Our friends in the western part of the state haven’t forgotten the Phoenix women’s basketball team, and at least one sports columnist has included its first-ever Sweet 16 run in his 2011 sports best-of column. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram’s John Casper Jr. lists the team’s accomplishments among the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl championship and […]
We told you this summer about the passing of former political science Prof. Martin H. Greenberg, the prolific anthologist and a founder of the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy). Greenberg, 70, who collaborated with the likes of Isaac Asimov, Tom Clancy and Stephen King, is memorialized again in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s year-end notable deaths list. […]
Unlike millions of others with an iPad 2 at the top of her holiday wish list, sophomore Chelsea Rouse’s intentions had little to do with an unquenchable thirst for the latest in technology and everything to do with helping a child with special needs.
When Rouse heard about a radio station granting holiday wishes to those in need, she entered a contest on behalf of her friend Dylan, a six-year old with Autism. As one his therapists, she felt it could be a big help in his sign language development. In fact, the iPad has special applications for people with Autism.
More than 100 fans packed two buses to cheer the Green Bay women’s basketball team to victory on Dec. 23 over the Badgers in Madison. Light snow made travel slow, but the fans joined hundreds of others to fill a section behind the team bench, just in time for tip-off. The 65-49 road win was also the seventh straight against Big Ten opponents and puts the Phoenix at 10-0 heading into Horizon League play this week.
The ESPN/USA Today coaches poll released today (Tuesday, Dec. 27) has the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team ranked No. 14 in the nation. Monday’s AP sportswriters poll had the Phoenix at No. 18. Those rankings are unchanged from the previous week, despite a pair of lopsided wins: 80-39 at home over Ball State and 65-49 […]
With at least 400 cheering Phoenix fans filling the stands behind the UW-Green Bay bench, Friday’s road win was something different. Not because the 10-0 Phoenix prevailed — the team has won seven straight against Big Ten opponents, and handled the Badgers by 26 last December — but because coach Matt Bollant was reportedly passed […]
The UW-Green Bay women open Horizon League play this Thursday night (Dec. 29) with a 7 p.m. tip vs. Illinois-Chicago at the Kress Center. Both UIC’s Jasmine Bailey (12th, at 20.8 ppg) and Green Bay’s Julie Wojta (19th, at 19.9 ppg) ranked among the nation’s top 20 scorers as of last week’s NCAA Division statistics. […]
The state Department of Administration announced Friday its plan for cutting $123 million from state government by July. Overall, the plan calls for cutting $174.3 million by 2013, with the vast majority coming in the current fiscal year, which began in June. Hardest hit is the UW System at $46.1 million, followed by Health Services […]