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Here are few Tweets from @BadgerMBBall at Media Day:
Bo Ryan: "Jared Berggren could be the sleeper sophomore that people don't know about, but will."
Ryan: "The best thing u can say about a PG is that Jordan Taylor raises the level of his teammates. He'll be governor in 10 yrs."
Beilien to Ryan: "How's Krabbenhoft looking this year? He was around so long I'm expecting to see him again this year when we play you."
Ryan to ESPN: "Keaton is delightful. He goes to his own drummer, but he's got a strong beat going right now. This could be his year."
E'twaun Moore told Jordan he could avg 20 pts this year and Jordan said, "Nah, I'll avg 3-4 pts. I'm just going to pass the ball to Leuer."
Taylor: "Being from MN, I hated the Badgers til I was about 15. Then I got my first letter from them and I flipped sides. Then I loved em."
MSU's Draymond Green: "Working out in the off-season, I was thinking about getting quicker cuz of what Jon Leuer did vs. me."
Read what Bo Ryan had to say at this year's Big Ten media day press conference: http://ow.ly/318ti
Tom Crean on Leuer: "I put him in a Kyle Singler class - and Jon might be bigger. He's going to have a long career after he's gone from UW."
Ann Arbor News did an unofficial poll of Big Ten media. Guess who has two of the most underrated players in the league? http://ow.ly/31uXg
Coach Lisa Stone traveled with her fellow coaches and staff to the Badger Days event in Milwaukee on June 8. Coach Stone took a couple minutes from her busy schedule to write a Blog on her experience, including a 3-2 win by the Brewers over the Cubs.
Photo Gallery / Badgers Days - Green Bay video
The cheerleaders and Bucky have been mainstays at Badger Days but this year the UW Band will also be in attendance, playing all the fans' favorites. And, for the second straight year, 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne will join the festivities.
Tuesday's journey took us to Green Bay and Lambeau Field. I was going to do a running diary-style blog but I got an hour in and it was already a couple pages long and I'm sure no one wants to read that much detail. So I'll just hit on some highlights:
Teah Gant and Rae Lin D'Alie became the two most recent UW women's basketball players to receive their degrees when the University of Wisconsin held its spring commencement ceremonies over the weekend.
Earning a degree from the UW is impressive on its own. To do so in four years while not only competing, but starting, for the Badger women's basketball squad warrants extra attention.
There are currently 35 schools that compete at the Division I level in men's basketball, women's basketball and men's hockey. Among those schools are Big Ten members Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State as well as "big-names" such as Notre Dame, Connecticut and Boston College.
Out of those 35 schools, only two qualified teams for the NCAA tournament in all three sports. One, obviously, is the Badgers or I probably wouldn't be writing this. The other is Vermont who, coincidently, was paired up against UW in the first round of both the women's basketball and men's hockey tournaments (the Badger men's hockey team will look for revenge for the loss Vermont hung on the women's hoops team).
It is just the second time in school history all three Badger teams advanced to the NCAA tournament. The only other time was in 2001 when UW was a No. 6 seed in men's basketball, a No. 7 seed in women's basketball and a No. 4 seed in men's hockey. This year, men's hoops was a No. 4 seed, women's hoops a No. 7 and men's hockey a No. 1.
The Badgers' bus pulled out of Madison on Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. CT. The travel party got a slightly later start than planned after remaining in Madison until the conclusion of the UW men's basketball game against Wofford in the opening round of their NCAA tournament. Fortunately, the Badgers pulled off the "W" in the nail-biter, advancing to face Cornell in the second round.