KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/22/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 


World Series – Game Two:

Tampa Bay 6, LA Dodgers 4

–Brandon Lowe hit two home runs as the Rays won Game Two to even the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. Game Three is Friday night. 

Sports Headlines:

>>Marquette Men’s/Women’s Basketball Pause Activities For 14 Days

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Marquette Golden Eagles men’s and women’s basketball programs have put all team activities on pause for 14 days.  Coaches say each program had one person test positive for COVID-19 after 45 were tested.  Players and some staff members will quarantine until November 4th.  Marquette Athletics reports 809 tests have been conducted since late August resulting in eight positive results.  Women’s head coach Megan Duffy calls it a “setback,” adding everyone is looking forward to returning to the court soon.

>>UW Athletics Confident Protocols Make Return To Football Safe

(Madison, WI)  —  A University of Wisconsin athletic director says advances in testing and the protocols that have been put in place make him confident a return to football can be done safely.  The Badgers host Illinois at Camp Randall Stadium Friday at 7:00 p-m. Athletic Director Chris McIntosh says the chances of transmission of COVID-19 are almost eliminated due to the daily testing and rapid turnaround capabilities when it comes to testing.  Not everyone is so confident.  Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has signed a letter asking the Big Ten to release the full schedule, avoid holding evening games and work with city officials to determine if the host cities are really safe.

>>Packers Say They Won’t Overreact To First Loss

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers players and coaches say they won’t overreact to the team’s first loss of the season.  They say they won’t be dwelling on the 38-10 blowout defeat in Florida when they get on a plane for Houston.  Head coach Matt LaFleur eased off on the practice regimen Wednesday because 13 of his players are on the injury report.  LaFleur conducted what was called an “above the neck” workout to mentally install parts of the game plan for the Texans. Today (Thursday) will be the only workout in pads – and coaches say intensity and sharpness will be important.

>>Most NBA Executives Think Antetokounmpo Will Stay In Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  An informal survey of 19 NBA team executives finds only one who thinks Giannis Antetokounmpo will leave the Bucks.  It’s become a daily story – what team will steal him from Milwaukee.  The results published by Bleacher Report finds 18 out of 19 saying they don’t think he will leave.  Despite those positive opinions, Milwaukee still has some work to do to get the two-time Most Valuable Player to sign a big deal.  Everybody seems to agree that the 2020-2021 NBA season should be a critical, all-in effort for the franchise.  Winning a league title would seemingly guarantee that Antetokounmpo will stay in Cream City – as he has said he will all along.

>>8 Badgers – Former & Current – Invited To USA Hockey Evaluation Camp

(Blaine, MN)  —  Eight Wisconsin Badgers – former and current – have been invited to USA Hockey’s evaluation camp in Minnesota next week.  All the work will be done at the NSC Super Rink in Blaine.  Coaches will examine the 53 women’s hockey players invited to decide who will play for the U-S Women’s national team at the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship.  The world championship will be determined during the first week of March.  Current Badgers invited include Casey O’Brien, Nicole LaMantia, Britta Curl, and Grace Bowlby. UW alumni on hand will be Abby Roque, Alex Rigsby Cavallini, Brianna Decker, and Hilary Knight.