WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COULEE REGION

USA Womens 3×3 Basketball Wins Gold; Middleton and Holiday Help US Men Beat Iran

USA Womens 3×3 Basketball Wins Gold; Middleton and Holiday Help US Men Beat Iran

By Adam Roberts – 7/28/2021 Our Olympic coverage has been quite subdued around the station, mostly because the local connection to our area in Tokyo is a bit thin. But, we’d be hard pressed not to include when the US of A does something special. The U.S. women’s 3-on-3 basketball team is the first ever…

Rodgers Speaks At Post-Practice Press Conference

Rodgers Speaks At Post-Practice Press Conference

By Adam Roberts – 7/28/2021 We knew today would be a very busy day at the Packers’ training camp podium. Earlier this morning, general manager Brian Gutekunst was peppered with questions by the gathered media about the offseason, and what the team’s plans were for Aaron Rodgers after this year. Gutey answered in his usual…

Bucks G Bryn Forbes To Test Free Agency

Bucks G Bryn Forbes To Test Free Agency

By Adam Roberts – 7/28/2021 While the glory of the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Finals cannot be overstated, it’s important to also remember that basketball is a business. Everyone from the top all the way down the roster can now add “NBA Champion” to their resume, adding a little extra value to their name.…

Vikings Cut Rookie Twyman; Name Phil Rauscher As New OL Coach

Vikings Cut Rookie Twyman; Name Phil Rauscher As New OL Coach

By Adam Roberts – 7/27/2021 While all the highlights of pre-training camp noise has revolved around the Packers, the Vikings are not without their own stories today as well. The team is cutting ties with rookie Jaylen Twyman before he ever steps onto the field. The former Pitt Panther was cut on Monday for a…

Christian Yelich Out for 10 Days Due To COVID

Christian Yelich Out for 10 Days Due To COVID

By Adam Roberts – 7/23/2021 Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has been placed on the 10-day IL after contracting COVID-19. Yelich was vaccinated with the team at the start of the season, and reported “mild symptoms” to the team yesterday. In addition, Jace Peterson will be out for a minimum of seven days as a close…

Badger MBB To Play In Maui Jim Maui Invitational Vs Texas A&M

Badger MBB To Play In Maui Jim Maui Invitational Vs Texas A&M

By Adam Roberts – 7/27/2021 Traditionally, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team has started their year with some fun in the sun at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, and that will be the case again this year. Wisconsin will be a part of the eight team field participating in the annual early season nonconference showcase. Joining…

Aaron Rodgers Arrives In Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers Arrives In Green Bay

By Adam Roberts – 7/27/2021 For those who don’t know me too well, I’ve often thought I have some sort of weird gift/curse. Whenever I leave on any kind of vacation, something big tends to happen while I’m away. Back in 2008, I went up to my family’s cabin up north for a weekend; while…

Vikings Fire OL Assistant Coach Rick Dennison Over Vaccine Refusal

Vikings Fire OL Assistant Coach Rick Dennison Over Vaccine Refusal

By Adam Roberts – 7/23/2021 A Minnesota Vikings assistant coach is out of a job after refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. ESPN’s Courtney Cronin reports Rick Dennison is believed to be the first position coach in the NFL to leave his team after choosing not to get the shot. He served as an assistant…

Packers and WR Davante Adams Have Broken Off Extension Talks

Packers and WR Davante Adams Have Broken Off Extension Talks

By Adam Roberts – 7/23/2021 When this headline was read aloud by Steve “Sparky” Fifer on The Wendy’s Big Show this afternoon, it elicited a yawn from the show’s Leroy Butler. But I’m sure not everyone is yawning today. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport: It’s not just Aaron Rodgers: The Packers and star WR Davante Adams…

Loggers Fall In Return To Action 6-2 To Rochester

Loggers Fall In Return To Action 6-2 To Rochester

By Adam Roberts – 7/23/2021 In their return to the diamond after the all-star break, defensive struggles once again caused problems for the Loggers. Second baseman Chrisitan Dicochea committed two of La Crosse’s three errors in a 6-2 loss to Rochester at Mayo Field. The Loggers plated the first two runs of the game in…

WI Gov. Tony Evers Declares Today “Buck In Six Day”

WI Gov. Tony Evers Declares Today “Buck In Six Day”

By Adam Roberts – 7/22/2021 By declaration of Wisconsin governor Tony Evers, today is officially “Bucks In Six Day”. Tens of thousands of fans in Milwaukee cheered for their NBA champion Bucks as the team enjoys a day of celebration downtown. Today players and owners cruised through the heart of the city in double-decker buses…

NFL Says Teams Who Can’t Play Due To COVID Outbreaks May Have To Forfeit Games

NFL Says Teams Who Can’t Play Due To COVID Outbreaks May Have To Forfeit Games

By Adam Roberts – 7/22/2021 Big news was dropped this afternoon from the NFL in regards to games this season that may be impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the league informed clubs today that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak…

UWL Alum Mel Dow Named WIAA Associate Director

UWL Alum Mel Dow Named WIAA Associate Director

By Adam Roberts – 7/22/2021 The newest WIAA associate director has a Coulee Region connection. Mel Dow will take over for Wade Labecki, who will be retiring from the position effective September 1st. Dow has served as the athletics and activities director in the Stoughton School District since 2010. He attended UW-La Crosse and received a…