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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.
Shon Morris from the Big Ten Network joined the show on Tuesday to talk about the Big Ten Title race and who should be Coach of the Year.
Badgers losing Gasser at the point guard position and still being able to play so well as the reason Bo Ryan deserves the honor. “If I were to vote right now, I would give it to Bo Ryan.”
What has surprised Morris about Wisconsin? “How unbelievably consistent they are, whether they are up ten or down ten, they are not going to change the way they play. They don’t do anything to help you beat them.” Morris was also amazed at Wisconsin’s place in the Big Ten, even though free throw shooting has been such an issue.
Minnesota plays Indiana tonight, and Morris said this could be a good game. “I’m not going to shocked if Minnesota (beats Indiana), but if Indiana pulls this one out tonight, they have to feel pretty good about where they are (in winning the Big Ten).”
Indiana has won four in a row, and Morris said it starts with defense. “They really picked it up defensively. They were able to get out in the open floor, and that’s where their threes fall and they’re much more fluid offensively.”
As for Michigan State, Morris said they need Keith Appling to get things mentally figured out. “He is still a top ten player in the league, but they need him to recover.”