State Sports

Packer Roster

If an B-S-P-N expert is right, the return to the playoffs for the Green Bay Packers may not be nearly as difficult as it was thought. Columnist Mike Clay ranks the Packers’ roster the 6th-best in the N-F-L. That rating only includes players currently under contract and it could be affected dramatically by the 2019…

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Finally It’s Back

Some players have been arriving at the Milwaukee Brewers spring training complex for a week or more — then the first full-squad workout at the Brewers Fields of Phoenix was held Tuesday. Many of the same players are back from last season and they are saying the focus is the same — making it to…

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“Blackface’ Controversy

The father of the Port Washington High School student who was suspended in the latest “blackface” controversy says the images weren’t racially-motivated. He printed pictures of Nicolet basketball star Jalen Johnson and students in the crowd at Tuesday’s game held them up. The father says they were just trying to district Johnson while he shot…

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Badger Hockey

— Freshmen are doing the damage for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team in recent games. First-year players have accounted for 13 of the Badgers’ 22 goals in the last nine games. Wisconsin plays at number- 15 Notre Dame this weekend. If senior forward Seamus Malone comes up with two points this week he will reach…

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How Good Bucs Are

The Milwaukee Bucks have the best record in the N-B-A, to go with a big lead in point differential. The question has been raised whether they are getting the respect they deserve. Eric Koreen of The Athletic points out the Bucks are “killing” teams — and he wrote that opinion before the trade for Nikola…

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Badger Men Lose

The second game between Michigan and Wisconsin looked a lot like the first one — except with a different winner. Michigan made the late-game plays this time in a 61-52 decision that leaves the Badgers two games behind in the standings and breaks a six-game winning streak. The Wolverines went on a 10-2 run over…

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Women’s Hockey

Sophie Shirley put the Wisconsin women’s hockey team on the scoreboard 75 seconds into the action and the Badgers never gave up the momentum in LaBahn Arena Sunday. The 4-1 win over Minnesota State kept the Badgers in first place in the W-C-H-A over Minnesota by two points. Shirley scored a pair of goals and…

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Closer To Lead

A 66-65 victory over Villanova Saturday moves the Marquette Golden Eagles to within one game of first place in the Big East Conference standings. The Wildcats were undefeated before Marquette took them clown at the Fiserv Forum Saturday. Markus Howard and Sacar Anim combined to score the last 26 points of the game for the…

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Score & Score & Score

The Milwaukee Bucks set a team record with 85 points in the first half of a 148-129 victory Wednesday against the Wizards. Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 17-of-21 shots on the way to a 43-point night. Eric Bledsoe ran the offense, played strong defense and had 22 points and 11 assists. The Bucks got off to a…

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Badgers win!

A strong Badger defense held Minnesota to 34 percent shooting in a 56-51 Wisconsin road victory Wednesday night. The decision gives the Badgers a split of the season series against their rivals. Ethan Happ scored 15 points and had 13 rebounds as Wisconsin improved its record to 17-6, including 9­3 in Big Ten Conference play.…

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