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The Badgers women’s hockey team is ranked No. 1 in the country; the men are ranked No. 5. Not too shabby. Here’s a preview of coming action. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

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The Bucks waver as they enter their final year at the Bradley Center. The Bucks lost their first three preseason games and play their final one on Friday the 13th against the Detroit Pistons. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


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The Milwaukee Brewers’ young players made a valiant effort through the end of the season. Just a couple of sad losses made the difference. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Sports


Greg Anderson/UW Athletics

The fifth-ranked UW volleyball team dropped a five-set thriller to No. 23 Michigan State but then bounced back to sweep No. 20 Michigan. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

“Into the Mystic” is a nostalgic look at the music of the 1960s from Madison author Christopher Hill. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Books


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


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UW soccer teams head into some home stands at McClimon. The women are on a roll. The men are determined fighters. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Juliet Goodman

We’ve got Inuit throat singing, feminist hip-hop, shoegaze, punk, ska, prog rock and a host of other concerts coming up from now until the end of the year. Get your calendars out. It’s time for Isthmus’ fall music preview. 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

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


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


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

The Big Eight Conference shifts game schedule to accommodate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. more

Aug 24, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Todd Hubler

Increasing concerns about opioid abuse among student athletes have prompted the creation of a state website. The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association collaborated on the project. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Joseph Cultice

“This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake” is a coffee table book about Garbage, Madison’s most famous band. And, believe us, it’s not half bad. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Books


Alon Andrews

A Madison 10-year-old flourishes at rock climbing. She placed sixth of 48 climbers age 9 to 11 last month at the USA Climbing Sport & Speed Youth National Championships. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


Kimberly Winheim

The Madison Radicals perk up heading into the Midwest Championship. The 12-2 Radicals will host the game on Aug. 12 facing either Minnesota or the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


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Madison hosts its first CrossFit Games. What better place for a functional movement competition? more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Sports


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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