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Ethan Happ is the man to take the Badgers to the NCAA tourney this year. The remarkable stats are in his favor more

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

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Milwaukee Bucks

The undefeated Milwaukee Bucks are worthy of eco-friendly new Fiserv Forum. Will it only get better? more

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While the Brewers failed at the crucial point, there is cause for optimism. The playoff run proves there is a strong team — and a stronger fan base. more

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Wisconsin author Jim Guhl’s debut novel, “Eleven Miles to Oshkosh” stars a bullied high schooler growing up in the Fox Valley. It’s a nostalgia trip populated with an oddball cast of characters. more

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UW women’s hockey team are already off to a 6-0 start, extending their at-home winning streak to 33. Head coach Mark Johnson is now the all-time winningest coach in NCAA women’s hockey history. more

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The Milwaukee Brewers began the 2018 season barely squeezing out a victory against the lowly San Diego Padres. Now they are four wins away from reaching the World Series. more

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Our daily guide to some of the best bets at the 2018 Wisconsin Book Festival. more

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Politics, resistance and Wisconsin authors feature heavily in this year’s stacked lineup for the Wisconsin Book Festival. more

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Jeff Bercovici spent four years testing claims about aging and exercise. Now he’s written a book about it. more

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Hoofers recreation clubs (scuba, outing, ski and snowboard, mountaineering, sailing and riding) promote recreation to the campus and the city. And much of its leadership is female, in a male-dominated industry. more

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The Brewers need to keep their wits about them in a tight pennant race more

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Isthmus' music writers weigh in on the season's most promising concerts, at venues large and small. 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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The Korean martial art of taekwondo is characterized by high and fast kicks versus the punching or spinning of other disciplines. That makes it ideal for self-defense as well as self-improvement. more

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Heavy on irony and on music, Lords of the Trident create head-banging music with a theatrical flair. They release a seventh album on Aug. 24 and headline Mad With Power Fest the next night. more

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Matt Messina

Coming up, it’s the American Ultimate Disc League’s Championship Weekend right here at Breese Stevens. The No. 2 seed Madison Radicals will play the Los Angeles Aviators. more

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There are 250 people officiating Madison high school sporting games. That’s nowhere near enough. more

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Originally viewed as a sport for elite and fittest-of-the-fit athletes, CrossFit is becoming more appealing to a broader population. But hundreds of the world’s top CrossFit athletes will be in town for the Reebok CrossFit Games from Aug. 1-5. more

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    Michael Popke

    In the middle of a major city, yet surrounded by 1,200 acres of natural living history.