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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
 Wisconsin women's softball: Winter warriors

Goodman Diamond, the UW women's softball stadium, is located on the west edge of campus near the UW Hospital, about a Prince Fielder home run from Lake Mendota. Late last week, just days before the Badgers' home opener - which occurs more than halfway through the season - there was slush in the dugouts and a few stubborn piles of snow dotted the infield. >More
 The Badgers, by the numbers

The week between the end of the high school hoops championships and the beginning of the NCAA men's tournament provides an opportunity to catch up on my email. Here goes >More
 Up close and personal with the Mad Rollin' Dolls: The Reservoir Dolls

Under the new leadership of star jammer and crowd-pleaser Mouse, the Reservoir Dolls have seen some changes in 2008. I took a time-out for a little Q&A with Res Dolls' co-captain, B'Dunkadunk, who bench manages the team this year, to check in with the fan-favorite skate crime syndicate. >More
 Madison women near Iditarod finish

The first nine Iditarod mushers and sled-dog teams have crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska so far today, but another 70 mushers -- including two Madison natives -- are still out on this year's 908-mile course. Zoya DeNure and her dogs have passed the Shaktoolik checkpoint, a little more than 700 miles into the race, in 54th place. Anne Capistrant's team, meanwhile, has passed the Kaltag checkpoint in 73rd position after about 600 miles of mushing. >More
 Live-blogging Madison Memorial vs. 'Tosa East

Madison Memorial and Wauwautosa East will tip-off at 8:00 pm in the WIAA Division 1 basketball final. Memorial, led by junior forward Jeronne Maymon, enters the game as the second-ranked team in the state, riding a 16-game winning streak. Follow the action, live, right here. >More
 Live-blogging Madison Memorial vs. Oshkosh West

We're giving this new live-blogging software a spin and see if it's worthy of the hype it's received. You can log in and leave comments, ask questions or just crack wise throughout the game. >More
 Spartans at the gates

On a basketball court, Steve Collins has no problem communicating. The Madison Memorial boys coach possesses a foghorn voice which he uses often during the course of a game to get his team's attention. >More
 Bo Ryan does it again

Madison men's basketball coach Bo Ryan slipped a promotional plug into his remarks after last Saturday's 65-56 win over Minnesota. He was talking about how, at one point during the game, Minnesota guard Lawrence McKenzie scored on a wide-open three-pointer after a Wisconsin miss at the other end. >More
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