Monday, June 27, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (6-27-11)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about Prince Fielder as MVP, the sweep of the Twins and a highly anticipated series with the Yankees!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rookies to Consider for Your 2011 NFL Fantasy Draft



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Each and every year, a rookie comes out of no where to become a fantasy hero. Last season, it was the Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best and the Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin the year before that.
Who will it be this season?

Here’s a list of which rookies you should keep your eye on as you begin day-dreaming about your fantasy draft.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jon Leuer Stays Close to Home with the Milwaukee Bucks



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Jon Leuer was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 40th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

The Bucks made headlines with their three-way trade involving the acquisition of Stephen Jackson earlier in the night and then added the versatile Leuer who many see as a great value pick in the second round.

Follow the jump to find out what Leuer brings to the Milwaukee Bucks organization.

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Milwaukee Bucks Make a Splash for Stephen Jackson



By: Nick Grays, Senior Editor at The Sports Bank
The Milwaukee Bucks took part in a three-way deal with the Charlotte Bobcats and Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft which was highlighted by Stephen Jackson becoming a Buck.

Jackson is joined by Charlotte’s Shaun Livingston, Sacramento’s Beno Udrih and the 19th overall pick Tobias Harris of Tennessee. The Bucks sent Corey Maggette to Charlotte and John Salmon/10th overall pick Jimmer Fredette to the Kings.

Overall, I would have to say the Bucks made an upgrade as well did the Bobcats while the Kings took the brunt of the deal.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brewers Rickie Weeks Having an All-Star Type of Year

By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

Investing in players hasn’t been one of the Milwaukee Brewers’ strong suits in the last decade or so. But to their credit, it seems the Brewers have learned from their mistakes and are making all the right decisions in 2011.

One of those right decisions was re-signing second baseman Rickie Weeks to a five-year, fifty million dollar contract.

Weeks is having a career year while leading all NL second baseman in at-bats (299), runs (51), hits (87), doubles (19), home-runs (14), on-base percentage (.359) and slugging percentage (.508).

With that said, why is he second to the Cincinnati Reds Brandon Phillips in All-Star votes?

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (6-20-11)



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about the Brewers not being ready for first place, Shaun Marcum’s mysterious injury and more inter-league play!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Is Rory McIlroy the Next Tiger Woods?



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
The 22-year old Rory McIlroy was on fire Friday when he became the only player in U.S. Open history to reach -13 under.

Haven’t we seen this before?

Yes, McIlroy did accelerate above the field at Augusta, Georgia during the Masters but that’s not quite what I’m referring to. I’m talking about a young Tiger Woods who was making the same headlines just 11 years ago.

McIlroy’s dominant play and the recent demise of  Woods brings about the question; is the youngster from Northern Ireland the new Tiger Woods?

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Jordan Taylor Wins Wisconsin Male Athlete of the Year (Video)



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
Quite possibly the most talked about Wisconsin Badger of all-time at The Sports Bank has received yet another honor. Starting point guard Jordan Taylor was named UW’s Male Athlete of the Year for his breakout junior season with the basketball team.

He helped lead the Badgers to a perfect record at the Kohl Center and was a big reason behind UW’s NCAA record for fewest turnovers at 7.6 per game.

Take the jump to watch a highlight video of Taylor put together by UW Athletics.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (6-13-11)


By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank

If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about the smoke coming off Prince Fielder’s bat, being in first place and upcoming series with the Cubs and Red Sox!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Five Most Likely Teams to Win the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes in 2012



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
I know it’s fairly early to speculate on a matter such as which NFL team will be the worst of 2011, but Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is that special of a player.

Luck made a bold decision to return to school for his senior year, but it was the right decision for an intellectually savvy student who has an immense passion for architecture.

It would be crazy to think the Carolina Panthers will once again be the worst team in the NFL, so let’s look at another five teams who will have a dismal 2011 season and could pick the potential franchise quarterback in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor to Try Out for USA Basketball



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
After a breakout season in 2010-11, the Wisconsin Badgers‘ starting point guard Jordan Taylor has been invited to try-out for the USA Basketball World University Games Team.

The training camp will take place from July 29th to August 7th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) will be the venue where 12 members will be picked to represent their country in Shenzhen, China from August 13-23.

“I’m excited and honored to be invited to the USA basketball tryouts,” said Taylor. “As players, we all dream about representing our country and wearing the USA jersey. It should be a great opportunity to play with some of the best players in the country and hopefully I’ll get a chance to play against international competition.”

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (6-6-11)



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future.

And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in the Brew City.

This week we talk about the newly acquired Josh Wilson and upcoming series with the Mets and Cardinals!

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Russell Wilson to Wisconsin Still Possible?



By: Nick Grays, Senior Writer at The Sports Bank
According to sources close to the University of Wisconsin, former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson will make a campus visit sometime next week.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wilson, who threw for 3,663 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, visited the Auburn campus. Rumors swirled that Wilson was impressed by his visit to Auburn, making the Tigers the front-runners for the senior signal-caller.

Could the tide have changed as Wilson most likely makes his visit to Madison on Wednesday?

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