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Sports - Dec. 19, 2014
Nelson confident, ready for big step
Jimmy Nelson got his first extended look with the Milwaukee Brewers as a starting pitcher in 2014, and had his share of ups and downs. The 25-year-old right-hander is looking to build off that and compete for a permanent spot in the rotation in 2015.
Sports - Dec. 18, 2014
Antetokounmpo feels more comfortable in year two
A year ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was lonely, worried about his family, and in the infancy of his basketball career. What a difference a year makes, as the Bucks' second-year player is feeling far more comfortable on and off the court.
Sports - Dec. 17, 2014
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.
Sports - Dec. 17, 2014
Fantasy football picks week 16
This is it, the one for all the marbles (or dollars) -- at least for most fantasy football players -- week 16 is commonly known as "championship week." Or, if you're trying to claim some third place money, or the "Toilet Bowl" -- whatever you're playing for, we're here to help you win.
Holiday Guide - Dec. 17, 2014
2014 picks: Jim Owczarski
Wow. Another year is coming to a close, and 2014 was a fun one. Sports editor Jim Owczarski takes you through his favorites from the past year, including Andre 3000 making Brewers reliever Will Smith very uncomfortable, Jabari Parker's whirlwind first day in Milwaukee and the author's top stories of the year.
Sports - Dec. 17, 2014
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.
Sports - Dec. 16, 2014
The wait is over for Marquette's Fischer
It was just under a year ago when Luke Fischer returned home to Wisconsin to join the Marquette University basketball program. Now, a new coach and a new team later, Fischer is finally ready to hit the court as the Golden Eagles host Arizona State tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Sports - Dec. 16, 2014
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.
Sports - Dec. 15, 2014
Packers' success doesn't travel
While it's true that Aaron Rodgers turned in one of the worst performances of his career in a 21-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills in New York on Sunday afternoon, finishing with two interceptions and a 34.3 rating, the defense played well and the running game averaged 6.3 yards per carry. So, why did the Packers come home with a loss?
Sports - Dec. 12, 2014
Parker makes progress for Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker just completed the 23rd game of his NBA career, which of course seems like a small sample size for any sort of evaluation. But, there are things to be learning about Parker's game on the offensive end, as former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose says.
Sports - Dec. 11, 2014
What's wrong with Wisconsin football?
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?
Sports - Dec. 10, 2014
Wisconsin completes Milwaukee sweep
The University of Wisconsin swept the "Milwaukee series" after following up its win over Marquette on Saturday with a 93-54 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wednesday night at the UWM Panther Arena.
Sports - Dec. 10, 2014
Fantasy football picks week 15
Wow, what a first round of the fantasy football playoffs. If you're team was built was round the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints offenses, chances are you were rather unceremoniously flushed away in the first round. But, if you've advanced, we'll take a look at some big names who might be good (or bad) plays in the fantasy football playoffs.
Sports - Dec. 10, 2014
Brewers waiting as rivals make moves
The Chicago Cubs have made some of the biggest moves of the offseason with the hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and the signing of free agent pitcher Jon Lester overnight. The Milwaukee Brewers, for now, are playing the waiting game. Is it the right thing to do?
Sports - Dec. 9, 2014
Lacy runs roughshod as Packers clip Falcons
The Green Bay Packers continued their dominance at Lambeau Field in a high-scoring victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. While Aaron Rodgers added to his MVP candidacy, running back Eddie Lacy set the tone with a powerful performance.
Sports - Dec. 8, 2014
Lambeau: a field of dreams for 2014 Packers
The Green Bay Packers enter tonight's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a perfect 6-0 mark at home, and they have already scored the fourth most amount of points at Lambeau Field in history. And they have two games left. So what is it about playing at home in 2014 that makes it special?
Sports - Dec. 6, 2014
Badgers prove too much for Golden Eagles
The Marquette Golden Eagles pushed the second-ranked Wisconsin Badgers as far as they could go, but Frank Kaminsky and his teammates proved to be too much in the end in a 49-38 victory Saturday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Holiday Guide - Dec. 6, 2014
WSSP, Blain's Farm & Fleet team up for Children's Hospital
For the last eight years, WSSP radio and Blain's Farm & Fleet in Oak Creek have teamed up to bring in toy and cash donations for Children's Hospital. I've been fortunate to have been a part of the week-long effort for the last three years, and it's truly a special event.
Sports - Dec. 5, 2014
Marquette comes together as Wisconsin heads to town
The annual matchup between Wisconsin and Marquette returns to Milwaukee on Saturday as Bo Ryan's Badgers, the No. 2 ranked team in the country, come to spoil the party for first-year coach Steve Wojciechowski's Golden Eagles.
Sports - Dec. 4, 2014
Believe it: The Packers are best in the NFC
Technically, the Arizona Cardinals are the top seed in the NFC. But they are no longer the best team. That group is in Green Bay. And it's not just because of a four game winning streak, or impressive home victories. No, it's because of what's happening inside that locker room. These guys have bought in, and are all in together.
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