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NBA All-Star Weekend Controversy

NBA All-Star Weekend Controversy

Vince Kim March 3, 2024

The NBA All-Star Weekend has produced a photobook of memorable snapshots from NBA history: Jordan’s free-throw line dunk in ‘87, White Chocolate Jason Williams’ elbow pass in ‘00, and the MJ-Kobe...

Back-To-Back: Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 58

Back-To-Back: Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 58

Vince Kim March 3, 2024

Patrick Mahomes left a confetti-covered Allegiant Stadium as a back-to-back Super Bowl champion, cementing his status as a Hall of Famer First Ballot at just 28 years old. The Kansas City Chiefs are the...

World Cup Final To Be Hosted at MetLife Stadium

World Cup Final To Be Hosted at MetLife Stadium

Vince Kim March 3, 2024

MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets, has been chosen as the host stadium for the 2026 World Cup Final set to be hosted by the North American trifecta — the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. After numerous...

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 08: Donovan Edwards #7 of the Michigan Wolverines runs the ball for a touchdown in the first quarter  against the Washington Huskies during the 2024 CFP National Championship game at NRG Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Michigan Dominates Washington to Win National Championship

PJ Mulkey February 1, 2024

The college football playoffs are over, with this year the Washington Huskies and Michigan Wolverines making it to the final game. Both teams had undefeated records all season, with Washington’s spanning...

Packers Playoff Run

Packers’ Playoff Run

Vince Kim, Sports Editor February 1, 2024

Mid-way through the 2023-34 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers sat at 3rd in the NFC North division, tallying an abysmal 3-6. This was expected: the Packers were the youngest NFL team in quite a while,...

Historic Losing Streaks in American Sports

Historic Losing Streaks in American Sports

Vince Kim, Sports Editor February 1, 2024

In light of Luka Dončić and Joel Embiid’s 73-point and 70-point games, let us instead take a look at some of the lowlights of the 2023-24 NBA season. The 2023-24 Detroit Pistons made history by setting...

February Sports Schedule

February Sports Schedule

Vince Kim, Sports Editor February 1, 2024

Boys Basketball Friday, Feb 2, 2024 Game 7:15PM Madison La Follette Madison Memorial High School Saturday, Feb 3, 2024 Game 7:15PM Wausau East Madison Memorial High School Thursday, Feb 8, 2024 Game...

Controversial College Football Playoff Selection

Controversial College Football Playoff Selection

Vince Kim, Sports Editor January 1, 2024

In its final year, the four-team College Football Playoff format has become the most controversial selection after a shocking snub. On Dec 3, Michigan, Washington, Texas, and Alabama were selected, whereas...

White Football field

VPM Sports: January Schedule

Vince Kim, Sports Editor January 1, 2024

  Boys Varsity Basketball   Thursday, Jan 4, 2024   Game 7:15PM Away vs. Janesville Craig HHS Janesville Craig High School     Saturday, Jan 6, 2024   Game 7:15PM...

TOPSHOT - Inter Miami CFs Argentine forward Lionel Messi receives his 8th Ballon dOr award during the 2023 Ballon dOr France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 30, 2023. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

December Soccer Headlines

Vince Kim, Sports Editor November 30, 2023

Lionel Messi Wins 8th Ballon d’Or Eight. Winning his eighth Ballon d’Or over his 20-year career, Leo Messi now accounts for almost 12% of all Ballon d’Or trophies given in men’s football history...

A Bit About Cheese-Rolling

A Bit About Cheese-Rolling

Amalia Weix November 30, 2023

The winners of the 2023 Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake are Matt Crolla, Cooper Cummings, Delaney Irving, and Ryoya Minami. It was a rather fraught race this year, as no police or paramedics were...

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 23: Jose Leclerc #25 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Jonah Heim #28 after defeating the Houston Astros in Game Seven to win the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 23, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Rangers Win First World Series

Vince Kim, Sports Editor November 30, 2023

After a 62-year-long quest for a championship since the establishment of the franchise, the Texas Rangers won the World Series, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-0 showdown to secure the title...

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