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Jim Garvey

State high school football championships hold great potential this year. Check out the action at Camp Randall on Nov. 17. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Mary Langenfeld

Jon Oakley referees high school freshman football games. It’s a far cry from the highly scrutinized college and pro games — or this weekend’s high school championships. But Oakley and his coworkers “take this job seriously.” more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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David Michael Miller

President Trump recently rolled back Obama-era reforms that required employer-based insurance policies to cover birth control. True believers’ next target: cancer screenings. more

Oct 17, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave

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Jim Garvey

Undefeated Waunakee is a team to watch in high school football. And a familiar name is leading the charge. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

It’s one thing for fans like me to just accept the broken bones and twisted knees. But the growing awareness of concussions should make any thinking person who loves football think again about watching games and contributing to the sport's profits. more

Sep 13, 2017 9:18 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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Evan Siegle/Green Bay Packers

Rodgers and company are primed for a deep playoff run. Can Aaron one-up Brett, finally? more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

Notre Dame may be the home of Rudy, but Wisconsin football is where walk-ons really thrive. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

According to Bovada’s Las Vegas Superbook’s college football odds, the Badgers have a 20 to 1 chance of winning the 2018 National Championship — the same as Michigan and Penn State. Getting there won’t be easy, but it could sure be fun. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

I realized that the odds of my own son suffering a catastrophic injury — be it from a late hit or a freak injury — were slim. But, I imagine, so did the parents of those young football players who died. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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Millions of people have passed through Camp Randall, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It’s the oldest stadium in the Big Ten. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

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David Stluka/UW Athletics

Wisconsin Badgers are popular in the NFL draft. T.J. Watt heads to Pittsburgh, while Vince Biegel goes to the Packers. more

May 4, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Matt Becker/Green Bay Packers

The Packers have perilous playoff matchup with Dallas. The Cowboys will be tough to beat, but they probably feel the same about the Pack. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

How about fixing some of the dumb stuff? Adios, Thursday night football. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Badgers football’s stellar history with walk-on players is the subject of a new book. It’s a testament to the heart and soul of the team. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

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David Stluka / UW Athletics

UW football is in the national title hunt. The scrappy team should give Madison an excuse to forget about politics in the coming weeks. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

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Darren Lee

La Follette, Middleton and Verona are all contenders for making it to the WIAA state football championships. Are major upsets in store? more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

The dangers of head injuries in football may not be as dire as thought. Research from the UW-Platteville indicates football in the absence of a concussion is no more dangerous to the brain than any other sport. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

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Charlie Powell

As Aaron Rodgers heads into his ninth season as starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, he’s now one of the older guys on the team. Former teammate Mark Tauscher talks to Rodgers about the upcoming season and his future. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

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Matt Becker Green Bay Packers

Not much happened during Packers training camp and most of preseason. But the final cut had some surprises: Josh Sitton is out and Jared Abbrederis is in. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

The Madison Mad Dawgs hope to vie for the championship of the Northern Lights Football League. The season-ender is June 25 at Warner Park. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM Sports 1 Comments