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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
 Following the money

The New York Yankees have assembled the most expensive roster in Major League Baseball each year since 1998. The Yanks' $201 million payroll this season is 77% larger than that of the Los Angeles Angels, their rivals in the American League Championship Series, whose payroll ranks sixth. >More
 The suite life at Camp Randall

The view from the Camp Randall luxury suite is spectacular, but removed from the much-trumpeted Badger game atmosphere. One of my fellow guests gazes out the window and says, "It's like watching a really sweet high-def TV." >More
 Carrying a ball for Bret Bielema

Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema is trying a high school motivational tool with tailback Zach Brown, who turned the ball over for the third time in three games at Minnesota last week. >More
 Madison mourns loss of Chicago bid for 2016 Olympics

Chicago has been eliminated in the first round of International Olympic Committee balloting to determine the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games. The announcement this hour from the International Olympic Committee meeting at Copenhagen lets the air out of the tires for anyone who had thrilled at the prospect of Madison serving as a satellite host for cycling events. >More
 Madison's Friday night lights

A Madison high school hasn't won a state title in football since West beat Stevens Point in 1977. City school rosters are often dwarfed by their suburban opponents, both in terms of numbers and physical size of the players. >More
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