The city of Oshkosh is getting state support on a project to rebuild road near the Milwaukee Bucks' incoming D-League arena on South Main Street. On Monday, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. pledged a $250,000 state grant to the city to help fund infrastructure improvements near the new arena, where the Wisconsin Herd, a new Bucks NBA Development League team, will play this fall. Read more >>
The Milwaukee Bucks’ new NBA Developmental League franchise set to begin play in Oshkosh for the 2017-18 season has been named the Wisconsin Herd. The Wisconsin Herd name reflects the Bucks brand while representing the Bucks as a statewide organization from the top down. Read more >>
The Milwaukee Bucks announced today the promotion of Deb Logan to Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the franchise’s new NBA D-League affiliate in Oshkosh, Wis. In her new role, Logan will oversee all aspects of the new team’s corporate outreach, including growing the team’s corporate base and managing and activating the team’s partner accounts. Read the article >>
The Oshkosh Arena, future home of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA D-League team, broke ground on March 29th. The Oshkosh Arena is just the beginning of future development for the Sawdust District in Oshkosh, WI. Watch the groundbreaking video >>
Greg Pierce, president and CEO of Oshkosh-based Windward Wealth Strategies, led the successful effort to lure the Milwaukee Bucks D-League franchise to Oshkosh. Passionate about both sport and its economic development potential, he sat down with Insight Associate Editor Sean Johnson to discuss how basketball could help the city’s near-south side rebound economically. Read the article >>
Watch LIVE progress of the Oshkosh Arena anytime in this time-lapse construction video. Link >>
The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to call Oshkosh home to their G-League (formerly D-League or development league) team. Here are the highlights you missed from the press conference. Watch the press conference announcement video >>
From where Jason White sits, Oshkosh’s Sawdust District is still “a vision, not a plan,” but the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision in February to locate its Development League basketball team in Oshkosh certainly helps focus that vision and likely moves the Sawdust District concept closer to becoming an actual plan. Read the article >>
This state-of-the-art facility will provide both home-court advantage and serve as a practice facility for the new Milwaukee Bucks D-League® team. Scheduled to open in Fall 2017, the newly developed building will feature a 3,500-seat arena with the latest technology, club-level VIP seating, multiple food and concessions areas, retail space and other entertainment amenities that will complete the basketball experience. Watch the video >>
Unless you live in Wisconsin or subscribe to NBA League Pass, it’s unlikely that you’ve watched much of the Milwaukee Bucks this season. Despite boasting one of the NBA’s most exciting players in All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks just haven’t gotten a lot of national exposure when compared to teams like the Warriors, Cavs, Celtics, Spurs and Thunder. Read more >>
The Milwaukee Bucks announced the president of the newly-formed Bucks D-League team in Oshkosh. Steve Brandes will oversee business aspects and day-to-day operations of the D-League team. Read more >>
Blue skies have been opening to the south of B2B offices during the past month where the 160-year-old former Buckstaff wood furniture manufacturing facility is finally being razed. In its place, pilings are being embedded through more than three feet of decomposing sawdust to anchor the foundation for a brand new 3,500-seat arena which will serve as home for the National Basketball Association's new developmental franchise in Oshkosh. Read the full article >>
In a recent sponsorship deal, Gatorade and the NBA announced great news for the NBA's D-League longevity. To heighten brand awareness with up-and-coming athletes, Gatorade's sponsorship included naming rights. Now aptly referred to as the G-League, Gatorade's Senior Vice President and General Manager Brett O'Brien said, “This is about sports nutrition, this is sports fuel and future innovation that is accessible to athletes everywhere."
From Foxes to Fires and nearly everything in between, 14 possible names were submitted for consideration as the new Milwaukee Bucks affiliate team name. Submissions are still being taken, but to-date several names have shown popularity including Oshkosh Waters and Fox Valley Foxes. To see all the names in the running, enjoy a quick read by the Milwaukee Record.
The Oshkosh All-Stars and the Wisconsin Flyers are part of the rich sports history Oshkosh has experienced. From 1937 through 1949, the Oshkosh All-Stars had a successful 12-year run, winning two NBL (National Basketball League) Championships in 1941 and 1942, and the World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1942. The Wisconsin Flyers, formed in 1982, ran for five seasons before transferring ultimately to Omaha. Today, the tradition continues ... read more about Oshkosh's basketball history.
Join your fellow Bucks fans Wednesday, February 8th and cheer the Deer at the official Bucks viewing party at The Bar of Oshkosh as the Bucks take on the Heat in Milwaukee. Read the article >>
The Milwaukee Bucks have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday in Oshkosh, all but confirming reports that the city will be the location for a new Bucks entry into the NBA’s Developmental League. Attending the 3 p.m. Wednesday press conference will be Bucks president Peter Feigin and general manager John Hammond. The Bucks will own the new team, which does not yet have a name or management staff. Read the article >>
Milwaukee joins a trend of NBA franchises owning affiliate D-League clubs. The Bucks will become the 20th NBA team to own and operate an affiliate, and the Oshkosh team will be the 25th D-League entry. Read the article.