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The Daily

SPORTS

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
 Madison's own soccer shocker

Video footage of University of New Mexico soccer player Elizabeth Lambert trying to turn an opposing player into a PEZ dispenser showed up online late last week. By Monday, the cable news networks were running the scene of Lambert violently pulling the other player to the ground by her ponytail again and again while expressing their dismay. Letterman also ran it repeatedly, and seemed to think it was funny. >More
 Tuning in, turning on baseball vs. football

Game Four of the World Series on Sunday drew an average TV audience of 22.8 million viewers. That was the highest among the first five games and the largest baseball audience since 2004, when an average of 25.4 million people watched the Red Sox sweep the Cardinals for Boston's first title since 1918. >More
 Bret Bielema vs. the critics

In talking about last week's bye at his press conference on Monday, Badger football coach Bret Bielema mentioned that taking a break from critics could be just as therapeutic as a week off from bone-crushing hits. >More
 Madison to host Ultimate college championships in spring 2010

The best college ultimate Frisbee players in the country will converge on Madison this spring for the 2010 Ultimate Players Association college championships. In a Monday release, the UPA announced that the tournament, which features 20 open and 20 women's squads, will be held at the Redden Soccer Complex from Friday, May 28 through Sunday, May 30, with the finals in each division taking place at Breese Stevens Field on Monday, May 31. >More
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