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Review: Thank U, Next: Maroon 5’s halftime show was basic

There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5′s halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary. And those who came to help save the day didn’t do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed. Even the gospel choir singer […]

UW-L sweeps Point for first time in 24 years, improves to 8-0 at home

It’s starting to come together, especially at Mitchell Hall. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s basketball team improved to 8-0 at Mitchell Hall this season, after a 60-52 win against UW-Stevens Point. It’s the first time the Eagles have swept UW-SP since the 1994-95. Terek Nesheim scored 10 of his 12 points in the second […]

Report blasts Michigan State’s handling of sex cases

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Education report says Michigan State University’s failure to detect and stop sexual assaults by now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar indicates a lack of institutional control. The report also accuses the East Lansing school of being out of compliance in areas under the Clery Act, which requires […]

UW-La Crosse basketball games postponed tonight

Due to weather, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has postponed its basketball games scheduled for tonight. Both men’s and women’s basketball games against UW-Stevens Point will now be played Thursday. The 25th-ranked UW-L men will be at home against No. 20 UW-SP, the women are in Stevens Point. With that, Thursday’s wrestling dual against UW-SP […]

Aquinas seeks 45th consecutive victory, as it hosts Onalaska tonight on WKTY

A big showdown featured on WKTY tonight, as the defending state champion Aquinas High School girls basketball team hosts Onalaska. The teams are Nos. 1 and 2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference. The Blugolds (16-0, 7-0) are the No. 1 ranked team in Division 4. A win tonight will give Aquinas its 45th consecutive win, […]

No breaks for UW-L, heading into UW-RF matchup tonight

It’s been a whirlwind 10 days for the UW-La Crosse men’s basketball team. During that span, the Eagles (12-5 overal, 5-1 WIAC) blew out then-No. 14 UW-Whitewater (13-4, 2-4), edged ninth-ranked UW-Stevens Point (11-5, 3-3) on the road and lost by six at UW-Oshkosh (16-1, 6-0), which is ranked now ranked fourth in Division III. […]

Brewers back in hunt for Moustakas

The Milwaukee Brewers are back in the hunt for third baseman Mike Moustakas. They’re not the only ones, however. The San Diego Padres are also eyeing the 30-year-old, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, along with the Philadelphia Phillies. Milwaukee got Moustakas from the Kansas City Royals at the trade deadline last season. Upon […]

UW-L drops No. 9 UW-SP, snapping 20-year losing streak

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — It’s been a good week for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s basketball team. First the Eagles took down 14th-ranked UW-Whitewater over the weekend. Wednesday, down went No. 9 UW-Stevens Point with a 61-57 win. That snapped a 24-game losing streak at UW-SP in Quandt Fieldhouse. The streak dates back to […]

After knocking off No. 14 UW-W, things don’t get easier for UW-La Crosse

Coming off a blowout win that knocked 14th-ranked team in Division III down to No. 23, things doing get any easier for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s basketball team. In fact, one could argue they get more difficult. The Eagles improved to 11-4 overall and 4-0 in the WIAC after a 75-60 win Saturday […]

La Crosse’s King plays 27 minutes off bench, hits clutch FTs but doesn’t shoot well

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Statistically, La Crosse native Kobe King didn’t do much in the 64-60 loss to Maryland on Monday. The redshirt freshman for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team did play 27 minutes. King didn’t shoot great — just 1-for-6 from the field, 1 of 2 from beyond the arc. But, after being down […]

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