Mike Lucas has more than 38 years under his belt covering Badgers sports for the Madison Capitol Times. Along with national, regional and local writing awards, Lucas has been twice named the Sportswriter of the Year in Wisconsin. He also has more than 15 years as color analyst on Wisconsin Radio Network for Badger football and basketball. You can see Mike hosts his weekly television show, Sidelines on WISC TV (Ch.3-Ch.14). Lucas has authored five books: Barry's Badgers, the chronicleof the 1993 Rose Bowl Season; Five Golden Rings; the Saga of Wisconsin Hockey; The 25 Greatest Moments in Camp Randall History; Don't Flinch, the Barry Alvarez autobiography; and Another Hill to Climb, the Bo Ryan autobiography.
Matt Lepay is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio State University (degree in journalism). He is the radio voice of Wisconsin Badgers Football and Basketball(football since 1994 and basketball since 1988-89) and a five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year (as selected by state media members). You may have seen him on TV as the host of the Badgers Sports Report with UW coaches Bret Bielema and Bo Ryan. He also co-hosts Badgers Sportstalk radio shows with Mike Lucas.
Sports columnist from the Wisconsin State Journal, Tom Oates, joined the show Thursday to discuss if he thinks Brandon Jennings wants out of Milwaukee.
Jennings claims that his sister is the one who put out the message of him wanting to leave Milwaukee; Oates said it still could have come from Jennings himself. “Having been in this business a long time, I’m a believer that where there is smoke there is fire, so well Brandon Jennings can deny that he said it, that doesn’t mean there aren’t people in his camp maybe including him who think that way.”
Oates said that Jennings may feel like he just can’t get the publicity he thinks he deserves if he is in Milwaukee. “I wouldn’t doubt after the All-Star game snub that he’s pretty down.”
So what do the Bucks do with Jennings? “I don’t think the Bucks are the kind of team after getting burned by the Michael Redd’s contract, they are not the kind of team that’s going to jump into a max contract early. I do think (the Bucks) are getting a little tired of this dance.” Oates said that their just isn’t a whole lot of alternatives that Milwaukee has in the backcourt.