On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers chose not to pick up the contract option for veteran shortstop, Yuniesky Bettancourt. After an up-and-down season, Bettancourt was due $6 million next season if his option would have been picked up.
The pre-season honors continue to roll in for University of Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor. The senior from Bloomington, MN has been named a pre-season first team All-American by the Associated Press. Taylor was an Associated Press second team All-American last season after leading the Badgers to a 25-9 record and third place finish in the Big Ten. Taylor averaged 18.1 points per game and 4.7 assists and is looking to improve his all-around game in this his final season as a Badger.
Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford...and his mustache...are up for a prestigious award this Friday in Chicago. Axford is a finalist for the Robert Goulet Mustached American of the Year Award, and the winner will be announced at the "Stache Bash" on Friday. Axford is hoping to become the second winner from major league baseball. The Diamondbacks, Clay Zavada was honored with the award two years ago.
I love this article from the USA Today. In the age of major conference realignment fueled by dollar signs, the WIAC, the premier division 3 athletic conference in the nation, will celebrate its 100th year next year. The USA Today article highlights this fact, while showcasing the incredible resume the conference has built over the years in regards to national championships won.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most infamous plays in baseball history. A fact that Bill Buckner would just assume not be the case. Called brilliantly by Vin Scully, Buckner's error in game 6 of the 1986 World Series allowed Ray Knight to score the winning run and force a game 7.
The Green Bay Packers head into the bye week with a perfect 7-0 record after a 33-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in Minnesota. Aaron Rodgers was brilliant once again throwing for 335 yards and 3 touchdown passes.
We're just a few weeks away from the start of the college basketball season. The ESPN/USA Today coaches poll was revealed yesterday. The University of Wisconsin checks in at number 14 while the Marquette Golden Eagles are 21st.
Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin addressed the media for the final time this season on Wednesday. A portion of the press conference was reflection on a franchise record-setting 96 win season.
The secret is out. Mike McCarthy is an outstanding football coach. This is something those who follow the Green Bay Packers have come to realize over time, and the word is starting to spread - perhaps too late.
The glamour of Hollywood meets the legends of the Super Bowl to benefit Goodwill Industries tonight in Milwaukee. It's Goodwill's annual Retro Rendezvous presentation of "From Tinseltown to Titletown," hosted by Green Bay Packers wide receiver, Donald Driver.
Lance Kendricks is a native Milwaukeean, and former standout tight end for the University of Wisconsin. After being selected in the second round of April's draft, Kendricks is currently a rookie tight end hoping to become the next in a line of freak athlete tight ends who can both strech the field and create mismatches due to his size.
In a recent players poll conducted by Sports Illustrated, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was voted as being the meanest player in the NFL. Harrison, who is currently sidelined with a fractured orbital bone, received 35% of the votes among the 287 players who voted. Incidentally, Harrison was also the NFL's most fined player last season.