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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.
Tom Pippines, the Sports Director at Fox6 in Milwaukee, joined Lucas and Lepay this morning to discuss Milwaukee Sports.
Pippines on the Bucks New Roster:
One thing we’ve talked about is the chemistry issues. I think they are trying to improve that. Larry Drew has had affiliation with a couple of these players and Teague is a guy
that’s quoted as saying he really wants to be here. I think in some ways there’s a chance they could have better chemistry but as you know with the best league in the world,
you better have some talent as well. I like what they are doing. I understand that people aren’t ecstatic that they are looking like an eight seed at best. They’re doing what the senator wants. They’re trying to being competitive, but I could live with this roster. I understand what they’re doing and I think ultimately it may be a good thing.
Pippines on Ryan Braun:
In my heart I want to believe and I’m still going to believe he’s innocent until he’s proven guilty. I think in this day and age in our business we know a little more than the
average person and at times it can make us dangerous. What is the whole truth?
Will we ever know the whole truth? This latest report just seems to be another stake in his heart. Until such time as we know for certain one way or another, I don’t think anybody can go there. Is baseball on a witch hunt? I don’t know. Braun continues to say it, at least in terms of the little bit he’s saying that he’s innocent. I’m going to believe and think he’s’ earned that on and off the field. Now if the worst happens I think Milwaukee will get behind him like a daughter or a son who makes a bad mistake. You’re disappointed. You hope they learn from it and you move on. I think it will be devastating for this franchise because he’s the signature piece.