1. Rob Jeter Is In The Wrong Sport. Coach Jeter s dad, Bob, spent 11 seasons as a defensive back in the NFL (eight for the Packers, three for the Bears) and was a two-time Pro Bowler. Also, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is his brother. OK, not really.
2. Stop Stealing Our Coaches. Both Wisconsin s Bo Ryan and Tennessee s Bruce Pearl were plucked from UW-M after short but successful stints as head coach. No hard feelings though; the Panthers robbed Jeter from Ryan s staff, while Pearl at least had the decency to leave his antiperspirant behind. Additionally, Illinois' Bruce Weber graduated from UW-Milwaukee, long before kicking the crap out of them in last year s Sweet Sixteen. Another alum, comedian Frank Caliendo, isn t a coach, but he does a decent Madden.
3. Name That Team. The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers have not always been the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. The university has been known as Milwaukee State Normal School, Wisconsin State Teachers College, Wisconsin State College of Milwaukee and finally UW-M. The nicknames: Normals, Cardinals and Green Gulls. Before moving to Division I, they worked their way up from Division s II and III as
well as the NAIA. Feel free to wake up now. — Brett Winkler