Over 85,000 student-athletes participate in high school athletics in the state of Wisconsin every year. WSN, WISCONSIN SPORTS NETWORK, is an integrated publishing company with a focus on these student-athletes, their communities, families, friends, fans, and coaches. Founded in 2002, WSN has brought their audience a unique and highly popular variety of quality content, including stats, standings, schedules, rosters, and stats leaders for teams around the state as well as expert analysis through original content such as player rankings, conference and season previews, in-depth playoff breakdowns, and much more.
In 2020, WSN was acquired by VNN, a software provider to the largest and fastest-growing network of high school athletic departments in the country. Trusted by 2,500 high school athletic directors across 40 states to help promote their athletes and athletic programs, VNN software helps schools create a community around sport by doing the work they already do every day using VNN Apps. Learn more about VNN here: vnnsports.net
We currently publish WisSports.net, the most popular high school sports site in Wisconsin. In addition, our site is one of the top five independently run high school sports sites in the nation.
Our initial launch was on November 18th, 2002, and consisted of a high school basketball website Wishoops.net. It quickly became the number one resource for high school basketball information in the state of Wisconsin. Since we have added several other WIAA sports and have accumulated:
- 300+ million page views
- 1,000,000+ unique IP addresses
- Bookmarked over 2,000,000 times
The Boys Basketball Yearbook produced by Mark Miller has become quite a tradition in the state. Featuring player rankings, schedules, rosters, and much more it is going on its 37th year. Content that was previously in the Gridiron Guide, Girls Basketball Yearbook, and WSN Illustrated print editions in the past has been moved online in recent years.
Wisconsin Sports Network partners with many Coaches Associations and media outlets to provide content, promote sports, and enhance coverage for all parties.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WSN entered into a partnership with the state's largest daily newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel nearly ten years ago. The agreement includes Journal Sentinel staff entering reported scores and stats information directly into the WSN database, with WSN powering the stats, standings, and results pages of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel prep sports pages. Schedules, rosters, and other content is shared between both sources as well.
Wisconsin Sports Network provides various services for several Coaches Associations, including the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association, and Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association. WSN also has positive working relationships with all of the Coaches Associations for the sports that we cover.
WSN partners with a number of media outlets, including 37 radio stations around the state that currently air the WisSports.net Minute.