Archive for November 2011

CBS 58’s Donnie Dwyer Sports Broadcast November 28th 2011

November 30, 2011

CBS 58’s Donnie Dwyer covers everything in Wisconsin Sports from the Badgers and their Big Ten Championship game against the Michigan State Spartans, Nick Toon’s jersey number change on Saturday, Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach gets a promotion to the NHL with the Carolina Hurricanes, Ohio St. names Urban Meyer head coach before end of the season, and Packers change in schedule. Tune in to get all the information you want!

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Big East Women’s Volleyball Quarterfinal: #3 Marquette tops #6 Seton Hall 3-0

November 19, 2011

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer covers the Big East Tournament from the Al McGuire Center. Holly Mertens had a great game with 15 kills and Ashley Beyer lead the team with 17. They face Cinncinnati tomorrow at 3:30 pm…

Fordham Basketball Report: Complete highlights of Fordham vs. Syracuse game and breakdown offense + defense

November 18, 2011

Hey Fordham fans! Missed the Syracuse game? Listened to it on radio? Here are the complete highlights. Plus, I go inside the coaches box and analyze the offense and defense for the Rams. Finally, I look ahead to the matchup against Binghamton tomorrow! Check it out and I hope you like it! This is a MUST SEE!!!

Great interview with Marquette Men’s Soccer coach Louis Bennett during halftime

November 17, 2011

Here is my interview with Louis Bennett along side of David Tukesbrey and Sebastian Jansson  during the Women’s NCAA Tournament victory over the Toledo Rockets on WMUR (Marquette Radio). Check it out because it has a lot of inside information you would have never known about…

 

 

Did you know QB Dante Culpepper was so instrumental in the 2005 NFL Draft?

November 15, 2011

Via Adam Schefter ESPN:

Even though Daunte Culpepper has not played in the NFL in two years, his mark on the game is still being felt. Culpepper affected the fate of the franchises in Minnesota, Miami, New Orleans and Green Bay as much as almost any player who has worn those teams’ uniforms.

Were it not for the success Culpepper enjoyed in 2004, Minnesota would have been more inclined to use one of its two first-round picks in the 2005 draft on a quarterback. But Culpepper was coming off a 2004 season in which he threw for 4,717 yards and 39 touchdowns. Minnesota thought it was set at quarterback. So it used the seventh overall pick in 2005 on South Carolina wide receiver Troy Williamson. It used the 18th overall pick on Wisconsin defensive end Erasmus James. And then, with the 24th overall pick, the Green Bay Packers drafted Aaron Rodgers.

The very next offseason, after Culpepper struggled at the start of the 2005 season and then tore up his knee on Oct. 30, the Dolphins traded a second-round pick to Minnesota for the then-disgruntled Culpepper rather than signing free-agent quarterback Drew Brees, who wanted to land in Miami. And so, with Culpepper landing in Miami, Brees had no choice but to go to New Orleans.

Rodgers and Brees, the men whose fates are tied to Culpepper’s, have combined to win the past two Super Bowls. Their success is an ongoing story, a reminder of how timing really is everything and why teams are wise to draft the proverbial best player available. Now Rodgers has the Packers unbeaten. Their march to perfection — going strong enough to make Mercury Morris and the 1972 Dolphins uneasy — is under way. And Rodgers is leading the Packers into Monday night’s game against a Minnesota organization that bypassed him twice in the draft.

Brees has the Saints in first place in the NFC South. He is leading the Saints into Sunday’s NFC South showdown against the second-place Atlanta Falcons. And Culpepper, who worked out for the San Francisco 49ers in August, is out of football while Minnesota and Miami still are trying to make up for multiple mistakes. It is a different form of fantasy football, detailing NFL hypotheticals that could have but didn’t happen. But it also is a glimpse of how much one quarterback helped change the way the league is viewed today.

…The reason I posted this is to let the football guru’s out there in the world realize that the 2005 draft could have gone differently. I mean imagine if Alex Smith didn’t go first? Or if Drew Brees was amazing in San Diego? Or if Dante Culpepper wasn’t as good as advertised? It is crazy to think that and the game of football is always based on luck and how much production you can get out of it. Brees is a Super Bowl winner in New Orleans, Alex Smith is on the verge of a playoff run, and Dante Culpepper is eating Doritos at home sipping on some Gatorade. No one expected that. That is why football is all about the unpredictable. You will never know what will happen. The final example I give will be the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles. My point is proven…

Marquette Guard Juan Anderson out first three games due to suspension

November 14, 2011

Via ESPN:

The NCAA suspended Marquette freshman Juan Anderson for the first three games of the season for accepting a free ticket to a Milwaukee Brewers playoff game.

Marquette said Friday that its compliance staff determined the rules violation, which was immediately self-reported to the NCAA.

Anderson missed the opener against Mount St. Mary’s on Friday night, and also will sit out against Norfolk State on Monday and against Winthrop in the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is allowed to practice with the team during the suspension.

Marquette said Anderson accepted a free ticket to a suite at a Brewers playoff game from someone other than his parents or legal guardian.

In a news release, the 6-foot-6 recruit from Oakland, Calif., apologized to his teammates and coaches.

“My college eligibility is much too valuable for me to risk,” Anderson said. “I should have been more aware, but I have learned from my mistake.”

Marquette coach Buzz Williams called it “a learning opportunity for everyone in our program.”

“He still must endure the consequences,” Williams said.

…Tonight was the second game he sat out and he could have produced and had some valuable experience tonight. Todd Mayo had 10 pts including a great stretch with under 5 minutes remaining and Anderson could have done the same if he didn’t accept the tickets to the Brewers playoff game. It’s weird that now college students are accepting all these weird gifts and presents now a days. Why do they want everything free? They have education, meals, travel, and now other incentives. We saw how Ohio St, USC, and other programs react to this. I am glad that Anderson only got three games. It could have been much worse but the Golden Eagles need to look ahead and fly into the Paradise Jam…

The Sports Cycle: Fordham vs. #5 Syracuse preview

November 11, 2011

Donnie Dwyer covers the events leading up to Fordham’s exhibition against Northwood at the Rose Hill Gym. Also, he covers the key matchups in the game for Saturday against Syracuse…