Headline writers agree Wisconsin "stunned", not "shocked"

Moments after Wisconsin lost to Cornell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, headline writers on the scene came to a consensus that the Badgers were "stunned" and not "shocked" to have lost to a No. 12 seed from the Ivy League. "'Shocked' is better when a favorite loses at the end of a game," said FoxSports.com editor Jeff Rogers. "'Stunned' was more appropriate because they were never in the game and because there have been so many upsets so far in the tournament." Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said his team was "disappointed", but not shocked or stunned as the Badgers knew Cornell was a good team. "He's in denial," said Yahoo! Sports editor Sean McGee. "They were clearly stunned, hence the headline."