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1. Brewers founder, former commissioner Bud Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Allan H. (Bud) Selig, founder of the Brewers and longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball, was elected today in balloting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Selig was one of 10 nominees on the "Today's Game Era" ballot, with voting completed by a 16-member committee.
2. Brewers announce casting call for special fan photo shoot
The Brewers are calling all fans who want to show their team pride in a casting call for a special photo shoot at Miller Park this Thursday through Saturday. With this casting call, Milwaukee will be capturing fan photos for use in its 2017 marketing campaign.
3. Bucks name veteran sports executive Mike McCarthy chief operating officer
The Bucks today announced that Mike McCarthy has been named chief operating officer for the organization. McCarthy brings over 25 years of sports and entertainment experience to the Bucks staff, where he will be involved in all aspects of the team's business operations.
4. Common Council votes to ban smokeless tobacco at Miller Park, other venues
The City of Milwaukee on Tuesday voted almost unanimously to ban smokeless tobacco at Miller Park and other local sports venues. The Common Council voted, 14-1, to adopt legislation sponsored by Ald. Michael J. Murphy.
5. Brewers and Admirals team up for "2-Man Advantage" ticket promotion
The Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Admirals today announced the continuation of the "2-Man Advantage" ticket package that was originally introduced for the 2008 season. The joint ticket opportunity is a part of the partnership established by the two teams in 2005.
6. Panthers will open Brewers Spring Training again in 2017
For the third straight season, the Milwaukee Panthers baseball team will help the Milwaukee Brewers open Spring Training at Maryvale Baseball Park in Arizona.
7. NY Times takes deep look at politics inside Badgers hoops locker room
The New York Times recently sent a reporter to talk with a few members of the University of Wisconsin's nationally ranked basketball team. The players are all politically active with strong viewpoints that make their way into the Badgers' locker room.
8. Bucks' "Fear the Deer" nights to feature alternate court and uniforms
The Milwaukee Bucks today announced the return of "Fear the Deer" nights for the 2016-17 season, featuring the team's groundbreaking alternate court that was the first of its kind in the NBA.
9. Brewers introduce Fan Shirt Friday Design Contest for 2017 giveaway
The Milwaukee Brewers are calling all aspiring fashion designers today with the announcement of the "Fan-Shirt Friday Design Contest." On select Fridays throughout the season, fans who arrive at Miller Park receive a custom Brewers-themed T-shirt.
10. Admirals announce two post-game country shows, including Eli Young Band
Milwaukee Admirals President Jon Greenberg announced that the Eli Young Band will perform live post-game in FM106/Coors Light Country Music night on Feb. 10 and fellow country music stars Day and Shay will have a concert following the Admirals game on April 8.
11. Bucks' entertainment block renderings show active space for community use
The Bucks released a set of renderings of the entertainment block that will be constructed adjacent to the new downtown arena. This new entertainment block will feature an active space designed for year-round community use featuring a mixture of dining, entertainment and retail activations.
12. Brewers announce 2017 spring training schedule, including two Miller Park games
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the team's 2017 Spring Training schedule, which begins on Friday, February 24 against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This marks the third consecutive year that the Brewers will open their spring schedule vs. UWM.
13. Packers Hall of Fame to induct Donald Driver and Mark Lee next year
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced today that it will induct former Packers players Donald Driver and Mark Lee at the 47th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
14. Bucks' Milwaukee Mondays return highlighting neighborhoods that make city unique
The Bucks will be celebrating everything that makes our home city special at all Monday home games this season as part of Milwaukee Mondays. This year's platform features a new community-focused slant as the Bucks will work to highlight the various Milwaukee neighborhoods that comprise the unique fabric of our city.
15. Bob Uecker Magic 8-Ball highlights Brewers' 2017 all-fan giveaways
The Brewers announced a variety of promotional items for the 2017 season, including five All-Fan Giveaways, two All-Kid Giveaways and eight additional promotions for the first 20,000 fans in attendance. The schedule is highlighted by three bobbleheads and a Bob Uecker Magic 8-Ball.
16. Bucks beat Sacramento Kings on the court and on social media Saturday night
The Sacramento Kings were Milwaukee this weekend for a game Saturday night against the Bucks - and the young Bucks were very rude hosts, pummeling the Kings not only on the court in a 117-91 win, but also on social media with the #MannequinChallenge.
17. Sacramento Kings win #MannequinChallenge in Downtown Milwaukee
The Sacramento Kings were in Milwaukee Friday night before their Saturday night game against the Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. And they had some viral fun in Downtown Milwaukee.
18. Well, anyway, the Bears still suck
Despite some of our sacrilegious, seemingly pro-Chicago content the past couple weeks, we here at OnMilwaukee love the Brewers and don't like the Cubs, who, as we predicted, won the World Series or whatever. But there's one thing to always remember, Wisconsin.
19. Dammit, the Cubs are going to win the World Series, aren't they?
An uncomfortable reality washed over me last night as I watched the Cubs perform the ceremonial handshakes on Progressive Field after their Game 6 win: The Cubs are going to win this World Series, aren't they?
20. Davante Adams, Dorsey Levens team with Froedtert for prostate cancer awareness
Davante Adams and Dorsey Levens are teaming up with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network for Green Gold & Growing, a prostate cancer public awareness campaign.
21. PNC MKE Running Festival expects to draw 4,000-plus participants Nov. 5-6
The second annual PNC Bank Milwaukee Running Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6 in Milwaukee will draw more than 4,000 runners to the multi-day event.
22. Marquette to construct seasonal dome over part of Valley Fields facility
Marquette University plans to construct a seasonal dome over a portion of its Valley Fields facility, enclosing the synthetic turf field adjacent to the stadium. It will provide practice and training facilities for intercollegiate athletes as well as club and intramural participants, and is expected to be completed in January 2017.
23. Packers release Wisconsin's own Jared Abbrederis
Jared Abbrederis has made a football career out of triumphing over adversity. But if he's going to overcome this latest obstacle, it won't be as the home-state kid in Green Bay. The Packers on Thursday released the former Badgers wide receiver with an injury settlement.
24. Could retired 40-year-old Charles Woodson help the Packers' secondary right now?
More than three seasons after Green Bay cut him and a year after retiring, could a 40-year-old Charles Woodson, one of the most physically gifted and cerebrally intuitive defensive playmakers in the history of football, help the Packers' depleted secondary right now?
25. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame announces 66th anniversary induction class
The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced that Badgers Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer and Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson have been selected for induction into the 66th Anniversary Class of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.