UP: UW men's basketball. The team makes the NCAA Final Four for the first time since 2000 with a victory over the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday. See, there is more to college than football.
DOWN: Minority children. The Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that African American children fare worse in Wisconsin than in any other state, based on 12 success indicators. It reports that while 70% of white kids live in households above 200% of the poverty level, only one-fifth of African American children do, along with one-third of Latino and Native American children. Ken Taylor, executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, tells the Wisconsin News Connection: "Generally we're considered a good place for a kid to be growing up, and so I think there's a lack of awareness of the challenges that our African American kids face."