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Articles tagged with 'sports'

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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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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.

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WMIL-FM finishes the year on a high note

Published Jan. 2, 2014

Country station WMIL-FM 106.1 continued its run last month as the most listened to station in the market with a 9.4 rating, and Journal Broadcast-owned WTMJ-AM 620 finished in second place with a 7.7.

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It's time, LEGO, to bring back LEGO Sports

Published Dec. 3, 2013

Think about it. Camp Randall Stadium. Cameron Indoor Stadium. Allen Fieldhouse in Kansas. Ohio Stadium. Notre Dame Stadium. Bird's Nest soccer arena in Beijing. Miller Park. All made out of LEGO bricks.

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OnMilwaukee.com recommends, Nov. 16, 2013

Published Nov. 16, 2013

Books, Bartolotta's, basketball and Baumbach being a bit bubbly are all big with the OnMilwaukee bunch in this latest batch of recommendations. Also big with the staff this week: aprons, but that messed up the alliteration.

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Fitzgibbons gives bar ownership another go

Published Nov. 7, 2013

Last November, Dan Fitzgibbons closed Fitzgibbons Pub, 1127 N. Water St., after operating it for 15 years. This week, he quietly opened another Water Street tavern called The Curve.

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Controversial team names: who gets to decide?

Published Oct. 17, 2013

The question, "who gets to decide," is an important one now in the battle over Native American nicknames for a wide variety of teams at the professional, college and high school levels.

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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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Social Circle: Does the outcome of games affect your mood?

Published Sept. 29, 2013

It's football season and for some fans the outcome of their favorite team's games affects their mood for the rest of the day or even into the next. Other fans are not as affected and non fans, of course, don't care at all. What about you?

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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.