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The Packers are still on track in the NFC North

Six weeks into the NFL season, things are looking good for the Packers, other than the usual luck with injuries. For starters, Green Bay has a running game this year, which tempers the loss of receivers James Jones and Randall Cobb and makes the offense more formidable as the weather turns colder. >More
 Badger women's hockey on a season-opening roll

The UW women's hockey team, which quietly has fashioned one of the tidiest sports dynasties in the Midwest, opened its regular season last weekend with a pair of victories at LaBahn Arena. >More
 MLB's 2013 post-season starting with a whimper

Baseball's regular season ended Sunday, so you might have expected to tune into sports radio the next morning and hear some analysis of the upcoming playoffs. How much will the absences of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier affect the Dodgers against Atlanta? >More
 A good year for hater baseball and football fans

Somewhere within the febrile mind of the common sports fan lies a primitive area " occasionally called the lizard brain " in which not only must our favored teams win and prosper, but hated others must be pounded at every opportunity. The object of scorn is often a rival; sometimes the target has spurned our affections and moved on (hi there, Bret and Jen). More often, though, it's a team whose sin is winning too much. >More
 Wisconsin Badgers find a confusing way to lose at ASU

Probably the least controversial thing you can say about the end of the Wisconsin-Arizona State game last Saturday is that the Badgers lose football games in the damnedest ways. >More
 Attention Green Bay Packers fans: Don't panic yet

Feel free to overreact, if you must, in the wake of Green Bay's season-opening loss at San Francisco Sunday. It's good, dark fun, and it's what we fans do, especially when problems from previous years seem to be back with a vengeance. >More
 Wisconsin football's 2013 season opener proved nothing

Unless you're paid to evaluate such things, you know little more about the UW football team than you did eight months ago. The season opener has come and gone, James White and Melvin Gordon are still fast, and the Badgers still don't have a quarterback who inspires much confidence. >More
 Gary Andersen's new recruiting strategies

As Wisconsin segues into an offense shaped by do-it-all quarterbacks and a 3-4 defense that requires bigger defensive linemen, the way the Badgers search for recruits will also change. >More
 The new game plan: Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen shakes up Badger football

Among the flocks of athletes, coaches, student managers, assistants, trainers and onlookers hustling to and fro at Camp Randall Stadium, it's not as easy as it once was to pick out the head coach of the University of Wisconsin's football team. When new coach Gary Andersen formed his coaching staff, he brought in a cohort of colleagues from out West but also retained two important members from Bret Bielema's time. >More
 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
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