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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
WORLD CHAMPIONS. It was easy for Americans to use that term decades ago, when our top three pro sports were virtually our exclusive property. Not anymore: The United States is 0 for 2 in the World Baseball Classic and hasn't won at the World Basketball Championships since 1994...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Six months ago, even optimists saw the Milwaukee Bucks as long shots for the NBA's eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot—the one that often doesn't require a winning record. After all, the Bucks were coming off three seasons in which they averaged 29 victories and 53 losses...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It's not a national holiday yet, but for basketball fans it might as well be. The first week of the NCAA Division I tournament, with 48 games Thursday through Sunday, will have millions anchored to their couches rooting their favorites—and their office-pool choices—into the Sweet Sixteen. In this state, the usual hopes for Marquette and Wisconsin...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
We went to the Marquette/Georgetown game last night and were rewarded with the Golden Eagles finally managing to pull out a close game against a ranked opponent. Marquette was picked in the preseason to finish 12th in the Big East, so the fact that they were even in these games was a bit of a win, but really, there’s nothing to make you feel good about losing out on two big upsets by a t...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Nicole
He suffered a fractured foot in practice today and it looks like that injury will be enough to end his season. He also missed part of last season due to an injured foot. He played in just nine games for a total of 60 minutes Trend? I sure hope not. Here's hoping Chris gets better. The injury bug needs to go on Thanksgiving Vacation elsewhere, please. MU was looking for Otule to be a much bigger pa...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009
It was a weekend of screen-watching for the Observers. They saw the latest rebuilt squad of Milwaukee Bucks go 1-1 to open the NBA season. There was the World Series, with Frank's Yanks taking charge in Philadelphia. And of course there was the second version of the football game...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Fairly Detached Observers

The first week of the NCAA basketball tournament began well but ended sadly for local fans. Marquette beat Utah State, 58-57, but lost to Missouri, 83-79, despite a stirring second-half rally. Wisconsin upset Florida State in overtime, 61-59, but went cold against Xavier and lost, 60-49. Scanning the survivors in the...

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