KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 2/23/2021

Women’s College Basketball: 

Big East: 

Marquette 65, Creighton 41


Chicago 120, Houston 100


Minnesota 6, San Jose 2

Sports Headlines: 

>>Packers WR Valdes-Scantling Hits “Proven Performance Escalator,” Gets More Pay

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is getting a nice little bump in pay after meeting the requirements of the NFL’s “proven performance escalator.”  Valdes-Scantling will have a base salary of almost two-point-two-million dollars next season.  The escalator is available to all players drafted outside of the first round if they are on the field for 35-percent of their team’s offensive or defensive snaps in two of their first three seasons.  The speedy third-year pro played 65-percent of the Packers’ offensive snaps.  Valdes-Scantling was the only Packers to earn the escalator.

>>Brewers Sign New Deal With Fox Sports Midwest

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Brewers fans worried they wouldn’t be able to see their favorite Major League Baseball team play this season can sit back and relax.  The Brewers had no T-V deal until they signed a new agreement a few days ago.  The games will stay on FOX Sports Wisconsin, although it is rebranding itself Bally Sports Wisconsin.  The terms of the agreement haven’t been announced.  The broadcast team stays the same with Brian Anderson and Bill Schroeder the main announcers and Sophia Minnaert reporting from the field.  Matt Lepay and Jeff Levering will be the fill-ins, as in the past.

>>Valued Badgers Basketball Reserved Still Out For An Undetermined Length Of Time

(Madison, WI)  —  Senior guard Trevor Anderson supplies the Wisconsin basketball teams with high energy during his average 15 minutes of play each game.  The team has been missing that while Anderson is sidelined with what is being called an “upper-body” injury.  Badgers head coach Greg Gard says it doesn’t look like it will be a long time before Anderson returns.  He serves as a rotational guard, giving D’Mitrik Trice and Brad Davison breathers.  Anderson is averaging three-and-a-half points-a-game and has hit an outstanding 63-percent of his 3-point shots.  The Badgers have fallen from 21st to 23rd in this week’s A-P College Poll.  They host Illinois Saturday in the next game.

>>Big Ten Considers Moving Up Its Post-Season Tournament

(Chicago, IL)  —  The Big Ten Conference hockey tournament was already compressed to three games in three days and now conference leaders are considering moving it up.  University of Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato says the league is ironing out the details of a plan that would start the tournament four days sooner.  League officials don’t want to wear-out their champion before that team advances to the NCAA tournament less than a week later.  Tournament selections are going to be announced March 21st and the Frozen Four will be skated in Pittsburgh April 8th and 10th.  The Big Ten Conference tournament could be moved from March 18th to the 14th in South Bend, Indiana – to give teams a little breathing room before the national competition