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SPORTS

Will it be a Big 15?

Remember when the Big Ten was an athletic league? That may have been true at one time, back when the success of a conference or college's athletic programs was measured by the wins and losses of their teams. But today, revenues determine which among the six most powerful college conferences - the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-10 - is top dog. >More
 Milwaukee Brewers are blowing it

A Philadelphia police officer Tasered a 17-year-old fan who ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park during a Phillies game Monday night. Brewers fans hopeful for a competitive 2010 season know how the kid feels. >More
 We knew Wesley Matthews when

Many local hoop heads have "Fear the Deer" fever, with the Milwaukee Bucks in a serious playoff showdown with Atlanta. But when it comes to the NBA postseason, I'm rooting for the Utah Jazz, with Madison Memorial alum Wesley Matthews starting at guard. >More
 Madison Mallards preview roster, ballpark improvements at First Pitch 2010

In case there was any doubt, front office management of the Madison Mallards confirmed Wednesday night that they remain the mad scientists of baseball. >More
 NFL shows us who's boss

On Thursday, April 22, ESPN will devote four and a half straight hours to previewing the NFL draft, followed by the first-ever prime-time telecast of the first round. The second and third rounds will air on Friday evening, with rounds four through seven taking place on Saturday. A scheduling grid on ESPN.com indicates the network will spend more than 22 hours on draft previews and live coverage between Thursday afternoon and Saturday evening. >More
 Prince Fielder no bargain for Brewers

The buzz this week is that Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder is seeking a $200 million, eight-year contract. This comes on the heels of Brewers owner Mark Attanasio saying his club would lose money this season, even if it manages to again draw three million fans to Miller Park. (2009 attendance was 3,037,451, ninth best in the major leagues.) >More
 When hockey gets too big

In early February, Wisconsin's hockey team played on a specially constructed rink in the middle of Camp Randall Stadium. It was a neat gimmick that drew 55,000 fans, many of whom have fond memories of playing hockey under the stars on frozen ponds as kids. >More
 Bucking expectations

John Salmons debuted at guard for the Milwaukee Bucks in Detroit on Feb. 19. He led the team to a 91-85 win that night with 19 points and made three of six from three-point range. The Bucks went on to win their next six games, and now have won 17 of their last 21. Salmons has led the team in scoring 10 times, twice eclipsing 30 points. >More
 A Brewers fan, fresh off spring training, breaks down the 2010 roster

The possibilities are endless for a baseball junkie's favorite team when the season record is 0-0, and I'm no different: My prediction for this year's Milwaukee Brewers season record is, as always, 162-0. >More
 Expecting more from Wisconsin men's hoops

Following this Sunday's humiliating 87-69 loss to Cornell in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, Badger fans divided into two camps. One is proud of this year's team for finishing near the top of the Big Ten standings and winning in the tourney's first round. Pundits predicted a .500 record or worse this year and the Badgers overachieved, they feel. >More
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