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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).

Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson will return after 7-game absence for hamstring injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson was activated from injured reserve on Tuesday, cleared to return to action after missing two months with a hamstring injury. […]

No. 4 UW-La Crosse hosts top-ranked North Central in NCAA quarterfinals

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team is getting set to host the defending National Champions on Saturday in the Division III playoffs. The fourth-ranked Eagles get a quarterfinal game […]

In Elite Eight, 11th-ranked UW-La Crosse loses heartbreaker against No. 2 team in nation

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Up against the second-ranked team in the nation, in the Elite Eight of the Division III playoffs, the 11th-ranked UW-La Crosse women’s soccer team had the […]

Ethan Gregg wins DIII National Title, as UW-L takes 2nd as team, losing championship by 1 point

UW-La Crosse’s Ethan Gregg is the NCAA Division III cross country champion, while his team finished one point out from sweeping the title. The senior became the second runner in […]

Packers’ Watson believes he still has time to step up his production during frustrating season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson remains confident he can turn his disappointing season around. After all, he has done it before. “At some […]

UW-L football coach Janus hopes to shatter attendance record again, as Eagles host playoff for 1st time since 2006

Earlier this season, 5,414 came to watch the UW-La Crosse football team beat UW-Oshkosh, setting the attendance record at Roger Harring Stadium. Saturday, UW-L coach Matt Janus hopes they can […]

White rushes for 240 yards and a TD, as Aquinas wins third consecutive state title

MADISON, Wis. — For the third consecutive season, the Aquinas High School football team is state champs. Kyle White rushed 32 times for 240 yards as the Blugolds defeated Wrightstown […]

La Crosse’s Donarksi solid all-around game, as No. 17 Tar Heels improve to 3-0

La Crosse native Lexi Donarski had eight points, three steals, three assists and three rebounds in helping the No. 17 North Carolina women’s basketball team improve to 3-0. Donarski, who […]

UW-L football coach Matt Janus ahead of 1st home playoff since 2006

The accomplishments for the UW-La Crosse football team have piled up .Eagles coach Matt Janus joined La Crosse Talk PM on Tuesday, taking a few minutes off from watching game […]

Aquinas graduate Lexi Donarski set to start 3rd game for No. 17 North Carolina

La Crosse native Lexi Donarski is set to make her third start for the 17th-ranked North Carolina women’s basketball team Wednesday. The Tar Heels host Hampton at 10 a.m. Donarksi […]

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