Let’s start with Indiana. For those of you that missed today’s match-up on the gridiron at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, you didn’t miss much…once again it was another shaming by the Badgers. The Hoosiers run defense was non-existent. I’m not sure they had much of a run defense to begin with, but if there was it stayed in Bloomington. Wisconsin almost had 3 players rush for over 100 yards. The final score: 51-3. This is the third beat down the Badgers have put on IU football in three years. Last year it was 62-14, and the year before that it was 83-20. At least the Hoosiers are giving up fewer points to the Badgers each year but these score lines are embarrassing. The Hoosiers are winless in their last nine tries against Wisconsin on the gridiron. Unfortunately, this trend has continued onto the hardwood where the Hoosiers have lost 12 straight to Bo Ryan’s Badgers, including upsets last year at Assembly Hall and again in the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. I’m getting real sick and tired of losing to the Badgers, Indiana, so get it together.
On the ice, the Denver Pioneers used to square off against the Badgers in WCHA Hockey. Two years ago I though the Badger course was going to follow me to Denver but the Pioneers managed to win the last two games in a best of three playoff to advance in the conference tournament. Last year however, it returned as the Badgers, who were off to a rough start in WCHA play, made the Pioneers, who were riding a huge win streak, look like a pee-wee team. It was disappointing to say the least. Thankfully, the Big Ten added a hockey conference so Wisconsin left for it and DU went on to form the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Hopefully, we won’t be seeing Wisconsin anytime soon.
If you can’t tell I’m tired of being Wisconsin’s punching bag so the Hoosiers need to figure out the Badgers kryptonite and halt these losing streaks. Alright, I’m off to some Pioneer hockey. Have a great rest of the weekend and a great week. For all the Pioneer readers out there, best of luck on your finals!
I should mention that one Indiana football team found success today. Your UIndy Greyhounds won their second consecutive GLVC football title with a 21-14 defeat of Truman State. Congrats to the Hounds on an undefeated conference record (7-0).!