Retired Packer Forrest Gregg battles Parkinson's disease
Former Green Bay Packers guard and head coach Forrest Gregg says his Parkinson's disease has not gotten worse over the last year - and that, he says, is a victory.
A year ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed the Pro Football Hall of Famer about his condition and how he has attacked it with exercise and a strong positive attitude. Now, Gregg tells the paper he's trying to raise more public awareness about Parkinson's and what it involves.
He has been teaming up with a project called "More than Motion." He has videos on Facebook showing people how they can fight a brain disease that does not have a cure.
Gregg lives in Colorado Springs. He says he still gets fatigue, tremors, and memory loss, but he does not have nearly as many bad dreams about violent football collisions that he once had.
Gregg quoted his doctor as saying, "If you can stay even with this thing, you're making progress."
Gregg played for Green Bay during the 1960s "Glory Years" and he coached the team in the 1980s.
Blugold golfer named All-American
UW-Eau Claire golfer Catherine Wagner has been named to the All-American second team by the national coaches association. Wagner won the national Division III individual title last year. She was tied for ninth going into the final round of the 2013 national tourney.
Brittany McNett-Emmerich of UW-Stout was also named to the Division III second squad. Kate Engler of Eau Claire was an honorable mention.