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Growing up in West Bend, I never would have believed that I would get the chance to cover events such as Super Bowls and Final Fours and Major League playoff games and NASCAR events as a Milwaukee sportscaster. In between, there have been so many feature stories with folks who excel far from the spotlight.
With continually evolving technology, there are more and more exciting ways to share those stories. This job is never the same from day to day, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun.
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INDIANAPOLIS — We all know Aaron Rodgers will again be the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers going into next season. But could the team draft his possible predecessor this year? Friday, Mar. 2 was a big day for a lot of the attendees of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, because it’s quarterback day. Kyler Murray might be the number-one draft choice — he was certainly the number one draw in terms of media attention. He met the […]
INDIANAPOLIS — New Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga is on the lookout in Indianapolis. Special teams players can be found here. And the Packers need some. “I hope I get to do that at the next level. I think special teams is a fun thing to play. I love special teams,” said Travis Homer, former Miami Hurricanes running back. “I mean it’s a job, you just do what you have to do to help the team win,” […]
INDIANAPOLIS — NFL football teams are always looking for good offensive lineman. It seems like the Wisconsin Badgers always put some good offensive lineman out to the pros. Three of them were on hand this year at the NFL Scouting Combine. “It’s awesome having those guys around. If I have questions or if they have questions, it just makes the whole process more comfortable,” said Beau Benzschawel, former Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman. Michael Deiter, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards all […]
INDIANAPOLIS — The annual NFL Scouting Combine is about more than just evaluating athletes physically and mentally. There is an awful a lot of football infrastructure in place at what is basically the NFL’s offseason convention — with scouts, coaches, general managers and player personnel together in Indianapolis, along with draft prospects. “I think just to try to get a feel for what is coming out in the draft, and try to learn these players as best we can, and […]
INDIANAPOLIS — There is a new crop of prospects every year at the NFL Scouting Combine. But a team like the Packers still goes with what it knows. Brian Gutekunst, the general manager is a product of the Ted Thompson, Ron Wolf school. So the Packers put a lot emphasis on the opportunity to interview these prospects during the time here at Indy.”) “I tried to put a personality with the player, that’s important. We’ll always have,” Gutekunst said. “Each individual […]
INDIANAPOLIS — After not making the playoffs the past two seasons, the Green Bay Packers seek an infusion of talent during the off-season — starting with the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren found out what’s on the team’s wish list. The Packers have two first-round draft choices. “We always want, obviously you are looking for skill sets within each position, but really tough players that are really smart and really love to compete,” said Matt LaFleur, […]
MILWAUKEE — The “Special Six” joined Marquette University’s basketball program after a 9-22 season. As seniors, they’re headed for a third straight NCAA appearance. They hope to go out on top, but they already know they’ll go out having made a difference. “I think they put their stamp on the national stage. When they came to us recruiting wise, we said, ‘We’re going to be a Top 10 program,’ and we did it — and we got there with this […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University Golden Eagles picked up a lot of victories at Fiserv Forum this winter, and the new arena’s staff picked up a lot of fans thanks, in part, to the way those fans walk out the door. To say that Fiserv Forum opened to high expectations in August of 2018 would be accurate. The tenants, the Bucks and Golden Eagles, have only amped up the emotions with their success in the building, and […]
MILWAUKEE — For four years, Brandon Mantz played baseball at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He was a conference scholar-athlete all four years and batted .341 as a senior. “Really good student. Really good athlete. Always had a positive spin on things, no matter if it was after a bad day — always had a smile on his face, and that’s the reason why so many people, including me, really enjoyed being around Brandon. Very competitive. He held his own in the […]
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff met with reporters Monday, Feb. 18 at Lambeau Field, and one new coach said he’s really looking to catch on with the team. His success might be tied to that of one player who already proved to be a leader on the field. Alvis Whitted coached the green and gold for the last several seasons — the green and gold of Colorado State University. His work with the wide receivers there […]
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers head into the 2019 season with a new head coach and other new coaches tasked with turning the team around, and that includes getting QB Aaron Rodgers back to his MVP form. Rodgers had one of the poorest statistical seasons of his NFL career in 2018, but he’s still Aaron Rodgers. “He’s one of those guys that can kind of pretty much do a lot of everything, so I think a lot of […]
RIVER HILLS — The best coaches can lead by word and by deed. One volleyball coach in River Hills is setting quite the example for his team. Every player on the 18-year-old Wisconsin Premier Volleyball Club team has the chance to play the sport in college. The girls concluded their high school seasons and are now practicing and playing tournaments as a select group with a high-octane coach. “I would say enthusiastic. Just a lot of fun to be around. […]