Michael Popke


Edgewood College Athletic Commun

Edgewood College women’s basketball starts its comeback. Coach Chaia Huff is a big part of that. more

Mar 15, 2018 5:00 AM Sports


David Stluka/UW Athletics

Injuries, inexperience end the UW men’s basketball season early. Can UW return to its status as a premier team? more

Mar 8, 2018 5:00 AM Sports


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Barring a late-season collapse, the Bucks likely will secure a lower-level seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. That would be a noteworthy accomplishment, considering the drama this team has endured. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Sports

The Swedish band Sabaton find satisfaction by combining adrenaline-powered heavy metal with military history lessons. They invade the Orpheum Feb. 24. more

Feb 22, 2018 5:01 AM MUSIC

A new book gives context to the tradition of activist athletes. In We Matter: Athletes and Activism, former NBA player and social justice advocate Etan Thomas covers everything from police brutality to Donald Trump’s presidency. more

Feb 22, 2018 5:00 AM Sports


Abigail Carlin

Madison ER doc Tom Miller pens an acclaimed debut novel, “The Philosopher’s Flight.” more

Feb 15, 2018 5:01 AM Books


Tom Blau

Futsal is a variation of soccer, played indoors, on a hard surface. Four teams, two each from the Madison 56ers and Madison Futsal Forge (Midwest regional champions) are heading to Kansas to compete in the largest youth futsal tournament in the U.S. more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM Sports


Feld Entertainment

Mid-winter action arrives at the Alliant Energy Center with AMSOIL Arenacross, at the tour’s only Midwest stop. It’s real dirt and they go real fast. more

Feb 8, 2018 5:00 AM Sports

Madison is sending more than curlers to the Olympics more

Feb 1, 2018 5:00 AM Sports


Steve Jurkovic

Madison’s renowned women’s roller derby league — featuring a recreational team, four competitive squads and the all-star Dairyland Dolls — will slam into its 14th season with a triple header on Jan. 13 at the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum. more

Jan 11, 2018 5:00 AM Sports


Ben VanHouten/Seattle Mariners

The Brewers take a chance re-hiring the veteran starting pitcher. But it’s no surprise; the team has a history of bringing players back into the fold. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM Sports


Kirsten Schmitt/Milwaukee Brewer

Local athletes provided many reasons for optimism in a tumultuous year in sports. From UW basketball to a La Follette wheelchair track and field star, we recap it all for you. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Todd Hubler

The WIAA was for the establishment of a 35-second shot clock for high school basketball...before they voted against it. The WIAA board rescinded its decision before the rule ever took effect. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

From Indian Mounds to lumberjacks to the Great Lakes, 2017 was a great year for Wisconsin authors and publishers. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM Books

It’s rock and roll reunion time as Butch Vig and company pull together a series of all-stars for Joey’s Song, an organization that fights childhood epilepsy. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC


Wesley Winterink/UW Athletics

UW Volleyball faces stiff competition on the way to the national championship. First, a repeat matchup against Stanford offers the Badgers a second chance. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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Jeff Miller/UW Madison

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

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Evan Siegle/Green Bay Packers

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

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Sports 1 Comments

Isthmus gift guide 2017: Consider a gift you do instead of keep on a shelf. Although we do include one book. more

Nov 16, 2017 2:00 PM Isthmus Giving


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