Similarities abound as UW preps for Terriers

first_imgJordan Taylor and the Badgers are looking to advance far into this year\’s NCAA tournament, with a first round matchup with Wofford the first step.[/media-credit]When the Wisconsin Badgers take the court Friday against the Wofford Terriers, they may feel as if they are looking into a mirror.In terms of enrollment, the University of Wisconsin is one of the largest schools in the NCAA Tournament and Wofford College is the smallest. Yet the two schools play very similar styles of basketball, which should make for an interesting matchup in Jacksonville.Furthermore, though the styles between the Badgers and Terriers are so similar, the offensive and defensive statistics of the two are shockingly close.Offensively, Wisconsin holds a slight edge over Wofford, shooting 44.4 percent from the floor compared to 44.1 percent for the Terriers. On the defensive end, though, the teams’ opponent shooting percentage is identical, with both allowing 41.8 percent overall.“It’s obviously different bodies, different jerseys, but in terms of positioning and tendencies and what they try to take away and don’t give up (we are similar),” assistant head coach Greg Gard said of Wofford. “You don’t get much to the rim on them; you don’t get much in transition. It’s hard to get wide open perimeter looks, so it’ll be a heck of a battle.”Wisconsin and Wofford share similar numbers in 3-point shooting as well.The biggest difference between the two teams beyond the arc is in total 3-point attempts, with the Badgers having attempted 83 more than the Terriers while scoring 111 more points. UW also holds the edge over Wofford in percentage, shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range compared to 34.9 percent for Wofford.Another similarity between the two teams comes on the boards, an area in which the Terriers typically perform better than the Badgers.Despite having zero starters taller than 6-foot-6, the Terriers are a strong rebounding team. Wofford actually boasts greater rebounding statistics than Wisconsin, pulling down 35.5 per game compared with just 32.4 per game for the Badgers. The Terriers’ 2.8 rebounding margin also is 0.6 more per game than that for UW.One of the keys to Wofford’s success on the glass is Noah Dahlman, the 2010 Southern Conference Player of the Year. Dahlman, a 6-foot-6 forward averages 6.3 boards per game.“They’re just relentless,” Gard said. “They just constantly go; especially Noah. He’s constantly got a on guys, he’s moving guys out of the way (and his) positioning is great.”Although much of Gard’s familiarity with Dahlman comes through watching film, the Wisconsin assistant has plenty of first hand knowledge of the Minnesota native. With four current players on their roster from the state, it’s no secret Bo Ryan and the Badgers have made their presence felt in the state of Minnesota.Although Ryan’s pipeline into the state has more history, Wofford has more recently found recruiting success in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Three current Terriers — Cameron Rundles, Dahlman and Jamar Diggs — are from Minnesota. The trio also played AAU ball together.One Badger who is very familiar with Dahlman is sophomore guard Jordan Taylor, who also played on the same team with Rundles, Dahlman and Diggs.Even at a young age, Taylor was impressed with the effort and skill of the Terriers’ star.“He’s a workhorse, or he was back then,” Taylor said. “I can only imagine he’s gotten better since then. I know he had a great season down there.”Another Badger, Minnesota native Jon Leuer, is also familiar with Dahlman, though his knowledge is not to the extent of Taylor’s. According to Leuer, he played against the native of Braham, Minn., while growing up.Yet, with limited current knowledge of the Terriers’ leading scorer, Leuer offered a game plan that could apply to any number of star players across the country.“He’s a good player and he can do a lot of different things,” Leuer said. “We’re just going to have to try to limit that.”Although the players may not know too many specifics about Dahlman, they are well aware of the fact that he is a high-caliber athlete. After watching him on film, senior guard Jason Bohannon did not offer a comparison of anyone to whom Dahlman’s style is similar.The description of Dahlman that Bohannon did offer, though, is one that could apply to nearly anyone contributing significant minutes on the Wisconsin Badgers’ roster. Further, Bohannon noted UW would need to focus on itself more than Dahlman and Wofford.“He’s just a smart player,” Bohannon said. “He does a great job using his body, finding the open guy when necessary and (he’s) good finishing around the hoop. Regardless of what he does, we’ve got to stick to our same fundamentals and same rules. We won’t change anything up.”Considering the similarities between Wisconsin and Wofford, that shouldn’t be too difficult.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

