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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:16:03 CDT


Admirals host annual Battle of the Badges Game on Saturday

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:27:00 CDT

The Admirals will host the annual Battle of the Badges Game this Saturday, April 1 at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Area law enforcement and area firefighters will square off in a double header with doors opening at 11:30 am.

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A savory first look at Miller Park's new food and beverage experience

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:36:00 CDT

The Brewers on Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive new food and beverage experience at Miller Park. The initiative is the single-largest upgrade to Miller Park by the club in every measure, from scope to financial investment, since the facility opened in 2001.

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Brewers announce details for Opening Day ceremonies

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Opening Day at Miller Park is less than a week away as the Milwaukee Brewers will host the Colorado Rockies on Monday, April 3. Here are some important details for the Opening Day ceremonies.

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Midnight basketball scores as "positive activity" for young men

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:26:00 CDT

The Midnight Basketball League is part of the new Milwaukee Public Schools C.A.R.E.S. (Community and Recreation Engaging Students) initiative, which was announced in October, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Journey House proposes $2.3 million renovation of Baran Park baseball fields

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:16:00 CDT

America's favorite pastime is as popular as ever on the South Side, but unkempt and dangerous baseball facilities at Baran Park, 2600 S. Chase Ave., have raised ire among parents and local officials, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Keep cheering the Badgers, if only for more of these Moesch Madness videos

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:25:00 CDT

The Badgers are back in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, and that's great not only for them, but also for us. Once again, Wisconsin's little-used reserves, Aaron Moesch and Matt Ferris, have given sports fans lots of laughs, with another hilarious edition of "Moesch Madness."

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New Brew Crew Bar somehow makes Miller Park tailgating even better

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:34:00 CDT

Milwaukee is already renowned for baseball's best tailgate scene, and this year the Brewers are teaming with Block Party Suites to create a destination that makes it even better for their fun-loving fans. Introducing Miller Park's new Brew Crew Bar.

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No, Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay house is not currently for sale

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:02:00 CDT

Yesterday, the sports blogosphere created quite the "ZOMG!" stir after a few outlets posted that Aaron Rodgers was selling his Green Bay-area home. But before Packers fans could become too excited or aghast, the buzz balloon was quickly punctured. Why?

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New Torrent women's team gives area soccer players high-level opportunity

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:02:00 CDT

The Torrent on Thursday announced the addition of a sister team that will begin play in the Women's Premier Soccer League in 2018. It will provide women the chance to continue playing soccer at a competitive level in Milwaukee, where no such option currently exists.

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Why did the Packers re-sign running back Christine Michael?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:29:00 CDT

Apparently, the Packers saw something in Christine Michael last year that most everyone else did not. The backup running back has re-signed with Green Bay, according to ESPN reports, despite an unremarkable half-season in 2016. Why did Ted Thompson bring him back?

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"The Bachelor" Nick Viall returns home for Friday night's Bucks game

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:16:00 CDT

Thanks to the Milwaukee Bucks, Nick Viall is coming home. On Friday night, the Bucks will not only host the Atlanta Hawks, but also a themed night dedicated to Waukesha's very own star of "The Bachelor" and current "Dancing with the Stars" hoofer.

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LISTEN: March Madness or Meh-ness? Plus Badgers talk and Sweet 16 picks

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:02:00 CDT

In Episode 23 of The Postgame Tailgate podcast, OnMilwaukee's Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller discuss how boring the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament were and the Badgers' big upset (and if they're actually underdogs), then they make their Sweet 16 picks.

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Everything you need to know for Wave's do-or-die playoff game tonight vs. Blast

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:01:00 CDT

The Wave have been in this position before, down a game in a Major Arena Soccer League playoff series and staring at a do-or-die situation at home. They prevailed then, nine days ago, and they hope to do so again tonight. Here's all you need to know about Milwaukee's Game 2 matchup vs. Baltimore.

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Was this March Madness opening weekend actually boring?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:46:00 CDT

Was this opening weekend ACTUALLY boring? It's easy to say that after watching cute mid-major after cute mid-major crumble before your eyes, but compared to other seasons, were last weekend's first couple rounds a bummer? Let's look.

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Despite underseeded underdog mentality, Badgers unsurprisingly in Sweet 16 again

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:53:00 CDT

Don't look now, Wisconsin fans, but your overlooked, underseeded and disregarded team is an underdog again. The Badgers' plucky band of adversity-overcoming, doubt-disproving heart-havers is still not getting respect. Florida is favored over Wisconsin in the Sweet 16, and that's just fine.

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Predicting the perfect March Madness first round (using mascots)

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:56:00 CDT

While some use pesky statistics like "wins" and "losses" to pick their champion, everyone knows the best way to win the office bracket pool is by knowing as little as possible. So here's the first round of March Madness, as chosen by mascot.

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Ranking the 24 local players you should root for in the NCAA Tournament

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:01:00 CDT

There are two dozen players from Wisconsin competing in the NCAA Tournament. Where are they? How are they doing? Which of them will best showcase our state on the national stage? Here, we list the locally bred players of March Madness for you to follow and rank them from least impact to most.

