4:19 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Bradford Beach 'Set' For Stop On Pro Volleyball Tour

All are welcome to Bradford Beach this weekend for the AVP beach volleyball tournament
Mitch Teich

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. 

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Arts & Culture
11:01 am
Fri June 6, 2014

New Bucks Owners Want to Connect with Community and Fans to Better the Team

The Milwaukee 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.
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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.

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2:20 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers' Ballpark Pup a Hit with Players and Fans Alike

The Milwaukee Brewers' unofficial spring training mascot Hank takes a break from fielding balls during practice.
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The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a cue from Olympic athletes saving the street dogs of Sochi.

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12:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Five Things You Might Not Know About Biathlon

Biathlete Carolyn (Treacy) Bramante represented the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
courtesy Carolyn Bramante

2006 Olympic biathlete Carolyn Bramante talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

You say you've been watching hours of coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics?  Then you've probably run across biathlon, that seemingly odd hybrid of target shooting and cross-country skiing.

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4:20 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Four Wisconsin Athletes to Watch in Sochi

US Olympic long-track speedskater Sugar Todd graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in 2008.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and sports contributor Howie Magner talk about Wisconsinites at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Fifteen Wisconsin athletes will be among the American contingent at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  That ties the Badger State for fourth-most in the country.

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Arts & Culture
7:14 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Forget Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Baseball Souvenirs Were Invented in Milwaukee

Merchandise sold at Milwaukee Brewers game
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews sportswriter Steve Rushin.

Everybody wants a piece of baseball history, but it turns out, souvenirs are a unique part of the game's story in their own right.

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8:08 am
Thu November 14, 2013

UWM Women's Basketball Coach Has 'High Expectations' for Young Team

Co-captain Kimee Chandler is one of three seniors on the UWM Panthers women's basketball team.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews UWM Panthers women’s basketball coach Kyle Rechlitz.

The UW-Milwaukee Panthers women’s basketball team opens its regular season Thursday night, at home, against the University of Wisconsin.

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4:17 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Book Takes a Swing at Red Sox Nation's Universal Appeal

Red Sox fans step up to the plate to share their stories in a new book.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Greg Pearson about the Red Sox.

The first pitch of the 2013 World Series is scheduled for this evening at Fenway Park in Boston. 

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Arts & Culture
3:07 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Reviving Simbas Soccer Club a New Goal

Efforts to revive the old Simbas youth soccer club in Milwaukee are underway.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews writer James Carlton about the Simbas soccer club.

Thousands of kids in the Milwaukee area play youth soccer, but the vast majority of the sport is played by kids who live outside the city itself.

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Arts & Culture
4:55 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Is the Bucks' Fan Outreach Working?

The Milwaukee Bucks are making an effort to build team loyalty among its fan base.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews sports contributor Howie Magner.

The controversy continues surrounding calls for a new basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee.

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