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On this day in 1950, Curly Lambeau resigns as packers head coach.
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Patrick Marley, Andrew Mollica, and Eric Litke report Who received the voter purge letter? State lawmakers, a cabinet secretary and a former UW chancellor:
Among the thousands of voters flagged to be possibly removed from Wisconsin’s voter rolls are two state lawmakers, a cabinet secretary, a Milwaukee County supervisor and a former University of Wisconsin chancellor.
Election officials in October asked more than 230,000 people to update their voter registrations because they believed they had moved. The letters triggered an ongoing legal battle over whether the recipients should be quickly taken off the rolls.
State officials for months declined to make public the list of those who had been sent the letters but relented this week and released the list under the state’s open records law.
The list reveals that a smattering of public officials were among the thousands of voters who were sent the letters last year. Most of the officials confirmed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they had recently moved and said they had updated their voter registrations or planned to do so soon.
Among those who were targeted were Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam; Rep. David Crowley, D-Milwaukee; Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman; Milwaukee County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor and former UW Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen.
King said he began having doubts about playing for UW coach Greg Gard as early as his true freshman season in 2017-18. King thought about leaving after that injury-plagued campaign and again after his redshirt freshman season, but decided to try to stick it out.
The situation got worse this season, according to King. He had three meetings with the coaching staff during the season — two with Gard, one with assistant Joe Krabbenhoft — to express his concerns. The timing of the first meeting with Gard — after a loss at Rutgers — was somewhat odd only because King had scored 18 points against the Scarlet Knights and 24 the previous game vs. Indiana.
King’s issues weren’t about anything on the court.
“I just talked to him about the way we were talked to as a team,” King said, declining to go into specifics. “It’s not about the negativity always, because I’ve seen that.”
King said he played under tough coaches at La Crosse Central (Todd Fergot) and on the AAU circuit with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors (Chris Neubauer). “But for me,” King said, “I always felt like their care was deeper than just basketball.”
King said Thursday that other players in the program are frustrated with how they’re handled by Gard, which raises red flags that this isn’t an isolated situation. When asked if he believes this problem involves other players beyond King, Gard said, “Everybody is entitled to their own opinions. I continue to help everybody individually, but at the same time understand that I have to help this team keep moving forward.”