KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/28/2020

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World Series – Game Six:

LA Dodgers 3, Tampa Bay 1

–Mookie Betts scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on a fielder’s choice, then extended the lead with a solo home run in the 8th inning as the Dodgers defeated the Rays in Game Six to win their first world championship in 32 years. Corey Seager was named the World Series MVP for Los Angeles. 

Sports Headlines: 

>>UW’s Positive Test Rate Means Nebraska Game Could Be Called Off

(Madison, WI)  —  As Saturday’s game in Nebraska draws closer the chances it will be called off are growing.  Multiple sources are saying the test positivity rate at the University of Wisconsin is nearing the threshold that would force the Badgers to stop regular practices and games for at least seven days.  A second positive test means redshirt freshman Graham Mertz will miss the next three games and there are reports that backup Chase Wolfe has also tested positive.  Thirty-five games involving FBS teams have been canceled or postponed so far this season  If the game against the Cornhuskers is played, it looks like fourth-string quarterback Danny Vanden Boom would start.

>>Packers Expected To Sign WR Seth Roberts

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Several NFL writers are reporting the Green Bay Packers will sign experienced wide receiver Seth Roberts this week.  Roberts was released by the Carolina Panthers Monday.  He played 44 snaps over the last three games with the Panthers and wasn’t targeted.  He has four catches for 31 yards in seven games.  Roberts has played in 85 NFL games during his career.  Last year, with the Baltimore Ravens, he caught 21 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns.  Although he is expected to begin with a spot on the Packers’ practice squad, he will have a chance to make the 53-man roster if he can learn the team’s playbook.

>>Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Ranked 25th In Preseason USCHO.Com Poll

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin men’s hockey team ranked 25th in the preseason USCHO-dot-com poll.  Technically, only 20 teams are ranked, but the Badgers got the 25th-most points.  The Big Ten Conference had six teams in the top 20, with Penn State ranked ninth, followed by number-10 Ohio State, number-12 Michigan, number-14 Minnesota, number-15 Arizona State, and number-20 Notre Dame.  The Sun Devils are honorary members of the conference for this season.  North Dakota is ranked number one.  No formal announcement has been made, but the Badgers’ season is expected to start November 13th.  The game time and opponent aren’t known.

>>7 Members Of UW Men’s Hockey Team Listed By NHL Scouts For 2021 Draft

(Madison, WI)  —  Defenseman Corson Ceulemans leads seven members of the Wisconsin men’s hockey team on a list by NHL Central Scouting compiled for the 2021 draft.  Ceulemans was given a grade of “A” and is considering a candidate who could be selected in the first round. UW recruit Luke Levandowski got a “B” grade, meaning he could be taken in the second or third round.  Five players who have given coach Tony Granato a nonbinding oral commitment were given “C” grades – meaning they could be drafted, but likely in the fourth, fifth, or sixth rounds.