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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

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

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

Former Beloit student convicted in hate crime hoax

A year and a half after the initial arrest, a sentencing has been made to resolve the hate crime hoax incident that struck Beloit College in spring 2017. Former Beloit College student Michael Tyler Kee was found guilty of disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor,

‘Beloit Forward’ plan hopes to tackle college’s deficit

In response to its ongoing financial issues, Beloit College has announced the initiation of its “Beloit Forward” plan. Officially revealed on Thursday, Aug. 23, the plan is described as a “collaborative effort” that focuses on “confronting an array of complex challenges that threaten the financial

Ohtani ready to make splash in MLB with Angels

Two-way players in baseball are a rarity in the modern era. While not necessarily uncommon at the high school and, to some extent, college level, two-way players– meaning those who excel and play full-time both on the mound and at the plate– are usually forced

College facing deficit for 2017-2018 academic year

Beloit College is facing an operating budget deficit of nearly $2 million for the 2017-2018 academic year. Beloit College president Scott Bierman and several others addressed the issue at the Academic Senate meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in front of an audience of students and

Two Door Cinema Club: Lost within their own genre

Although they were relatively unknown for the first several years of their existence, Two Door Cinema Club quickly became a household name within the indie rock scene following the release of their 2010 debut album, Tourist History. Part of what made the Northern Ireland-based group