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NFL overtime rule changes game

Last weekend brought three tremendous NFL playoff games and one relative stinker. The only disappointment other than Baltimore's blowout win over Kansas City was the absence of overtime games, and thus no opportunities to see the NFL's new playoff overtime rule in action. >More
 Green Bay Packers need big D

Much attention is being paid to the quarterback match-up in Sunday's Wild Card playoff game (3:30 p.m., Fox) between Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Philadelphia's Michael Vick. It's a good story, particularly because allegedly reformed dog killer Vick is in the midst of a redemptive season. He and Rodgers own the fourth- and third-best quarterback ratings in the NFL. >More
 Best Badgers ever? Rose Bowl win would secure legendary status for 2010 squad

When the Wisconsin Badgers football team takes the field at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, it will have a chance to claim the unofficial title of the best squad in the program's history. A big win against third-ranked Texas Christian University could lead to a final ranking of number two nationally, the best for a Badger team in the Bowl Championship Series era. >More
 The Madison Memorial Spartans' tough road

The Madison Memorial boys basketball team features five Division I college prospects: seniors Miles Chamberlain and Tre Burnette, juniors Jamar "Popcorn" Morris and Junior Lomomba, and sophomore Brendan Ortiz. Even with Chamberlain and Morris inactive due to injuries, the Spartans are ranked fourth in the state after a 6-1 start. The team's only loss was to Milwaukee King -- an uncharacteristic 57-35 offensive dud -- in Milwaukee on Dec. 11. >More
 Brett Favre: Sports donkey of the year

Sports Illustrated recently named Drew Brees the 2010 Sportsman of the Year. Brees, who led the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl title last February, is a worthy choice, an example of a champion who refuses to define his life by on-field achievements alone. >More
 Big Ten conference unveils new logo, division names

Upon adding Nebraska as a twelfth team, the athletic conference has redesigned its logo and split the conference into two divisions: Leaders and Legends. >More
 Marquette baskeball's one-way hate fest

It's officially "Badger Hate Week" on Anonymous Eagle, a Marquette basketball fan blog. "Your Marquette Golden Eagles prepare for the Rodents of Madison by watching film, practicing sets and carbo-loading," writes Rubie Q., one of the site's authors. "We do the same, except we carbo-load HATE." >More
 Which bowl will it be for Wisconsin football?

Camp Randall had barely emptied after the Badgers clinched the Big Ten championship last Saturday when greedy fans began wondering how the team might elbow its way to the front of the college football lineup. >More
 Giving thanks for Ted Thompson's pack

As Green Bay Packers fans belly up to the Thanksgiving buffet with a 7-3 team riding a four-game winning streak, they have a lot to be thankful for. >More
 UW harriers a runaway success

In the middle of a busy November sports calendar, amid a surging Badger football team and a promising basketball season, Wisconsin sports fans should consider devoting a little time on Monday at around 11:45 a.m. to check in on the Badger men's cross-country team. >More
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