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LISTEN: NCAA Tournament talk, plus a Brewers Spring Training report

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:03:00 CDT

In Episode 22 of OnMilwaukee's podcast, The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller dive into the NCAA Tournament brackets, including Wisconsin's weird seeding and Marquette's upset potential, make their March Madness picks and offer the hottest takes.

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Milwaukee Talks: Brewers relief pitcher and semi-amateur comedian Tim Dillard

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:02:00 CDT

Tim Dillard has spent most of his 15-year baseball career in the minor leagues. At 33, the relief pitcher is participating in Brewers Spring Training with little chance of making the big-league club, but still plenty of effort, optimism, wisdom and hilarity. We spoke to him recently in Phoenix.

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Eddie Lacy's weight no longer Packers' problem, as big back signs with Seattle

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:49:00 CDT

Eddie Lacy is no longer a member of the Green Bay Packers, and his waistline is no longer their concern. The running back has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, reportedly worth $5.55 million, with $3 million fully guaranteed.

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Watch: Tim Dillard offers his impressions of the Brewers' 2017 season

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Tim Dillard recently took some time out from his busy spring training schedule to talk baseball and offer his impressions of the Brewers' 2017 season and players. Enjoy!

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Meet some Brewcity Bruisers before they battle it out March 18

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:07:00 CDT

The players bite down on their mouthguards, strap on knee pads and elbow pads, then throw on a helmet in anticipation for the big tournament. This is not football or rugby. It's roller derby. And there's a bout coming up on Saturday, March 18 that you have to check out.

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Greater Milwaukee Golf Show, March 17-19, gears up Wisconsin for U.S. Open

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:52:00 CDT

The Greater Milwaukee Golf Show will warm up Wisconsin golfers for the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills by kicking off the golf season at its annual event, March 17-19. The golf show will feature the latest equipment and techniques, education and contests.

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It's been an uncharacteristically wild start to free agency for the Packers

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:13:00 CDT

For a fan base as devotedly diehard as the Packers', it's been an unexpectedly wild start to NFL free agency, marked by a frenzy of player moves made in the first 96 hours. Whatever your opinion on the decisions, it's hard to argue Ted Thompson has been sitting out this offseason.

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Trying to make sense of Wisconsin and Marquette NCAA Tournament seedings

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:03:00 CDT

The NCAA Tournament selection committee didn't wait for the actual games to begin to commence with the March Madness. And for the state's two participants, Wisconsin and Marquette, the outcomes were not exactly comprehensible or ideal. So what happened?

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Packers bring local guy home, signing free-agent tight end Lance Kendricks

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:17:00 CDT

If one is good, two is better, apparently, as the Packers added a second tight end in as many days Saturday, signing free agent Lance Kendricks, a Milwaukee native and former Wisconsin Badgers standout who played the last six seasons with the Rams.

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Packers sign free-agent TE Martellus Bennett; Aaron Rodgers approves

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:11:00 CDT

In one bold, unexpected and almost universally applauded decision, the tenor of Packers fans' discontent with general manager Ted Thompson subsided, as the tremor of his major free agent move sunk in. Green Bay signed tight end Martellus Bennett, and Aaron Rodgers seemed happy about it.

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Ball two: When wiffle ball goes way wrong (video)

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:07:00 CDT

To truly understand a life-changing moment, we must first answer the questions that brought us there, compelling the specific chain of incredible events. What were we doing on that wiffle ball field? Why was I standing there? And how long has Carolynn wanted to hurt me?

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All smiles in the sun, Braun set for spring debut

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:13:00 CDT

Ryan Braun is finally going to make his spring debut today as the Brewers host the White Sox in a split-squad game at Maryvale Baseball Park. The veteran holdover will start in left field, hit third in the lineup and is expected to get a couple of at-bats.

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Packers re-sign injury-prone, pass-rushing free agent LB Nick Perry

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 21:03:00 CDT

In their first major move of the offseason, the Green Bay Packers re-signed linebacker Nick Perry, general manager Ted Thompson announced Thursday, retaining the oft-injured but effective pass-rusher that led the team in sacks in 2016.

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Take a swing at Rock League Baseball

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:06:00 CDT

Another season of Rock League Baseball kicks off Saturday, March 11, with open tryouts in four divisions of adult wooden bat baseball leagues. And there are plenty of reasons to play: competition, exercise, camaraderie or just a love of baseball.

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Here are the local brews on tap for the new Local Brews bar at Miller Park

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 12:56:00 CDT

Soon enough, it'll be Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers - which also means the opening of Miller Park's newest, and guaranteed to be one of its tastiest, attractions: the new Local Brews bar. Here's what brews are on deck.

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Watch last-place UWM Panthers play for NCAA Tournament berth tonight

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:03:00 CDT

UWM finished the regular season with the Horizon League's worst record and its lowest seed for the conference tournament. But tonight, the Panthers will play in the league's conference championship, with an NCAA Tournament appearance on the line.

