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  • Men’s basketball: Wisconsin takes care of business in overtime thriller versus Minnesota

    first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (13-16, 6-10 Big Ten) finished off the University of Minnesota (14-15, 3-13 Big Ten) at the Kohl Center 73-63 in overtime for their second straight victory.But the Badgers had to fight back from a 58-51 deficit with 5:51 left on the clock to make this win possible. Though he’d been held to just four points at this point, Ethan Happ’s clutch post moves and layup tied the game up with 5.3 seconds left, and his subsequent defensive play on Nate Mason secured an overtime appearance for the Badgers.Once in overtime, the game wasn’t close. Wisconsin capitalized on their momentum from the second half, outscoring Minnesota 14-4 in the extra period.Women’s Hockey: Another successful regular season comes to a close against MinnesotaDespite some late-season slip-ups, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team lived up to their lofty expectations and Read…Minnesota’s game plan, like many other teams’ this season, was to aggressively double-team Happ, Wisconsin’s main offensive weapon, holding him scoreless in the first half. This time though, the Badgers had enough.Wisconsin guards Brad Davison and Brevin Pritzl capitalized on their open opportunities from the attention on Happ.  Davison went 5-8 from 3-point range while Pritzl went 6-9, leading the Badgers with 19 and 20 points respectively.For Davison, there was extra incentive for the Maple Grove, Minnesota native to perform against his hometown team.  While he was offered a scholarship with the Gophers, the freshman has vocalized that Wisconsin was always where he wanted to end up.Davison’s play in this game and on the season is probably making the Gophers wish they had made a better pitch.  While the point guard struggled with turnovers after taking over for injured D’Mitrik Trice, it appears as if Davison has hit his stride as a facilitator. Over his past six games, Davison has had 18 assists to just six turnovers, never giving up the ball more than once in any game over this stretch.Winter Olympics: Joint Korean team creates major questions on international stageThe 2018 Winter Olympics theme has got to be an underlying current of precariousness. I’m not only referring to the Read…Despite two encouraging wins, Wisconsin’s tournament hopes are still bleak. With the win last night the Badgers clinched a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament, which will likely be their best shot at continuing their streak of 20 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.But the Badgers recent play has shown they can compete with their peers in the Big Ten, giving a glimpse of hope for a late-season run. Wisconsin’s next game at Northwestern on Thursday will give us further insight on how the Badgers will fare in the conference tournament.last_img read more

  • Durant’s history after injuries says he’ll excel for Warriors Monday

    first_imgIf we’ve learned anything from Kevin Durant’s previous injuries in his career, we shouldn’t expect a drop off in offensive production Monday night when he returns for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Whether returning from a fractured foot, an ankle sprain, MCL sprain, tibial bone bruise, twisted ankles, strained hamstrings or a strained calf, Durant’s jumper has always been as good as new.Actually, he’s been even better.There have been five instances when injuries forced Durant to miss at least …last_img

