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Up close and personal with the Mad Rollin' Dolls: The Dairyland Dolls

When Madison's favorite milkmaids in the Dairyland Dolls skated into Seattle back in April, they showed all of Rat City how things are done in the Midwest. Their blue-and-white uniforms may look sweet and innocent, but the northwesterners in Grave Danger learned quickly how tough the traveling team for the Mad Rollin' Dolls can be. The DDs ended the night with a 116-76 victory. Hot off a win in this interleague season opener, the team is set to battle the Denver Roller Girls. Mile High Club on Saturday, the first in a summer series of matches at home and on the road. >More
 In defense of bloggers

Wisconsin State Journal writer Tom Oates waded into the shallow end of sports commentary in his column last Sunday, taking aim at an easy target: sports bloggers. >More
 Mad Rollin' Dolls wrap up season four and focus on future of derby in Madison

As "senior year" for the Mad Rollin' Dolls came to a close last Saturday with the Quad Squad winning the championship, and as the fourth season of national-level play begins, it's clear that change is in the air. As a second-year skater, I've only seen a fraction of the growth that's occurred within both the league and the larger world of roller derby -- and even that small portion often seems monumental. >More
 UW women's ultimate team heads to nationals

The news group remains the online gathering place of choice for the ultimate Frisbee community. Born in the Usenet era, the message board lives on via Google Groups, where it's followed by the nation's best players and geriatric summer leaguers alike. Anyone who's anyone in the ultimate community has been praised - and probably trashed - somewhere on its threads. >More
 Jonny Hunter previews 4th Biannual Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships in Madison

When a trio of mad bike polo players -- Jonny Hunter, Ben Hunter, and Kev Walsh -- made their way to Washington, D.C. last weekend to compete in the East Coast Polo Invitational, the last thing they expected was to get caught up in the hullabaloo surrounding this year's White House Press Correspondents' Association dinner. That's exactly where they found themselves, though, as they approached their accommodations at the Washington Hilton Hotel, and wound up in the midst of an armada of limos and SUVs, security personnel, and attendees like noted Beltway journo Pamela Anderson. >More
 Madison Mustangs: For the love of football

Mike Galindo, a physical education teacher at Sennett Middle School, doesn't hesitate when asked why, at 35, he's still playing football. "I really enjoy running out on the field and hitting people," he says. >More
 Watch a Madison Bike Polo showdown at Reynolds Park

Madison's bicycle polo enthusiasts display an impressive array of bike-handling skills. In a game that calls for players to keep both feet on the pedals at all times -- while wielding a mallet, accelerating, braking and maneuvering all over the court in pursuit of a street-hockey ball -- the ability of six players to avoid collisions and crashes is all the more striking. >More
 Madison Mallards preview 2008 roster, ballpark improvements

Proving that there ain't no party like a Madison Mallards party, dozens of local baseball fans filed into the downtown Great Dane Thursday night to eat bratwurst, quaff beers and get a glimpse of what's in store for the 2008 season from the team's management. >More
 Brewing up some surprises

April is an important month for major league baseball teams in relatively small markets, like the Milwaukee Brewers. Come out strong and fans will get excited, buy tickets and stay engaged for most of the summer. Falter early and people will start counting the days until the Packers start training camp. >More
 Up Close and Personal with the Mad Rollin' Dolls: The Vaudeville Vixens

Welcome to the fourth installment of Mad Rollin' Dolls derby goodness with an introduction to the Vaudeville Vixens. Loyal fans of the Mad Rollin' Dolls roller derby scene have watched the Reservoir Dolls and the Quad Squad battle it out for first and second place three seasons in a row. For skaters and fans alike, the fourth season has proven anything but predictable. >More
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