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The Daily


Wisconsin's home-state advantage in March Madness

Conference tournament week is one of the most frantic times in college basketball each year and therefore one of the best. If your team is on the proverbial bubble of making the NCAA tournament versus settling for the who-cares NIT, you've already worked through all the conference brackets to wrangle the best scenarios for your heroes and hate on teams you've barely noticed all season. >More
 Get a grip on Wisconsin Badgers wrestling

As you may be aware, wrestling has seen better times. The sport has lost more than half its Division I college teams since the 1970s and is down to fewer than 80 today. In February 2013, the International Olympic Committee voted to remove wrestling as a core sport of the summer games, but reinstated it seven months later after a backlash. >More
 At long last Bob Uecker

As boys growing up in Little Rock, my brothers and I could play baseball most of the year in the end of our cul-de-sac. And thus we did. >More
 Wisconsin Badgers women's hoops: Fail

You have to wonder what's happened to the Wisconsin women's basketball program. The team hasn't enjoyed much success since Jane Albright was the coach, and that was more than a decade ago. A popular trope back then held that UW had advanced as far as it could under Albright and needed a new coach to reach the next level of success. >More
 Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam?

Michael Sam instantly became the most famous football player in America after coming out as gay Sunday, three months before he was expected to be picked in the NFL draft. What happens next is anyone's guess. >More
 What's wrong with Wisconsin men's hoops?

The memories are so clear. Mere weeks ago, the Badger men's basketball team was humming along, everyone was contributing, and Bo Ryan's world appeared as beautiful as Tuscany in springtime. Fans and writers, yours truly included, rushed to lay rose petals at the players' feet. >More
 Manning up for Super Bowl XLVIII

Ah, the Super Bowl. Everything that need be said about this bloated corpse of a one-day miniseries is baked into the name itself: an adjective that no one but sales reps and preteens use without irony, and understated punctuation with Roman numerals. >More
 Are the Milwaukee Bucks losing on purpose?

Here's a bit of fun trivia about your favorite professional basketball team: "Da Bucks" is an anagram of "suck bad." Sure, that's mean-spirited and Milwaukee is an easy target right now, so it's probably better to hew to the facts. >More
 UW men's hockey on a roll in 2014 Big Ten season

The Wisconsin hockey team's sweep of eighth-ranked Michigan last weekend could prove just the tonic to end the quiet that's blanketed the program in the past month, and for that matter the last few years. >More
 Green Bay Packers will win the NFL hurt index

It happened again Sunday. The Packers' defense hadn't been on the field more than three or four minutes of their wild-card playoff game against San Francisco when two starters left with knee injuries. Cornerback Sam Shields went down first, followed closely by linebacker Mike Neal. >More
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