Michael Popke


Nicole Malena Photography

The All-City Swim and Dive League is in its 56th year, and has increased from five pools back in 1962 to 13 pools today. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Justin Nuoffer

The Mallards have struggled this season. But fans are strongly behind the team, the Duck Pond and the newly redesigned Duck Blind. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

WIAA votes for a basketball shot clock. Wisconsin is only the ninth state to institute the procedure for high school more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Scott Paulus \ Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers are unexpectedly in first place. And surprise (or maybe no surprise): Ryan Braun is missing-in-action. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Sports 1 Comments

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American Family Insurance

The second American Family Insurance Championship lures Favre, Jeter and more. The gold event raises money for the Children’s Hospital and other charities. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Will Dinski

Between the Waves is a music industry conference and festival focused on helping Madison musicians learn how to launch music-related careers. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Yuto Shimizu

Local Beatles aficionados take note: Get Back Wisconsin rolls out a 20-piece orchestra for the 50th anniversary of the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC



The first Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin offers a somewhat more approachable course. But with a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run, it still requires plenty of iron. more

Jun 7, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Tim Casey

The Madison Mallards look forward to another strong season. Keep an eye on Madison College sophomore infielder Cade Bunnell and former Hartland player Nate Brown. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Bob Summers

Boston has seen a lot of lineup changes over the years, but their signature sound continues to draw big crowds. They’re at Breese Stevens Field May 26. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Kim Winheim

Play this year so far has been somewhat flat, says coach Tim DeByl. The Ultimate team is looking for crowds to cheer them on at an upcoming home game. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Jack McLaughlin

UW Softball will face Iowa first in the Big Ten Tournament. But the team has already won the hearts of the fans. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


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


Scott Paulus \ Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers have a new hero in their homer-slugging first baseman. The overhauled team has had a productive month. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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


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


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


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 4 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