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Jim Owczarski

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Jim Owczarski is an award-winning sports journalist and comes to Milwaukee by way of the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network.

A three-year Wisconsin resident who has considered Milwaukee a second home for the better part of seven years, he brings to the market experience covering nearly all major and college sports.

To this point in his career, he has been awarded six national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and projects. He is also a four-time nominee for the prestigious Peter J. Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism, presented by the Chicago Headline Club, and is a two-time winner for Best Sports Story. He has also won numerous other Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association awards.

Jim's career started in earnest as a North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) senior in 2002 when he received a Richter Fellowship to cover the Chicago White Sox in spring training. He was hired by the Naperville Sun in 2003 and moved on to the Aurora Beacon News in 2007 before joining OnMilwaukee.com.

In that time, he has covered the events, news and personalities that make up the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, NCAA football, baseball and men's and women's basketball as well as boxing, mixed martial arts and various U.S. Olympic teams.

Golf aficionados who venture into Illinois have also read Jim in GOLF Chicago Magazine as well as the Chicago District Golfer and Illinois Golfer magazines.



Recent Articles
 
 Sports - April 18, 2014
 Bucks start to rebuild from the bottom
 The chapter closed, officially, on the 2013-14 season when the clock ran out on the Milwaukee Bucks' franchise-record 67th loss Wednesday night. A new chapter was started hours before however, when Marc Lasry and Wes Edens were introduced as the new owners of the franchise. It's a positive first step as the organization begins the rebuilding process.
 
 Sports - April 17, 2014
 5 silver linings and disappointments of the Bucks season
 The 2013-14 season has come to an end for the Milwaukee Bucks, officially the worst team (by record) in franchise history. For that to happen, many things had to go wrong. But, there were some silver linings, too. We take a look at the top five of each.
 
 Sports - April 16, 2014
 Knight has shined in dark season for Bucks
 Brandon Knight came to Milwaukee over the summer in a trade of point guards, as the Bucks sent their erstwhile "face of the franchise" Brandon Jennings to Detroit for him. Just 21 years old, but with 141 games under his belt, what was Knight? A point guard? A shooting guard? As his first season in Milwaukee comes to a close, the Bucks may have found what they needed anyway: a basketball player.
 
 Sports - April 16, 2014
 New Bucks owners make themselves at home at BMO Harris Bradley Center
 Pending league approval during league meetings Thursday and Friday, hedge fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry will take over ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks from Herb Kohl.
 
 Sports - April 15, 2014
 Once again the Cardinals ruin the Brewers' fun
 The Milwaukee Brewers came into Monday night in first place and with the best record in the game. They were on a nine-game winning streak. They had the best pitching staff in baseball. Then they played the St. Louis Cardinals. And of course, the fun was ruined.
 
 Sports - April 11, 2014
 Admirals closing in on playoffs
 The Milwaukee Admirals haven't clinched one of the eight playoff spots in the American Hockey League's Western Conference just yet, so the team's season-ending five game stretch is important not only in seeding, but setting the team up for a championship run.
 
 Sports - April 10, 2014
 Minus Tiger, Masters lacks drama
 Tiger Woods will miss The Masters this week after back surgery, and while the world's top player hasn't won a major championship since 2008, his drought and aura have made for compelling television. Now, the tournament is up for grabs with no real hook for the causal viewer.
 
 Sports - April 9, 2014
 Braun's power surges no surprise
 Ryan Braun hit three home runs Tuesday in Philadelphia, his first since May 2013. Suddenly breaking out with multiple homers shouldn't be a surprise for Milwaukee Brewers fans, however. In fact, he will probably hit three more in the next few days.
 
 Sports - April 9, 2014
 Marquette adds assistant coaches
 Marquette University has announced that new head coach Steve Wojciechowski has made two hires for his coaching staff - former Duke University teammate Chris Carrawell and former Drake University head coach Mark Phelps.
 
 Sports - April 9, 2014
 Trade paying off for Adrien
 When the Milwaukee Bucks acquired forward Jeff Adrien in a trade on Feb. 20, it was his fourth team in as many years. Neither party could have imagined what has happened since.
 


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