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November 19, 2013 - Frank Kaminsky
broke a longtime Wisconsin Badgers scoring record with 43 points in a win over
North Dakota. Kaminsky broke the mark of 42 held by Ken Barnes (1965) and
Michael Finley (1994). Kaminsky hit 16 of 19 shots, including all six of
his 3-point attempts,plus 5 of 6 from the foul line. Wisconsin won 103-85. It
was their first 100 point game since 1995.
November 16, 2013 - The Madison College
Women's Volleyball team claimed the program's first national title. The WolfPack
swept Ridgewater College in three games to complete a dominating tournament run.
The three game win was the WolfPack's third sweep of the tournament. Terissa
Bierd was named the tournament's most valuable player and head coach Toby
Parker earned national coach of the year honors.
November 16, 2013 - Wisconsin Badgers
running back James White broke a 48-year old team record on the first
play from scrimmage. He ran 93 yards for a touchdown for the longest run in UW
history. He broke the 91-yard run set by Tom Brigham in 1965. The Badgers
routed the Indiana Hoosiers 51-3 at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin Sports Minute For This
Dec 1, 1859: 14 Milwaukeans met at the old Fair Grounds, now Marquette
University, and played 3 innings of baseball. It was the first baseball game
ever played in Wisconsin. The final score was 40-35.
Dec 2, 1904: Christian Steinmetz scored 50 points to lead the Wisconsin Badgers
to a 75-10 win over Sparta Company C. It's still the most points in UW history,
though it's considered a pre-modern era mark.
Dec 3, 1988: Wisconsin Badgers returned to the First Bank Classic for first time
since 1976. Badgers beat Marquette 70-55. Danny Jones was named MVP. Attendance
was 17,346 and, at the time, was record crowd for the series.
Dec 4, 1954: Marquette posted its first 100+ point game in school history. MU
beat Ripon 113-56.
Dec 5, 1979: The first national college basketball telecast on newly-formed all
sports cable television network, ESPN, featured the Wisconsin Badgers against
No. 10 DePaul in Chicago. Former University of Detroit and Detroit Pistons head
coach Dick Vitale broadcast his first game. He teamed with Jim Boyle who handled
the play-by-play. DePaul won the game 90-77. The Badgers were coached by Bill
Cofield and Bo Ryan was an assistant. The Badgers lineup included Claude
Gregory, Larry Petty, Wes Matthews Arnold Gaines and Joe Chrnelich. DePaul was
led by Terry Cummings, Mark Aquirre and coached by Ray Meyer.
Dec 6, 1987: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana completed his first 17
passes against the Green Bay Packers. Coupled with his last five a week earlier
against Cleveland, Montana set NFL record with 22 straight completions. 49ers
Dec 7, 2002: UW-Whitewater won the NCAA Division III women's volleyball
championship by sweeping No. 2 Washington (Mo.) University, 30-24, 30-28, 30-25.
It was Whitewater's first national championship of any sort since its men's
basketball team won the Division III title in 1989.
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