Fiserv Forum is going to be even cooler than usual this holiday season as the Milwaukee arena will host the inaugural Holiday Face-Off, a two-day men's college hockey tournament featuring the Wisconsin Badgers on Dec. 28-29.
After opening their season with two impressive wins, Badgers fans had their celebrations curbed by the echoes of haters who asked, "Yeah, but who have they played?" Those doubters were silenced on Saturday.
While fans from across the state were forced to watch the team's season opener in South Florida from home last weekend, Bucky Nation welcomed the Badgers back to Madison with a day full of tailgating, drinking, cookouts and, of course, four quarters of college football.
The calendar has already flipped to mid-September, which means it's time for the annual unveiling of the Marquette basketball schedule. Here are the five biggest home games coming up for the Golden Eagles.
Why the uptick in media representation for the Golden Eagles? Simple: The Marquette women's basketball team is the best basketball team in Milwaukee in 2017.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University have signed a seven-year agreement for Marquette's men's basketball team to play its home games at the new Bucks sports and entertainment arena, beginning with the 2018-19 season.
With ESPN's College Gameday in town for Saturday's huge football game between the No. 8 Badgers and No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, Wisconsin basketball player Nigel Hayes called out the NCAA and raised money for local charity.
The topic of sports nicknames of the "lesser known" Milwaukee colleges and universities came up recently during my Bucks ticket draft. No one could name Carroll College's mascot. It's Carroll University now, by the way. Cardinal Stritch University? I got my MBA there and didn't even know it had sports, much less a mascot.
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's 2012-13 athletic season will mark 100 years of competition in the ninth-oldest conference in the NCAA. Considering the seismographic shifting of schools and conferences at the top levels today, longevity alone is worth a party.
There is absolutely no legitimate reason to have all these bowl games. The only thing they do is allow the company to bring in customers for a good time and for the colleges to make money.
Looking for something to do this week? The Brewers are home against Colorado Tuesday and Wednesday, but there's plenty more to choose from on the local sports calendar.
The mess at Ohio State University, which lead to head coach Jim Tressel's "resignation," has again brought the argument of whether or not college athletes should be paid to the forefront. The answer could not be any more simple: no. No way. Not one cent. These "amateurs," these "students" ... they get plenty as it is.
A lot of pundits are talking about parity spreading through college football and basketball. Steve Czaban is working on other explanations.