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The Unlikely Salvation of the Milwaukee Bucks

The funding proposal for the Milwaukee Bucks arena cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday when the Wisconsin Assembly approved the $250 million bill by a 52-34 vote. After months of fierce debate, the arena deal passed the Wisconsin Legislature with surprising ease. Ultimately it was unlikely bipartisan support and a social media-fueled grassroots effort that delivered the necessary “yay” […]

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Milwaukee Bucks Arena Funding Passes Senate

The Wisconsin Senate made a rare display of bipartisanship on Wednesday by passing a $250 million financing deal for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The measure passed by a 21-10 margin, which included 16 votes from Republicans and 5 from Democrats. Support for the proposal was tenuous until a pair of important modifications allowed it to gain bipartisan support. First, Milwaukee […]

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Bucks Add Shooter, Depth in Draft

Fans of the Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Bucks had a fleeting moment of excitement during the first round of last night’s NBA Draft. The Bucks were on the clock with the 17th pick and, surprisingly, Sam Dekker was there of the taking. While it would have been a nice bit of synergy to have a former […]

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Caron Butler Woo’d Back To Milwaukee Bucks

Racine’s own Caron Butler will be playing for the Milwaukee Bucks once again, according to a story by the Journal Times. According to a story by ESPN, the Milwaukee Bucks traded Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons and in return will get two-time NBA All-Star Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. Butler played for the Bucks […]

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Milwaukee Bucks finally get signature win

Part of the fun of watching a young team with tremendous upside is that wins and losses don’t matter as much. This removes a lot of stress from the game-watching experience because what’s most important is that your team shows signs of improvement, even in defeat. Fortunately “improving” and “winning” are not mutually exclusive events, which […]

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Tanking Time for the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Milwaukee Bucks made a move for the future when they acquired Michael Carter-Williams in exchange for Brandon Knight moments before February’s trade deadline. The trade makes long-term sense, but in the interim the Bucks are 4-12 without Knight and are no longer a lock to make the playoffs. Though Wisconsin sports fans have experienced enough collapses over the […]

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Opinion: New Arena for More than Bucks

The prospect of public financing being used to construct a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is inspiring much debate throughout Wisconsin. However, lost in the debate is that what’s at stake is not just a new arena for the Bucks, but a forum that will keep Milwaukee a vibrant, nationally relevant city for decades to come. Including preseason and the occasional […]

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Opinion: Players & Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay for Arena, Owners Should

**Editor’s Note: This article is the opinion of the author. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget for the 2015-2017 biennial includes a proposal for $220 million in state bonds to help pay for a new arena to keep the Milwaukee Bucks in the state, but repayment would come in the first year from $2.8 million in state funds. Potential increases in […]

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Menominee Tribe To Double Down With Arena Offer To Snag Kenosha Casino

The Menominee Tribe wants to make a deal with Governor Scott Walker: approve the $800 million Kenosha casino and in return the tribe is expected to offer to pay $220 million for a new arena in Milwaukee, according to a story by WIsports.com. Walker last month announced he was rejecting the proposed $800 million casino project because compacts signed years ago with […]