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UWisco
03-14-2016, 03:41 PM
Kunin on Big Ten All-Freshman team. Congrats Luke!

Badger Booster
03-14-2016, 04:01 PM
Kunin on Big Ten All-Freshman team. Congrats Luke!

Hopefully he'll stick around for another year or two regardless of what pans out with the coaching situation. He has been fun to watch in an otherwise dreadful year.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-14-2016, 04:23 PM
Hopefully he'll stick around for another year or two regardless of what pans out with the coaching situation. He has been fun to watch in an otherwise dreadful year.

Odds are good that he stays one more year. Maybe two, but I won't get my hopes up. Short of an Opilka situation, it's hard to believe that he'd get yanked out of school immediately.

GBBadger14
03-14-2016, 04:59 PM
When is the last time that the Badgers lost at "The X"?

I believe that I saw something along the lines of 8 straight wins there, with the last loss coming in 2010.

None of the players on this team have ever lost an NCAA game at the Excel Energy Center.

I want to say it was the semi final game vs St Cloud at the 2010 Final Five.

(Followed by a W in the 3rd place game, 2 Ws for the 2010 NCAA West regional, 3 Ws at the 2013 Final Five, and 2 Ws at the 2014 B1G Tourney)

Wisko McBadgerton
03-14-2016, 08:29 PM
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cinderella Spartans.

Amo Bessone got Michigan State and their losing record into the tournament and all the way up the mountain, demolishing top rated 24-2 Clarkson 6-1 in the final.

MadCityRich
03-14-2016, 09:59 PM
Odds are good that he stays one more year. Maybe two, but I won't get my hopes up. Short of an Opilka situation, it's hard to believe that he'd get yanked out of school immediately.

I thought he was gone at mid-season and posted so; boy was I wrong. While I did not attend one game, the few games I watched pieces of on TV. wow this kid is really good. I'd love to see him play for the new coach.

MadCityRich
03-14-2016, 10:02 PM
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cinderella Spartans.

Amo Bessone got Michigan State and their losing record into the tournament and all the way up the mountain, demolishing top rated 24-2 Clarkson 6-1 in the final.

Remember the Badger fans at the Coliseum gettin' on Amo? It was a thunderous, echo in the concrete doughnut. AAAAAAAAAMO, AAAAAAAAMO, AAAAAAAAAMO.

BuB
03-15-2016, 08:53 PM
Almost a full day on the UW thread, two days before the conference tournament and no one is talking hockey....sad.

And understandable.

BadgerHockey9
03-15-2016, 09:38 PM
Almost a full day on the UW thread, two days before the conference tournament and no one is talking hockey....sad.

And understandable.

Anyone plan on making the trip over for the tourney? I will be there all 3 days (I live in the TC). I know last time the tourney was here, there was a badger party at Patrick McGoverns. The band played for about 20 minutes prior to the game. Hoping to see the Badgers get 2 games in...

MadCityRich
03-15-2016, 09:43 PM
Almost a full day on the UW thread, two days before the conference tournament and no one is talking hockey....sad.

And understandable.

Yup.

I listened to the Badger hockey hour tonight, which I always do. I'm sure Brian knew the answer, but he commented to CMJ about all the sell-outs at the women's hockey games. He said the fans have always been there, but paraphrasing, I believe he told CMJ he wasn't sure why they've been especially loud, etc. I'd have to hear it again.

WE all know the answer.

RedStripes
03-15-2016, 10:09 PM
Anyone plan on making the trip over for the tourney? I will be there all 3 days (I live in the TC). I know last time the tourney was here, there was a badger party at Patrick McGoverns. The band played for about 20 minutes prior to the game. Hoping to see the Badgers get 2 games in...

I'll be there. Only missed one conference tourney since 1999. Not expecting much from the Badgers, but I suppose anything is possible. Thinking back, other than the last couple of trips, the Badgers have never played particularly well at the conference tourney.

Timothy A
03-16-2016, 01:14 PM
My eyes just about popped out of my head when I saw Davison is -20. Next worse D is -11 Schulz. Worst F is Soleway - 22, next worse is Wags @ -12. Eddie is a "respectable" -6 with 77 blocks.

