Sports – Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Ball: Doak Walker Finalist
For the 2nd straight year, Badgers running back Montee Ball is a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given annually to college football’s top running back.  On Saturday, Ball tied Travis Prentice for the all-time lead in career touchdowns with 78 and is poised to break the record this weekend at Penn State.  Ball joins Oregon’s Kenjon Barner and UCLA’s Jonathan Franklin as finalists this year. He is the third Badger to be named a Doak Walker Award finalist, joining Ron Dayne and John Clay. Dayne, the only other Badger to be a finalist twice, won the award in 1999.


Maryland Joins The Big Ten…Rutgers Expected To Follow

The University of Maryland has accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference on July 1st, 2014 as the league’s 13th member.  Maryland will have to pay a $50 million dollar exit fee to the ACC to leave.  The Terps all-time record for Big Ten schools in football is 4-44-1.  Rutgers is expected to bolt the Big East to become the 14th member of the league.  Both Maryland and Rutgers are expected to join Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State in the Leaders Division for football.  Illinois will shift to the Legends Division with Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Iowa, and Minnesota.


More Conference Shifts

The latest conference moves have a few schools looking to go back to their roots.  Boise State and San Diego State recently joined the Big East as football only members and BYU went independent, but with the Big East crumbling and a recent ruling by the BCS that the top ranked school from non-BCS leagues may get an automatic invite, has those schools in talks to return to the Mountain West Conference.


Marquette Falls In Maui

Butler’s Rotnei Clarke drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to stun Marquette 72-71in the first round of the Maui Classic in Hawaii on Monday afternoon.  Vander Blue paced Marquette with 21 points.  The Golden Eagles drop to 2-1 on the season and will face Mississippi State this afternoon.


Badgers In Action

The Badger men’s basketball team hosts Presbyterian tonight at the Kohl Center.  You’ll hear it on KFIZ.  Coverage begins at 6pm with the tip set for 7pm.


Bucks Fall

The Charlotte Bobcats rallied to beat the Bucks 102-98 on Monday night.  The Bobcats trailed by 11 in the fourth quarter before former Buck Ramon Sessions sparked the comeback finishing with 23 points.  Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 31,


Monday Night Football

Colin Kaepernick threw for 2 TDs in his first NFL start as San Francisco blew out the Bears 32-7 on Monday Night Football.  The win drops the Bears to a first place tie in the NFC North with the Packers with a 7-3 record.


Packers Roster Move
The Green Bay Packers signed G Joe Gibbs to the practice squad and released G Justin Cheadle from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.  Gibbs, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound first-year player out of Tennessee-Martin, entered the NFL with the St. Louis Rams as a non-drafted free agent in June 2010. He was with the Rams until he was released late that preseason. Gibbs most recently played with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. He was a four-year starter at Tennessee-Martin, where he twice earned All-Ohio Valley Conference recognition. Gibbs will wear No. 73 for the Packers.


Prep Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Lomira 65 Horicon 41


Tuesday, November 20th

Boys Basketball

WLA @ Manitowoc Lutheran

Campbellsport @ North Fond du Lac

Waupun @ Mayville

Brillion @ New Holstein

Chilton @ Sheboygan Falls

CWC @ Markesan

Oakfield @ Valley Christian


Girls Basketball

Manty Lutheran @ WLA

Laconia @ Horicon

Campbellsport @ North Fond du Lac

Lomira @ Oconomowoc

Waupun @ Sheboygan South

New Holstein @ Chilton

West Bend West @ Kewaskum

Little Chute @ Ripon