WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COULEE REGION

Bucks Sign Nik Stauskas

Bucks Sign Nik Stauskas

By Adam Roberts – 11/27/2020 The Milwaukee Bucks have signed a former top-10 draft selection. The Bucks have agreed to a one-year deal with Canadian wing Nik Stauskas. He was the eighth-overall pick in the 2014 draft and last played in the NBA for the Cavaliers in the 2018-2019 season. Since then, Stauskas has been…

Badger Junior CB Rachad Wildgoose Declares for NFL Draft

Badger Junior CB Rachad Wildgoose Declares for NFL Draft

By Adam Roberts – 11/27/2020 With so much uncertainty surrounding football, COVID-19, and the impact a case can cause to athletes’ long-term health, it’s not surprising that juniors have started to end their seasons earlier than normal if they plan on playing at the next level. It’s become practice for many top prospects to sit…

Packer DE Montravius Adams Out For Season (Toe)

Packer DE Montravius Adams Out For Season (Toe)

By Adam Roberts – 11/26/2020 Per Packer head coach Matt LaFleur, defensive end Montravius Adams is done for the year with a toe injury that has been nagging him since training camp. In a likely related move yesterday, the team claimed defensive lineman Anthony Rush off waivers from the Chicago Bears. Rush played in nine…

Thanksgiving Thoughts – Opinion

Thanksgiving Thoughts – Opinion

By Adam Roberts – 11/26/2020 Since we’ve re-tooled the ESPN La Crosse website, there has been little room for my opinion columns I used to write semi-regularly here. I do think the rebrand looks very nice and as you can tell by the articles we DO have, I certainly haven’t been lacking for writing work…

La Crosse’s Johnny Davis Scores 8; #7 Wisconsin Wins 77-67

La Crosse’s Johnny Davis Scores 8; #7 Wisconsin Wins 77-67

By Adam Roberts – 11/26/2020 Things were maybe a little closer than they should have been in the second half, but #7 Wisconsin had a big enough cushion after one half to secure a 77-67 win over Eastern Illinois. Nate Reuvers put up 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the scoring while Ben Carlson added…

Badger Men’s Hockey Completes Sweep of Penn State

Badger Men’s Hockey Completes Sweep of Penn State

By Adam Roberts – 11/25/2020 Wisconsin men’s hockey had a rough go of it against Michigan after opening the season with two wins over Notre Dame. Be it the lack of shots on net late in game two or some adjustment to playing regular season games in LaBahn Arena instead of the Kohl Center, the…

Former Packers LeRoy Butler and Charles Woodson Named HOF Semifinalists

Former Packers LeRoy Butler and Charles Woodson Named HOF Semifinalists

By Adam Roberts – 11/25/2020 Two relatively recent Green and Gold legends are up for nomination to the 2021 NFL Hall of Fame class. Defensive backs LeRoy Butler and Charles Woodson each were named modern-era semifinalists yesterday, making it now four consecutive years Butler has made it this far (he was a finalist last year).…

Bucks Ink Two-Way Contracts With Adams; Diakite

Bucks Ink Two-Way Contracts With Adams; Diakite

By Adam Roberts – 11/25/2020 More offseason deals for the Bucks to report this morning. Milwaukee is signing guard Jaylen Adams and forward Mamadi Diakite to two-way contracts. Adams spent last season with the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ G League affiliate, averaging 21.5 points, 5.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds and was also the G League MVP…

Wisconsin-Minnesota Football Game Cancelled (COVID-19)

Wisconsin-Minnesota Football Game Cancelled (COVID-19)

By Adam Roberts – 11/24/2020 The COVID big has bitten the Badger football team once again. This time, though, it’s the Badgers’ opponent dealing with a virus outbreak. Despite Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck’s assertions this week that the teams would play their scheduled game this Saturday, the news has broken this evening that the…

Golden Gophers Practice Virtually While Waiting For COVID Results

Golden Gophers Practice Virtually While Waiting For COVID Results

By Adam Roberts – 11/24/2020 Wisconsin-Minnesota, a tradition spanning over a century between the two programs, could be in jeopardy this weekend. The Golden Gopher football team practiced virtually today while awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing of its players. The hope is to resume in-person practice tomorrow ; the decision was made to go…

Opening Weekend Gun Deer Numbers Up From 2019

Opening Weekend Gun Deer Numbers Up From 2019

By Adam Roberts – 11/24/2020 Clearly, people have been looking for an excuse to get out in nature. Given the mantra of staying home as the best way to prevent COVID-19, the itch to hit the woods for the gun deer season was likely to be strong this fall, and the numbers don’t lie. Preliminary…

La Crosse Loggers Reveal 2021 Schedule

La Crosse Loggers Reveal 2021 Schedule

By Adam Roberts – 11/24/2020 The hope is that the upcoming 2021 Northwoods League schedule will look a little more normal. Part of that normalcy is the release of the 2021 schedule, which will feature many more familiar opponents than last season. The Loggers will tentatively open the season May 31st against the Mankato Moondogs,…

Bucks Games Will Be Played Without Fans

Bucks Games Will Be Played Without Fans

By Adam Roberts – 11/23/2020 For anyone who thought that Milwaukee Bucks games in the 2020-21 season would feature even a few fans, those rumors were squashed today. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez tweeted today the team’s announcement that their home games next season will be held without fans until further notice. The team…