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Minor league baseball president visits Beloit Snappers

On Tuesday, Mar. 14, Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Conner visited Beloit to discuss the future of the Snappers and baseball in the city. He described his visit as “enlightening and positive” while acknowledging the Snappers’ urgency for a new stadium in order to keep

Lake Forest snaps St. Norbert’s historic streak

The St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wis.) men’s basketball team saw its 50-game home winning streak against Midwest Conference opponents snapped on Friday, Feb. 24. The Green Knights (19-5) were stunned 73-70 after Lake Forest College’s sterling performance in the second half of the MWC

Spring Training under way as pitchers, catchers report

After what felt like the briefest offseason in recent history, baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers have already begun their first full workouts, with most of them reporting to their teams between Feb. 13 and 16. Position players are now making their ways to spring

New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI

Despite facing a 25-point deficit as late as the third quarter, Tom Brady and the Patriots pulled off arguably the most stunning comeback in Super Bowl history. After a slow start that saw their defense unable to contain a lethal Atlanta running game, New England

Beloit PD, #BlackLivesMatter collaborate for Q&A

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the City of Beloit Police Department and #BlackLivesMatterBeloit collaborated to give the presentation “Conversations with the Beloit Community — Beloit College: Traffic Stops.” It was the first of three conversations to take place this semester, all sponsored by #BlackLivesMatterBeloit, in hopes

Royals pitcher Ventura, 25, dies in car crash

The Kansas City Royals announced on Sunday, Jan. 22 that Yordano Ventura, a promising right-handed pitcher and a key part of the organization’s recent success, was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Reports from the Dominican Republic said the crash happened

Steelers’ Brown leaks controversial locker room video

Courtesy of star wide receiver Antonio Brown, the Pittsburgh Steelers have garnered a plethora of unwanted spotlight heading into their AFC Championship matchup against the New England Patriots. Following Pittsburgh’s playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jan. 15, Brown recorded and streamed

Baseball writers hand out NL and AL awards

With the World Series over, MLB’s 2016 award season is in full swing. This past week, the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, Most Valuable Player and Manager of the Year awards were handed out for both the National and American Leagues. It was mostly