Sweet 16


Final Four or bust for Badgers

Published March 19, 2015

A year after finally getting over the hump in last year's NCAA Tournament and advancing to the Final Four, the Wisconsin Badgers are primed for a return trip - and it's perhaps even an expectation as March Madness truly begins.


The captain's wild ride: Marquette's Anderson reflects

Published March 11, 2015

The Marquette University Golden Eagles begin Big East Tournament play this week, and those games could be the last of Juan Anderson's four-year career - one he nearly didn't finish in Milwaukee. He's been from the Elite Eight to playing on the first losing team in his life. One of the Golden Eagles' captains reflects on how it built him to where he is today, and where he's going.


Badgers out to solve the Sweet 16

Published March 27, 2014

The Wisconsin Badgers have advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years and for the fourth time since 2008. But the team hasn't made it to the Elite Eight since 2005. To do so, the Badgers need to best a red-hot Baylor team in Anaheim, Calif.


Wrestling the bear: Buzz Williams is out to solve Marquette's woes

Published Nov. 22, 2013

Buzz Williams wasn't in the greatest of moods following Marquette University's 58-53 victory over New Hampshire Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and the Golden Eagles' feisty head coach is ready to fight the bear he feels shares the room with his team.


"It's time to win championships."

Published Oct. 17, 2012

Marquette University may have lost the Big East Player of the Year and its point guard to the NBA, but the Golden Eagles haven't lowered their expectations. "It's time to win championships," said junior guard Vander Blue. "Sweet 16 is getting old now."


2011 is Wisconsin's best sports year ever

Published Sept. 27, 2011

Someway, somehow, all of the stars have seemed to finally align here in 2011. For a state that prides itself on hard work and pride in our accomplishments, we should all stand up and take notice of what our sports teams have provided us this year: unparalleled success across most spectrums of sport. And while we puff out our chests at Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and others, know that you now have the facts to back up our bravado.


Sweet 16 preview: North Carolina

Published March 25, 2011

When a mid-season departure by a junior with more experience than anyone else in the starting line-up is a turning point in the season, it is not usually a good thing. But for the North Carolina men's basketball team it was the best thing that could have ever happened.


Sweet 16 preview: Butler has been here before

Published March 24, 2011

Remember the Butler Bulldogs who ruined your bracket last year -- the David that nearly slayed a Goliath? Well, they're back and tonight, the Bulldogs face Wisconsin in the Sweet 16.