Sophomore punter Ken DeBauche has been named to the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, which goes to the nation's top college punter. The announcement was made by the Greater Augusta Sports Council Tuesday. A national selection committee of sports writers, college football coaches, sports information directors, former punters and other members will select the winner in December.
Wisconsin's 2004 Special Teams Player of the Year averaged 41.8 yards per punt as a redshirt freshman. Of his 57 punts, 17 landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line. He matched his career best with a 57-yard punt against Bowling Green Sept. 3.
Former Badger Kevin Stemke won the inaugural award in 2000.
Jones fourth at Cleveland State Invite
The Wisconsin men's golf team finished 14th of 17 teams at the Cleveland State Invite Tuesday at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, Ohio. Junior Garrett Jones led the way with a tie for fourth at 214 (71-70-73), one over par. Sophomore Jeff Kaiser and freshman Nick Engen were Wisconsin's next best finishers, tying for 62nd place at 232. Kaiser shot a 74, an 83 and a 75, while Engen finished with an 81, a 73 and a 78. Freshman Patrick Duffy (tie for 70th at 234) and freshman Ben Herrera (86th with a 243) also competed.
UW to participate in Coaches Care auction
The Wisconsin Athletic Department is auctioning off use of a Kohl Center suite for the Badger men's basketball game against North Dakota State Jan. 21, with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The auction is part of the "Coaches Care" online auction and includes a private suite with 16 game tickets and three parking passes for Lot 91. The auction begins Sept. 14 at the Coaches Care Web site. The highest bidder receives the basketball package and a letter of thanks signed by head coach Bo Ryan.