Rick Majerus Passes Away

Rest in peace:

Rick Majerus, a Sheboygan native who graduated from Milwaukee Marquette High School and went on to finish a game short of winning the NCAA championship in 1998 while coaching at the University of Utah, died of a heart ailment in California on Saturday night.

He was 64.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

UW 70, Nebraska 31

UW was no unworthy representative as No. 14 Nebraska learned in the teams’ rematch in front of a crowd of 41,260 fans.

The Badgers used big plays on offense and defense to score twice in the first 2 minutes of the game and completely out-schemed Nebraska’s proud defense throughout en route to a stunning 70-31 victory for their third consecutive Big Ten title, a first in the history of the program.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

State Journal Lists Top Story After Badgers Win Rose Bowl Trip



Sunday Morning Cartoon: The Snow Man (1940)

The John Doe Investigation and a Rice Lake Harley Dealer…

What was Scott Walker really up to on a Barron County visit?

Via Badger Democracy.

Althouse on Darkmonth

Not much sunlight.

Via Althouse.

Gov. Walker, others, to meet with Pres. Obama

Fiscal cliff.

Via 620 WTMJ.

Wisconsin reports increase in flu cases

Via 620 WTMJ.

7:17 PM

Big Ten Championship, Wisconsin v. Nebraska, @ Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Neglected WEDC taxpayer-financed loans grow to $12.2 million

Crony capitalism disgrace:

As of Nov. 2, borrowers were late in making payments totaling $2.5 million, but the state could easily end up losing more than that, records show. One late borrower, Flambeau River Biofuels, is unlikely to repay $2 million of its outstanding loans from the state, though the amount currently past due is only a fraction of that total, according to state figures and past interviews with its owner.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Friday afternoon turned over the information on the 67 past-due loans and a stack of other documents in response to an open records request by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Deer hunting at night?

Watch Nighttime deer hunting controversy in Wisconsin on PBS. See more from Here and Now.

Milwaukee man accused of stealing jewelry from Bayshore Boston Store

Via Fox Point Patch.

120 show rabbits die in barn fire

Via Hudson Star-Observer.

Tinker the miniature horse rings bell for Salvation Army


Whooping cough grips Greendale

Already three times as many cases as a typical year.

Via TMJ4.

Court won’t issue subpoenas against reporters in Amish farmer’s raw milk case

State prosecutes small farmer, tries to bully reporters.

Via Baraboo News Republic.

Gov. Walker lights Capitol Christmas tree

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Prosecutors add unborn child’s death to homicide charges against father, uncle


Wisconsin farmers in all but six counties could qualify for emergency loans

Via Wisconsin Radio Network.

Assemblyman Pridemore’s announcement as candidate for state superintendent riddled with errors

The best and brightest.

Via Blogging Blue.

Congress plots demise of one-dollar bill


Gov. Walker doesn’t get a deer this season


Seven-month-old baby dies in co-sleeping accident

Via TMJ4.

Drought leaves Christmas trees scrawnier

Via TMJ4.

St. Croix Falls teen charged with distributing child pornography


Ambulance passenger killed while escorting her dying husband to hospice

Via News 8000.

WI DNR investigates wolf killing in Walworth County


Via Superior Telegram.

Running back Cedric Benson out for the season


White House party crasher running for governor of Virginia

Oh, brother.


Walker aide Russell admits stealing from charity

Via TMJ4.

Defeated Madison Mayor Dave trashes radio’s John ‘Sly’ Sylvester

If someone would explain to Cieslewicz what misogyny is, then he’d know Sly’s not a misogynist.

Via Former Mayor Dave @ The Daily Page.