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Anthony Lamarr updates 'We're Smelling Roses' for 2012, rhymes Abbrederis

Anthony Lamarr, along with Cascia Films, has released a 2012 version of his popular "We're Smelling Roses" hip-hop tribute just days after the Badgers beat Michigan State for the Big Ten title. >More
 Bucky's still in it

Wisconsin finished the 2008 college football season with a 7-6 record after being trounced by Florida State in something called the "Champs Sports Bowl." Since then, the Badgers' record is 31-7, including 1-1 in bowls. No other team in the Big Ten has 30 wins over that span, not even the traditional heavyweights like Ohio State (29-9) and Michigan (22-15). Currently top-ranked Louisiana State is just one game better (32-6). >More
 Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, by the numbers

ESPN has dubbed this the Year of the Quarterback, because apparently the most celebrated position in sports doesn't get enough time under the spotlight. When can we expect the Month of the Defensive Tackle? Week of the Punter? >More
 Kids sports and sexual abuse

A couple years ago, I was recruited to help coach my son's football team, which is sponsored by a Catholic church. Before the season started, my fellow coaches and I were required to complete a church program called Virtus, which entailed spending a few hours going over the telltale signs of childhood sexual abuse and what to do should any become evident. There were also stern warnings about never being alone with a child and permission to view with suspicion those adults who seem to be looking for those opportunities. >More
 The cult of Joe Paterno

When you walk the charming streets of State College, Pa., and the Penn State campus, it's clear that Nittany Lions football isn't just a pastime there, it's what drives the community and university life. Images of "JoePa" are everywhere, particularly in the windows of the college bookstore, where you can buy life-sized cardboard cutouts of coach Joe Paterno. >More
 Let's talk about a perfect Green Bay Packers season

A few weeks ago, pundits were wondering if it was too early to mention Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson and the Heisman Trophy in the same sentence, thereby doing exactly that. As it turns out, it most certainly was. But that truth hasn't stopped the same guys from now wondering whether it's too early to talk about the Green Bay Packers, one game shy of the halfway point, finishing the season without a loss. >More
 Prime-time pigskin

Last Saturday's sweater weather made it ideal for college football, so my son and I hopped in the car and headed up to UW-Oshkosh to see the Titans take on UW-Whitewater, a clash between the top two teams in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Whitewater is once again the top-ranked Division III team in the country and looking to "three-peat" as national champs. But Oshkosh is a program on the rise, and Whitewater was lucky to escape Titan Stadium with a three-point victory. >More
 The best and the brightest

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was easily the most exciting player in college football last year and was rewarded with the Heisman Trophy. But his stop at three colleges in four years -- along with allegations that his family had sought money from recruiters -- made it hard for anyone to refer to him as a student athlete with a straight face. Newton viewed school as a means to get to the NFL, not an opportunity for intellectual inquiry. >More
 Can new coach Bobbie Kelsey turn UW women's basketball around?

Running lines is an age-old college basketball practice tradition. The team lines up on the baseline. The shot clock is set for the time to beat. The whistle blows. And they're off. Players run to the nearest foul line and back to the baseline. Then to the midcourt line and back to the baseline. Next to the distant foul line and back. And, finally, all the way to the other baseline and back. >More
 The Brewers' pitching problem

A baseball cliché you're likely to hear a lot during the playoffs is "good pitching beats good hitting." That is, except when it doesn't. Philadelphia, the team with by far the best pitching in Major League Baseball this season, is still trying to figure out how its staff of Cy Young and postseason MVP winners could have been eliminated by St. Louis in the divisional round. >More
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