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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Independent pro baseball team Milwaukee Milkmen to debut in 2019

Wisconsin will introduce its first American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team, the “Milwaukee Milkmen,” in 2019. ROC Ventures – a management firm in the sports, entertainment and real estate industries – introduced the team on Monday, Sept. 17. Wisconsin’s first independent team will begin

U.S. Open highlights the poor treatment of Serena Williams

In Tennis’ U.S. Open Women’s Final, tennis superstar Serena Williams got into a heated disagreement with a referee, Carlos Ramos, after he accused her of cheating. The ref saw Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, making a hand gesture, with his hands six inches apart moving in

A’s, Snappers agree to extension through 2020

The Oakland Athletics announced on Friday, Sept. 21 that they would be continuing their Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Class A Beloit Snappers. The two-year agreement guarantees that the Snappers will remain affiliated with the A’s through 2020. “We’re very happy to extend our

New Faculty Profiles: Prof. Nahir Otaño-Gracia

“I found out that my strength is that I don’t give up,” Professor Nahir Otaño-Gracia explained, remembering the difficulty she had when learning Old Norse, Old Irish and Old English. Otaño-Gracia has translated texts from each of these languages, is proficient in French and Creole

Hendricks company adds property in Janesville amidst flurry of headlines

Hendricks Commercial Properties, one of several companies owned by Beloit College trustee and billionaire Diane Hendricks, recently completed a $26.5 million purchase of five Janesville industrial and commercial properties. The acquisition comes amidst a busy couple of weeks for the company, whose projects have made

Snappers sign MOU, receive green light for new ballpark

It appears that the Snappers will remain in Beloit and could be playing out of a new ballpark by 2020. Two local investor groups have bought the team, according to a Memorandum of Understanding announced by the franchise in early September. “The Beloit Snappers signed