Update, 8:30 p.m., July 3: Big Bend native Bill Kolinske successfully advanced out of the qualifying round and will play in the main draw this weekend.
The Milwaukee Brewers are out of town over this long weekend, but sports fans have another – unique option to scratch their pro sports itch. The Association of Volleyball Professionals professional beach volleyball tour makes a full stop in Milwaukee this weekend for the first time since the late ‘90s.
The NBA Finals are underway, and not surprisingly, they don’t involve the Milwaukee Bucks. But there’s still some buzz about basketball around town. The Bucks will have the second pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and the team’s new owners have made a big effort to connect with the city’s fan base.
"They seemed very very comfortable – not just with Milwaukee and Milwaukee fans, but with selling their vision of the Bucks to those people," says Magner.