Badgers look to begin Granato era on a high note against Wildcats

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will kick off their 2016-17 season in Green Bay Friday and Saturday for a weekend series against Northern Michigan University. This is the 6th straight year the Badgers and Wildcats will play to start the season with NMU dominating the matchup 7-1-2 over UW.The Wildcats finished just under .500 last season with an overall record of 15-16-7, with two of those draws coming from the Badgers in opening series at the Kohl Center. The Badgers, on the other hand, had an underwhelming 2015-16 campaign, finishing 8-19-8 overall and managing only three Big Ten conference wins.Wisconsin will be itching to get back on the ice after a 10-1 rout over the Victoria Vikes last weekend and are hungrier than ever to start the season off with a pair checks in the win column.Badgers look to begin Granato era on a high note against WildcatsThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will kick off their 2016-17 season in Green Bay Friday and Saturday for Read…“They’re chomping at the bit to get out there and prove that what happened [last year], won’t happen again,” head coach Tony Granato said following Wednesday’s practice.Wisconsin will look to their incredibly talented collection of forwards to continue the scoring Friday night.“They’re really really skilled,” Granato said. “[They] might be one of the best group of forwards that have ever been here at one time.”The sensational offensive squad is led by senior Grant Besse, team assist leader last year with 22, and sophomore captain Luke Kunin, last season’s team leader in both the goals scored and points column with 19 and 32, respectively.Northern Michigan, however, will bring some serious strength and experience at the forward position and return four of their top five players from the previous season, including team leader in goals, senior Dominick Shine.The Wildcats are coming off a 10-1 victory of their own over the same Victoria Vikes the Badgers dominated the day before. Both teams have the offensive fire power to get it done, but it seems the difference in this matchup will be which team is more physical.“They work hard and play very aggressive,” said Granato, when asked what he knew about the Wildcats. The head coach of the Badgers attested to the Wildcats’ physical presence and their emphasis on the forecheck.The Badgers haven’t notched a win over the Wildcats since 2011 and are more equipped and eager to pull off the upset now than they have been since.Friday and Saturday’s match ups look to be an energy filled, intense start to the season, with neither team holding back. The fresh start for the Badgers begins Friday in the Resch Center at 7 p.m.last_img read more

PT Usha honoured with IAAF Veteran Pin, ex-athlete shows gratitude

first_img Digital Desk SUBSCRIBE TO US Usha is one of the greatest sprinters to have come out of India, often called the “queen of track and field”. She won five gold medals — 100m, 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, and the 4x400m relay — besides a bronze at the 1985 Asian Games in Jakarta. Her most memorable performance came in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where she became the first Indian to reach the finals of the 400m hurdles but lost the bronze by one-hundredth of a second. READ | WWE SmackDown match 1 result: Erick Rowan takes down Daniel BryanPT Usha congratulates PV SindhuEarlier, the retired Indian track and field athlete PT Usha had congratulated  PV Sindhu with a heartwarming social media post. She shared a throwback picture of her with the shuttler where a very young PV Sindhu can be seen sitting on her lap. Sharing the picture on Twitter PT Usha wrote, “The passion and dedication for the sport will always be rewarded when hard work comes into play.”Further extending congratulatory greetings, PT Usha said that PV Sindhu’s success will inspire generations to come. This throwback picture was posted by PT Usha after Sindhu had emerged triumphant in the World Championships as she became the first Indian shutter to win the gold medal. Expressing my deep gratitude towards @iaaforg and President @sebcoe for awarding me the Veteran Pin at the 52nd IAAF conference in Doha. I look forward to continually contributing to the growth of athletics in our [email protected] #IAAFDoha2019— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) September 25, 2019 Indian track and field legend P T Usha was on Wednesday presented the Veteran Pin by the world athletics governing body, in recognition of her contribution to the growth of the sport. IAAF chief Sebastian Coe presented her the Veteran Pin during the 52nd IAAF Congress. She was one of three persons from Asia to receive the honour. READ | WWE SmackDown: Kevin Owens to fight Shane McMahon, winner stays in WWEPT Usha expresses her gratitudePT Usha took to twitter to express her gratitude at the honour. WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 25th September, 2019 18:56 IST PT Usha Honoured With IAAF Veteran Pin, Ex-athlete Shows Gratitude PT Usha was presented the Veteran Pin by the world athletics governing body. This was in recognition of Usha’s contribution to the growth of the sport. First Published: 25th September, 2019 18:56 IST READ | IAAF World Championships 2019: PU Chitra to compete in Women’s 1500MREAD | Sports Minister snubs WFI proposal to make wrestling ‘national sport'(With PTI Inputs) COMMENT The passion and dedication for the sport will always be rewarded when hardwork comes into play. @Pvsindhu1 success will inspire generations to come!Hefty congratulations on winning the Gold at #BWFWorldChampionships2019 🇮🇳— P.T. USHA (@PTUshaOfficial) August 25, 2019 Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TV 1 year ago Sania Mirza’s posters carry PT Usha’s name in major goof-up in AP 11 months ago Sourav Ganguly has a controversial take on when MS Dhoni should retirelast_img read more

TOUCHLINE: Louis van Gaal’s philosophy unmasked?

first_imgAre Man United a worst team now than when Louis van Gaal joined?That’s a question that will draw pretty dissenting views from United Fans, But here are the hard facts .United spent £250 million and can’t qualify from a shocking Champions’ League group?Check the list of players who have left the club , “Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Adnan Januzaj and Danny Welbeck just to mention a few..Aren’t they proving they are better than the current pack?But before you rip into the Van Gaal, remember that brought champions league football to the Club in the least and United are currently 3 points behind leaders Leicester.That was the cake for this week’s edition of Touchline. Click link to watch  the fast paced  Video podcast anchored by JOY Sports George Addo.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more