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Packers defense steps up Submitted: 10/20/2014
GREEN BAY - Cam Newton didn't run all over the Packers Sunday.

The Panthers quarterback had 240 yards of offense against Green Bay.

The defense also sacked Newton three times.

Coach Mike McCarthy believes they executed their defensive plan well.


"We hit our targets, defensively we needed to stop Cam Newton," said McCarthy. "He was our focus all week. We have a lot of respect for what he does and what he does in that scheme."


Newton also threw an interception.

The Packers defensive lines pressured him throughout the game.

Players credit depth for the success up front.

"We got a lot of guys who can rush the passer," said Packers linebacker Julius Peppers. "That's pretty much been the story all season. I've been saying that we have a lot of guys that can rush and guys come in a take advantage of the opportunity. So we just got to keep sending fresh guys in waves."

The Packers are tied with Lions in the NFC North.

They'll play the New Orleans Saints Sunday here on Newswatch 12.



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Packers look to continue growthSubmitted: 10/20/2014

GREEN BAY - The Packers didn't let Cam Newton and the zone read dominate their defense Sunday.

The Carolina Panthers only scored three points in the first half.

The Packers coaching staff thinks the team showed what can happen when they win on the line of scrimmage

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Green Bay offense finding its stride Submitted: 10/20/2014

GREEN BAY - The Packers can score pretty quickly.

They were up 21-0 after their first three possessions to start the game Sunday.

Green Bay averages more than 28 points a game.

That ranks second behind the Indianapolis Colts.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks the offensive success start after changes a few weeks ago.

"Being very efficient, that started in the Chicago game," Rodgers said. "Seven plays with 38 points. I would guess the plays weren't extremely high, we had a lot of point production."

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The Green Bay Defense Has a Goal Submitted: 10/19/2014

GREEN BAY - Green Bay looked unstoppable in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Carolina.

They put up 21 points quickly and the defense did its job. When both sides of the ball are clicking, the Packers soar.

"The defense is playing I would say kind of more like the 2010 season," said Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. "They are really shutting teams down, we're starting fast. We had 21 first quarter points. We are making them pretty one dimensional which we wanted to do especially the way Cam ran the ball last week."

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Badgers unanimous Big Ten basketball favoriteSubmitted: 10/16/2014

CHICAGO - The Wisconsin Badgers will head into this basketball season as the unanimous Big Ten favorite.

Every voting member of the conference media picked the Badgers to win the Big Ten at conference media days in Chicago.

The media selected Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky as its preseason player of the year.

The Badgers return four starters to a team that went 30-8 and reached its first Final Four since 2000.

Michigan State and Ohio State completed the top three preseason favorites.

Kaminsky is joined by fellow Badger Sam Dekker on the preseason All-Big Ten first team.

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Green Bay named Horizon League preseason favoriteSubmitted: 10/16/2014

GREEN BAY - Green Bay is the preseason favorite to repeat as champion in Horizon League men's basketball.

The league's defending player of the year, Keifer Sykes of the Phoenix, was named Preseason Player of the Year in voting by the league's coaches, media and sports information directors announced Wednesday.

Green Bay captured 32 of the 41 first-place votes cast, finishing with 357 total points and claiming first place in the poll. The Phoenix are led by Sykes, who has a chance to become the first back-to-back Horizon League Player of the Year since Rashad Phillips of Detroit in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.

Cleveland State placed second in the poll. The Vikings were the only other team besides Green Bay to receive first-place votes, finishing with nine.

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Rodgers on roll for Packers, but seeks improvementSubmitted: 10/16/2014

GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson couldn't resist taking a good-natured dig at his prolific quarterback.

Yeah, he's seen better from Aaron Rodgers, who has 15 touchdowns and just one interception going into this weekend's game against Carolina.

The one pick came in the season opener. Since then, near-perfection.

"The year we went 15-1, I don't know, our offense was pretty ridiculous right there," Nelson said about the 2011 season. "So I don't know, but I think I've seen better." Nelson hesitated for a second and smiled, "I'll just give it to him that way."

Green Bay is on a three-game winning streak, tied atop the NFC North at 4-2 with Detroit. In that span, Rodgers is 58 of 87 for 722 yards passing, with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions.

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LeBron sits, Love scores 25 as Cavs beat BucksSubmitted: 10/15/2014

CLEVELAND - Kevin Love, picking up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scored 25 points and Dion Waiters added 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.

Love made five 3-pointers and also shook off banging his right knee while making a basket in the lane during the third quarter. He and Waiters spent the fourth quarter on the bench.

Bucks rookie Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft, scored 18 in 27 minutes. He and some of Milwaukee's other starters played into the fourth quarter as first-year coach Jason Kidd worked on some things with his young team.

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Packers building character a game at a time Submitted: 10/14/2014

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GREEN BAY - The Packers put on a show Sunday coming from behind to beat the Dolphins.

The team is now on a three game winning streak.

They think they are continuing to build character one game at a time.

"I think the big part of winning in this league is confidence, adds to your confidence," said Packers Head Coach, Mike McCarthy. "It's an investment in confidence in one another."

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Packers Ready for the DolphinsSubmitted: 10/11/2014

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GREEN BAY - The Packers will go for three wins in a row tomorrow in Miami.

The last time Green Bay played the Dolphins was in October of 2010.

The Packers lost that game in Green Bay 23-20

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Marquette must go small in Wojo's 1st yearSubmitted: 10/10/2014

- Steve Wojciechowski is going to have to lean on his guards in his first year as Marquette's head coach.

The Golden Eagles have only one player taller than 6-foot-7, and 6-11 center Luke Fischer isn't eligible to play until mid-December because he's a transfer. Still, Wojciechowski is excited as he begins his first training camp at Marquette.

Wojciechowski replaced Buzz Williams, who left in the spring to take the head coaching job at Virginia Tech.

Senior point guard Derrick Wilson is back. Marquette picked up experience in BYU transfer Matt Carlino, who can play immediately. Deonte Burton, the 6-4 swingman, might provide the most athletic scoring punch among returnees.

Marquette also picked up good news for 2015 when highly touted in-state prospect Henry Ellenson gave a verbal commitment to the school.

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