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The most important Packers on defense in 2015: Part two

Published July 20, 2015

As NFL training camp approaches, we've been counting down the most important players for the Green Bay Packers this season. Today, we conclude the list of defensive players who will play critical roles for Green Bay.

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Favre's reunion with Packers proves time can heal any wound

Published July 17, 2015

The public backlash at the time was swift and severe. It was nearly seven years ago when the Green Bay Packers did what was once unthinkable by trading their legendary quarterback, Brett Favre. No party involved or even tangentially related initially came out looking good, either. But if there was ever a sports story that proves time heals all wounds, this is it.

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The most important Packers on defense in 2015: Part one

Published July 15, 2015

There was a stretch of nearly two months last season when the Green Bay Packers' run defense was ranked as the worst in the NFL. If the Packers want to go as far as they did last year - and further - many key players will have to step up. Now that we've concluded the list of Green Bay's 10 most important offensive players, here's a look at who's most important defensively for the Packers.

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The most important Packers on offense in 2015: Part 2

Published July 13, 2015

The Green Bay Packers had the NFL's top-scoring offense last season. With every starting player back for 2015, the pieces are in place to have another fast-paced, explosive group. A team can only be as good as the individuals who comprise it, though. With that in mind, here are the top five players most important to the Packers' success on offense come this fall.

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The most important Packers on offense in 2015: Part one

Published July 10, 2015

There are still seven months until Super Bowl 50 is played, but it's never too early for oddsmakers to name an early favorite. This year, the Green Bay Packers find themselves honored with that distinction. To get there, though, the Packers' top players will have to deliver great seasons. This series will look at the 10 most important players to Green Bay's success on both offense and defense. Today, we'll look at numbers 10 through six on offense.

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Packers nab Arizona State defensive back Randall in first round

Published May 1, 2015

After losing defensive backs Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency, Packers general manager Ted Thompson moved to shore up the secondary by selecting Arizona State's Damarious Randall with the 30th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.

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After football, puppies rule the night

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Among key viewers, there was only one program that performed as well as the Super Bowl did in the ratings on Sunday. Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl XI" had 10.4 million viewers across broadcast and online audiences.

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Wisconsin's academic standards too tough for Andersen

Published Jan. 27, 2015

Gary Andersen, who, surprisingly, left the University of Wisconsin for Oregon State, complained that the high academic standards in Madison made it too hard for him to recruit the kind of players he wanted.

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Waukesha firm lights up Sunday's Packers-Seahawks game

Published Jan. 16, 2015

When a TV production calls asking to "bling things up," well, more often than not productions fall into the camp of more is more. That case seems to hold true for Blizzard Lighting, the Waukesha-based firm that will be lighting up the pregame and halftime set for Fox at Sunday's NFC Championship football game on Sunday in Seattle.

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Milwaukee Talks: Marquette Athletic Director Bill Scholl

Published Dec. 23, 2014

Marquette University named Bill Scholl its new athletic director on Sept. 9 but he began his new duties in late October, just before basketball season began. Now that he's settling in, OnMilwaukee.com caught up with Scholl in his office at the Al McGuire Center to talk about his move to Milwaukee, working within a basketball-driven athletic department for the first time, the concerns with the unionization of college athletes and where Marquette stands in the new arena debate.

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What's wrong with Wisconsin football?

Published Dec. 11, 2014

On Dec. 5, 2012 Bret Bielema left Madison for the greener pastures of Arkansas. On Dec. 10, 2014 Gary Andersen let out for the clear skies of Oregon. Now, University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is looking for his third head football coach in 24 months. What's wrong with Badgers football?

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Autographs provide a trip down memory lane

Published Sept. 11, 2014

I was (OK, still am) a sports nut. I love the games. I have an appreciation for the players and respect what they do. But when I was a kid, the athletes (and some coaches) were superheroes. I only saw them on TV, or maybe a couple times a year at a ballpark. One way for a younger me to connect was to write letters and ask for autographs. I came across those old mementos recently, and it was a flashback to a simpler time.

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Thunderstruck: Brewers aren't THIS bad

Published Sept. 10, 2014

For the past eight years, I've been part of "The World's Greatest Sports Talk Show," "Homer & Mitch" and "Homer & Thunder." It was in this final incarnation that I really had the opportunity to share and to opine, to commiserate and to celebrate - all with you. I loved my time at ESPN Wisconsin, but it's time for me to connect in new ways.