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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

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126. Roenicke's 2015 option picked up
The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised the 2015 club option on manager Ron Roenicke, general manager Doug Melvin announced on Saturday.
127. Buzz Williams leaves Marquette
Buzz Williams has left Marquette University to become the head men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech.
128. Sorry, Dad, there is no mercy in sports
University of Oregon Ducks and former Milwaukee Hamilton High School basketball player Elgin Cook admitted he started beating his dad, former Bucks All-Star Alvin Robertson, in one-on-one a couple years ago. He smiled when he talked about it. It's something any child (and parent) can relate to.
129. UWM sets tournament viewing parties
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has set up a number of watch parties for Thursday's NCAA Tournament game between the Panthers and Villanova, including events at Friday's Front Row at Miller Park, Stubby's and the UWM Union Gasthaus. There is also a pregame social for fans in New York.
130. Wave future up in air
The Major Indoor Soccer League may not exist in 2014-15, leaving the future of the Milwaukee Wave in question.
131. Grab a seat at UWM's Selection Sunday seeding party
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.
132. Hank the Dog is People magazine's cover pup
People and print might be a bit late to the puparazzi parade that Hank the Dog is more than leading, but the most famous dog in baseball and maybe America is on the cover of People's print pub this week.
133. In case you missed the season's best alley oop
You must see this amazing alley oop executed by the Bucks Rim Rockers. Sure it took two takes, but it was stellar and a testament to the skill level of the entire squad.
134. My 2014 Brewers spring training checklist
Each March, before I flee Milwaukee and head to sunny Arizona for Brewers spring training, I make myself an informal checklist of what questions I'd like answered on and off the field.
135. Viewing party set for Panther NCAA bid
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.
136. An open letter to Brett Favre
Brett Favre, I've got one word for your spring 2014 look - dayuuuuuuuuuum!
137. NAFC brings Mega Brawl to BMO Harris Bradley Center
The Milwaukee-based North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) announced an agreement with the BMO Harris Bradley Center to start producing and promoting mixed martial arts shows, beginning with the "Mega Brawl" on May 31.
138. 5 doggone reasons I love the 2014 Brewers
I already love the Milwaukee Brewers, but the newest Brewer "Hank" just stole my heart.
139. MLB scores with ban on collisions at home plate
Major League Baseball is considering banning home plate collisions. Is this a good idea? I think so, even if Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin disagrees.
140. Changes to Rock 'n Sole run route in 2014
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials announced new course changes for the fourth annual Summerfest Rock `n Sole Run. This year's race will be held June 14 at 7 a.m. and once again include a half marathon, quarter marathon and 5k route. Online registration is open.
141. Bennett on a scoring tear
Ian Bennett is on fire for the Milwaukee Wave, having scored 55 points this season and leads the league in 2-point goals. No Wave player has led the league in scoring since the 2007-08 season. Camp and playoff ticket information is also included in this week's Wave notebook.
142. Senators once again request pardon of Jack Johnson
Senators John McCain and Harry Reid don't agree on much, but they do agree that a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson is way overdue. On Wednesday, the pair again asked for a full presidential pardon as "an important step in repairing the legacy of this great boxer and a rare opportunity for our government to right a history wrong."
143. Wave playoff tickets on sale
The Milwaukee Wave are offering $7 tickets for their home semifinal game in the MISL Playoffs, scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 10 at the U.S. Cellular Arena, as they pursue their seventh indoor soccer championship.
144. Brewers sign K-Rod (again)
The Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez to a one-year contract. Reports say the deal is for $3.25 million.
145. Wave faces a tough New York road trip
The Milwaukee Wave looks to continue its winning ways on the road this weekend, but two games in three days is always a tough go.
146. King to be inducted into Hall of Fame
The Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) will induct Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (MKSC) coach and club clinician Michael King into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Lambeau Field on March 8.
147. A funny thing happened on the way to Super Bowl XIII
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.
148. Milwaukee Hamilton's Kevon Looney named to All American team
Alexander Hamilton's Kevon Looney was named to McDonald's All-American team, becoming just the second basketball player from the Milwaukee Public Schools to ever be selected.
149. Antetokounmpo named to NBA Rising Stars game
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been selected to participate in the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend.
150. Brewers sign Matt Garza
The Milwaukee Brewers inked free agent starter Matt Garza to a 4-year contract, a move that was announced on Sunday at Brewers On Deck.