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Equity of co-op programs has gotten out of control
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Co-ops have been a part of the WIAA landscape since 1982, but they have swelled to a problem point, and the organizing body of high-school athletics needs to take action.

State of Play: Key issues up for discussion at next WIAA Annual Meeting
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

The 2017 WIAA Annual Meeting is fast approaching, and while there may not be as many fireworks as we saw a few years ago during the height of the public/private school debate, it remains an important event on the calendar.

State of Play: One last look at state boys basketball tourney
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

It was another tournament of stars, with some of the best boys hoops players we’ve seen in some time putting on some incredible displays at the 2017 WIAA Boys Basketball State Championships.

A weekend at the Resch: Reviewing the 2017 girls basketball state tournament
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

The 2017 WIAA Girls Basketball State Championships wrapped up last weekend, and for the ninth straight year, I was fortunate enough to sit court-side for all of the action.

With senior football players signed, state's junior class ready for its closeup
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

National Signing Day has come and gone for the state's Class of 2017, and it is time to turn our attention to the Class of 2018. It will be an interesting group to watch, perhaps lacking as much star power as we’ve seen from past classes.

State of play: National Signing Day in Wisconsin, behind the scenes
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

National Signing Day for football has come and gone, and like pretty much every year, there was very little drama for players from Wisconsin.

Defending champs struggling and a look at big hoops games still to come in 2017
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

The high school hoops regular season is just shy of halfway over, and it’s already been filled with some surprises. Who would have predicted defending Division 2 state champion Kaukauna, who opened the season number one in the WisSports.

State of Play: A look back at early-year predicitions
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Back in early January, I put together a list of fearless (and some not-so-fearless) predictions for the 2016 high-school sports year. For the most part, I did pretty well. Let’s take a stroll through memory lane and review just which ones I hit on.

Several QBs in running for state Offensive Player of Year
Waukesha North's  Brennan Demark looks for a receiver

The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) presents both an Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year award in the state of Wisconsin each season, and usually, there are pretty clear candidates that emerge very early in the season.

Don't let others take credit for your success
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

There are a great many people that help teams and athletes be successful. Coaches, mentors, parents, volunteers, and many others have played a part in the accomplishments of individuals and groups alike.

State of play: Stories to watch in the 2016 high-school football season
Kimberly's Keegan Downham (42) celebrates with teammates

Travis Wilson breaks down the interesting storylines as the 2016 football season kicks off.

Summer is about athletics failure, and that's a good thing

As the summer months descend upon the Wisconsin sports scene, Travis Wilson of Wissports.net looks at the opportunity that awaits to experiment, fail and ultimately improve.

Travis Wilson's crystal ball zooms in on predictions for 2016 prep athletics

Who’ll get the vacant Arrowhead football coaching position? Who’s going to set records? What names will you need to know? Check out Travis Wilson’s full slate of predictions for state athletics in the year ahead.

Looking back at TweetGate and the acts of good sportsmanship since
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

I remember that second week of January, 2016 like it was yesterday. It was a simpler time back then. If you were announced as an Oscar winner, it meant you were an Oscar winner.

Get off my lawn! Prep Sports Czar Wilson hands down his decrees
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

As I have covered prep sports over the years, I’ve gotten to know the in’s and out’s of many of the rules, regulations, and by-laws surrounding the WIAA, conferences, and schools, and it sometimes gives me a unique viewpoint on topics that people fee

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Travis Wilson is general manager for the Wisconsin Sports Network (wissports.net), the premier source on the web for original content surrounding Wisconsin prep athletics.

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