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Rick Solem

Sports, news journalist since 2002. | Hometown: Greenville, Wis. | Avid noonball basketballer and sand volleyballer in La Crosse | Two-time Waupaca Boatride first-round playoff loser | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Cut from UW-SP's basketball team in 2000 on Midnight Madness as a junior walk-on | Went on to become UW-SP intramural basketball champion | Then UW-SP club lacrosse defenseman with two career goals (on two shots).

Analysis: In tough NBA times, games not the top priority

The foremost priority in the NBA right now is health, keeping everyone in the league and around the game as safe as possible while playing as the coronavirus pandemic still rages. The next priority for players: shining light on issues where they feel true equality doesn’t exist. Basketball is a clear third. Games are still […]

Bucks vs. new-look Nets part of NBA’s showcase on MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., day is always a big showcase for the NBA, and Monday’s is a even more interesting for Milwaukee Bucks fans. The Bucks play the new-look Brooklyn Nets with James Harden, alongside Kevin Durant but whether Kyrie Irving plays still is — like a lot of things with Irving — unknown. The […]

Column: Brady moves on, making history with every throw

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring. If that doesn’t get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the thought of Brady heading to Green Bay next weekend to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will. Lambeau Field […]

La Crosse’s Davis looks to bust out of slump Friday for Badgers, up against Rutgers

It was his first-ever scoreless game, but La Crosse native Jonathan Davis has always found a way to contribute over his young collegiate career. The shots haven’t fallen of late for the freshman guard, but not many shots fell last time out for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, which was blown out by […]

La Crosse’s Davis scoreless for 1st time, as Michigan blows out Badgers in Top 10 matchup

A much anticipated matchup between two Top 10 teams in college basketball ended up being a severe letdown for Wisconsin fans last night. No. 7 Michigan destroyed the ninth-ranked Badgers 77-54. The Wolverines had a stretch from the first half into the second where they outscored the Badgers 43-6. La Crosse native Jonathan Davis, for […]

Packers QB Rodgers says he will guest-host on ‘Jeopardy!’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he will be a guest host on “Jeopardy!” during the offseason. The show is currently using a series of interim hosts to replace Alex Trebek, who died of cancer on Nov. 8. That process began when record-holding contestant Ken Jennings made his debut […]

Packers opening up Lambeau for limited fans

About 6,000 fans will be allowed into Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers divisional playoff game next weekend. Last game, healthcare workers and first responders were allowed to watch. The 6,000 seats will be put up for sale to season-ticket holders. Seating will be socially distanced, fans seated in groups of two, four or […]

La Crosse’s Davis struggles with shot, but hits career high in rebounds, steals as Badgers win in 2OT

It took two jumpers in the final seconds by D’mitrik Trice to force two overtimes, before the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team finally put away Indiana. La Crosse native Jonathan Davis didn’t shoot well but, again, did some of the little things to help the No. 8 Badgers win 80-73 at the Kohl Center. […]

La Crosse’s Davis plays second-most minutes, scores 8 as Badgers take down Minnesota

Another solid performance from La Crosse native Jonathan Davis for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team in beating No. 21 Minnesota on Thursday. The freshman, Davis, had eight points, three rebounds, a steal and a turnover in 30 minutes, as the No. 6 Badgers beat Minnesota at Williams Arena 71-59. Check out the steal […]

WATCH: La Crosse’s Jonathan Davis with the steal and the jam for the Badgers

La Crosse’s Jonathan Davis had eight points, three rebounds, a steal and a turnover in 30 minutes, as the No. 6 University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team beat Minnesota at Williams Arena 71-59. Here’s that steal. TOP PHOTO: Johnny Davis (PHOTO: UWBadgers.com) Related posts: AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU’s masterpiece, Michigan’s mess La Crosse’s Kobe […]

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