Loading

64°F

60°F

63°F

63°F

63°F

62°F

63°F

63°F

63°F

65°F

59°F

63°F
Search
NEWS STORIES

Former Badgers assistant reflects on 2000 Final Four appearanceSubmitted: 04/04/2014
Story By Joe Dufek


ST CHARLES, MO - Saturday, the Badgers face Kentucky in the semifinals at the final four.

It's Wisconsin's first trip to the Final Four since 2000.

In that season, Dick Bennett was the head coach. Also Stevens Point native Brad Soderberg was an assistant.

Badgers dropped their semifinal against eventual national champion Michigan State.

Coach Soderberg is now the head coach at Lindenwood in St. Charles, Missouri - a Division Two program. He says the atmosphere at the Final Four is unbelievable.


"They'll (Wisconsin) will be part of practice that is mandatory open to the public," Soderberg explains. "I remember when we were in Indianapolis, I was just amazed to see 20,000 people watching a practice. I got a little misty-eyed. I'm just a kid from Stevens Point Pacelli. I played Division 3 basketball at UW-Stevens Point. For me to be on the court at that time, it was an emotional time for me for a couple of minutes."

Soderberg thinks the Badgers will not only win Saturday night - but also win the National Championship against Florida on Monday.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - Two Republican legislators are trying to convince the state Senate's labor committee to approve a bill that would repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law.

The bill's chief sponsors, Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Rob Hutton, told the committee during a hearing Tuesday that the law artificially increases costs for local governments. They say repealing the law would save taxpayer dollars.

Sen. Robert Wirch, a Pleasant Prairie Democrat, countered that the law helps ensure quality work.

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL - Contractor Ryan Ott didn't know his contest would set off a domino effect of giving in his Merrill community. But the end result would demonstrate just what "paying it forward" means to the northcentral Wisconsin city.

+ Read More

Play Video

WESTON - Liver disease and deaths from hepatitis C are on the rise.

The Centers for Disease Control wants doctors to keep checking Baby Boomers, who make up the vast majority of people living with the virus.

+ Read More

MADISON - The state Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to toss out Shirley Abrahamson's lawsuit demanding that she be allowed to retain her title as Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice.

+ Read More

Play Video

WISCONSIN - Severe weather can strike at any time in north central Wisconsin. Emergency Management services encourage people to have a NOAA Weather Radio to keep them prepared during a storm.


+ Read More

MADISON - The state Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would clear the way for a 70 mph speed limit on at least some Wisconsin roads.

+ Read More

Play Video

WASHINGTON, DC - Last Monday, 81 local veterans and their guardians boarded a plane to Washington, D.C. for the 19th Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Many of the veterans on the flight boarded the plane thinking their service had been forgotten. However, they soon realized that wasn't the case.

A passerby stopped, took off his hat, and stuck out his hand.

"Thank you for your service," he said to a veteran walking by.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here