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Articles tagged with 'football'

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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.

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Packers players launch non-sports talk radio show

Published July 23, 2014

Mark Tauscher and John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers will get their own one-hour show for eight weeks this season. "Tauscher and Kuhn" is slated to air at noon on selected Tuesday afternoons on WTMJ-AM 620.

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Are American athletes soft?

Published July 22, 2014

The "Big Four" sports leagues in this country are increasingly expanding their brand and their reach, which draws interest and players from around the world. As a result, fewer Americans are finding roster spots (outside of football). Pro golf, tennis and soccer bypassed the U.S. long ago. So, are American athletes soft? Do they not have what it takes anymore to reach the top of their profession?

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Digital options keep fans updated on World Cup games

Published June 20, 2014

While at the WIAA girls' state soccer championships, what surprised me was the number of people using different digital media to keep track of the World Cup soccer games being played in Brazil.

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Green Bay Chill debut in Milwaukee canceled

Published June 11, 2014

The Green Bay Chill of the Legends Football League (formerly the Lingerie Football League) was scheduled to host its home opener on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. That game has been canceled.

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A funny thing happened on the way to Super Bowl XIII

Published Feb. 2, 2014

With the Super Bowl approaching kickoff, I was reminded of a CNN story from the other night about the increased demand for escorts and women of the night during the big weekend. The story reminded me of Super Bowl XIII in Miami in 1979, which I covered.