  • With love, your number one fan

    first_imgKhanyi MagubaneI recently read a somewhat funny story that got me thinking about the concept of being a fan, a die-hard fan at that. The story might sound a bit confusing at first, pretty much like trying to explain to someone how you are related to a distant relative, but stay with me, it will make sense.South African actress Genevieve Howard, who plays the role of spoilt brat Grace Mashaba in the much-loved soapie Generations got the shock of her life when two crazed fans slapped her across the face, revenging their much loved Karabo Moroka, also a character in Generations played by Connie Ferguson.Howard was in North West province with other South African celebrities on a road show. The fans were convinced Howard and Grace were one and the same person.Now, Howard’s character Grace is unhappy that her dad Paul Mashaba has started dating again, according to her, it’s too soon after his divorce from her beloved mother, the mentally unstable Rachel. To make matters worse, her dad is dating Karabo, a beautiful media mogul, who also happens to be his dad’s co-host at MM live, a current-affairs radio show.Grace has done everything in her power to break up her dad’s relationship with Karabo, including moving out of his home to live with “Uncle Kenny” whom she knows her father hates, and quitting her university studies.Karabo, out of frustration, tries to reason with Grace that she is not trying to take her mother’s place and that for the sake of peace; they should try and get along. Grace is livid, how dare she try to compare herself to her mother, her father will never love her like he loved her mother! In a fit of rage, Grace slaps Karabo in front of Uncle Kenny and his wife Dineo, or “my little Dini” as he calls her.Howard remarks after the rather unfortunate incident, that it’s quite surprising that there are still people who don’t know the difference between a fictional TV story and reality, but to be honest, its not that surprising to me.It’s the nature of the beast. The fan beast.After much deliberation about the concept of being a “fan” I’ve realised that it’s steeped in adulation really. We idolise men and women, who seem to have it all. Looks, intelligence, talent, charm, fame and wealth.Think about the Hollywood phenomenon. I’m convinced it thrives on the “fan-o-meter”. What would the status of heartthrobs like Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Will Smith or Denzel Washington be without the screaming female fans?Or who would care about Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry (who was recently voted the sexiest woman alive by Esquire Magazine) or Scarlett Johannson if there weren’t a number of men getting endless free mileage just by looking at those fine specimens? The more popular you are, it seems, the more movies you get cast in, the more you work – the more you earn, the more you move up the social ladder (from D-list to A-list celebrity) and unfortunately, the more the paparazzi hound you and want to know the most intimate details of your life.Sounds fantastic, almost magical doesn’t it? Not all the time. I lay no claim to having even the remotest amount of fame, but I have been stalked, twice.The first time I was stalked by a “fan” happened a few years ago, when I worked for YFM, a youth radio station based in Johannesburg. I was a news anchor and a features writer for the stations youth magazine, Ymag. As with most, if not all stalkers, he had my personal details.He had my cellphone number and would write to me as if we were old, familiar friends. Even addressed me by my surname. He did however, make it clear that he is aware of the fact that I don’t know him personally, but I would know him “very soon”. This perturbed me, but I chose to ignore it, thinking that if I didn’t answer his messages, he would soon get the message and stop bothering me.My silence only seemed to flare his efforts. Even though I never met him face-to-face, he would SMS me non-stop. I refused to change my number. Eventually, I sought the help of my cousin, a former intelligence operative, who was familiar with the “spying” business.My cousin advised me to let him continue a little longer, until we establish his level of seriousness. Then and only then, would we take action. I think he also called me – I tend to block such memories out of my mind, but the day it stopped, was the day I finally decided to name and shame him live on air.I knew he was listening; he was after all, my number one fan. After that, he never contacted me again.Just when I thought I had “been there, done that” with stalkers, its started again. This time, I’m on a different radio station, presenting a gospel music show every Sunday. My “brother in the Lord” also managed to solicit my private cellphone number and got in touch, telling me how much he loved my voice and my show.He would share bible scriptures with me at all odd hours of the night, and he would constantly send me “please call me” messages, so that I could use my airtime to facilitate his warped endeavours… Imagine that.This time, I thought, I would respond. One day, when he least expected it, I called him back. All I remember about that conversation, was me trying to explain to him the discomfort he was causing me, how his actions had crossed the line and that he was now intruding on my privacy. I don’t even remember a word he said, I don’t think I cared to remember at all.But fortunately, it stopped relatively soon after that conversation.Then I had to think about it seriously, is there anyone that I would do the same thing to?Of all the musicians and actors that I adore and respect, would I really call myself their “fan” maybe even to the point of stalking them? Maybe I’m too vain to be a fan or maybe I know where to draw a line between appreciation and being a nuisance.Either way, I’m weary of fans or being a fan. That’s why I’m a writer and I work in radio. Even if you happen to recognise me after seeing my face on the top right hand corner of this column, don’t approach me, don’t be fan, I find it awkward and uncomfortable. Khanyi Magubane is a journalist, published poet, radio broadcaster and fiction writer. She writes for MediaClubSouth Africa, and brings with her an eclectic mix of media experience. She’s worked as a radio journalist for stations including Talk Radio &702 and the youth station YFM, where she was also a news anchor. She’s been a contributing features writer in a number of magazines titles including O magazine and Y mag. She’s also a book reviewer and literary essayist, published in the literary journal Wordsetc. Magubane is also a radio presenter at SAfm, where she hosts a Sunday show. She’s currently also in the process of completing the manuscript of her first novel, an extract of which has been published in Wordsetc.last_img read more

  • Justice Hill Nears Freshman Rushing Record With Fourth 100-Yard Performance

    first_imgAnd now he is quickly closing in on the freshman rushing record.Mike Hamilton (961 yards)Jamaal Fobbs (928 yards)Thurman Thomas (843 yards)Justice Hill (792 yards)Andre Richardson (774 yards)Kendall Hunter (696 yards)Keith Toston (631 yards)Rafael Denson (569 yards)At 5.1 yards per carry, Hill probably needs around 35-40 carries to set the record and potentially even break the 1,000-yard mark. If he stays healthy, it seems like the bowl game would be your best bet for that happening. Mike Gundy noted this week that Hill has seemingly gotten beyond being a freshman.“I think he’s already gone through [the freshman wall],” said Gundy. “He’s doing really well.”Hill and Chris Carson have helped re-revolutionize the OSU offense late in the season. The ways a successful run game opens up the offense are innumerable.“It’s fun to be able to run the ball well,” said offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. “It gives you a tremendous balance. It takes the stress off the quarterback. It alleviates a lot of different pressures. We were able to call a couple of different looks. The guys in the box did a good job communicating. Whenever you’re able to have balance it makes it harder to defend. It was good control.”Hill was in fifth grade the last time OSU lost to Texas Tech. It was clear on Saturday he did not want that streak to end with him at running back. And now Oklahoma State has found its running game of the present as well as the future. Justice as RB1. Justice for all.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Justice Hill notched his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season with an 18-carry 126-yard show against Texas Tech on Saturday. It is his fourth 100-yard game of the year which is the most ever for a freshman running back at OSU.The most ever.It’s not like OSU’s running back history has been poor either. Hill is up to 792 yards on the season largely because of insane, eye-popping runs like this one. He had a bundle of them against the Red Raiders. All four of his 100-yard outings have come in Big 12 play.last_img read more