Sports – Friday, December 7th, 2012

Alvarez: Rose Bowl One Game Return

Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez says that his return to coaching will be a one game stint.  The Hall of Fame coach agreed to coach the Badgers in the Rose Bowl after team captains asked him to shortly after Bret Bielema bolted to Arkansas.  Alvarez told the media that he will be a game manager and the assistant coaches will do the game planning and pregame prep for Stanford on January 1st


Not So Smooth Exit

Bret Bielema’s exit from the University of Wisconsin seems not to be on good terms.  Barry Alvarez says that the first he learned of Bielema’s leaving UW was when he actually resigned on Tuesday.  Alvarez says its common courtesy for schools to ask permission to talk to a coach under contract but Arkansas did not do that.  Alvarez said the he once thought of Bielema like a son.  When asked by a national radio show why he left the Big Ten for the SEC, he said “ My father told me its better to play in excellence than excel in mediocrity. “  He also said he had a better chance to win a national title at Arkansas than at UW which irked the AD and some players.  


Chryst Not A Candidate

Badger AD Barry Alvarez says that the search for a new head coach has already begun and he will be looking for a person who already had head coaching experience.  Many considered former UW assistant and current Pitt head coach Paul Chryst as the front-runner for the job, but Alvarez said he is not a candidate because it wouldn’t be right to hire him back after working hard to get him the job a year ago. 


Ball Wins Doak Walker

Badger running back Montee Ball won the Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s top running back.  Ball set the NCAA career TD mark this season.  In 2012 he ran for 1730 yards and 21 TDs


T’eo Is Top Player

Notre Dame LB Manti T’eo won the Maxwell Award as college football’s top player and also the Bednarik Award as the top defensive player.  Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel won the O’Brien award as the top QB.  Both are finalists along with Kansas State’s Collin Klein for the Heisman Trophy which will be awarded on Saturday night.


Thursday Night Football
Denver 26 Oakland 13


Men’s College Hoops

Tennessee Tech 74 UW-Green Bay 68


High School Hoops on KFIZ and K107.1-FM

You can hear a pair of games tonight on the Mountain Dog Media family of radio stations.  Fond du Lac’s boys host Oshkosh North tonight.  You’ll hear that game on KFIZ with the Backyard Grill Pregame at 7:05pm.  On K107.1-FM St. Mary’s Springs boys host WLA.  Coverage there begins right around 7:25pm.   


Prep Schedule

Thursday, December 6th

Boys Basketball

Plymouth 58 Waupun 55

Two Rivers 66 New Holstein 55

Campbellsport  42 Kewaskum 39

Winneconne 62 Ripon 56

KML 72 Mayville 29


Girls Basketball

Chilton 52 Valders 41


Girls Hockey

Fondy-Waupun  4 Appleton 2


Friday, December 7th

Boys Basketball

Oshkosh North @ Fond du Lac

Appleton West @ Oshkosh West

Neenah @ Menasha

Appleton East            @ Appleton North

Kaukauna @Kimberly

WLA @ St. Mary’s Springs

North Fond du Lac @ Lomira

Laconia @ Omro

St. Mary’s Central @ Chilton

St. Lawrence @ Stockbridge


Girls Basketball

Fond du Lac @ Oshkosh North

Waupun @ Plymouth

Two Rivers @ New Holstein

Campbellsport @ Kewaskum

Rio @ CWC

Ripon @ Berlin

Oakfield @ Oshkosh Lourdes


Boys Hockey

Neenah @ Fond du Lac – 7:30pm

Appleton @ St. Mary’s Springs – 5pm







Saturday, December 8th

Boys Hockey

Fond du Lac @ Wausau West – 3pm

Waupun @ Fox Valley Stars – 6:30pm

CWC @ Sheboygan Christian