Hoops and Holsteins: UW sophomore savors big wins in big venues
Like many University of Wisconsin students, Jordan Ebert found himself in Dallas this March, cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers for their Final Four matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats, adding to a list of memorable moments in his young undergraduate career. A sophomore pursuing a degree in dairy sciences, Ebert had already had two experiences his first year on campus that, he says, will stay with him for the rest of his life. The first is one that will linger for any Badger fan. With only 2.4 seconds left in the game, Badgers’ guard, Ben Brust sprinted across the basketball court, snagged a pass out of the air, took one dribble and launched a half-court shot that fell through the net, sending their game with the third-ranked Michigan Wolverines to overtime. The Kohl Center erupted, the Badgers went on to win and hundreds of ecstatic students stormed the court. Ebert watched from some of the best seats in the house, since student managers for UW athletics get to sit right behind the player’s bench. “I called my Dad later that day,” he remembers, “and said ‘They’re going to be talking about this one for a long time and I’ll be able to say that I was ...
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014