Euroleague Final Four preview- Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

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Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv is making its 12th Euroleague Final Four appearance this weekend, but they will almost seem like strangers crashing the party, as they are the only squad that did not make it to last season’s Final Four. This will also be Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv’s first Final Four appearance since 2011, when they lost to Panathinaikos Athens in the championship game.

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Wisconsin Badgers 2013 NFL Draft Rewind

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Who knew that the University of Wisconsin would become one of the best factories for NFL prospects, it’s surely come a long way in the last twenty years.

The Badgers nine top-75 picks over the last three years are as many as Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan combined. The only two schools in the nation with more top-75 picks over that span are Alabama (13) and LSU (12).

Here’s what I thought of each of Wisconsin’s three picks in the 2013 NFL Draft:

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2013 NFL Draft stock report: Rose Bowl edition

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Not a lot of offense in this year’s Rose Bowl as Stanford held off Wisconsin 20-14 to send the Badgers to three straight losses in “The Granddaddy of Them All.”

Nonetheless, there were some moments where certain NFL prospects impressed and others that had head-scratching moments.

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Overtime is unkind to the Wisconsin Badgers, lose 24-21 at Penn State

Overtime has been unkind to the Wisconsin Badgers who have lost three overtime games in the past four weeks. Moreover, the Badgers (7-5, 4-4) last nine losses are by a touchdown or less.

Penn State fought back from a first-half deficit to beat Wisconsin, 24-21, in what was their last game of the season.

The Badgers only real highlight of the day was Montee Ball breaking the NCAA all-time touchdown record.

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#25 Wisconsin faces a stiff test with the Michigan State defense

Unbeaten in their last 21 home games are the Wisconsin Badgers who feel they are back on track as one of the Big Ten’s elite teams after dominating wins overs Purdue and Minnesota.

What the Boilermakers and Gophers do not have, but the visiting Michigan State Spartans do is a legitimate defense.

If Michigan State had a business card, it would say “DEFENSE” in big bold letters and nothing else because it’s all they really need to keep a game close. But will their defense be enough to pull the ever-so rare upset at Camp Randall?

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#7/#8 Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois (Soldier Field Showdown II): Game Preview


This weekend, the #7/#8 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) will play their first game of the season away from Camp Randall Stadium in the Soldier Field Showdown II versus the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-1). The first Soldier Field Showdown involved the Iowa Hawkeyes matching up with NIU in 2007 (won by Iowa 16-3).

Saturday’s match-up with the Huskies has a lot of interesting drama as first-year Huskies Coach, Dave Doeren, is the former UW Defensive Coordinator. Moreover, four of the five last match-ups between these two teams has been decided by eight points or less.
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