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Ohio State (2-0) at Marquette (2-0)

Noon Saturday, Nov. 16 BMO Harris Bradley Center TV: Fox Radio: 540 ESPN MiSIX Keys to the Game: High-caliber misfires. Big improvement from the bigs. Forward thinking. Feeling charitable. Craft work. Point(less) guards. This is the game Marquette fans circled as the first big test of the season. Then the Golden Eagles shot 17.6% from   Continue Reading

Is the Alt-Vehicle Market Powering Down?

Has the novelty of hybrid and electric vehicles worn off? After record sales in August, alternative-fuel vehicles suffered paltry sales in September and October despite a surging auto market. Using data from the HybridCars.com monthly dashboard, Misix determined that September hybrid sales were 3.6% lower than September 2012, and October managed only a 0.8% year-over-year   Continue Reading

Grambling State (0-1) at Marquette (1-0)

6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 BMO Harris Bradley Center TV: Fox Sports 1 Radio: 540 ESPN MiSIX Keys to the Game: Driven by the Big Three. Advantages across the board. Grambling State’s growth. A Terry and A’Torri. If they can’t keep their hands off … … make them pay with free throws. It would be   Continue Reading

Hammers Make Hollywood Money.

    Franchises are great. That’s why every movie studio wants one. Sometimes, it doesn’t work, like with The Golden Compass. Because very few children want to see a polar bear, even a mean one, get half his face punched off. Then there are the ones that work—James Bond, Star Wars, Harry Potter. Think of   Continue Reading

Southern (0-0) at Marquette (0-0)

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 BMO Harris Bradley Center TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin Radio: 540 ESPN MiSIX Keys to the Game: Changing of the (point) guard. Stop Malcolm in the middle—and everywhere else. No second chances. Protect the ball. Get to the basket … … or the free-throw line. It’s the first game of the   Continue Reading

Hooray for Hollyworld

Every Monday, cinephiles pore over the weekend box office results, categorizing the newcomers even before theaters can empty their Dumpster-loads of popcorn. People tend to view that first week as the harbinger of a film’s fate. Some even combine those dollar amounts with ratings aggregated from multiple sources to construct elaborate indexes that tell moviegoers   Continue Reading

Standard Deviation and Aggressive Strategies: Why Bad Teams Should Play Risky (But Don’t)

It was arguably the biggest upset in the history of college football. The fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines hosted the relatively unknown Appalachian State Mountaineers in both teams’ first game of the 2007 season. The Wolverines were heavily favored, so much so that Vegas didn’t even offer a betting line on the game. Of the 100,000+ people   Continue Reading

Drive for Dough, Putt for Dough

If you find yourself wondering if you read that correctly, you did. The old golf adage really goes, “Drive for show, putt for dough,” which implies a golfer who hits the ball far may look flashy and impressive, but what really matters is how well a golfer putts. With the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs   Continue Reading

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