WEDC awards Oshkosh $250,000 grant for roadwork near new arena

WEDC awards Oshkosh $250,000 grant for roadwork near new arena

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 >>

WISCONSIN HERD SELECTED AS TEAM NAME FOR BUCKS' NBA D-LEAGUE FRANCHISE

WISCONSIN HERD SELECTED AS TEAM NAME FOR BUCKS' NBA D-LEAGUE FRANCHISE

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 >>

BUCKS PROMOTE DEB LOGAN TO VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR NEW D-LEAGUE TEAM IN OSHKOSH

BUCKS PROMOTE DEB LOGAN TO VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR NEW D-LEAGUE TEAM IN OSHKOSH

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 >>

Greg Pierce on the win for an Oshkosh arena

Greg Pierce on the win for an Oshkosh arena

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 >>

The new Oshkosh Arena will be home to the Milwaukee Bucks development league team, but developers and city leaders expect it will also help crystalize the vision for its South Shore redevelopment

The new Oshkosh Arena will be home to the Milwaukee Bucks development league team, but developers and city leaders expect it will also help crystalize the vision for its South Shore redevelopment

 

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 >>

OSHKOSH ARENA GROUND BREAKING: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE OF FOX VALLEY

OSHKOSH ARENA GROUND BREAKING: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE OF FOX VALLEY

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 >>

The Milwaukee Bucks have quietly become a scary playoff sleeper

The Milwaukee Bucks have quietly become a scary playoff sleeper

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 >>

Catching lightning in a bottle

Catching lightning in a bottle

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 >>

G-League? Yes, Says Gatorade

G-League? Yes, Says Gatorade

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."

14 Names Submitted For The New G-League

14 Names Submitted For The New G-League

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.

Oshkosh's Longtime Basketball History

Oshkosh's Longtime Basketball History

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.

Bucks select Oshkosh as home for new Development League team

Bucks select Oshkosh as home for new Development League team

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 >>