Beau Hoopman and Paul Daniels, two former Badger rowers, were part of the U.S. men's eight boat that was named USATODAY.com's U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Week. Although individuals or sometimes duos are typically honored, this is the first time a whole team has won the award, making this group the largest in history to receive the award.
The boat recently won a gold medal at the World Championships in Gifu, Japan, finishing the 2,000-meter course in 5 minutes, 22.75 seconds, more than one second ahead of second-place Italy.
Other team members include coxswain Marcus McElhenney, Bryan Volpenhein, Josh Inman, Dan Beery, Mike Blomquist, Steven Coppola and Matt Deakin.
Badger game vs. MSU moved to Jan. 8
The University of Wisconsin released changes and updates to its 2005-06 men's basketball schedule Thursday, including one date change.
Wisconsin, originally slated to face Michigan State at the Kohl Center Jan. 7, will now host the Spartans in the same venue Jan. 8 at either 12:30 or 3:30 p.m. Central. The game will be televised nationally by CBS.
UW also announced several game times, including a Nov. 26 outing versus Coastal Carolina, which will begin at 7 p.m., a Dec. 3 game against Pepperdine (1 p.m.) and a Jan. 21 contest versus North Dakota State at 11:15 a.m. All times are Central.
UW's games against UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee will be televised by ESPN Plus.