** WHEELER NEWS - MORNING STATE SPORTS **
12/21/13 4:00 a.m.
(NOTE: Boys and Girls High School Basketball in separate capsule)
DIVISION III – STAGG BOWL
UW-Whitewater 52, Mount Union 14
MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(8) UW-Whitewater 73, Lawrence 56
Buffalo State 67, Carthage 65
Aurora 106, Marian 101
Luther 71, UW-River Falls 69
WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Marquette 71, Denver 54
UW-La Crosse 70, Mount Aloysius 56
Cleveland 114, Milwaukee 111 (OT)
Milwaukee 4, San Antonio 0
STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY
Cedarburg 14, Grafton 0
Fond du Lac 4, Fox Cities 3
KM/Mukwonago 1, Middleton 0
Notre Dame 8, Wausau West 2
Painesdale Jeffers (Michigan) 4, Merrill 0
River Falls 5, Hayward 4
Sauk Prairie 3, McFarland 1
Waukesha 8, Germantown 0
Waupun 5, Greendale 1
West Salem 10, Amery 1
Lakeshore Lightning 8, Arrowhead 1
Middleton 8, Viroqua 1
Onalaska 10, WSFLG Blizzard 8
Tomahawk 6, Lakeland 2
Here are the stories:
UW-Whitewater‘s mission to return and win this year’s Stagg Bowl: Completed. Quarterback Matt Behrendt threw for 249 yards and four touchdowns, in a 52-14 rout over Mount Union. It’s the first time since 1989 that a Mount Union team was defeated by 20 or more points. Head coach Lance Leipold says the win was a significant way to put an exclamation point on an exciting season. The Warhawks end the season at 15-0 and hoisting a fifth national championship.
Two Big Ten rivals will face off in tonight’s showdown for the N-C-A-A volleyball national championship. The improbable Wisconsin Badgers are on a tear in this year’s tournament, including wins over Florida State, Purdue and top-ranked Texas. The Lady Badgers will face a volleyball powerhouse in Penn State, who is looking for a sixth national title. Badgers and Nittany Lions face off in Seattle… first serve set for 8:30 tonight.
Wisconsin sophomore running back Melvin Gordon announced yesterday he will return for his junior season. The Maxwell and Doak Walker Award semifinalist says after talking with coaches and family, there is still room to grow at the University he loves. Gordon says with the decision out of the way, his focus now turns to preparation for the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day. Gordon amassed over 14-hundred yards and 12 touchdown this season.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss his seventh game this season. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced today that the injured quarterback (collarbone) has not been medically cleared, calling it a collective decision by the organization. Backup Matt Flynn will get the start tomorrow against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lambeau Field. Despite all the injuries and an up and down season, the Packers can still win the N-F-C North by winning out the rest of the regular season.