Stories tagged: "Sports"

VIDEO: The History of WI’s Hayward Hurricanes

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED how the Hayward Hurricanes in northwest Wisconsin officially got their team name? @upnorthnews HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED how the Hayward Hurricanes in northwest Wisconsin officially got their team name? UpNorth correspondent @_thenorthernnerd_ shed some light on the not-so-Wisconsin inspired moniker. Check out Dalton’s Hayward history lesson and don’t forget to share...

Matt Atkinson said there have been a lot of boos and jeers throughout his two decades officiating, but he still has a passion for the job.  Photo courtesy Matt Atkinson
The Reason Behind Wisconsin’s Referee Shortage? Unruly Spectators.

Games are being rescheduled, postponed, and even canceled because there aren’t enough officials available, and the WIAA is pointing to parents as the problem. On a typical Thursday or Friday night, Matt Atkinson of Eau Claire can be found on a football field or basketball court. Now starting his 24th year as an official for...

MLB’s Most Clever Logo Was Created by an Eau Claire Art Major

It’s the simplistic creativity of the Milwaukee Brewers’ ball-in-glove logo that has stood the test of time. And it’s all thanks to a UW-Eau Claire art student.   When the Brewers were looking to rebrand in 1977, they didn’t turn to a big professional design firm or focus groups. They asked their fans. At the...

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We Ranked Brewers’ Ballpark Foods By Just How Wisconsin They Really Are

Surely a trip to the ballpark isn’t just about the game. It’s also about the grub. While there are a number of innovative new dishes for sale this season (elote tater tots, anyone?), we went to American Family Field with one mission in mind: to find, try, and rank the most “Wisconsin” foods available.

‘The Sport of the Future’: Wisconsin is Jumping on the Soccer Bandwagon

DID YOU KNOW? Soccer fandom in the US is expected to increase by 24 million people by the year 2026-- when America co-hosts the World Cup.

The Best Moments in Wisconsin Sports in 2022

From the Bucks, Badgers, and Brewers to our beloved Packers– sports unite us, win or lose. Unfortunately, 2022 seemed to include an often-unexpected amount of the latter. But there were still many bright spots. Here are a few standouts!

Meet the UW-Madison Student Up for NFL Fan of the Year

Even though the Packers (most likely) won't make Super Bowl LVII, Anna Linberg will still be repping Green Bay at the Big Game-- as the youngest nominee in this season's fan contest. Vote for her today!