July 6, 2008 |
One STEP closer. That was the guiding principle in developing the new Harley-Davidson Museum, opening this week. "If you're a hard-core enthusiast, you ought to get more enthusiastic," curatorial director Jim Fricke said. "If you're convinced that motorcycles are evil, hopefully you leave hating them a little less." Regardless of their feelings about motorcycles generally or Harley-Davidson in particular, visitors will likely be impressed, if only by the stunning steel-girder architecture rising from a former brownfield site on Milwaukee's south side.
July 6, 2008 |
Beer. If that's your first thought after hearing the word "Milwaukee," you haven't been here lately. In the last decade, the country's 25th largest city has gone through such a massive revitalization that "cosmopolitan" is a more apt description than "blue collar." Have a Pabst if you wish, but there's a whole lot more to sample, whether it's microbreweries and organic coffee or modern art and architecture.
March 31, 2008 |
DETROIT -- Stephen Curry darted this way, faked that way. Nothing open, and the bright red numbers on the clock getting close to zero. He was the right guy -- the only guy -- to take the biggest shot of the NCAA tournament. But there wasn't one. All he could do was pass the ball and watch as Jason Richards' desperation try thudded off the backboard. Davidson was done. Kansas was in.
March 30, 2008 |
For bettors who had a hunch that 10th-seeded Davidson would be the surprise team of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, here is some information you probably already knew. A $100 bet on Davidson to defeat Gonzaga in the first round paid out at $140, according to the money line at the Las Vegas Mirage. That same $100 bet on Davidson to upset Georgetown in the second round then paid off at $240, according to Las Vegas Leroy's money line.
March 29, 2008 |
DETROIT -- The Kansas Jayhawks toyed with Villanova, throwing alley-oop passes off the backboard and raining three-point baskets from all over the court without breaking much of a sweat. Brandon Rush scored 16 points, Russell Robinson had 15 and top-seeded Kansas routed the 12th-seeded Wildcats, 72-57, Friday night to earn a spot in the Midwest Regional final.
March 24, 2008 |
Stephen Curry looked tired. His soft, feathery shot was clanging off the rim. The slender, baby-faced sophomore seemed to be just another in a long line of stars bottled up by Georgetown's ferocious defense. Davidson's run was certainly over. A good season was coming to a fitting end against one of college basketball's elite programs. Then, as quickly as Curry can get off a turnaround three-pointer, the Wildcats staged a comeback.
December 12, 2007 |
For a straight-talking New Yorker, Davidson basketball Coach Bob McKillop sure tried to be circumspect. Including a scrimmage with fourth-ranked Texas, McKillop's Wildcats have played top-ranked North Carolina, sixth-ranked Duke and eighth-ranked UCLA. So which team is best? Like his players immediately after Saturday's game with UCLA, McKillop, in a follow-up telephone interview, wouldn't be pinned down.
December 9, 2007 |
John Wooden carefully climbed down the steps from his seat at the Honda Center and when he got onto the floor, he shrugged off the men who had supported his steps and gave UCLA Coach Ben Howland an emphatic double fist pump. After a second half filled with stylish passing and mean-streets defense, the seventh-ranked Bruins beat Davidson, 75-63, in the second game of the Wooden Classic in front of 17,440 on Saturday. St. Mary's defeated San Diego State, 69-64, in the first game.
December 8, 2007 |
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The scent in the air, fresh and clean, is what you notice first. Stephen Curry, a slender basketball player who scored 32 points and made seven of 14 three-pointers in Davidson's loss to Charlotte the night before, stepped off a campus walkway Thursday and into a small building. "Over here, you bring your button-up shirts, and they iron and press them and hang them up for you," he said.