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LISTEN: A March Madness mishmash

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 19:02:00 CDT

In Episode 21 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller talk March Madness, their best NCAA tournament memories, the opposite late-season stretches and tourney chances of Marquette and Wisconsin and whether Cinderellas like (potentially) UWM are good or bad.

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Admirals welcome back Cheap Trick to play postgame concert Friday

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 18:19:00 CDT

The Admirals are proud to welcome back Classic Rock Legends and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick to perform after the Ads host the IceHogs at 7 p.m. as part of the Admirals Concert Series this Friday, March 10 at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

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Bucks sign Terrence Jones for rest of season, release Axel Toupane

Sat, 4 Mar 2017 14:37:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed forward Terrence Jones to a contract for the remainder of the season, General Manager John Hammond announced today. In a related move, Axel Toupane has been released from his 10-day contract.

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Knees to the Grounded: A writer's story is a fighter's story

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:01:00 CDT

For the author, the process of writing is similar to fighting. There's a duality of combat and writing, especially in these times, when journalists are risking themselves for the distribution of truth. A writer's story is a fighter's story.

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What's wrong with Bucks' defense? Effort, execution, toughness, consistency

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 18:01:00 CDT

Since the New Year, the Bucks have gone 10-17 and allowed opponents to score 100 or more points in 24 of 27 games. In Wednesday's embarrassing home loss to Denver, Milwaukee gave up 63 first-half points, lacking effort and execution. What's the problem?

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Bucks-Daktronics partnership includes new scoreboards for area youth centers

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

As part of its new joint community platform, Daktronics will create 10,000 packages of Bucks player cards for MPD officers to distribute throughout the community. Additionally, Daktronics has pledged to provide six new scoreboards for area youth and recreation centers.

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Hunger Task Force's Match Madness MKE doubles donations March 1-12

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:31:00 CDT

Hunger Task Force kicked off "Match Madness MKE" yesterday, a community fundraising campaign to support hunger relief for Milwaukee families. For the second consecutive year, this program strikes hunger at a time when brackets and competitions are top of mind in the community.

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Wisconsin and Marquette NCAA Championship bobbleheads released

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:58:00 CDT

Local college hoops fans and novelty memorabilia collectors rejoice: The Milwaukee-based National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled bobbleheads commemorating 10 NCAA Championship-winning men's basketball teams, including Wisconsin and Marquette.

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Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 4 Kids partnership benefits state charities

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 16:31:00 CDT

As this year's induction ceremony approaches, the historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday the creation of its 4 Kids partnership with three major charities in the state - Special Olympics Wisconsin, the MACC Fund and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

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"Game of Thrones Night" is coming to Miller Park this season, Brewers fans

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:29:00 CDT

Head down The King's road and journey to Castle Miller Park for "Game of Thrones Night" on the 15th of August. The House Brewers of Milwaukee will send their regards to the wildling Pirates from beyond the wall of Pittsburgh.

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Corey Hart, Lew Burdette to be inducted into Miller Park Walls of Honor

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 10:39:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Brewers announced that former Milwaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette will be inducted into the "Milwaukee Braves Wall of Honor" and former Brewers outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart will be inducted into the "Brewers Wall of Honor."

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Bucks, Cousins Subs team up again to Block Out Hunger in Wisconsin

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:47:00 CDT

Cousins Subs and the Milwaukee Bucks are teaming up for a second consecutive year to Block Out Hunger in Wisconsin. Block Out Hunger will work to combat food insecurity throughout the state, both on and off the court.

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Tickets for Brewers' March 31-April 1 exhibition games on sale today

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 08:01:00 CDT

The Brewers announced tickets for the two exhibition games at Miller Park will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1 beginning at 9 a.m. Milwaukee will take on the Chicago White Sox on Friday, March 31 at 7:10 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 1 at 1:10 p.m.

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Bucks' Beasley suffered hyperextended left knee, will miss at least three games

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:19:00 CDT

Bucks forward Michael Beasley suffered a left knee injury during the second quarter of last night's game at Cleveland. He underwent an MRI examination this morning that revealed a hyperextended left knee. Beasley is expected to be sidelined for at least the next three games.

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Donald Driver talks Packers, post-career work, Hall of Fame emceeing and more

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:00 CDT

On Friday, Donald Driver somehow carved half an hour out of his busy schedule to talk to OnMilwaukee about the Packers, his post-career work and pursuits, emceeing the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame induction in April and a hobbled sports writer's hamstring injury.

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Bucks select local urban development group for arena district apartments

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The Bucks today announced the selection of Milwaukee-based Royal Capital Group LLC to develop a 90-unit apartment complex within the new arena district. Construction of the residential units is expected to begin next fall upon majority completion of the parking structure.

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Bucks trade Roy Hibbert, who never actually played for them, to Nuggets

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:32:00 CDT

According to multiple reports, the Bucks traded center Roy Hibbert to the Nuggets for a heavily protected second-round draft pick. Hibbert, who was acquired Feb. 2 with Spencer Hawes from Charlotte in exchange for Miles Plumlee, never appeared in a game for Milwaukee.

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