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Wisconsin Assembly Approves Transgender Athlete Ban

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Transgender Athlete Ban

By Adam Roberts – 6/17/2021 The tenure of Wisconsin governor Tony Evers in office has been largely defined by a string of bills passed by Madison legislators that Evers has no intention to sign. Next up for a veto signature apparently is the plan to declare women and girls sports just for women and girls,…

NFL Releases Updated COVID-19 Protocols for 2021 Training Camp and Preseason

NFL Releases Updated COVID-19 Protocols for 2021 Training Camp and Preseason

By Adam Roberts – 6/16/2021 COVID vaccines and whether or not athletes choose to receive them has become a pretty common topic of discussion lately. And many have wondered what stance leagues will take with their athletes who elect not to receive them. Today, the NFL painted a pretty clear picture of what the league…

Bucks Blow 17 Point Lead; Lose Game Five 114-108

Bucks Blow 17 Point Lead; Lose Game Five 114-108

By Adam Roberts – 6/16/2021 I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. Yet again. Pain and Bucks playoff basketball have been attached at the hip for the last couple of postseasons, with the trouble starting with three straight losses to Toronto in 2017. It was followed by another round one exit the following season despite some…

DL Sheldon Richardson Returns To Vikings

DL Sheldon Richardson Returns To Vikings

By Adam Roberts – 6/16/2021 A familiar face is back with the Vikings. The team has brought back defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson. The defensive tackle is expected to receive up to 4.35-million dollars with incentives over one year. It’s the second go-around for Richardson in Minnesota. He played for the Vikings in 2018. Minnesota will…

New MLB Foreign Substance Guidance Announced

New MLB Foreign Substance Guidance Announced

By Adam Roberts – 6/15/2021 Another day, another ruling on some sort handed down by Major League Baseball. MLB is announcing new guidance on enforcement of foreign substances being applied to baseballs.  Any pitcher who possesses or puts a foreign substance on a game ball will be ejected and automatically suspended. Starting pitchers will now…

Results from Day One of WIAA State Golf

Results from Day One of WIAA State Golf

By Adam Roberts – 6/14/2021 This year’s state golf tournament looks slightly different than those from two years ago at University Ridge. BUT we can take solace that there is at least a tournament to be played at all this June. Instead of Madison, players this spring are in the Wisconsin Dells, with Division One…

Packers’ President/CEO Mark Murphy Calls Aaron Rodgers “A Complicated Fella”

Packers’ President/CEO Mark Murphy Calls Aaron Rodgers “A Complicated Fella”

By Adam Roberts – 6/14/2021 If there’s one constant that has been with the Packers and Aaron Rodgers since the start of their current disagreements, it’s that the situation certainly has been complicated. So perhaps it’s not surprising that Packers’ CEO/President Mark Murphy repeated what former general manager Ted Thompson said to describe the quarterback…

Brewers Transfer Shaw to 60-Day IL; Acquire P Strickland

Brewers Transfer Shaw to 60-Day IL; Acquire P Strickland

By Adam Roberts – 6/14/2021 The Brewers took care of business yesterday, defeating the Pirates and completing a weekend sweep against the team that just a few years ago embarrassed Milwaukee with a five-game sweep of their own. But the series was not all sunshine and rainbows for Milwaukee, who will now be without their…

Report:  Next NBA Season To Start On Time

Report: Next NBA Season To Start On Time

By Adam Roberts – 6/11/2021 The next NBA season will be reportedly starting on time after the current one was delayed due to the pandemic. According to The Athletic, the next season is reportedly slated to begin October 19th. That would put the NBA back on its regularly scheduled format to allow for 82 games.…

Packers TE Jace Sternberger Suspended First Two Games

Packers TE Jace Sternberger Suspended First Two Games

By Adam Roberts – 6/11/2021 As Green Bay Packer minicamp wrapped up yesterday, the story of the day came not on anything related to Aaron Rodgers’s holdout or a Jordan Love touchdown throw. It was about an incident from last year that has resulted in punishment now for tight end Jace Sternberger. The third-year Packer will…

Reports: College Football Playoff May Expand To 12 Teams

Reports: College Football Playoff May Expand To 12 Teams

By Adam Roberts – 6/10/2021 It won’t happen right away but the College Football Playoff may be expanding to a 12 team format. Reports throughout the day say the CFP committee will propose the expansion when it meets next week. The committee will reportedly recommend the playoff include the six highest-ranked conference champions and the…

Packers Officially Announce Full Capacity Plans

Packers Officially Announce Full Capacity Plans

By Adam Roberts – 6/10/2021 Aerial shots above Lambeau Field this upcoming season will have decidedly more human beings in them. The team today confirmed it plans to host fans at full capacity at games and other events this summer and fall. Those extra events include the annual shareholders meeting on July 26th and Packers…

Cain, Shaw Injury Updates As Milwaukee Looks For Series Win vs Cincinnati

Cain, Shaw Injury Updates As Milwaukee Looks For Series Win vs Cincinnati

By Adam Roberts – 6/10/2021 While the Brewers have overall been on a hot streak of late, their winning ways were paused yesterday evening in Cincinnati. Searching for their sixth straight victory, Milwaukee ran into rookie pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez. The Havana product went seven innings giving up just two runs with seven strikeouts in the…