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You could make a fair case that nothing much would be lost if football went away. After all, there are plenty of safer alternatives. But there could be ways to make the game safer without banning it forever. more

Citizen Dave

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The Packers are competitive, but they’re not winning. Can fans expect that to change? more

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Baseball is not perfect. But it’s not violent like football. And the Milwaukee Brewers are in the playoffs! Pay attention. more

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It’s the season of the $134 million man. Because despite the presence of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, David Bakhtiari and others, it’s still all about No. 12. more

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Badgers football season opens amid high hopes and scandals. Despite two key players suspended due to sexual assault charges, the game must go on. more

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That Gophers win was nice. But it’s all for naught if UW can’t take care of Ohio State. more

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Green Bay Packers’ report is dire without Rodgers. Any hope that Bears game gave Packers’ fans is gone after Sunday’s rout by the Ravens more

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

Isthmus Cover Stories

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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