Wisconsin football head coach Bret Bielema began filling the void left by his departed assistants Monday by announcing the addition Zach Azzanni as the team’s wide receivers coach.Azzanni will call Wisconsin his third home in as many years, as he spent the 2011 season as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for Western Kentucky and the 2010 season overseeing Florida’s wideouts.“Zach is a great fit for Wisconsin,” Bielema said. “He is a terrificcoach who stresses fundamentals and is also a great recruiter. Hiscoaching philosophy, personality and character fit perfectly with whatwe do here and how we do it. I’ve known Zach for a number of years andI’m very excited to be able to add him to our staff.”Azzanni will replace DelVaughn Alexander, who left Wisconsin to join Todd Graham’s staff at Arizona State, as the man in charge of UW’s wide receivers. Bielema still has vacancies for quarterbacks, tight ends, offensive line and linebackers coaches, as well as offensive coordinator.With Azzanni coordinating Western Kentucky’s offense, the Hilltopppers featured the nation’s No. 2 rusher of the 2011 season, Bobby Rainey, who averaged 141.25 yards per game. WKU tight end Jack Doyle also finished fifth in the nation among tight ends in receiving yards with 614.Over his 13-year coaching career, Azzanni has also spent three seasons as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach at Central Michigan, his alma matter. There he developed two players – Antonio Brown and Bryan Anderson – who went on to sign NFL contracts. Brown was named to the 2011-12 Pro Bowl roster – representing the Pittsburgh Steelers – after becoming the first player in league history to accumulate 1,000 receiving and return yards in the same season.Prior to joining his alma matter, Azzanni devoted six seasons to coaching at Bowling Green, where he coached the wider receivers from 2003-06, producing five players that signed contracts with NFL teams. In 2004, he coached a receiving corps that featured four 1,000-yard receivers.“My family and I are ecstatic about coming to Madison and joining theBadgers,” Azzanni said. “I’ve known coach Bielema for a number of yearsand I jumped at the opportunity to become a part of one of the Big Ten’sbest programs. I look forward to getting started and continuing thegreat tradition at Wisconsin.”
As soon as the puck dropped in front of an almost entirely sold-out crowd at the Kohl Center Friday night, the Badgers (10-15-1, 5-12-1-1 Big Ten) came out hot. They managed to score two goals relatively early in the game and earned a 2–1 lead through the first seven minutes of the second period. Juniors Ty Pelton-Bryce and Tarek Baker each tallied a goal, with juniors Linus Weissbach and Sean Dhooghe on the assist. After ending the first period tied at one and playing the majority of the second period tied at two, the Badgers always had the edge on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-10-4, 7-5-4-3) in total shots — finishing the game with a 31–27 advantage. Men’s Hockey: New year calls for fresh startEntering the 2019-20 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey season, a lot of optimism surrounded the team. A collection of veteran Read…Towards the end of the second period, Minnesota took advantage of a couple Badger missteps — scoring two more goals — and headed into the second intermission up 4–2. These two goals were just the start of the Minnesota attack, as they continued to score without any life from the Badgers offense. Minnesota scored the final five goals in the match, winning the game by a final score of 6–2.Daniel Lebedeff had 18 saves in net for the Badgers before being benched and replaced by Jack Berry after the Gophers went up 4–2. After this first game, the Gophers were rolling. Having won three games in a row and going 5-1 in their last six games, they carried great momentum into Saturday’s matchup. Not looking to slow down, the Gophers headed into Saturday night’s game on fire.Recording his eighth career multi-point game with a first period goal and an assist to teammate Ty Emberson, Cole Caufield was the main contributor to the Badgers offense. The rest of the squad struggled throughout the contest to match his offensive production.Men’s Hockey: Sitting down with star freshman Alex TurcotteThe University of Wisconsin men’s ice hockey team (7-10-1, 2-7-1-1 Big Ten) is having a rough go at the dish Read…Caufield’s game-tying goal in the first period served as the only spark for the Badgers in Saturday’s game, as they did not score again until late in the third period. At that point, they were already down three goals and stood little chance of mounting a meaningful comeback. Lebedeff remained on the bench for the second game of the series. Berry started in net for the Badgers and saved 21 shots, yielding an 84% save rate.Next, the Badgers will face another Big Ten rival on the road. The University of Michigan Wolverines (11-12-3, 6-8-2-1) await the Badgers in what should be another chance for them to come back after losing three straight games and six of their last eight.Men’s Hockey: Inconsistencies continue to plague Wisconsin against MinnesotaThe No. 19 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (6-7-1, 1-4-1-1 Big Ten) struggled immensely against the University of Minnesota Read…It is one of their last chances to try and turn around what began as a highly promising season. Puck drop is at 5 p.m. Friday night and 6:30 p.m. Saturday night. Friday’s game will also be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Jeremy Miado sets the tone for Filipinos in ONE: Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino strawweight Jeremy Miado expects the same result when he fights Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in a rematch on Friday in ONE: Call to Greatness in Singapore.Miado sees himself beating Amnuaysirichoke again after knocking the Thai warrior just 84 seconds into their first fight last year.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It’s going to be an explosive contest and I expect to emerge the victor once again,” Miado said.“I have the greatest respect for Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, but I am coming for the win and I am confident I can do it again in this rematch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAmnuaysirichoke, meanwhile, vows to be a better fighter the second time around.“Jeremy Miado is a tough warrior and I can’t underestimate him. I will give a better performance in this rematch and make my fans in Singapore and Thailand proud,” the former strawweight champion said. View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Steph Curry joins Barack Obama at ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ event LATEST STORIES