Friday, January 4, 2013
Two former University of Wisconsin-Madison football players from Waukesha County play for the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals.
When the Houston Texans take on the Cincinnati Bengals at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, J.J. Watt won’t be the only local on the field. Kevin Zeitler, of Waukesha, played football with Watt at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Zeitler, a Wisconsin Lutheran High School graduate, was drafted in 2012 by the Bengals and has started in all 16 games this season as an offensive guard. Watt, of Pewaukee, had high praises for his former teammate this week. Watt returned an interception for a touchdown in last year’s playoffs against the Bengals. The Texans defeated the Bengals to advance to the next round of the playoffs in January 2012. "He's a heck of a player,” said Watt in an interview with media in Cincinnati. “I have a lot of respect for him and the way…
Monday, December 31, 2012
As the Wisconsin Badgers take the field on Tuesday, there are plenty of Waukesha County residents to root for in the game vs. Stanford.
For Waukesha County residents, the Rose Bowl is more than just a long-standing tradition of New Year’s Day football. With several local residents playing for the Wisconsin Badgers, there’s plenty to cheer for this year. Derek Watt, of Pewaukee, is making his own name on the Wisconsin Badgers. After switch from a linebacker to a fullback, Watt’s helped the Badgers’ offense this season with 12 receptions for 150 yards, including a 33-yard catch. Watt also recorded 12 defensive tackles this year. Watt, No. 34, was optimistic about the switch when first approached earlier this year, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. “He thought it was in my best interests,” Watt told the Wisconsin State Journal. “When the head coach tells you there’s a…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The job is posted, as any other at a public university. But it's unlikely you will be picked by Barry Alvarez to replace Bret Bielema as the school's football coach. Who will be?
Do you think all those years you’ve spent as an unpaid assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers football qualify you to replace Bret Bielema as the Badgers’ new head coach? You have to apply by Dec. 19. Make sure you have at least three professional references. It won’t happen in time to lead the team through the tunnel at the Rose Bowl — that job belongs to former coach Barry Alvarez — and is unlikely to happen at all for most of us. Who might Alvarez actually choose, after Bielema surprised almost everyone in the state by accepting the head coaching job at Arkansas? Madison radio station Big 1070 reported last week that Chris Petersen of Boise State will interview for the job Monday. Soon after, a Sporting News …
Monday, December 5, 2011
As fans look for ticket packages, scammers look to take advantage.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Even though the University of Wisconsin Badgers football team just clinched its berth to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, fans are already scrambling to find ticket packages for the big game. The Better Business Bureau warns fans to be careful of ticket scams. Craigslist, the online classified ad site, and eBay, the online auction site, already have hundreds of listings for Rose Bowl tickets. The Wisconsin BBB wants to remind Badger fans that scams and counterfeit tickets are common, and they should use caution when buying tickets and packages – especially online. The BBB offers these tips to make sure you do not get scammed: For more information or further inquiries, please contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.wisconsin.bbb.org or 414-847-6000 (…
Monday, October 10, 2011
It's been a great run, but will a cleated shoe soon fall?
You can tell a Wisconsin sports fan by the change that's taken place over the last nine months. He smiles a lot. Refuses to change habits (or clothes). Hugs strangers. Reacts to fixing a leaky faucet by either a) giving himself a championship belt, or b) going into "Beast Mode." The last month has seen the bandwagon only pick up speed. The Brewers captured the division, the National League Division Series and Game 1 of the NL Championshp Series. The Packers won a Super Bowl in February, the sixth of an 11-game win streak that continued Sunday night. The Wisconsin Badgers football team is also unbeaten and a contender for the national title. And oh, yes, the Milwaukee Wave won their fifth league championship back in the spring and the …