So I guess there is a game tomorrow @ 4PM. A couple more wins won't hurt, let's make a little noise boyz.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-16-2016, 03:04 PM
Just another 29 hours or so until it's all over.

KaMiGo
03-16-2016, 04:58 PM
Just another 29 hours or so until it's all over.

I really don't think it is going to happen the day after.

I would expect that the BTHC offices have been in touch with Alvarez and given him a gentle suggestion of "If there is going to be a coaching change, wait until Monday to announce it. We can't afford to have anything to distract from the tournament".

If the Badgers don't win the whole tournament (they probably won't), and if that prompts the administration to make a change in coaching (it probably will), they would be wise to not **** off the conference administration (I hope they will be). The last thing you want is a new coach playing a schedule full of Thursday/Friday and Saturday/Sunday home weekends his first year...attendance is been down enough without that factoring in.

Badger Booster
03-16-2016, 05:19 PM
I really don't think it is going to happen the day after.

I would expect that the BTHC offices have been in touch with Alvarez and given him a gentle suggestion of "If there is going to be a coaching change, wait until Monday to announce it. We can't afford to have anything to distract from the tournament".

If the Badgers don't win the whole tournament (they probably won't), and if that prompts the administration to make a change in coaching (it probably will), they would be wise to not **** off the conference administration (I hope they will be). The last thing you want is a new coach playing a schedule full of Thursday/Friday and Saturday/Sunday home weekends his first year...attendance is been down enough without that factoring in.

Well, the UW did fire Kelsey during the middle of the Big Ten women's tournament. That said, I don't think anything will happen this week because Alvarez will most probably (hopefully) be in either St. Louis and/or New Hampshire (women's Frozen Four) the whole weekend.

WiscTJK
03-16-2016, 05:35 PM
Well, the UW did fire Kelsey during the middle of the Big Ten women's tournament. That said, I don't think anything will happen this week because Alvarez will most probably (hopefully) be in either St. Louis and/or New Hampshire (women's Frozen Four) the whole weekend.

Funny. I doubt he will be in New Hampshire. We know he doesn't give 2 craps about men's hockey, which used to be a revenue sport, so women's hockey would presumably be even lower....

Badger Booster
03-16-2016, 05:43 PM
Funny. I doubt he will be in New Hampshire. We know he doesn't give 2 craps about men's hockey, which used to be a revenue sport, so women's hockey would presumably be even lower....

FWIW, he was definitely at the title game in '06 at Mariucci against Minnesota. I remember being startled when I walked by him, didn't think he would be there. Also thought he was in Boston for the '09 title, but wasn't there myself for that game or the other title games.

Wisko McBadgerton
03-16-2016, 05:58 PM
Just another 29 hours or so until it's all over.

Beating PSU would be a relatively minor upset given that PSU is 4-8-1 in their last 13 and Wisconsin outplayed them by a good bit for most of the weekend at the KC. At this point most of their edge is going to come from having 14-15 upperclassmen playing against 14-15 underclassmen. If Badger forwards can convert on what is likely to be numerous opportunities early and also backcheck all the way to the net, I'd give them a good chance. Of course neither of those things have been Badger strong points all year. (to put it very mildly) Still, I'd say the outcome of tomorrow's game is in doubt, so it is possible you may have to wait.

WiscTJK
03-16-2016, 06:15 PM
FWIW, he was definitely at the title game in '06 at Mariucci against Minnesota. I remember being startled when I walked by him, didn't think he would be there. Also thought he was in Boston for the '09 title, but wasn't there myself for that game or the other title games.

Between BB and Women's hockey, we know where he will be.

KaMiGo
03-16-2016, 06:35 PM
Between BB and Women's hockey, we know where he will be.

Where else would you expect him to be?

How much money comes in from donors associated with Men's Basketball vs Women's Ice Hockey?

I get that people here aren't generally a fan of BA, but this is a no-brainer that any AD would make.