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Madison defeats Minnesota 143-67 in round one of Derby in Dairyland

Derby in Dairyland opened on Friday morning at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a big win for the hometown favorites as the Dairyland Dolls defeated the Minnesota Roller Girls by a score of 143-67. >More
 Keeping track of the Derby in Dairyland tournament with DNN

When the Derby in Dairyland women's flat track roller derby Eastern Regional tournament is held in Madison this weekend, every bout on the floor of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum will certainly be well-documented by dedicated supporters of sport. Beginning with the opening showdown between the Mad Rollin' Dolls and the Minnesota Roller Girls first thing Friday morning, the team behind the online clearinghouse Derby News Network will closely covering the competition. Like the action on the track, this is a DIY affair, one that's growing along with derby. >More
 Derby in Dairyland puts Madison skaters and supporters to work

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire city to plan a major sports tournament. No one knows this more than the Mad Rollin' Dolls. The Women's Flat Track Derby Association annual Eastern Regional Tournament -- this year aptly named Derby in Dairyland -- will bring 240 skaters from the best leagues east of the Mississippi along with hundreds of staff and volunteers, and throngs of loyal fans to Madison. And making it happen is no roll in the park. >More
 Derby in Dairyland rolls art and music into flat track festival

Roller derby skaters and fans across the eastern half of the country are polishing their best moves and cheers for Derby in Dairyland this weekend in Madison. The Women's Flat Track Derby Association 2008 Eastern Regionals Tournament will bring together 12 teams, including the local faves Dairyland Dolls, in a three day frenzy of competition at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center for a shot at the nationals in November. The fun will extend well beyond the rink, though. >More
 Madison East's Marquis Mason: Learning what he's capable of

After taking a break from football his sophomore year to concentrate on hoops, Mason is lining up at wide receiver for East this fall. And he's performing at a level that makes him wonder whether basketball is the right path to take. "I'm kind of undecided right now about where I want to go to college," he says. >More
 Wednesday is Wear Your Brewers Hat to Work Day!

So here's the deal: On Wednesday, everybody's wearing Brewers hats to work. See, when your team has a playoff game, especially if it's a day game, then it's not just permissible but downright encouraged to don team-licensed headgear at work. Ryan will be. So will Robin. Why not join them? >More
 Mad Rollin' Dolls lace up for Derby in Dairyland WFTDA tournament

Next month Madison roller derby will reach a milestone when the Mad Rollin' Dolls, the four-year-old roller derby league, host the eastern regional tournament of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Complicated preparations are under way for the Oct. 10-12 event dubbed Derby in Dairyland, which will see competition at the Alliant Energy Center's coliseum between 12 teams representing Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia and other eastern cities. >More
 Three to see for Badger fans

Badger fans would be well advised to put in a full day of work around the house this Saturday. Seal that driveway, clean out the garage, pull those weeds in the garden, whatever you can do to build up your end of the favor bank so you can devote the next three Saturdays to watching football. Allan Evridge, P.J. Hill and their teammates might have the day off, but it's in your best interest to keep your nose to the grindstone. >More
 Ironman Wisconsin minus the Ironmen and Ironwomen

What sorts of things might you see if you turned your attention from the athletes to the milieu that surrounds them? Taking inspiration from Garfield Minus Garfield, the comic strip that erases the cat from the original comic panels, I turned my camera on Ironman Wisconsin minus the Ironmen and Ironwomen in the race. >More
 Southside Raiders on a mission

In the universe of Madison-area youth football, the Southside Raiders have dueling reputations. The positive view owes to the big-name athletes who grew up in the program, like St. Louis Rams wide receiver Derek Stanley, former NBA guard Reece Gaines and former Badger linebacker Jeff Mack. But a negative view is just as prevalent, says Nick Williams, a volunteer coach of the Raiders' eighth-grade squad. >More
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