Much of it comes with a tough-as-nails edge to it. The elder Penney leaves the impression of being someone who, despite his big smile and rosy cheeks, wouldn't mind stepping on the court during a game and showing everyone how to mix it up himself.
"My dad is great," said Kirk Penney, the
This is one of them.
Given the unpredictable nature of the Big Ten,
At 3 p.m. Saturday, the Badgers (18-6 overall, 8-4 Big Ten) play at Iowa (13-9, 5-6) needing a victory to ease the sting of their surprising loss Wednesday at last-place Penn State and to set up a showdown for first-place Wednesday at home against league-leading Michigan.
As the Badgers' only senior and their leader on offense, Kirk Penney is the natural choice to lead the charge.
Penney has had success at
The Badgers could use a similar performance this afternoon.
They along with
"It's on the homestretch now and the truly good teams should step up and rise to the challenge," Penney said.
So should the good players.