KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/29/2020

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>>Packers Dial Back Practice, 19 Players On Weekly Injury Report

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers have a lot of injured players as they prepare for Sunday’s home game against the Vikings.  So many players are hurt that the team didn’t officially practice Wednesday, limiting work to a walkthrough.  The Packers have put 19 players on the weekly injury report, but only three would have missed the practice – if there had been one.  Running back Aaron Jones, cornerback Kevin King and kicker Mason Crosby would have likely been on the sidelines.  Jones and King didn’t play in the team’s victory in Houston.

[Packers Week-8 Injury List:   RB Aaron Jones (calf), CB Kevin King (quad), K Mason Crosby (calf, back), LB Krys Barnes (biceps), LS (long snapper) Hunter Bradley (groin), S Raven Greene (oblique), FB John Lovett (knee), TE Robert Tonyan (knee), CB Jaire Alexander (hand, knee), T David Bakhtiari (chest), RB Tyler Ervin (wrist), LB Rashan Gary (ankle), DL Tyler Lancaster (shoulder), TE Marcedes Lewis (knee), LB Kamal Martin (knee), S Darnell Savage (quad), LB Preston Smith (shoulder), LB Za’Darius Smith (ankle), WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee)

>>Disney Looking For Tall Actors To Play Giannis Antetokounmpo & His Brother

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says Disney is looking for some tall young actors to play the Greek Freak and his brother.  The production house is working on a film about their family history.  Antetokounmpo says the actors don’t need to have experience, but it would help if they look like the brothers and can play a little basketball.  The film will be titled, “Greek Freak,” and it will be released on the Disney-plus streaming service.  It will be the story of their journey from undocumented immigrants living in Greece to becoming basketball stars in the U-S.

>>Badgers Game In Nebraska Ruled “No Contest” After 6 Players, 6 Coaches Test Positive

(Chicago, IL)  —  The Big Ten Conference has ruled this weekend’s canceled football game in Nebraska a “no contest,” meaning the Badgers won’t have to forfeit.  The University of Wisconsin announced Wednesday six players and six coaches – including head coach Paul Chryst – tested positive for COVID-19.  There weren’t enough positive test results to trigger an automatic cancellation, so Wisconsin called it off.  That led some Nebraska fans to call out on social media for the Cornhuskers to get a forfeit victory.  The league backed the Badgers.  Chryst tested positive Wednesday morning, meaning he will be eligible to return to the sidelines for the game against Purdue.  Wisconsin and Nebraska will only play eight regular-season games.  To be eligible for the conference championship game, a team has to pay at least six times.

>>Speculation Centers On How Much Payroll Brewers Will Have In 2021

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Brewers general manager David Stearns has said he expects a tighter budget for next year.  Milwaukee had a 97-million-dollar payroll this season, though they only paid about 37 percent of that due to the shortened schedule.  Assuming fans return to Miller Park, how much will the team spend on salaries in 2021?  Milwaukee is getting an extra two-million dollars for the stadium naming rights and it is scheduled to sign a new television contract before the season.  With 40-million dollars tied up in the contracts for Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, and Avisail Garcia, the team can’t remain competitive if the payroll slips much below 90-million dollars.

>>Marquette Set To Play 4 Big East Conference Games In December:  Schedule Still Not Finished

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  With Connecticut returning to the Big East, teams will play a 20-game conference schedule.  Marquette knows it will play four conference games during December, but most of the Golden Eagles schedule is still up in the air.  Led by newcomers D-J Carton and Dawson Garcia, Marquette tips it off November 25th at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.  The Golden Eagles will meet Eastern Illinois two days later, then renew the annual rivalry game with the Wisconsin Badgers.  The first Big East game for Marquette will be a road trip to Creighton December 14th.  Conference officials say they hope to release the rest of the schedule next month.