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.
|Sports - October 24, 2014|
|The eyes have it: how elite quarterbacks cause problems for defenses|
|Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was asked recently what separates elite quarterbacks from the pack. He immediately responded: eye discipline and anticipation. We caught up with several Packers defensive backs to help break down what that means, and the problems such skills cause.|
|Sports - October 23, 2014|
|Wilson anxious to get Marquette career started|
|Duane Wilson was robbed of his freshman campaign last year due to a knee injury, and now the Milwaukee native is more than ready to get his career started at Marquette University.|
|Sports - October 22, 2014|
|Fantasy football picks week 8|
|It's week 8, and there are some hot waiver pickups out there this week for sure. But, while you may land a couple of them, not all are great starts this week. Read on to find out who to sit, and who to start.|
|Sports - October 22, 2014|
|5 questions for Packers defensive lineman Mike Pennel|
|Mike Pennel was one of several feel-good stories coming out of training for the Green Bay Packers, making the team after being undrafted out of Colorado State University-Pueblo. Now. he has found himself in the regular rotation along the defensive line as the Packers have won four straight.|
|Sports - October 21, 2014|
|Knight is working on progress for Bucks|
|Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight is eligible for a contract extension, but the 22-year-old insists he's not thinking about it. Instead, he's focusing on putting in the work necessary to improve his game, and the team.|
|Milwaukee Buzz - October 21, 2014|
|Kuhn shaves off his beard for prostate cancer awareness|
|Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn shaved off his trademark beard to help kick off the "Green and Gold Movember" initiative with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to raise awareness for prostate cancer and the importance of screenings.|
|Music - October 21, 2014|
|Pearl Jam connects with Packers, Bucks|
|Pearl Jam returned to Milwaukee after nearly two decades, and it made connections to the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks, dedicating songs to Aaron Rodgers and Bobby Dandridge and sporting jerseys. Members of the current Packers were in attendance, too, and Matt Flynn got the experience of a lifetime.|
|Sports - October 19, 2014|
|Packers decimate Panthers to win fourth straight|
|The Green Bay Packers blew out the Carolina Panthers, 38-17, Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, scoring four first half touchdowns. The Packers, who have now won four straight, executed from the very beginning of the game and buried the visitors quickly.|
|Dining - October 17, 2014|
|Curly's Pub in Lambeau Field is a disappearing dining treat|
|Much has changed over the years at Lambeau Field, but a constant was Curly's Pub. Well, after 2014, a new restaurant will be in a new location within Lambeau Field, so we decided to give the longtime Green Bay staple a last look.|
|Sports - October 16, 2014|
|Lacy making better business decisions|
|Eddie Lacy has not had the type of start to 2014 that he would have liked, with only one, 100-yard effort to his name thus far. But, he hopes that the change he made two weeks ago in Minnesota carries over the rest of the way.|
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