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Articles tagged with 'basketball'

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CBS retraces the road to the Final Four

Published April 18, 2014

The producers at "CBS Sports Spectacular" are allowing University of Wisconsin fans relive the men's basketball team's run to the Final Four of the championship tournament.The "Moments of NCAA March Madness: Final Four" will air Saturday at 1 p.m. on WDJT-TV CBS 58.

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Cuban says nothing is staged on "Shark Tank"

Published March 21, 2014

"Every parent wants their child to live the American dream. 'Shark Tank' reinforces the American dream is alive and well," entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said at a keynote presentation at South by Southwest last week.

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Grab a seat at UWM's Selection Sunday seeding party

Published March 14, 2014

With their 69-63 victory over Wright State in the Horizon League championship, the UWM Panthers have already provided the 2014 NCAA tournament with its first dose of madness. Now, it's just a matter of finding out where our local Cinderella will end up and who they will play.

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A little crow for dinner as Panthers earn NCAA tournament berth

Published March 12, 2014

Before the season began, I predicted - as did the conference coaches - that UWM would finish in last place. After last night's winning performance against Wright State, those coaches were proven wrong. And I was proven wrong.

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Viewing party set for Panther NCAA bid

Published March 10, 2014

The UWM men's basketball team plays Tuesday night for the Horizon Conference title and, more importantly, for a berth in the NCAA basketball tournament. For those looking to cheer on the hometown squad, the Panther athletic department has scheduled a viewing party for fans at Major Goolsby's, the famed sports bar downtown.

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Butler, Wilson bound together by basketball and their hometown

Published Feb. 14, 2014

The relationship between Milwaukee Bucks forward Caron Butler and Marquette University senior Jamil Wilson began years ago - with a pickup game, and a vicious dunk. The impact of that game has been felt between the two ever since.

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Wheelchair Bucks playing some of the best basketball in the city

Published Jan. 29, 2014

It's been a rough year for basketball fans in Milwaukee. However, there is one basketball team that's making the city proud - and in fact has been for well over a decade now: the Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks. They'll be showing off their skills in a tournament - or, to be more exact, a collection of league games - this weekend at Whitnall High School in Greenfield.

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Do the Badgers get any love in Milwaukee?

Published Jan. 14, 2014

Bo Ryan and his Wisconsin Badgers are one of the best men's basketball teams in the country, but are they getting any love in Milwaukee? Or should they?

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Mayo brothers reunited in Milwaukee

Published Nov. 21, 2013

O.J. Mayo hasn't been "home" since he left Huntington, W. Va., for the University of Southern California in 2007 and then the NBA in 2008. His little brother, Todd, left Huntington for Marquette three years ago. Now, they share a home again in Milwaukee following O.J.'s signing with the Bucks this offseason.

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How Major Goolsby's stays in the game

Published Oct. 12, 2013

For more than 40 years, Major Goolsby's has been anchored on the corner of 4th Street and Kilbourn Avenue. So many other restaurants within a few blocks have come and gone, but Goolsby's continues to thrive. Why is this?

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Milwaukee, MECCA get big NYT treatment

Published Oct. 9, 2013

There's a wonderful piece by Jim Luttrell and Nancy Camden in The New York Times today that includes photos and comments from several Milwaukee players, fans and announcers.

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"Larceny Games" author blows the whistle on pro sports

Published Sept. 18, 2013

At the minimum, a fair, honest and entertaining competition is all fans want from sports. We wouldn't watch if it wasn't fair. According to Kenosha-based author Brian Tuohy, however, that's not what fans are getting. In fact, after years of watching sports with a keen, critical - and some might argue cynical - eye, Tuohy has come to a troubling conclusion. Almost every sport you watch is a lie.

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I can't let go of my baseball cards

Published Aug. 26, 2013

My wife and I decided to do some "fall cleaning" and I had decided it was time to part ways with the 12,000 or so baseball cards I've moved to two different locations. Most of them are commons from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but as I went through some of them I realized I'm not quite ready to let them go.

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Fort Wayne Mad Ants host tryout in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 14, 2013

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announced that the team will hold open tryouts for the 2013-14 season in the Milwaukee area on Sept. 1. The tryout will take place at Milwaukee Vincent High School located at 7501 N. Granville Rd. in Milwaukee.