Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ben Steele

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent:
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Packers News
  • North Jersey News
  • StevensPoint Journal

Recent articles by Ben:

Marquette basketball teams have fun in front of fans again with drills, dunks and dancing

"Marquette Madness" allowed the basketball teams' revamped rosters to be formally introduced, especially the men's under new coach Shaka Smart. → Read More

The Bucks' owners are looking at new challenges they face after winning the NBA title

The road to a NBA title wasn't without the struggles of weathering a pandemic, and now being the defending champions has created new challenges. → Read More

Steve Stricker celebrates zenith of his career with dominant Ryder Cup victory in his home state

Edgerton's Steve Stricker has accomplished a lot in his golf career, but leading the U.S. to winning Ryder Cup in his home state might top everything. → Read More

U.S. golfers Daniel Berger and Justin Thomas were implored by the Ryder Cup crowd to chug beers. They complied.

The United States golfers, perhaps feeling ultra-confident with a 9-3 lead, came out to the first hole at Whistling Straits to pump up the crowd for the afternoon matches. → Read More

Michael Jordan is at the Ryder Cup and he’s fired up after Dustin Johnson’s birdie for the United States team

Dustin Johnson's birdie at the Ryder Cup fired up Michael Jordan, a noted golf connoisseur and competitive player. → Read More

Prison stint, celebrity friendships just part of Appleton native's journey to the Ryder Cup as PGA caddie

Appleton native Eric Larson is caddying for the third time at a Ryder Cup, this time for Harris English. → Read More

Marquette men's basketball's Big East schedule begins on the road at Xavier

The Big East released the league pairings Thursday. It is the second season of 20-game conference slates since Connecticut joined the conference. → Read More

After long delay, the Ryder Cup is coming into focus for U.S. captain Steve Stricker

Whistling Straits in Haven will host the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition later this month. → Read More

Marquette basketball coaches Shaka Smart and Megan Duffy welcome back students as excitement builds for the new year

The Golden Eagles open both the men's and women's basketball seasons on Nov. 9. → Read More

The NBA is back to 82 games. The champion Milwaukee Bucks will have 25 of them on national TV.

After a late start and an abbreviated 72-game slate last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks will again play 82 regular-season contests in the 2021-22 season. → Read More

Brookfield's Harrison Ott wins back-to-back Wisconsin State Opens

The rising fifth-year senior at Vanderbilt emerged as the winner after a back-and-forth, 36-hole finale on Wednesday in the Wisconsin State Open → Read More

Defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks get marquee games to open season and on Christmas Day

The reigning NBA Finals winner usually gets the first game and the festivities include the unveiling of a championship banner and a ring ceremony. → Read More

Guard from Ohio is Marquette's first commitment to the 2022 class

Sean Jones is a scrappy, high-energy guard who is a defensive terror against ball-handlers. He visited Marquette in late June. → Read More

The Bucks are re-signing Thanasis Antetokounmpo to reunite the "Antetokounmbros"

Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a high-energy presence on the Bucks' bench. He also serves as a hype man and sounding board for younger brother Giannis. → Read More

Former Nicolet High School star Jalen Johnson is picked by Atlanta Hawks at No. 20 in NBA draft

Jalen Johnson, the 2019 Gatorade high school player of the year, left Duke after 13 games but has intriguing NBA potential. → Read More

Live coverage, chat: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

This is it. The Milwaukee Bucks will have a chance to claim their first NBA championship in 50 years Tuesday night. → Read More

The home team has won every game in the NBA Finals. If they Bucks want a title, they'll have to win in Phoenix.

The series is a best-of-three finish and the Bucks will have to steal a victory on the road. If they can do it in Game 5, they would have the chance to clinch a title at home. → Read More

Live coverage: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns, Game 4 of the NBA Finals, live discussion and updates

The Milwaukee Bucks try to even the NBA Finals tonight at 2-2 against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum. Follow our live game updates. → Read More

Live coverage, chat: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns in Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The Milwaukee Bucks face an 0-2 deficit in the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns, but they're back home for Sunday's Game 3 at the Fiserv Forum. → Read More

Dawson Garcia won't return to Marquette and will transfer to North Carolina

The 6-foot-11 Garcia had one of his best games against North Carolina in late February. Next season, he will play for the Tar Heels. → Read More