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Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
   Let's just say the state's football fans have had better weekends. First the Badgers flopped at Oregon State, 10-7, going scoreless for the first 58-plus minutes. Then the Packers opened their season with a frustrating 30-22...
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
Lofty expectations are terrific for a sports team—if they're fulfilled. Just ask the Packers how they feel about the “15-1, then one and done” sequel to a Super Bowl title. Now it's the...
07.03.2012 | | Posted at 04:36 PM
By Nicole
The new, non-BCS way of doing things will mean even more scrutiny on teams that could be eligible for the four-team playoff. One of the things the selection committee will be looking at is strength of schedule, something Wisconsin has struggled with for as long as I can remember. Maybe it's because the Big 10 had an auto bid and the Rose Bowl and because UW has never been a national player, but he...
06.26.2012 | | Posted at 11:30 PM
By Nicole
There were plenty of holdouts (Nebraska being the most notable/vocal), but in the end they didn't stand in the way and the voice of the fans seems to have won. The 2014 college football season will feature a four-team playoff to decide the National Champion. No. 1 will play No. 4, and No. 2 will play No. 3 on Dec. 31 and/or Jan. 1. The sites of those games will rotate among the four current BCS...
06.10.2012 | | Posted at 09:46 PM
By Nicole
Reader's Digest, the known authority of sports, has compiled a list of the best football stadiums. The list ranges from high school to pro stadiums and Wisconsin holds two spots and a third in an honorary sort of way. Not a bad way to represent, Badger State! The list includes Camp Randall, Lambeau Field and the Rose Bowl, but Wisconsin is in great company with Notre Dame Stadium, The Big House an...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Next week the dizzying coverage of the NFL draft will remind us that whatever the season, football is the No. 1 professional sport in America. But the NFL is facing a crisis created by the nature of the sport. A torrent of evidence shows that repeated full-speed collisions cause terrible long-term damage to many players' brains, to say nothing of their bones. Even as the NFL acts to protect its human assets, the “Bountygate” scandal surrounding former New Orleans...

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