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Fifth quarter with the UW Marching Band

It's Sunday morning, and the UW marching band is preparing for another football season at its practice field beside Lake Mendota. After a cool summer, temperatures have begun rising into the 90s lately. >More
 Dog days at Miller Park

The Brewers, holy crap. The postmortems have already begun for a season that has five weeks to go, and a franchise that did so many things right during the past decade seems fresh out of good options. >More
 A Green Bay Packer named Banjo

The Packers have a player named...Banjo? I blinked to refocus. That's right, Banjo. As in, fee fie fiddley-i-o, strummin' on the ol'. >More
 Milwaukee Brewers are making up for Ryan Braun

Wisconsin sports fans are a loyal bunch. Milwaukee Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio is aware of that, and is giving back in an effort to cushion the double whammy of an abysmal season and Ryan Braun's 65-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. >More
 Bret Bielema's next act

Okay, it's finally August. The Brewers have been unwatchable all year, and I can't read another sermon about performance-enhancing drugs. Can we talk about football now? >More
 Our best just say 'nae'

Watching a smiling Phil Mickelson stride toward the 18th green on Sunday, the British Open amazingly all but his after he stormed into the lead from five shots down, it was easy to preoccupy oneself with the incredible: How did he do it? What about those two 3-woods he smacked on his way to a birdie on the par-5 17th? And where was Steve Stricker, anyway? >More
 Wide world of carnage

When the news hit last week that a 20-year-old referee in the northeast of Brazil had a) sent off a 30-year-old player in an amateur soccer match on June 30; b) been attacked by said enraged player; c) pulled a concealed knife from his clothing and stabbed the player in the heart, killing him; and then d) been beaten, quartered and decapitated by spectators, his head left on a spike on the field " well, the reaction here was as you might expect. >More
 Meet new Madison Mallards manager Donnie Scott

It only takes a second for Madison Mallards president Vern Stenman to point out the biggest reason his team qualified for the Northwoods League playoffs for the first time since 2008 last week. "It's Donnie Scott," says Stenman, invoking the name of Madison's first-year manager. "Have you met Donnie yet? You gotta meet him. He's made for this level." >More
 USA Cycling national championships take over Madison's Capitol Square Sunday

This year, around 1,000 cyclists were riding in the para-cycling and amateur road race championships. Rachel Leif, event coordinator for USA Cycle, was pleased by the turnout for the event and plans to continue working with Madison for future events. >More
 How Jackie Robinson found a friend in Wisconsin

You've heard about the troubles Jackie Robinson faced when he integrated major league baseball in 1947. He heroically stood up to death threats, physical assaults and racial slurs. >More
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