KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 11/11/2020

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>>Packers Activate QB Love From COVID-19 Reserve List

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers have activated rookie quarterback Jordan Love from the COVID-19 reserve list.  Love was determined to be at high risk of exposure due to his contact with fellow rookie linebacker Krys Barnes, who tested positive Friday.  Both players were put on the reserve list that day.  Barnes and rookie running back A-J Dillion are the only Green Bay players on the COVID-19 list right now.  The Packers also protected safety Henry Black and cornerbacks KeiVarae Russell and Stanford Samuels for their practice squad.  Teams can protect four players each week, keeping other teams from signing them.

>>Badgers Football Returns To Action Saturday

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Badgers are four-point favorites on the road against Michigan Saturday.  It will be the first game for U-W in three weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak inside the program put everything on hold.  Kickoff from Ann Arbor will be 6:30 p-m.  It has been 10 years since the Badgers won on the road against the Wolverines.  While losing its last two games, Michigan has been hurt by opposing passing attacks.  Statistically, coach Jim Harbaugh’s team has one of the worst pass defenses in the country.  For Wisconsin, redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz will be back on the field.  Mertz set a school record for completion percentage in his first start by completing 20-of-21 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns against Illinois.

>>Badgers Basketball Adds Nonconference Home Game Against Northern Iowa To Schedule

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin men’s basketball team has added a non-conference home game against Northern Iowa to its schedule.  The Panthers will visit the Kohl Center Wednesday December 16th.  Northern Iowa compiled a 25-and-6 record last season, winning two-of-three games against high major opponents.  So far, the Badgers have only three other games confirmed for the upcoming season – November 25th at home against Eastern Illinois, December 4th at Marquette, and December 9th at Louisville in the ACC//Big Ten Challenge.  Meanwhile, Badgers senior forward Nate Reuvers has been named to the Big Ten preseason all-conference team.

>>Brewers To Be First Opponent To Take On Rangers In Their New Ballpark With Fans Present

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are likely to be the first opponent to take on the Texas Rangers in their new ballpark with fans present next spring.  The two teams will wrap up their 2021 spring training schedules with exhibition games at Globe Life Field in Arlington March 29th and 30th.  The Brewers will take an off-day, the start the regular-season schedule at home against the Minnesota Twins April 1st.  The National League Championship Series and 2020 World Series were played at the park in Arlington with limited fans allowed.  Milwaukee starts its spring training schedule February 27th with split-squad games against the White Sox and the A’s.

>>Markus Howard Says He’s Not “Too Small” For NBA

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  With the 2020 NBA Draft one week off, Marquette’s all-time scoring leader is saying he’s not too small to play pro basketball.  Markus Howard has been called the best pure shooter in college basketball since Steph Curry by some scouts, but there are questions about his stature.  He’s listed as five-foot-11 and 180 pounds.  Howard calls the worries about his size “ridiculous.”  He’s being projected as a likely second-round draft pick.  He and his brother Jordan have been working out all summer, both of them putting up 500 or more shots each day.  In one workout for N-B-A, he connected on 73-percent of his 3-point shots over a five-minute period in what was called an endurance drill.