Top seven games of the semester

first_imgEvery year, there’s a game that fans have circled on their calendars from the moment the schedule comes out. After a rather lackluster Wisconsin home football schedule a year ago, this year’s lineup features several must-attend games.But for those students just getting to know Badger sports, there are a handful of other games outside of football that you’re not going to want to miss. If you haven’t circled these games on your calendar, you might want to break out a pen.Wisconsin vs. LSU (Football): Although the first game of Wisconsin’s schedule is far from the friendly confines of Camp Randall, this is possibly one of the biggest games in recent Badger football history. University of Wisconsin has had high profile match-ups in the past, including in the Capital One Bowl this past January against another SEC team, South Carolina. But a regular season game like this one — and the season opener at that — makes this game extremely meaningful. Not only does this game mean a lot for the Wisconsin football program, but it also carries with it a great deal of weight with it for the Big Ten as a whole. The Big Ten has been relatively weak lately, and this is a big statement game for the entire conference if Wisconsin wins. Playing in a big time environment in Houston and against a very viable playoff team in the Tigers makes this not only one of the best games of the semester, but a once in a lifetime opportunity.Wisconsin vs. Penn State (Volleyball): The one unfortunate thing about this National Championship game rematch is that it falls on a Wednesday, but even homework isn’t a good enough reason to miss what could very well be the Big Ten’s top two volleyball teams in action. Wisconsin returns with all but one key player from last season’s run to the championship game, and although the Badgers got swept in straight sets at the Field House last year against Penn State and then fell to the Nittany Lions again in the NCAA final, they are a year older and wiser this season. If you get a chance to be a part of the student section known as the Block Party, this is the game you’ll want to go to.Wisconsin vs. Penn State (Women’s Soccer): Penn State is the team to beat every year in the Big Ten, but this game goes much deeper than just a disdain for the Nittany Lions. Before coming to Wisconsin, Badgers head coach Paula Wilkins coached at Penn State and brought the program to the College Cup, college soccer’s version of the Final Four, on multiple occasions. Wilkins beat the Badgers quite often while at Penn State, but now in her eighth season with Wisconsin, she is tasked with leading her new squad against her former one. A season ago, the Badgers fell one goal short against the Nittany Lions, but with a starting 11 that will be almost exactly the same from a year ago, Wisconsin has a good chance to give PSU a run for the money and the Big Ten title.Wisconsin vs. Indiana (Men’s Soccer): Last season, while playing the defending National Champions at the McClimon Soccer Complex, the Badgers had an improbable comeback. They scored three unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes to knock off the Hoosiers in one of the greatest games in Wisconsin men’s soccer history. After making the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995, the Badgers’ game this year against Indiana could again determine their postseason fate. Even if you’re not a soccer fan, the primetime start on a Saturday night at McClimon only adds to the luster of a game worth attending.Wisconsin vs. Nebraska (Football): Besides the opening game of the season against LSU, this is the game most students and Badger fans have circled on their calendar for football season. With the new alignment in the Big Ten after the addition of Rutgers and Maryland, the Badgers and Cornhuskers find themselves together in the West and what could be a yearly matchup for the division crown. There could be a surprise or two in the rest of the West division, but expect this mid-November game at Camp Randall to decide who goes to the Big Ten Championship game. The first game between these two in Madison was one to remember, and that should be the case again come Nov. 15.Wisconsin vs. North Dakota (Men’s Hockey): There’s a saying that goes, “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” In a nutshell, that is the Wisconsin-North Dakota hockey rivalry at its finest. After the teams split from the WCHA this past season, the Badgers made sure to get North Dakota back on the schedule for two games at the Kohl Center — and there should be plenty of physicality and hockey in between. The Badgers will enter the series with an eye on retribution after UND knocked them out in the first round of the NCAA tournament this past spring, and considering the long history between the schools, expect plenty of good hockey both nights and a great atmosphere surrounding the ice. If you’ve never been to a Wisconsin hockey game, this would be a great first taste of how special they are.Wisconsin vs. Duke (Men’s basketball): Duke is a university renowned for not only its academics, but probably more so, its college basketball program under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The first time the Blue Devils came to town back in 2009, the Badgers handed them their first ever Big Ten-ACC Challenge loss, and the atmosphere was rocking at the Kohl Center. After what happened in only the second-ever meeting between the two teams, don’t expect too many tickets to be available for the Dec. 3 matchup.last_img read more

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Carolina Panthers special teams coach Bruce DeHaven has stepped down as cancer continues

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down millcreek lumber · 208 weeks ago prayers for you coach Report Reply 0 replies · active 208 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Bruce DeHavenSumner Newscow report — According to various media reports, Carolina Panthers special teams coach Bruce DeHaven has stepped down from his position and into an advisory role as his bout with cancer continues. DeHaven started his coaching career at Oxford High School in 1971 (see story here).DeHaven, 67, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the spring of 2015. He left the team following its preseason game with Baltimore to continue treatment in Buffalo. Head coach Ron Rivera said the team is hoping to have him back by the home opener against the 49ers in Week 2. Thomas McGaughey, who was hired earlier this offseason as the new special teams assistant, has been elevated to lead special teams coach, while former linebacker Chase Blackburn has been named the team’s assistant special teams coach.“The big thing more than anything else is he’s still battling and we’re all pulling and praying for Bruce,” Rivera said, via the Charlotte Observer. “I think a guy like him deserves the opportunity to still be part of what we’re doing.”Rivera said DeHaven represents the team’s ‘Keep Pounding’ motto, which comes from the Sam Mills story.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Using Social Media to Prepare for Sales Calls

first_imgSocial media can be instrumental in sales research, giving you access to hard-to-find information on prospects with ease.Much of the information you uncover can directly translate to sales research. Sales expert Bill Rice explains that, in order to better prepare for your next sales call, you’d be wise to utilize social media.Rice says that browsing social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can aid in finding relevant information, but social networking can be a powerful tool, too. Traditional sales research has blind spots. When paired with social media, the result is a comprehensive approach to sales research. For specific ideas on utilizing social media to prepare for your next sales call, watch the video featuring Price.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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