Author: tylercarl03

Tyler Carl graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with BS in Middle Level Education. He taught for 8 years in three different districts. He is currently a stay-at-home dad to his daughter. He was raised in Fennimore, WI and currently resides in Reedsburg, WI. Tyler loves all things Wisconsin.

Bucks

The NBA trade deadline is a little less than three weeks away.  The Bucks have been an active team searching to bolster their roster.  Will that be Cam Reddish, Jae Crowder or someone else?  Nevertheless, an upgrade of the roster seems necessary to win a championship.  That upgrade could be coming soon as the Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly pitched 4 2nd-round picks to the Houston Rockets for shooting guard Eric Gordon. Gordon’s Contract Situation Gordon, 34, is on the third year of a four year deal he signed in 2020.  That deal was four years, $75,574,356.  This season, Gordon has…

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volleyball

While much of the attention in Madison has been on the football and basketball team, a Wisconsin volleyball commit, Saige Damrow was named the states Gatorade Player of the Year.  A senior at Howards Grove High School, Damrow will continue her academic and athletic career at UW Madison.  Damrow will attend classes this spring at the university, allowing her to be around during spring workouts. Damrow’s Impressive Career Saige Damrow verbally committed to Wisconsin volleyball when she was in eighth grade.  Fast forward four years and she achieved the type of career most can only dream of.  Damrow was 4x…

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heat

Milwaukee is halfway through a four-game road trip and on the second night of a back-to-back.  It comes as no surprise that the Bucks’ have listed Giannis and others out for tonight’s contest against the Heat.  Full Bucks injury report: https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/status/1613611131733409833 After the injury report’s release, Bobby Portis will likely move into the starting lineup.  It will be interesting to see who coach Bud rolls out to round out his starting 5.  On the other side of the court, the Miami Heat also have a lengthy injury report which includes Wisconsin native, Tyler Herro. https://twitter.com/BucksLead/status/1613614674930720768 Khris Middleton Return Looming? There…

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volleyball

When the final ball drops and the season comes to an end, athletes take a moment to breathe after a long season.  After they catch their breath, many athletes start to think about their future.  For some, graduation and others, the opportunity to move elsewhere via the transfer portal.  Wisconsin volleyball has three players who’ve entered the transfer portal and two have already announced a new home. Anna MacDonald – Libero/Defensive Specialist Anna MacDonald is a senior from Alpharetta, Ga.  The Georgia native joined the Badgers in 2019.  Over her career, MacDonald accumulated 23 digs and four aces.  MacDonald is…

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Numbers and sports will forever go hand in hand, even more so in todays analytics age. With the recent completion of the NCAA Women’s Division I Volleyball Tournament, attendance records were released for all teams. Wisconsin came in second, just behind conference foe, Nebraska. All in all, the Big Ten Conference has five teams in the top 10. A little help from the Kohl Center and Field House On September 16th, 2022 Wisconsin battled Florida in the Kohl Center. The sold-out crowd set an NCAA regular season record with 16,833 in attendance. This game helped boost Wisconsin’s final attendance numbers for…

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booth

The transfer portal involves all sports, not just football and basketball.  Wisconsin’s program is one of the tops in the nation and will look to add elite level talent via the portal. Today, Wisconsin volleyball got an extra special Christmas present when Carter Booth committed to the Badgers for 2023. Who is Carter Booth? Carter Booth stands 6-foot-7 and plays middle blocker.  Booth will be transferring to Wisconsin from Big 10 rival, Minnesota.  Her decision to transfer came after her coach Hugh McCutcheon announced midseason he would be stepping down.  As far as an individual, Booth earned First-Team All Big…

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class ballot for 2023 was released yesterday.  Among the star-studded class includes Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Dwayne Wade, Gregg Popovich, and also included Bo Ryan.  Bo Ryan was a staple in Wisconsin, coaching for over 30 years in our fine state.  Coach Ryan boasts a robust resume at multiple levels of competition.  Starting his career at Division 3 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a brief stop at UW-Milwaukee and finally ending his career at UW-Madison, Ryan found success at nearly every stop. Division 3: UW-Platteville (1984-1999) If you grew up in southwest Wisconsin,…

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Booby Portis

Every reserve NBA player is chasing Sixth Man of the Year, but few actually achieve the title.  By the end of each season, there is usually a player that stands out among the rest.  This season, the race may be tighter than in recent years.  However, Bobby Portis is making his case very clear that he’s being forgotten about in the race for the award. Breakdown of Eligible Candidates Using StatMuse, we compiled a group of stats to be able to compare the top nine players with the best odds to win the Sixth Man of the Year award. Here…

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badgers

Badgers Volleyball Advances to the Elite 8 after beating Penn State just rolls off your tongue.  No. 1 Wisconsin looked as though they were going to sweep the No. 9 Penn State after winning the first two sets and leading late in the third set.  After Wisconsin dropped set three and then four,  fans lucky enough to watch, listen or attend witnessed a 5 set thriller.  Wisconsin advances to the Elite 8 for the fifth straight season. https://twitter.com/BadgerVB/status/1601229058700115969 During the regular season, the Badgers beat the Nittany Lions both times they met.  A 3-0 sweep at home and a 3-2…

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The 2022 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament kicked off Friday, December 2nd.  Wisconsin earned a number one seed for this years tournament and they begin their quest to repeat as champions.  The lady Badgers have dominated their first two matches with complete sweeps. Complete Dominance against Quinnipiac Wisconsin matched up against the Quinnipiac Bobcats in round 1.  The 14-14 Bobcats were outmatched from the opening set.  The Badger women made quick work of the Bobcats winning 25-15, 25-9 and 25-4.  Junior middle blocker, Devyn Robinson was the athlete of the match.  Robinson had 11 kills with one error on 15 total…

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