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The Inspiring Story of Wisconsin Basketball's Bronson Koenig

A big congratulations to the Wisconsin Men’s Basketball team on their Big Ten Conference championship and #1 seed in the NCAA March Madness Tournament.

As we wait for the Badgers’ first tournament game this Friday, watch this terrific Wisconsin Life profile and get to better know the inspiring story of Wisconsin native and Ho-Chunk Nation member Bronson Koenig, who has played a big role in the team’s success this year.

Wisconsin Hockey Returns to WPT

 

Jim Santulli 7th Man Award Voting Open Now 

It’s time to cast your vote for the Jim Santulli 7th Man Award. Vote for the player you believe gives his all on the ice and best represents the Badger trademarks of good sportsmanship, integrity and team spirit.

Named for the producer who helped start Badger hockey broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Television in the 1970’s, the Jim Santulli 7th Man Award is presented to the winner in April. This is the 34th year the trophy will be awarded. Congratulations to last year’s recipient, Jefferson Dahl!

Vote online here:
or
by mail:

7th Man Award
Wisconsin Public Television
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

Voting ends March 31.

Update! Great news hockey fans! In addition to the two November games, WPT will also be providing coverage of eight additional games this season. Here is the full schedule. All games will be broadcast tape-delayed on The Wisconsin Channel. Check wptschedule.org for the most up to date schedule as the game days approach – and for air times for the January games when they are announced.

2013-2014 UW Men’s Hockey Schedule on The Wisconsin Channel
10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 – vs. Penn State
10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 – vs. Penn State
10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 – vs. Alabama-Huntsville
10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 – vs. Alabama-Huntsville
Friday, Jan. 3 – vs. Alaska-Anchorage
Saturday, Jan. 4 – vs. Alaska-Anchorage
Saturday, Jan. 11 – vs. Michigan
Saturday, Jan. 25 – vs. Ohio State

With that tweet from University of Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Communications Director Paul Capobianco, Badger fans everywhere learned the great news that Wisconsin Hockey is back on public television this weekend, with both games against the Lake Superior State Lakers airing live on The Wisconsin Channel and streaming online here.

Join play-by-play announcer Robb Vogel and color commentator – and former Badger hockey player – Mike Cerniglia at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday night for all of the action on the ice as the Badgers set their sights on the inaugural Big Ten Hockey Conference Championship that will be settled in St. Paul in March.

So far this season, in non-conference play, the Badgers carry a 2-2 record into the weekend with a ranking of 13 in the nation according to the most recent USCHO poll. They swept Northern Michigan in the season’s opening home stand, but lost both games in a weekend swing on the road against Boston College and Boston University. Lake Superior State brings an undefeated 4-0 record into the Kohl Center, with sweeps of Robert Morris and Union in early season play.

It's hockey time in Wisconsin!

The Wisconsin Badgers Facebook page posted the image above to their Timeline this morning, so it must be time for hockey! (Gosh knows it feels cold enough outside to start freezing the ponds.)

This year, The Wisconsin Channel from Wisconsin Public Television is again your home for Wisconsin Hockey. The broadcast season kicks off this Friday with the home opening contest against Colorado College from the Kohl Center in Madison. The game will be broadcast statewide on The Wisconsin Channel tape-delayed at 10 p.m. You can find the channel over-the-air in WPT xx.2 spot of your digital receiver, or check your local cable lineup to see which channel spot is The Wisconsin Channel.

Better yet, log on to The Wisconsin Channel Web stream all season long to watch the games online as Coach Mike Eaves and his crew try to fight their way back to another National Championship.

The full schedule of games on The Wisconsin Channel is posted below. Most games will be broadcast at 10 p.m., but check the WPT Sports page for confirmed broadcast times closer to each game.

Let’s Go Bucky!

2012-13 Men’s Hockey Schedule on The Wisconsin Channel

Friday, Nov. 2 — Colorado College
Friday, Nov. 23 — Minnesota State
Saturday, Nov. 24 — Minnesota State
Friday, Dec. 7 — Michigan Tech
Saturday, Dec. 8 — Michigan Tech
Thursday, Dec. 13 — Alabama-Huntsville
Friday, Dec. 14 — Alabama-Huntsville
Saturday, Jan. 19 — Miami (Ohio)
Friday, Jan. 25 — Alaska-Anchorage
Saturday, Jan. 26 — Alaska-Anchorage
Sunday, Feb. 24 — Penn State
Friday, March 8 — St. Cloud State (From the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center)
Saturday, March 9 — St. Cloud State (From the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center)

Bucky!

Watch Being Bucky at 11 p.m. Friday, August 26 on Wisconsin Public Television.

What could be a greater honor than being the beloved Bucky Badger? Sure the suit smells and you can’t stop the sweating, but everyone loves you for it.

Stepping into the mascot position is essentially a free pass to goof around and just have fun. No worrying about talking to anyone, just play with the band and run around with the cheerleaders until it’s time for your next set of pushups.

Many years ago I had the “pleasure” of stepping into such a suit and spend a few hours as Grimace. For those of you who don’t know, Grimace is the big purple blob of a monster that palled around with Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar in the old McDonalds commercials.

You know you’ve made a mistake when you put the head on for the first time and realize that the ring of plastic around the neck is there solely to catch sweat as it drips from your face. Then it’s time to move on to the joys of never knowing if each child you approach will smile and run over to hug you… or burst into tears and hide behind their grandmother who now has a rather irritated look about her.