Korger: A holiday wish list for Bucky

first_imgHe’s making a list and he’s checking it twice, and he will find out if you have been naughty or nice.Well, readers, I hope most of you have been well behaved – as much as college students can possibly be – as the holidays quickly approach us. For myself, I have found that the older I get, the lamer my Christmas list becomes. In fact, if Santa read my list this year he’d probably break down and openly weep.A suit? Socks? Money for rent? What kind of kid wants that?Well there are some other things, but I’m not sure that Santa can deliver them to me. So here it is, my holiday wish list to Bucky for the holidays and break.Give me a win in the Rose BowlThat one is pretty obvious. Last year, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel to Pasadena and experience one of the greatest sporting events that football has to offer. Since I’ll be with the team in spirit watching a television from a Madison bar stool, I’m praying on bended knee that Wisconsin can win The Granddaddy of Them All.Last year, the Badgers were a batted two-point conversion away from sending the game to overtime against a veteran TCU team with arguably the best defense in the country. This time around, Wisconsin’s defense will be tested by the high-flying Oregon offense. Wisconsin has struggled the few times it has faced a great offensive team (Michigan State), and against the Ducks’ spread attack, the Badgers will have their hands full. However, Wisconsin also has one of the nation’s best offenses, both balanced and explosive.This game will also effectively serve to measure the Big Ten against the Pac 12. If Wisconsin hopes to continue its emergence back into the national spotlight, the Badgers must put forth their finest team performance to date. This game is sure to be a great one, but I’m asking Bucky and Santa to deliver the Badger faithful a win this time.I’m also recommending that no one make a drinking game out of the Rose Bowl. One of my friends had the idea to take a shot every time an offense scores. Both teams average over 40 points a game. Count me out.Help Wisconsin basketball find its gameLately, watching the Badgers has given me more gut-wrenching moments than coaching my team of 8th graders back home. The Badgers relied on a 3-point shooting spree by Ben Brust to finish off a pesky UNLV team last weekend while leaning on Milwaukee’s awful free throw shooting to escape with a win Tuesday night.Besides his perfect 7-for-7 effort in the UNLV game, Brust has struggled from beyond the arc in December, as have the majority of the Badgers. Jordan Taylor hasn’t yet reached the scoring frenzy we are all so accustomed to.Basketball is a game that’s all about getting hot at the right time, but lately, the Badgers have cooled off. With the Big Ten season fast approaching and the league stacked top to bottom this year, the Badgers will need to be playing their best basketball night in and night out against the conference. Many analysts are calling the Big Ten the best conference in the nation, so Wisconsin will need to develop a rhythm to continue its dominance in conference play. There is definitely talent on this team and the potential to be a Big Ten title contender, but the offense needs to get in a groove as the team eases into conference play after a weak non-conference schedule.Let Montee Ball break the touchdown recordAt the Heisman ceremony this past Saturday, Ball was in truly elite company with the likes of Andrew Luck, Tyrann Mathieu’s suit, RGIII and Trent Richardson. It sure looked like the running back belonged – Ball handled himself and represented Wisconsin perfectly.Just knowing Ball’s story and perseverance throughout his career here at Wisconsin, I’m not sure there is a more deserving player to break Barry Sanders’ illustrious NCAA record for touchdowns in a single season. The determination and readiness Ball displayed while waiting for his chance last year at Iowa, his extreme dedication in the offseason to cut weight and his unbelievable success on the gridiron makes me proud to wear the No. 28 jersey I have from when Anthony Davis was the running back at Wisconsin. Facing LaMichael James and Oregon in the Rose Bowl is a perfect way for Ball to break the record. I asked for Ball to win the Heisman, but I suppose I can settle with him taking his place in the history books.To all my Badgers and readers, happy holidays and thanks for reading this semester. On Wisconsin.Nick will be back again to write more boring columns next semester. Have a column topic for next semester? Email Nick at nkorger@badgerherald.com. Happy festivus!last_img read more

Subway Series postponed after Mets’ positive COVID tests

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd August, 2020 10:44 IST Subway Series Postponed After Mets’ Positive COVID Tests  Major League Baseball postponed this weekend’s Subway Series to allow time for more testing and contact tracing after two members of the New York Mets tested positive for the coronavirus. Written By COMMENT Associated Press Television News First Published: 22nd August, 2020 10:44 IST  Major League Baseball postponed this weekend’s Subway Series to allow time for more testing and contact tracing after two members of the New York Mets tested positive for the coronavirus.The Mets had their game Thursday night at Miami as well as Friday’s opener against the Yankees postponed on Thursday after the results were reported. MLB postponed the rest of the weekend series between the New York teams on Friday “out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing.”The Mets flew home Thursday night and are in New York, and the team said in a statement the traveling party was tested at Citi Field on Friday morning before being sent home to quarantine. The team does not plan to work out this weekend.The team said those who tested positive or were identified as close contacts remained in Miami. It did not specify how many close contacts had been identified.The league has now postponed 36 games this season because of positive tests with the Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and the Mets. The Yankees have twice had their schedule interrupted despite reporting no positive tests since opening day.The positive tests are the first confirmed within the Mets organization since the season began. Right-hander Brad Brach missed preseason camp and confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus.MLB said Friday that seven of 12,485 samples collected over the past week from players and coaches returned positive COVID-19 results, a positive rate of 0.05%.Three of the positives were players and four were staff members. Of all the samples collected by MLB this season, 0.1% have returned positive, and 19 teams have had a player or staff member test positive.center_img WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Wind turbines causing controversy in Presque Isle County

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMoltke Township — Mike and Stefani Schulte bought their American dream eight years ago, a little slice of farm land just outside of Rogers City.They have completely restored the historic farm and have cultivated the land for cows to graze and chickens to roam. The couple plans on building a cabin for their children when they come to visit near the edge of property, but that might not be possible now with a potential wind turbine marked for construction.The couple had heard the rumors of wind energy sites going into the area, but they had no idea how close or even what exactly was going on until they attended a meeting at the township hall.“We were never told,” said Stefani Schulte. “We were told to sit down, and if we didn’t sit down, we were invited to leave, or wait for a private meeting with the developer.”That meeting was designed for residents interested in signing leases for wind turbines to go on their land. As the Schulte’s figured out what exactly was happening, they learned how a wind turbine would affect their land.The county board of commissioners redid the zoning ordinance on October 10 to put some limitations on the developers who plan to put these structures in.The Schulte’s filed a petition for zoning ordinance 2. They are now on the hunt to grab over 300 signatures to push the zoning ordinance to a ballot initiative. Mike and Stefani have already collected hundreds and are close to hitting their goal. To be safe, they want to acquire over 400 in order to protect their American dream.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Farming, Moltke Township, Narrow Gate Farm, Presque Isle County, Wind TurbinesContinue ReadingPrevious Inside the life of Michigan’s most decorated WWII veteranNext Michigan’s only 4 star general opens up about career, success and familylast_img read more