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The Daily

SPORTS

New WIAA rules give suburban schools a better chance at state football titles

The state high school football playoffs opened last Friday night with 224 teams competing in seven divisions. A couple of new and significant organizational changes are in place this year, including one that allows the highest-seeded teams to host games through the quarterfinals. This resulted in first-round games at DeForest, Madison La Follette, Marshall, Middleton, Monona Grove and Waunakee. >More
 Will Wisconsin women's soccer break out in 2014?

They've been to the NCAA Tournament 17 times and are ranked 12th in the country, but even die-hard Wisconsin Badger fans would be hard-pressed to name a member of their team. Who am I talking about? >More
 Roy Boone's Summer League heats up Madison adult hoops

Roy Boone's professional basketball career ended in 2007 at age 30 with the now defunct American Basketball Association's oddly named Minnesota Ripknees. But that doesn't mean he can't play ball anymore. "I still got it on the court," chuckles the 37-year-old former Wisconsin Badgers guard, and a member of UW's Final Four team in 2000 as a 6-foot-3-inch junior. >More
 The Madison Capitols open a new chapter for the city's hockey fandom

Madison's proud hockey heritage begins a new era this month. The Madison Capitols -- a 23-man squad of 16- to 20-year-olds -- will play the first game of their inaugural United States Hockey League season at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 18. The team's first five games, including Saturday's season-opening 4-3 loss to the Muskegon Lumberjacks, are on the road because of scheduling conflicts at the arena. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Breese Stevens Field enters a new phase in its history

Isthmus contributor David Petroff reported on this history and ongoing series of renovations at Breese Stevens Field in the September 25 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 What the heck are they doing at Breese Stevens Field?

Breese Stevens Field has been full of activity this fall -- however, it's been playing host to backhoes and dump trucks rather than soccer and Ultimate matches. Breese Stevens, Madison's first lighted stadium, is undergoing one of the most extensive renovations in its 89-year history. >More
 The Brewers' epic skid

Just when you thought the Milwaukee Brewers were out of the playoff picture, the Crew restored a little hope last weekend and won four out of five games against the Miami Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds. >More
 UW volleyball finds a potent threat in Lauren Carlini

Kelly Sheffield, second-year head coach for Wisconsin women's volleyball, has the challenge of coming up with an encore for last season. Wisconsin returns all but one player from last year's team, which made a dramatic run all the way to the NCAA Tournament championship match. >More
 The hidden benefits of tug-of-war

Cathal McKeever's large right hand, roughened from years of pulling a thick 110-foot rope in countless tug-of-war matches around the world, firmly gripped my (much) smaller right hand as he explained why the United States is integral to the continued success of the ancient sport. >More
 Are you ready for some Bucky?

After opening this weekend against the LSU Tigers in "neutral" Houston, the Wisconsin Football Badgers will spend three September Saturdays at Camp Randall before their Big Ten conference schedule begins at Northwestern Oct. 4. Bucky will welcome Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska and Minnesota to the near west side in October and November for a total of seven home games. Madison is ready. >More
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