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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

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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

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 - October 30, 2014
 Bucks negotiating to buy Journal Sentinel buildings for new arena
 Sources say that the Milwaukee Bucks are in negotiations to purchase the Journal Sentinel buildings with the intention of constructing a multi-purpose arena on the site commonly known as Journal Square.
 Sports - October 30, 2014
 In moving on, Sanders hungers for past success
 Two years ago, Larry Sanders was Milwaukee's darling, a sudden fan favorite of those who follow the NBA and the Milwaukee Bucks. Last year was a totally different story. In 2014-15, Sanders seeks to recapture what went right two years ago under new coach Jason Kidd with a renewed hunger for the game.
 Sports - October 29, 2014
 Fantasy football picks week 9
 We're officially in the stretch run of the fantasy football regular season, so we've got some picks you wouldn't have made a year ago, a hot player who's worth riding another week and a vulture to avoid.
 Sports - October 29, 2014
 The making of coach Jason Kidd
 Jason Kidd's coaching career began before he retired three years ago, before he even won a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. No, that started in Las Vegas, and then in Beijing, China, in 2008.
 Sports - October 28, 2014
 Meet the 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks
 The 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks season begins Wednesday night in Charlotte, and here is a run down of the roster. Read on to find out some interesting (and quirky) facts about the team, and links to interact with them throughout the season.
 Sports - October 27, 2014
 Despite flaws exposed Sunday, Packers control their destiny
 Sunday night's game got out of hand quickly for the Green Bay Packers, who lost, 44-23, to New Orleans. The game exposed some flaws, but now - with two weeks to correct problems and three NFC North games down the stretch - the Packers control their own playoff destiny.
 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.

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