Badger Sports Roundup

Bernstein honored; poll roundup

Matt Bernstein, a fullback with the Wisconsin football team from 2001-05, has been named the Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic Male Athlete of the Year, the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced.

Bernstein will be honored at a ceremony in New York on April 30.

The Scarsdale, N.Y., native rushed for 508 yards and five touchdowns during his career. Most memorable among Bernstein's achievements at Wisconsin was his 123-yard rushing performance against Penn State in 2004. In that game he took over at tailback in the second half after having fasted for 24 hours prior to the contest in observance of Yom Kippur.

Bernstein, a 2005 team captain, missed all but the first five games of last season due to an injury. Prior to the injury, he was widely considered the best fullback in college football.

In the polls

The Wisconsin men's hockey team (19-7-2), after splitting a series with unranked Minnesota-Duluth over the weekend, remained at No. 4 in both the U.S. College Hockey Online poll and the USA Today/American Hockey men's poll. Western Collegiate Hockey Association foe Minnesota is ranked No. 1 in both polls.

In the men's PairWise rankings, Wisconsin and Minnesota are tied for first.

The Wisconsin women's hockey team (24-3-1) fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in the poll after losing 1-0 to St. Cloud State Saturday and beating the Huskies 3-1 Friday. New Hampshire claimed the top spot in the poll, while WCHA foes Minnesota-Duluth and Minnesota are ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The Badgers host the Gophers this weekend.

The Wisconsin men's basketball team (15-7) received two points in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 poll and 14 points in the Associated Press poll. Illinois is the top-ranked Big Ten school in both polls, coming in at No. 9 in the USA Today poll and No. 10 in the AP Poll. Other Big Ten teams who are ranked include: Michigan State (No. 11 USA Today/12 AP); Ohio State (17/19); Iowa (19/18); Indiana (21/24); and Michigan (22/22). The Badgers host the Hoosiers Wednesday.

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