Tuesday, 27 September 2016 13:39

Bye week could help Packers depleted defense

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Offense came around against Detroit, but defense did not

Forward likely done with Heat, career in jeopardy after failed physical

Two others died when vessel slammed into jetty

Complications from heart problems

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:56

Packers look to get struggling offense in sync

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Rodgers sacked five times, fumbled twice vs. Vikings

Monday, 19 September 2016 13:59

Torn meniscus for Vikings Adrian Peterson

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RB hasn't been ruled out this week

The 21-year-old expected to play PG this season

Thursday, 15 September 2016 04:38

Geidel, Grahn lead Viterbo in cross-town rivalry win

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UW-La Crosse was looking to go 10-0

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 05:00

Viterbo vs. UW-L becomes must-see volleyball tonight

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Teams enter matchup a combined 20-2


The area has become a hotbed for collegiate volleyball and, tonight, Viterbo vs. the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse becomes a must-see.

This hasn't always been the case. It may have never been the case. It certainly hasn't been the case recently, as Viterbo has seemingly always dominated this matchup.

At 7 p.m. at Mitchell Hall, however, things could be different. Tonight, UW-L comes in undefeated and looking for the upset. Or are they the favorite?

"Roles are a little reversed record-wise, but I think our confidence is just as high," Viterbo outside hitter Sara Biermaier said. 

The Eagles are 9-0 - their best start since going 11-0 in 2007 - and just cracked the Division 3 Top 25 at No. 18.

Viterbo isn't exactly slipping, ranked No. 5 in the NAIA, but Biermaier talked like the 11-2 record was disappointing. That's just the expectations of Viterbo, apparently. 

Regardless, the two teams are off to incredible starts, but they're not alone.

Across the Mississippi River, Winona State University is 9-0 and just cracked the Top 10 in Division 2 for the first time in school history at No. 9, while Saint Mary's is off to a 7-1 start.

Back in La Crosse, this intra-city rivalry lately has been about Viterbo's dominance - a perennial powerhouse that's been to the Final Four each of the last two seasons.

The two teams play for the Coulee Cup - a giant gold cup and symbol of bragging rights in town. They hold it up after victory and do whatever it is they do with it that night - Biermaier wouldn't say.

"We've had the Coulee Cup for eight years, which is nuts," Biermaier said. "So, for all my three years, we've had it and definitely, my senior year, I'm not ready to give that up."

La Crosse senior Ida Steingas, however, has other ideas.

"I do feel like, this year, there's this little extra fire in us, not only to become 10-0, but to get the Coulee Cup would be icing on the cake," she said.

While Viterbo has had this cup, this matchup, the last eight seasons, it's UW-L that holds the all-time record at 27-11.

Monday, 12 September 2016 00:11

Rodgers wants Packers offense to clean up

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QB upset too many players didn't know plays