Fresh off his experience at the Spring Game, editor-in-chief, Andrew Coppens had a chance to sit down and talk Badger football with the Crystal Ball Run. The conversation ranged from Danny O'Brien to Melvin Gordon. Be sure to check out his thoughts and where the Badgers stand after spring practices.
It was reported yesterday by Dennis Punzel of the Wisconsin State Journal that former Wisconsin women’s basketball coach Lisa Stone was rumored to be in the mix to be take the same position at St. Louis University.
Stone coached the Badgers for eight seasons and posted a career record of 128-119 during her tenure. She was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the 2009-10 season which saw her guide the Badgers to their only NCAA Tournament appearance during her eight seasons.
Though an official announcement is expected to come at some point this week, no official announcement has been made at this point.
Former Wisconsin running back Michael Bennett was arrested and charged with identity theft and tax fraud.
Bennett played two seasons at Camp Randall where he racked up 1914 career rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. His NFL career spanned 10 seasons with five different teams. He last played for the Oakland Raiders in 2010.
Wisconsin men's hockey defensman Patrick Daly announced this week that he will be transferring to Division III St. Thomas to continue his playing career. Daly appeared in 11 games for the Badgers last season and was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft.
St. Thomas won the regular season Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship last season and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament where they fell in the opening round to national champions St. Norbert.
The Badgers’ softball team downed Bradley last night at Goodman Diamond for their eleventh consecutive home win. Good news for a team who plays five of their last eight games at home. They look to continue that streak today when they host UW-Green Bay in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.
Wisconsin now has 31 wins, its highest total since the 2005 campaign. The program record for wins in a season is 34.