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Michael Popke

Steven Schmitt pens the history of UW-Madison baseball. Though it was the first varsity sport at the school, baseball hasn’t been on campus since 1991. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

The result of 20 years of pursuing the controversial quarterback, “Finding Favre” debuts at the Barrymore Theatre on April 11. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

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Joel Hansen

Madison has the longest-running public tournament in the United States dedicated to “Tecmo Super Bowl,” an ancient video football game for the original Nintendo. And it lives on. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Chiara Lanzieri

Mike Popke embeds at the UW-Madison’s Writers’ Institute. He discovers how aspiring authors are polishing their prose and their pitches to find success in the publishing world. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Books 3 Comments

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Shulfer Architects, LLC

A signature of summertime in Madison gets a green upgrade. Yes, 37 shipping containers will become 12 fan suites. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Tommy Washbush

As Journey and Asia roll into the Alliant Energy Center, Michael Popke examines why some bands still resonate with audiences decades after their heydays. He comes to some surprising conclusions. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC 1 Comments

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Max Siker / Wisconsin Athletics

The basketball Badgers are where they deserve to be. But the road to the Final Four won’t get any easier. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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David McClister

Son Volt, Jay Farrar’s post-Uncle Tupelo band, is a convergence of blues, folk and country. Isthmus talks to the founder/guitarist in advance of the group’s stop in Madison on March 30. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

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David Stluka / UW Athletics

The Badgers’ prospects are slim in the NCAA tourney. Should UW beat VT, the Badgers likely will face defending national champion Villanova in the second round. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

“How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century” is a bittersweet new poetry/memoir from Louis V. Clark III. He goes by the name “Two Shoes,” as in “goody.” more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Books

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Mary Bavery

It’s likely one local boys’ team will do well at the state tournament. Three of the four remaining teams in this sectional bracket are from the Big Eight Conference. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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John Hagen

Girls’ high school basketball kicks off March Madness in Wisconsin. Middleton, Madison East, Sun Prairie, Stoughton and Edgewood all have high hopes. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Edgewood College Athletics Commu

Chaia Huff is transforming women’s basketball culture at Edgewood. But there’s still a long way to go. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Keith Allen

The WIAA swimming and diving championships at the Natatorium can feel like the Olympics. And EauClaire standout Paul DeLakis is ranked sixth in the U.S. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Fat bikes, ideal for traversing ice and snow, make for oversized fun. The stable ride makes them a perfect choice for the casual enthusiast. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

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David Stluka / UW Athletics

Badger women’s hockey enters the WCHA playoffs. It’s home ice for the first round, slated for Feb. 24-26. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Mary Langenfeld

Disc golf has been booming in popularity. But during Wisconsin winters, fans of the sport are faced with a choice: No disc golf or winter disc golf? Many are choosing the latter. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

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David Stluka / UW Athletics

Badgers men’s basketball team is just eking out victories against mediocre opponents. The team is going to have to step up. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Evan Siegle/Green Bay Packers

Maybe this is a new world where we can say that the Packers didn’t implode in the NFC championship. But every Cheesehead knows they really, really did. more

Jan 26, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Evan Siegle/Green Bay Packers

The Green and Gold to face Falcons for the NFC title. Can they go all the way to the Super Bowl? more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM Sports