24/18Adrian Cole, CB, 5-10 / 156★★★☆☆Notable offers: Buffalo, Kansas, PittsburghPlantation (Florida) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/23/18Cornelius Nunn, ATH, 6-0 / 170★★★☆☆Notable offers: Alabama, Auburn, BaylorMiami Palmetto (Florida) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/23/18Geoff Cantin, OLB, 6-4 / 220★★★☆☆Notable offers: NoneCegep Garneau (Quebec)Commitment Date: 6/22/18Anthony Red, OG, 6-4 / 270★★★☆☆Notable offers: Buffalo, TempleSt. Thomas More (Connecticut) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/17/18Joe Rondi, DE, 6-4 / 250★★★☆☆Notable offers: Cincinnati, Buffalo, Rutgers.Wayne Hills (New Jersey) High SchoolCommitment Date: 6/13/18Courtney Jackson, WR, 5-11 / 160★★★☆☆Notable offers: Baylor, Cincinnati, TempleGateway (Pennsylvania) High SchoolCommitment Date: 4/27/18 Facebook Twitter Google+
By Dwight FordThe local RCMP is looking for public information regarding a Monday morning break, enter and theft incident in Taylor. – Advertisement -A police news release says, it occurred at a residence at the south end of 100th street, between 6 and 9 o’clock, and entry was gained to the home, by breaking the front door window.Several items were stolen including, a 42 inch LCD television set, a photo printer, a DVD player, two guitars, speakers, and golf clubs.The release does not attach an estimated value to the stolen goods, but says police are taking public information assistance calls at the usual Fort St. John detachment and crimestoppers numbers…250-787-8140 and 1-800-222-8477.