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Proposed elimination of school start-date mandate would have positive impact
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Travis Wilson's bi-weekly column "State of Play" breaks down the potential positive impact of a new piece of Wisconsin legislation dealing with changes to the school year start-date.

State of Play: a very early look at top area football teams
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Several usual suspects will be on the radar in Milwaukee-area football when the season kicks off in three months.

Thank you to local sports media in midst of trying times
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

In a rough landscape for prep sports newspaper coverage, Travis Wilson looks back at the key figures in his career covering high-school sports and thanks those who make the Wisconsin coverage what it is.

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.

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.

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.

#MyReasonWhy campaign highlights benefits of high-school sports
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in partnership with the National Federation of High Schools recently launched a #MyReasonWhy campaign to highlight the benefits to high school sports and activities participation and share positive s

Unveiling the All-Finals football team from 2016 championship weekend
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Another high school football season is in the books, and with it another great two days at Camp Randall Stadium for the state championships.

Dropdown Effect will be in full effect again in 2016 playoffs
Travis Wilson takes a broader view of high school sports

Several football teams will benefit in the postseason from a regular-season schedule against larger schools.

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.

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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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