KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 11/24/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 


Monday Night Football: 

LA Rams 27, Tampa Bay 24

Men’s College Hockey: 

Big Ten: 

Wisconsin 6, Penn State 3

Sports Headlines: 

>>Social Media ”Cowards” Threaten Packers WR Valdes-Scantling

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling says he received death threats after his fumble cost the team a 34-31 overtime loss at Indianapolis Sunday.  Valdes-Scantling just produced the best game of his career the week before in a win over Jacksonville.  The third-year receiver wasn’t prepared for just how strong some of the comments would be.  Valdes-Scantling says, “Social media gives cowards the right to say whatever they want with no consequences.”  His profane critics ignored the fact three of his big plays against the Colts allowed the Packers to be tied at the end of regulation.  He drew a 51-yard pass interference call, then made a 47-yard catch on third down that led to a game-tying field goal.  It was his block that set up a five-yard touchdown by Davante Adams on a swing pass.

>>Team Announces:  No Crowds At Bucks Games

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  There will be no fans in the seats at the Fiserv Forum when the Milwaukee Bucks play their games this season.  The team made that announcement Monday, saying the decision was made to comply with state and local health guidelines.  Although the official schedule hasn’t been released, the NBA has said its season will tip-off December 22nd.  Officials with the Bucks say they will continue to work with state and local health officials to decide if fans will be allowed to return for home games in any capacity.

>>Season Starts Wednesday For New-Look Marquette Golden Eagles Team

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Life without the country’s top scorer starts Wednesday for the Marquette Golden Eagles.  Coach Steve Wojciechowski has to replace the 41 points-a-game Markus Howard and second-leading scorer Sacar Anim produced last season.  The Eagles host Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the Fiserv Forum Wednesday at 9:00 p-m.  Wojciechowski has three freshmen on his roster that were four-star prospects – Dawson Garcia, Osasere Ighodaro and Justin Lewis.  He’s expecting a lot of production out of Ohio State transfer guard D-J Carton, but it all begins with returning senior starters Koby McEwen and Theo John.  Marquette was 18-and-12 last season but lost six of its last seven games before the coronavirus pandemic stopped the competition.

>>Loss Was Disappointing; Badgers Football Focus Is Ahead

(Madison, WI)  —  Redshirt freshman Graham Mertz says the coaches tell Badger players it’s important to keep their focus after a disappointing loss like the one at Northwestern last weekend.  Linebacker Jack Sanborn says his team can’t let the Wildcats beat them again.  According to the players, all thoughts are on rival Minnesota.  It’s certain the Badgers remember the last time the Gophers visiting.  The 2018 game resulted in a 37-15 loss that returned Paul Bunyan’s ax to Minnesota for the first time in 15 years.  Wisconsin got it back with a 38-17 win last year and Mertz says he and his teammates are “going to keep the ax.”

>>Badgers Women’s Basketball Opens Season December 5th At Iowa

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin women’s basketball team will open its season November 25th at home against Miami of Ohio. The Badgers released their full season schedule Monday.  Wisconsin compiled a record of 12-and-19 last season.  Coach Jonathan Tsipis’ team will host Western Illinois November 29th, then open the Big Ten season with a  conference game at Iowa against the Hawkeyes December 5th.  Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 25, including Maryland at number-12 and Indiana at number-16.  Tsipsis has a young team with no seniors, three juniors and one graduate transfer – Madison native Estella Moschku, who played for Stanford.