first_imgToday’s News* SENIORS: There will be a meeting Monday, November 3 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. You will be receiving information regarding the local scholarship application. Chris Curtis, a representative from Jostens, will also be here to hand out ordering packets for senior items. Please know the only required items to participate in graduation ceremonies are a cap, gown, tassel and stole. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014:Tuesday•Choir concert, 7 p.m.WednesdayThursday• JV Scholars’ Bowl at Augusta 4 p.m.• Scholars’ Bowl at Wichita- Independent  4 p.m.Friday• Football at Ulysses.Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, tossed salad with romaine, applesauce, hot rolls/jelly.Wednesday’s lunch: Soft Chicken taco, tortilla chips/salsa, refried beans, corn, peaches. Guidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Thursday, October 23- Butler CCCTuesday, November 11- Pittsburg StateThursday, November 13- Fort Hays College.Follow us on Twitter. *Crusaders, please remember to detach the lids of the empty bottles you recycle. Also, please do not put your trash in the recycle bins- put the paper in the paper bins and bottles in the bottle bins. Lastly, we’d like to say we only recycle plastic bottles and paper. Thank you- WHS Leadership. *Red Ribbon Spirit Week is this week.Tomorrow is “Living drug free is no sweat”- Wardrobe CatastropheWednesday- “Give drugs the boot” Boot and Crazy Sock dayThursday- “Be a team player, put drugs on the sideline” Hero, Role Model or Athlete DayFriday-“Commit to be Drug Free” Wear costume and or Red Day.center_img *Classic Movie Club will be showing the 1931 production of “Dracula”, staring Bela Lugosi. The movie will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 in room 205. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments * Don’t forget that breakfast is served daily in the cafeteria. Come try the new Old El Paso Fold N Go on the breakfast menu.last_img read more

Local man pleads for return of stolen silver coin

first_imgGrenon and RCMP are asking anyone who comes across the coin to turn it in to the Fort St. John Visitor Centre — no questions asked — where it will then be returned to Grenon“I’m not interested in having anyone arrested or charged. I just want to have the coin that reminds me of my son,” he said.The coin is silver with the word ‘love’ on one side, and on the other a heart with a Celtic knot.Anyone with information can also call police at 250-787-8100. To the unsuspecting, it looks like just a silver trinket, but for Sam Grenon, it was the one thing he had connecting him to his stillborn son.Grenon is pleading for the public’s help in finding and returning a small, silver Celtic love coin after a thief stole his wallet from his truck earlier this week.The coin was one of three that were given to Grenon and his girlfriend in April after their son, Kaiden, was stillborn. Grenon and his girlfriend took a coin each, and buried the third along with Kaiden.- Advertisement -“It’s a way of connecting all of us,” said Grenon, 22.“It’s the only thing that’s sentimental to me. It helps me feel closer to him.”Grenon said the coin, tucked in the clear visor of his wallet, was stolen July 6 when a thief broke into his unlocked truck while he was sleeping at his home on 94 Avenue.Advertisement Because the thief didn’t have to physically break in, Grenon did what he usual does every morning — got dressed for work, packed a lunch, and headed to Tim Hortons for a coffee.When he pulled up to order and pay, Grenon noticed his wallet was gone.At first, Grenon thought he had left his wallet at camp, but as he was driving to investigate, noticed a laptop from the back of his truck had also been stolen.He’s cancelled his credit cards, and would like to get his laptop back as well, but Grenon cares most about the coin.Advertisementlast_img read more