LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Before the season, only the most optimistic Minnesota fans would have thought their Gophers would have something more tangible than Paul Bunyan’s Axe at stake when it was time to play Wisconsin.
How about a trip to the Big Ten championship game?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ground game with Eddie Lacy was working so well for Green Bay that even Aaron Rodgers wanted a running play to try to put Minnesota away.
“I just kind of chuckled, because it’s usually the other way around,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.
St. Francis 35, Christian Life 32
Central Missouri will face Grand Valley (Mich.) State in a women’s soccer NCAA Division II Midwest Regional final at Wood Road Field at noon today.
Tickets are $7 ($5 for students and $3 for children). Today’s winner will advance to the national semifinals Dec. 4 at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium in Louisville, Ky.
Every starter scored at least six points as the Carthage women’s basketball team won its home opener, 62-41 over UW-La Crosse, on Saturday afternoon at Tarble Arena.
Alexis Hahn paced the Reds (2-1) with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, while Taylor Boardman (12 points) and Erin Thomas (11) also scored in double figures. Hahn and Boardman shared the team-high with nine rebounds each.
The first walkable ice is dependent on Mother Nature and with every new year, the timetable for this occurance is just a little different than a year past.
John Jacobson recently returned from Juneau County with a solid report of fishermen on the ice fishing in protected bays.
Here’s an indication of how well it went for the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team on Saturday at Tiffin (Ohio):
UWP’s backups nearly outscored Tiffin’s entire team as the Rangers improved to 4-0 with a 60-42 non-conference victory. This is believed to be UW-Parkside’s first 4-0 start since it joined the Great Lakes Valley Conference for the 1995-96 season.
Shoreland Lutheran 40, Union Grove 31
Last season, the UW-Parkside men’s basketball team had no defensive response for Saint Cloud (Minn.) State in the Rangers’ only home loss of the year.
Apparently, they took that to heart this season.
Intimidation probably won’t be a factor for the St. Francis (Ill.) men’s basketball team when it visits Carthage College Friday night.
St. Francis, an NAIA school in Joliet, Ill., has played two of its last three games against NCAA Division I schools heading into the 8 p.m. clash against the Red Men at Tarble Arena. The second game of the Carthage Classic I follows a 6 p.m. tilt between UW-La Crosse and Aurora.
The UW-Parkside men’s basketball team will play what coach Luke Reigel called “a very challenging road trip” with a two-game swing to Minnesota this weekend.
Second-year Bradford girls basketball coach Nicole Stein will attempt to mesh the old with the new this season.
Double-digit scorers a year ago, senior guard Tiara Shirley and junior forward Chasity Johnson will try to help the Reuther girls basketball team boost its win total in the 2014-15 season.
This weekend will especially sweet for one of the four teams playing in the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament at UW-Parkside’s Wood Road Field.
The two-day, three-game event will culminate with a regional final at noon Sunday. Today, Minnesota-Mankato will face Central Missouri State at 11 a.m. with UW-Parkside facing nemesis Grand Valley (Mich.) State at 1:30 p.m. The winners will play Sunday for spot in the Final Four in Louisville, Ky., beginning Dec. 4.
Central 50, Jefferson 46