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Tom Oates: Packers need to awaken from offensive slumber to be Lions
Green Bay's defense hasn't allowed a touchdown in the past two games, but its offense has sputtered after a seven-game stretch near midseason when it averaged 39 points per game.
Badgers men's basketball: Second-year coach Bobby Hurley has Buffalo's program on the rise
The scouting report that associate head coach Greg Gard delivered to the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team Friday didn’t include a section on Buffalo’s coach, though some of the Ba…
Exact Sciences' release of Cologuard cancer test tops tech news for 2014
The test, 19 years in the making, is a noninvasive, DNA stool test for colorectal cancer.
Prep boys basketball: Shareef Smith helps Madison Memorial surf past Miami Beach
The Florida weather agreed with the Madison Memorial boys basketball team during Saturday's opening game of the four-day, three-game Junior Orange Bowl Classic in Miami.
USHL: Darren Smith records shutout as Capitols defeat Gamblers
ASHWAUBENON — Darren Smith recorded his first shutout of the season Saturday night, leading the Madison Capitols to a 2-0 victory against the Green Bay Gamblers in a United States Hockey Leagu…
Prep sports: Madison Memorial cruises in Culver's Cup tourney opener
Behind a convincing late flurry, the Madison Memorial boys hockey team opened play in the three-day, eight-team Culver’s Cup tournament with a 10-4 victory over Eau Claire Regis/Chippewa Falls…
Prep girls basketball: Top-ranked Milwaukee Pius hands Janesville Craig its first loss
The host Janesville Craig girls basketball team suffered its first loss Saturday night, dropping a 66-48 decision to unbeaten Milwaukee Pius XI, the state’s top-ranked Division 2 team, in the …
Prep boys basketball: Sean Chislom, Benjamin Rounds pair up to lead McFarland over Edgewood
The duo combine for 34 points, outscoring the Crusaders by themselves.
Bucks: Jeff Teague's late outburst thwarts Milwaukee hopes
The Milwaukee Bucks ran out of gas one night after manhandling the Hawks in Atlanta.
Badgers football: Auburn's offense 'great test' for UW's defense
TAMPA, Fla. — The University of Wisconsin football team’s defense knows what it’s like to face two offenses at the same time, and the exhaustion that comes with it.
Gunshots, speeding vehicles reported on Madison's East Side
Madison police were investigating reports of gunshots Saturday evening in the East Side's Darbo-Worthington neighborhood.
Skating to the puck: Policymakers should keep eye on emerging sources of jobs
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky is credited with proclaiming, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
Young, Gifted and Black Coalition rally shifts to East Towne
Madison’s Young, Black and Gifted Coalition held another rally Saturday, this time at East Towne Mall, to protest the recent killings of black men by police in various parts of the country and…
Time for consistant immigration policy -- Allen Knop
Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, both of Cuban ancestry, have been vocal opponents of immigration from Central America and of President Barack Obama restarting relations with Cuba.
Turn 300-year-old oak into a monument -- George E. Sutton
The tree highlighted in the Dec. 19 State Journal article "300-year-old oak tree at UW-Madison to be felled" appears to mean a lot to UW-Madison.
Remember the 'other' is your 'brother' -- Martin Burkel
There is trouble in Missouri, there is discord in New York.
Officers are at risk if they don't shoot -- Al Olson
In Tuesday's article "Weekend standoff ends safely as Madison cop, suspect don't shoot," it seems the leaders of the Madison Police Department felt it was good the officer did not shoot when t…
Break code of silence in black communities -- Melvin Boone
Dozens of murders go unpunished in black communities across the country due to a code of silence -- not by the police, but by African Americans who fear being labeled a snitch.
Jesus revered by Muslims, too -- Umair Ahmed
This holiday season brings festivities galore. It is a time for family get-togethers, gift giving, and also sharing with the less fortunate among us.
Driver drags State Patrol trooper after traffic stop
A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper received injuries after being dragged by a vehicle following a traffic stop late Friday night.