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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.
Craig Coshun of Fox Sports Wisconsin, joined Lucas and Lepay Wednesday morning to discuss Ryan Braun and his possible suspension after last night's comeback win. Major League Baseball is reportedly seeking to suspend Braun and several others connected to the Miami-area clinic drug scandal within the next couple of weeks.
On post-game show after last night's win:
Our TV post game show was mostly dominated with anticipation about what and if Braun was going to say anything afterwards. Then on the flagship radio station for the next hour, there wasn't a single caller with a topic related with the game itself. That's the way it is I guess. You have one of the biggest stars in the game right now that baseball would love to set its hands on and suspend.
On Braun story this season:
It was not completely off the radar. This investigation has had a lot of money spent on it. I don't want to call this a witch hunt, but baseball is trying to do something on its own right now. There are no federal or government agencies that are interested in touching this.
On story's effects on Braun heckling/performance:
I'm almost certain this won’t be a factor right now. He's dealt with it and he’s going to hear it again. But by the same token, I’m wondering how loud stuff is going to be anymore because this has been going on for a couple of baseball seasons. I just wonder what the level of passion the fans have with this topic anymore.