Janesville Parker High graduate helps Phoenix Mercury capture WNBA championship; other local observations
The defending Division III champion UW-Whitewater won its 19th straight game Saturday with a 42-13 nonconference win over Franklin College.
UW-W breezed to a 73-7 nonconference victory over Waldorf (Iowa) to open the season Sept. 5. It expects a much tougher test from Franklin (Indiana) College in a rematch from the NCAA Division III playoffs last season.
Tanner McEvoy overcame a slow start to throw for three touchdowns and run for another, and No. 18 Wisconsin pulled away from second-tier Western Illinois to win its home opener 37-3 Saturday.
The way Wisconsin lost to LSU last weekend—by squandering a 17-point lead—puts a little more emphasis on this game against a Football Championship Subdivision squad.
The Warhawks host Waldorf at 7 p.m. at Perkins Stadium
The defending Division III national champion and top-ranked Warhawks tied a school record with 10 touchdowns and scored 49 first-half points en route to a dominating 73-7 victory over the Warriors in front of 7,138 fans.
Andy Ludwig is doing his best to make do during a tricky situation
Two days after Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon was limited to four carries in the second half against LSU, including three after ripping off a 63-yard run on the second play of the half, coach Gary Andersen revealed Gordon suffered a hip injury late in the first half. Andersen also said he wasn’t inclined to divulge that information after the 28-24 loss Saturday night.
It used to be an honor for college football teams to play on TV. Now it’s a demerit if you aren’t.