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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.
Hull gives an update on Wisconsin’s resolution supporting Wrestling as an Olympic sport:
We were really appreciative of the state doing that. We’ve had a lot of states do this. It was interesting when this happened back on
February 12 when this sort of blindsided all of us we put a committee together
called KAPOW, and it’s a committee for the preservation of Olympic wrestling
and several countries around the world have joined us with that effort. I asked if I could handle the government part, and the first step was to contact the former Badger two time NCAA wresting champion Jim Jordan, who is in the House of Representatives from Ohio, but before I got up to the office to give him a call I got one from him asking what he can do form there and several people from different states have contacted legislators and asked them to do this in support of our effort an we’ve been able to do that here in Wisconsin. It’s really symbolic in nature. It can’t really affect directly what’s happening, but it creates noise out there, the continual noise of wrestling and the support that’s out there not only in our country but around the world.
Hull tells people how they can help the cause:
We’re going to be better because of this. The executive committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was not prepared for the worldwide response to what they did. We’ve got a Facebook, you can
go to our website, thematt.com and link to our Facebook. Japan got one million people to sign a petition. Governments have stepped up and these resolutions have been very positive. They’re about our sports and ask them to reconsider…but simply the noise the people created as caught they IOC off guard.