The voices of Badger sports, Mike Lucas and Matt Lepay bring you the best sports talk weekday mornings from 6am to 8am!
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.
Wesley Matthews joins Lucas and Lepay to advertise his skills camp and talk about his journey to NBA. Matthews is a Madison native, attended Memorial High School, and went to play college ball at Marquette University. He now plays for the Portland Trailblazers.
Matthews on his Skills Camp:
It’s something that I’ve enjoyed doing these past few summers. There’s nothing like going back to where it all started from. I still remember the first time I walked into that gym, being excited just to play basketball. It’s something I just want to give back. It’s completely free; all I ask is, if you can, bring a canned good. We’re always just trying to help people and to
just learn a little bit. Take some time out of your summer, one day, to come out, play basketball, learn basketball and enjoy it.
Matthews on his formula to “turn heads:”
It’s preparation and opportunity. There’s still some luck involved, absolutely, but when you give everything you have that’s all you can ask for. That’s what I did. Unfortunately there are injuries but that’s part of the game, and I was ready for it.
Matthews on the purpose of his camp:
I want [the kids] to learn that it’s okay in the summertime to make mistakes, because when you make mistakes that’s how you’re getting better. You’re doing something that’s out of your box, and it’s okay to do something out of your box because that’s how you grow. You need to get rid of the fear. Fear is good. Fear lets you know that you’re alive. Failure lets you know that there’s still room for you to get better. My mom preached that to me and made me do that through sports and I thank her for it.