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Hyping Madison East vs. Madison Memorial with a thrilling preview video

The following video, posted to YouTube this week by "maxamillium02," seeks to hype Saturday's basketball game with thrilling footage of Madison's top players accompanied by a dramatic score. >More
 Madison's nicest ice

The sound of blades on ice echoes off the houses surrounding Westmorland Park on Madison's west side. Holiday lights twinkle through the branches of the park's massive oaks as Ken Wiesner, Tom Jefferson and Dave Blouin painstakingly shovel loose snow and ice from the park's hockey rink. >More
 Playoffs could Pack a punch

On Nov. 8, the mood in Packerland was dire. Green Bay had just lost to previously winless Tampa Bay, 38-28, blowing the 11-point lead it held with 12 minutes to go. The Packers stood at 4-4 while the Minnesota Vikings, now featuring a guy named Brett Favre, were 7-1. >More
 Bowled over

There are 34 college football bowl games played between Dec. 19's New Mexico Bowl (Wyoming beat Fresno State, 35-28, in double overtime, in case you've been traveling in outer space) and Jan. 7, when Texas and Alabama face off for the national championship at the Rose Bowl stadium. Don't get that game confused with the actual Rose Bowl, which pits Ohio State against Oregon on Jan. 1. >More
 ESPN's candid camera

ESPN's "30 For 30" series of documentary films is a welcome holiday gift, particularly for sports fans who grew up with the fledgling cable network in the '80s. >More
 Taking offense at Heisman picks

The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to "the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity." That statement makes no reference to positions, yet no lineman has ever won the trophy, inaugurated in 1935, when it went to University of Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger. >More
 Fans dissect Wisconsin's win over Duke online

Monitoring Twitter Wednesday night during the Wisconsin vs. Duke basketball game was like an instant, if virtual, confab of Badger hoopheads from all over the world. Proud cheeseheads from everywhere weighed in with their thoughts, first urging the Badgers to victory, then expressing disbelief that they led at half. >More
 Back to the high school hardwood

Keith Stewart got the job as head coach of Madison West's boys basketball team about a month and a half ago. Taking over for Boyce Hodge (who resigned after an ineligible player forced a state tournament forfeit), Stewart coaches his first home game on Saturday. West will face Madison Memorial, the defending state champs and winner of the last six Big Eight Conference titles. >More
 Aaron Rodgers' (star) turn

Author Phil Hanrahan likes to talk about the year he spent in and around Green Bay doing research for Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and Their Fans. After home games, he'd grab a table near the window in Curly's Pub, the sports bar located inside Lambeau Field overlooking the players' parking lot. >More
 Instead of that year in college...

College basketball purists who detest what the NBA's age-limit policy has done to the sport have found an unlikely hero in Milwaukee Bucks rookie point guard Brandon Jennings. >More
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