Lake Country Publications Sports Director JR Radcliffe provides tidbits and details from the Lake Country prep sports scene to the Wisconsin sports world at large. His weekly column presents exclusive interviews, commentaries and observations.
Each year, I like to take a look at the Wisconsin prep basketball players who have moved on to the college ranks with a chance to appear in the NCAA Tournament. It is, after all, the finest spectacle in all of sports.
It was the biggest game of Chris Schuck's season, and he was going to have to earn every minute of it.
With seeding meetings on the immediate horizon for the basketball postseason (including girls over Valentine's Day weekend), let's dive in and take a look at where teams may fall on the playoff map (records as of Feb. 10):
Division 1 girls
The winter postseason has arrived, with conference wrestling tournaments held Feb. 7 and the WIAA regionals taking place Feb. 14, followed by the sectional and individual state meet in successive weekends. A couple area teams will have a chance to appear in the Feb. 17 team-sectional dual, notably Pewaukee, a first-time entrant in the Division 1 field this season.
As you sit down to watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, you will doubtless be wondering once again just how the Green Bay Packers aren't playing in the game, two weeks removed from a stunning loss to the Seattle Seahawks. My personal contention is that Mike McCarthy's play-calling wasn't to blame, since the game plan had the Packers within a heartbeat of the big game, assuming they didn't make a stupid mistake.