Cold beer running
If you'd asked me a year ago what the first thought that popped into my head when someone mentioned "beer run," my response would definitely not be 13.1 miles. However, today that's my only thought. Over the weekend, I accomplished a fitness goal I never dreamed imaginable or ever really had in mind as an obtainable goal.
Packers, Milwaukee County Parks, team up for playground equipment
The Green Bay Packers and NFL are giving a donation for a new playground at Smith Park through a partnership between the Milwaukee County Parks, United Way, the Packers and the NFL.
Packers hope to sustain offensive rhythm against Rams
The Green Bay Packers, winners of two of three, seem to have found a groove offensively since the controversial 14-12 Monday night loss to Seattle on Sept. 24.
Failure was never an option for Davis
"Hard work. Dedication. And the mindset that failure is not an option." That is how former Green Bay Packers great Willie Davis answered a question about the secrets behind his post-football career as a successful executive in the beer distributing and radio businesses.
Mustangs go dormant in 2013
The Milwaukee Mustangs announced Thursday that the Arena Football League has granted the team dormancy for the 2013 season. The ownership group will retain the AFL franchise and is working to add a partner for our return to play in 2014.
Marquette Madness and ticket information announced
Marquette Madness, which marks the official start to the 2012-13 men's and women's basketball campaigns, will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 in the Al McGuire Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., but fans can begin standing in line at 4 p.m. Season and single-game tickets are also available.
Stepping up to the Lakefront Marathon challenge
It's 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 and there's a buzz inside Grafton High School. The dimly lit hallways are packed, and it was clear these people weren't students. They were runners warming up before heading outside to find their spots at the starting line for the 2012 Lakefront Marathon. And I was one of them.
Boxer/artist Sylvester Sims dies
Sylvester Sims, local African-American boxing legend and one of Milwaukee's foremost artists, died Saturday at his Northwest Side home. He was 83.
Look on the "blonde" side
I don't usually go for blondes. And I really don't watch football. (Silence your gasps.) But, a flaxen-haired Adonis has captured my interest and is keeping my bottom glued to the couch during Packer games.
Green Bay Packers react to Monday Night Football loss
Members of the Green Bay Packers took to Twitter after their stunning loss against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Check out what they had to say and tell us what you think!
Boxing champ Fred "The People's Choice" Radmer dead
When the fatal 10 count in store for all of us tolls over a boxing champion, the custom is to clang the ringside bell at the next fight card 10 times in honor of the departed. Since boxing in Milwaukee is pretty much dead itself nowadays, fight fans and everyone who admires a never-say-die spirit ought to bang a pot or ring the doorbell 10 times for Fred "The People's Choice" Radmer, who passed away Tuesday at 62.
Brewers nominate Weeks for Roberto Clemente Award
Major League Baseball announced that Rickie Weeks was named the Milwaukee Brewers' 2012 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.
Nashville Predators assign 22 players to Admirals
Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced that the club has assigned 22 players to the Milwaukee Admirals.
Let Bucky sell beer
Want to drive revenue, UW? How about cut down on public drunkeness and hopefully better control under age drinking? I say serve beer at Camp Randall.
Back to Lambeau
This afternoon, I'm heading up to Green Bay for tonight's Packers game. I'm going as a fan, not as a working journalist, because my friend Eron won a raffle for two tickets and a bus ride to and from Lambeau Field. I realize now that it's been about 10 years since my last Packers game at The Frozen Tundra. It was a Lions game in 2002, I think, and the stadium was in the middle of renovation.
Brewers release 2013 schedule
The Milwaukee Brewers announced the schedule for the 2013 season, the 44th season for the Club in Major League Baseball. The team will open 2013 at home against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, April 1, the start of a six-game, seven-day homestand at Miller Park.
Packers game day at Lambeau truly something special
I have always heard that a regular season game at Lambeau Field is something special. Today was my first experience with it, and the city, the fans and the venue lived up to it.
Defending MISL champs Milwaukee Wave announce schedule
The Major Indoor Soccer League released its 2012-13 schedule today, with the Milwaukee Wave's regular season action slated to kick off on Friday, Nov. 9 when they travel to face the Wichita Wings. The two-time defending MISL Champions Wave will host its first home game on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Milwaukee Admirals release promotional schedule
The Milwaukee Admirals set their 2012-13 promotional schedule which features concerts, presidential bobbleheads, mustaches, skating gnomes and many other giveaways and entertainment which have been the hallmarks of the team's game presentation.
Sending good wishes and prayers to Majerus
Full of life, knowledge and basketball, Rick Majerus, 64, was poised to take a legitimate Top 25 team in St. Louis deep into the tournament this season. He won't, though, as he's again battling health and heart issues.
UWM hosts open house for basketball season ticket holders
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hosting an open house for men's basketball season ticket holders this weekend at the Klotsche Center. The event is an opportunity for returning ticket holders to see the seating layout of the Klotsche Center for the upcoming season.
Calling the final round
On April 24, 1953, a national television audience viewing a world lightweight championship fight in Boston was disgusted when challenger Tommy Collins was knocked down 10 times by champion Jimmy Carter before referee Tommy Rawson got around to stopping the mismatch in the fourth round. Just 10 days later, a well-known Milwaukee referee was driven out of boxing by fans and reporters who thought he stopped a fight too soon.
Six-time champion Milwaukee Wave to host open tryouts
The six-time MISL champion Milwaukee Wave will hold open tryouts on Oct. 27-28 at its official training center, Uihlein Soccer Complex. The tryout is phase one of the process to make either the Wave or the reserve team.
Uecker statue to be unveiled Aug. 31
The Milwaukee Brewers will formally unveil a statue honoring Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker at Miller Park's Home Plate Plaza on Friday, Aug. 31. The ceremony will begin with a luncheon at Miller Park's Club Level Home Plate Lounge at noon. The formal unveiling program will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Wakeboard world championship heads to Pleasant Prairie
The Rockstar Energy Drink WWA Wakeboard World Championships will be held at the Prairie Springs Park in Pleasant Prairie on Aug. 16-19. More than 200 of the world's best professional and amateur wakeboarders and wakeskaters will compete in the annual invitation-only event for a shot at a world title.