The two Division I men's basketball programs in Milwaukee are spectators during March Madness, as Marquette University bowed out in the second round of the Big East tournament and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was ineligible for postseason play. We take a look back at a tough year for Milwaukee hoops.
Following a season in which the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was ineligible for postseason play, the Horizon League recognized two players off the Panthers squad for helping lead the team to a winning record in the conference. Senior guard Steve McWhorter and junior forward Matt Tiby were named Second Team All-Horizon League.
Bo Ryan has been coaching for 30 years in Wisconsin and he's had success wherever he's been. What's more, he's done it with a unique coaching style that features a deliberate offense and a tenacious defense that has the Badgers ranked among the best teams in the country.
Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission named Kimberly Blaeser as the new Wisconsin poet laureate for 2015-16. Recently, OnMilwaukee.com caught up with Blaeser and chatted with her about her writing, her family life, how being Native American influences her work, her favorite writers, the power of a good nap and what exactly the poet laureate does.
When you don't have a postseason to play for, you have to play for the regular season games on the schedule. Such is the case for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which begins Horizon League play on Friday having run the gauntlet in the non-conference with games against teams from the "power five" conferences. While the team suffered losses in those games, the team feels it has prepared them for a competitive league season.
As combative sports continue to assert themselves as a mainstay in popular culture, more and more disciplines are being taught within America’s educational systems.Emphasizing self-control, clearer and faster thinking, confidence, determination, and serenity, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has becom...