Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Wisconsin Basketball on HBO

Congrats to The Wisconsin Men's Basketball team for being profiled on Real Sports. HBO's website describes the story as such: "The Path Less Traveled" "In a time of widespread scandals and violations associated with big-time collegiate athletic programs, the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team has become known for doing things right. Under the guidance of head coach Bo Ryan and driven by the on-court leadership of fifth-year senior Alando Tucker, the Badgers recently became the #1-ranked team in the country for the first time in school history, while making leadership in the classroom and community their top priority. REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg profiles this inspirational program." The story has great interviews with coach Bo Ryan and Alando Tucker. It also discusses the graduation rate at Wisconsin for basketball players is about 70% while at many other schools it is about 10%. Obvoiusly the other schools players are only playing basketball while they could care less whether they earn a degree.

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