Sports – Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Bielema Bolts To Arkansas

Bret Bielema has left the University of Wisconsin to take the head football coaching job at Arkansas in the SEC.  Reports say Bielema gets a six-year deal that will pay him about $3.2 million dollars per season to head to Arkansas.  Bielema will not be allowed to coach the Rose Bowl on January 1st and his time in Madison ends with a 68-24 record in seven seasons.  Former Badger assistant and current Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst was immediately speculated to be the front-runner to take over in Madison.  He released a statement last night saying he was committed to his current school.  Athletic Director Barry Alvarez will have to decide who will coach the team in Pasadena on January 1st, when Wisconsin takes on Stanford.  That person could actually be himself.


Badgers Roll By Mavs

Ben Brust scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Wisconsin hammered Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 at the Kohl Center on Tuesday night.  Ryan Evans also had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.  At 6-3, the Badgers travel to Marquette on Saturday. 


Bucks @ Spurs

The Bucks continue their road trip tonight as they take on the San Antonio Spurs.  Coverage begins at 7:10pm with the tip set for 7:30pm on KFIZ.


Hornets Name Change

A report says that the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets will be changing their name to the Pelicans as early as next season. The pelican is the Louisiana state bird.


Barclay May Get Start

The Packers get back on the practice field today as they get ready for NFC North foe Detroit on Sunday Night Football.  With TJ Lang banged up, the Packers may end up with undrafted free agent rookie Don Barclay getting the start at right tackle.  Barclay held his own on Sunday against the Vikings and offensive coordinator Tom Clements isn’t worried about a young guy who wasn’t drafted possibility getting the start there. 


Keeping Cobb On Special Teams

With Randall Cobb’s role in the Packers offense growing on a weekly basis, some people think it’s just a matter of time before Cobb’s role as a return man is reduced.  Special team coach Shawn Slocum doesn’t think they will be doing much to protect Cobb health this season.  He adds that Cobb doesn’t a nice job of avoiding the big hit while returning kicks.  The Packers recently elevated WR Jeremy Ross to the active roster from the Practice Squad.  He was an All-American return man at California.


Yount Shoots Sveum While Hunting

A report says that Brewers Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidently shot Cubs manager Dale Sveum while hunting in Arizona.  ESPN Chicago says the Sveum says Yount shot a bird and he was about 50 yards behind the bird and got hit in the ear by the spray from the six-shot.  Sveum said he would be OK.


Women’s College Hoops

Marian 76 MSOE 76

Ripon 76 Beloit 44


Men’s College Hoops

Beloit 64 Ripon 61


Tuesday, December 4th

Boys Basketball

Fond du Lac 26 Appleton East 24 – Max Schebel 7 pts

Kaukauna 49 Appleton North 47

Oshkosh North 83 Menasha 36

Neenah 53 Oshkosh West 30

Appleton West 60 Kimberly 57

WLA 57 Kiel 42 – Maustin Otterstatter 21 pts

St. Mary’s Springs 63 Campbellsport 51 – Eric Feldner 13 pts

Laconia 58 Berlin 33

Kewaskum 59 New Holstein 49

Chilton 60 Reedsville 51

Oakfield 68 St. Lawrence 31


Girls Basketball

Fond du Lac 38 Appleton East 32

KML 63 St. Mary’s Springs 56

Laconia 40 WLA 38

Omro 37 North Fondy 34 – OT

Mayville @ Lomira

Waupun 53 Portage 49 – Kayla Bonack 18 pts

Campbellsport @ West Bend West

CWC @ Hilbert

Winneconne @ Ripon

Oakfield 35 Pardeeville 22

Markesan 51 Montello 25


Boys Hockey

Fond du Lac 3 Milwaukee University School 1

Waupaca 4 Waupun 1


Boys Swimming and Diving

Fond du Lac 110 Oshkosh North-Lourdes 72

Notable swims:

 Klayton Porter wins varsity breast with career best time.

Riley Pakratz wins 100 free in career best time; 2nd place in back

Cameron Van Beek wins both 200 and 500 free

Mike Gietman and Ben Kimball & Ian Lock go 1-2-3 in 50 free in career best times.

Lock inproves in 100 fly for career best time (1:03.58)

Blake Champeau and Jacob Craig swim 1st 200 free.