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1. Gov. Walker: "Jock tax" will put $220 million into new arena
Gov. Scott Walker announced a plan to funnel $220 million of tax money into a new multi-purpose arena in Downtown Milwaukee. He said the money will come from a "jock tax" on professional athletes who play in Wisconsin.
2. Brewers create Opening Day Ticket Opportunity
The Milwaukee Brewers announced its Opening Day Ticket Opportunity, which will allow fans the chance to purchase Opening Day and weekend game tickets at Miller Park prior to the sale of individual tickets.
3. Walker will include "jock tax" for financing Bucks' arena in his budget proposal
Sources have confirmed that Gov. Scott Walker has decided to include the "jock tax" revenues in his budget to help fund the new arena in downtown Milwaukee.
4. Levering joins Brewers in play-by-play, new media role
The Milwaukee Brewers announced this morning that Jeff Levering will be added to the Brewers radio broadcast team.
5. "Greek Freak" headlines NBA Dunk Contest
Milwaukee Bucks second-year forward Giannis Antetokounmpo likes to throw down, and the fans love it -- so the "Greek Freak" will participate in the NBA Dunk Contest during the All-Star break on Feb. 14.
6. Brewers deal Gallardo to Rangers
The Milwaukee Brewers have traded All-Star pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers for right-handed minor league pitchers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan and infielder Luis Sardinas. Gallardo was drafted by the Brewers in second round of the 2004 draft and went 89-64 in eight years in Milwaukee.
7. A British look at the Packers-Seahawks
From the Seattle bureau of OnMilwaukee.com, Spacehog drummer Jonny Cragg takes a look at Sunday's Packers-Seahawks game. Even though soccer is more his thing, he kinda gets American football. And he's rooting for the Pack.
8. Vote Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame ... of bobbleheads
For the first time, the public will have the ability to put Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame - the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. Click here to find out how and to vote.
9. Sanders suspended again for drug use
Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended by the NBA again for violating the league's anti-drug program. Because he is now a multiple offender of the policy, Sanders will be sidelined 10 games. He was already absent from the team for "personal reasons" and has not played since Dec. 23.
10. Brewers reveal On Deck player lineup
The Milwaukee Brewers released a tentative list of player participants for the 2015 On Deck fan experience at the Wisconsin Center on Sunday, Jan. 25. Players scheduled to appear include Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, Scooter Gennett, Kyle Lohse, Wily Peralta and manager Ron Roenicke, along with other active players, coaches and alumni.
11. MPA calls for meeting with Bucks owners
The new majority owners of the Milwaukee Bucks are currently in the process of determining a location for the construction of a new arena, and while the timetable for an announcement remains in flux, the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) has said it will call for meetings with important stakeholders in the project following the results of a survey it issued on the topic.
12. Olympic gold medalist May-Treanor highlights volleyball competition
Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor will host a clinic for the Wisconsin Juniors Winter Classic volleyball event this weekend at the Wisconsin Center District, an event that will bring about 3,000 people to Downtown Milwaukee.
13. Lucroy joins senator for State of the Union address
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will attend the State of the Union address from President Barack Obama on Jan. 20 as a guest of Sen. Ron Johnson.
14. Driver sends Packers fans to Seattle
Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver is sending one winner and three guests to cheer on the Packers in Seattle on Sunday with a raffle through the Donald Driver Foundation. Not only does the winning fan get tickets to the game, they also receive cash to offset expenses and taxes, along with other memorabilia.
15. Packers corner House heading for Home Improvement Show
Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House will make an appearance on behalf of the Milwaukee/National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at the organization's annual Home Improvement Show on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the State Fair Park Expo Center.
16. Swing away the cold at FORE!
There is nothing better to beat the winter blues than to swing a golf club, and you can do just that at FORE! Milwaukee's location at 530 N. Water St. It's always 72 degrees, you can play three dozen different courses or just practice. And, like any other round, grab a cold one after while you watch the game. When it snows and the wind whips, there's fewer places better to be.
17. Why Koller is selling Milwaukee's iconic MECCA floor
Today, Ben Koller reached out via email to say that he is "actively seeking new ownership for the MECCA Floor." Here's his statement.
18. Packers and Cowboys pretty even, but Rodgers tips the scale
Looking at both teams, the Packers and the Cowboys seem like they are pretty evenly matched for Sunday's big game. But there is a truth in the NFL that when teams are even, go with the best quarterback and in this case Aaron Rodgers is the clear winner.
19. Admirals to give away Green Bay playoff tickets
The Milwaukee Admirals will be giving away two playoff tickets to the upcoming Packers game in Green Bay when the Admirals host the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
20. MKE Entertainment and UWM partner to build new multi-use stadium
MKE Sports & Entertainment and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have announced a partnership to build a multi-purpose, 4,000-seat outdoor baseball stadium in Oak Creek by 2016. The facility would not only host the UWM baseball team, but will also house a new, independent league baseball team, along with outdoor entertainment and community events.
21. Wisconsin names Paul Chryst new coach
Madison native and University of Wisconsin alumnus Paul Chryst is coming home. The university announced the hiring of the former Badgers assistant and Pittsburgh University head coach on Wednesday as the program's 30th head coach.
22. Kohl fulfills pledge with $100 million gift
Former Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl fulfilled his $100 million pledge toward the construction of a new Downtown multi-purpose arena with a gift to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The foundation's board of directors approved receipt of the gift with the directive that the funding be dedicated to a future arena entity.
23. Preservation Alliance taking a survey on Bucks arena
The Milwaukee Preservation Alliance is currently conducting a survey regarding the construction of a new, multi-purpose arena that would house the Milwaukee Bucks. According to the MPA, the survey will help the group "develop a strategy that is aligned with our mission and the interests of our membership." The survey closes at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 18.
24. Torn ACL ends Parker's season
The rookie season of No. 2 overall draft pick Jabari Parker came to an end, officially, late Tuesday night with the diagnosis of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Parker injured the knee Monday night in Phoenix.
25. Lammi Sports acquires Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame assets
Lammi Sports Management announced it has acquired all of the assets for the 63-year-old Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, located alongside the UWM Panther Arena on 4th Street.