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."

When the offense is on a roll like it was in the first quarter the defense knows its mission is to get number 12 back on the field.

"Anytime the offense is rolling like that as a defense you want to feed them," said Packers cornerback, Tramon Williams. "You want to get off the field on third downs. Get the ball back to them as quick as possible and obviously they showed what they can do today and that's the way we need to play pretty much every week."

"We want to get them the ball back when they have it going and they had it going pretty good early in the game," said Packers linebacker, Julius Peppers. "It was good timing for us to play good. Get a couple of 3 and outs and get Aaron the ball back."

The Packers look to continue the good play into New Orleans next Sunday night.

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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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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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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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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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Caldwell-Pope, Drummond lead Pistons past BucksSubmitted: 10/10/2014

- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, Andre Drummond added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-80 on Thursday night in a preseason game.

Former Pistons Khris Middleton (13 points) and Brandon Knight (11 points, seven assists) led Milwaukee, which turned the ball over 23 times for 26 Detroit points.

Caldwell-Pope had 18 points off the bench in Detroit's overtime win over Chicago on Tuesday, while Drummond added 13, but both players had their defensive performances criticized by Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Against the Bucks, Caldwell-Pope moved into the starting lineup when Jodie Meeks was sidelined by back spasms, while Drummond was a reserve as Van Gundy experiments with his post rotation of Drummond, Josh Smith and Greg Monroe.

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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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Packers will try to beat the heat in MiamiSubmitted: 10/08/2014

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will try to beat the heat and the Miami Dolphins this weekend.

The forecast on Sunday in Miami calls for a humid day with a high in the mid-80s and a chance of thunderstorms.

In other words, nothing like Wisconsin in October. Coach Mike McCarthy joked that he had to wear sunblock on Wednesday, with a chilly wind blowing and temperatures in the low 50s.

This is a franchise that has thrived in cold weather. The Packers haven't played a regular season game with the temperature above 80 degrees since 2009, a 38-28 loss at Tampa.

So ``hydration'' is the keyword this week for the game. McCarthy also likes the impact of the new conditioning program instituted this year.

The Packers (3-2) have won two straight.

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College Football Hall of Fame InductionSubmitted: 10/08/2014

- Former quarterbacks Tommie Frazier and Danny Wuerffel are among 12 players and two coaches who were enshrined last night at the College Football Hall of Fame. The induction class also includes Heisman winners Vinny Testaverde and Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne.

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