December 12, 1999 |
Ron Dayne, the bruising Wisconsin senior tailback who turned hard knocks off the field into hard knocks on it, won the Heisman Trophy at ceremonies held Saturday at New York's Downtown Athletic Club. Victory was as predictable as a Dayne run: a straight-forward runaway. Dayne won with 2,042 votes, followed by Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton with 994, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick, 319, Purdue quarterback Drew Brees, 308, and Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington with 247.
February 19, 1993 |
Craig Greene has a reputation of being in the right spot, so it was no surprise that when a long rebound went up with three seconds to go against Cal State Northridge on Thursday night, the Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward was there to tip it back toward the rim. As usual, it went in. Greene's tip of Marc Mitchell's miss gave Wisconsin-Milwaukee a 75-74 victory over Northridge in a nonconference game that was key to the Panthers' hopes of an NCAA tournament invitation.
March 20, 2005 |
Bruce Pearl's eyes welled up and his throat tightened the moment he heard Boston College's fight song. Nothing makes him cry quicker than "For Boston." But a few hours later, Wisconsin Milwaukee's coach, a Boston College graduate and former assistant who stuffed himself inside the BC eagle's mascot suit for a postseason game in 1981, clapped his hands to another sentimental tune -- one without a title. "It's just called the UWM fight song," said a Milwaukee band member, showing the sheet music.
October 31, 1993 |
Wisconsin used Brent Moss' seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing game and a key defensive stop in the final minutes Saturday to beat Michigan, 13-10, and stay in the running for the Rose Bowl. "It was a huge win, the program has turned around," Wisconsin quarterback Darrell Bevell said. "We wanted to make sure we got this one." Wisconsin (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) next will play third-ranked Ohio State, also at Camp Randall Stadium, on Saturday.
October 1, 1995 |
Penn State was a confused team Saturday night. And, for the first time in nearly two years, it was also a loser. Darrell Bevell completed 18 of 22 passes and threw for two touchdowns as Wisconsin upset the sixth-ranked Nittany Lions, 17-9. Joe Paterno made a couple coaching bungles, including forgetting what down it was late in the first half, costing Penn State, 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten, a chance to get three points.
October 26, 2010 |
President Obama has added another stop to his closing campaign tour, with an appearance now planned in Charlottesville, Va., Friday to support freshman Rep. Tom Perriello. President Obama has added another stop to his closing campaign tour, with an appearance now planned in Charlottesville, Va., Friday to support freshman Rep. Tom Perriello. Perriello won his seat in a closely watched contest in 2008, when Obama also became the first Democratic presidential nominee to carry the commonwealth in 40 years.