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WIAA's Big Eight Conference is a powerhouse in girls' swimming

If you were to ask high school Big Eight Conference swimmers Beata Nelson and Rachel Powers what they did during their summer vacations, you better have a little time on your hands. Because the Olympic hopefuls accomplished a lot. >More
 The Big 5 NCAA conferences emerge triumphant

Depending on your point of view, last week collegiate athletics was either irretrievably lost or finally reformed for justice. >More
 Wisconsin Badgers football needs a signature win in 2014

The University of Wisconsin football team opened fall camp this week with more questions and inexperience than usual. Only three starters return on defense. Quarterback Joel Stave, now a junior, remains unproven in big games, and the four players who caught the lion's share of his throws last season are gone. >More
 The Pack preps for its 2014 season kickoff

The Green Bay Packers opened training camp last weekend, and the familiar sight of oversized football players riding undersized bicycles to practice once again proved amusing. Of course, the focus should be on what those players do once they arrive on the field at St. Norbert College in De Pere, not how they arrive. >More
 Madison Radicals seek to return to Ultimate title match for second year

Our little slice of heaven here between the lakes can scarcely compete with New York or the Bay Area for much of anything, but in the narrow world of Ultimate Frisbee, Madison is living large. That's right, the Madison Radicals advanced to the semifinals of the American Ultimate Disc League playoffs with a 25-16 thumping of Indianapolis last Saturday at Breese Stevens Field. >More
 Bumpy road for the Brew Crew

Milwaukee Brewers fans know how Damocles must have felt with the razor-sharp sword hanging by a thread over his head as he sat in the king's throne. The Brewers' hold on first place at the All-Star Break was similarly tenuous. >More
 Mallards mania remains strong in Madison

After a disappointing first half, in which the Madison Mallards finished third in the Northwoods League South division, the team has shown early signs during the second half of regaining the form that carried it to last year's league championship. >More
 Do Jabari Parker and Jason Kidd offer hope for the hapless Milwaukee Bucks?

It's not necessarily a good sign that the Milwaukee Bucks have been a far more engrossing franchise in the past few weeks than they were during the previous regular season. >More
 Vote for Jonathan Lucroy to go to the 2014 All-Star Game!

It's beginning to look like all my recent apprehension about the Milwaukee Brewers was just stuff to fill column space. They began the week with the best record in the National League, and although they still have half the season left to spit the bit (pause here to summon your own worst memory from 45 mostly futile years), the Brewers are now an odds-on favorite to make the playoffs. >More
 Could Madison's east side get a sport fix with the Wisconsin Regional Athletic Complex in Sun Prairie?

The recent proposal to build a $15.6 million indoor/outdoor athletic facility on 58 acres along the south side of the Highway 151 corridor near Reiner Road signals a far-eastward shift of the Madison area's sports landscape. And it's about time. >More
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