KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 8/11/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
Major League Baseball:
Minnesota 4, Milwaukee 2
–Eddie Rosario’s Grand Slam in the third inning powered the Twins past the Brewers in the series opener at Miller Park Monday night. Keston Hiura hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, his second home run in as many games. Game two of the series is tonight, Josh Lindblom gets the start for the Brewers against Tyler Clippard for Minnesota. First pitch is 7:10 pm.
Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 1
Pittsburgh at St. Louis (Postponed, COVID)
Toronto 114, Milwaukee 106
–Kyle Korver scored 19 points off the bench to lead the Bucks in the loss to the Raptors in Orlando. Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play in the loss after having oral surgery and may not play in the team’s final two seeding games. Milwaukee is back in action tonight against Washington, tip off is 8 pm.
>>Big Ten May Make It Official Today, Calling Off Football
(Chicago, IL) — Several sources are reporting the Big Ten Conference will make it official today (Tuesday) and call off the 2020 football season. Four of the Power 5 conferences may follow suit, with only the SEC firmly holding on to the coming season. National sports talk show host Dan Patrick says the Big Ten and the Pac-12 will make announcements today. There have been indications that teams like Nebraska will try to schedule games with Southeastern Conference teams if the Big Ten does close up shop. Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez has said canceling the season will cost the Badgers program 100 million dollars.
>>Packers GM “Bullish” On St. Brown, Other Wide Receivers
(Green Bay, WI) — Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst says the team is “really bullish” on wide receivers like Equanimeous St. Brown. He, Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are expected to improve and make onlookers forget that Green Bay failed to draft a pass catcher in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Packers did make an addition at the position Monday by placing a waiver claim on Travis Fulgham. He played three games last season after being drafted in the sixth round in 2019 by the Detroit Lions. The athlete from Old Dominion University has good size at six-two and 215 pounds, ran an official four-point-58 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and has an impressive vertical leap at more than 36 inches.
>>Athletes For Marquette Golden Eagles – Very Smart
(Milwaukee, WI) — Athletes who play most any sport at Marquette University are apparently strong in the classroom. Eighty-three percent of the school’s 320 sports participants were named to the Big East All-Academic Team announced Monday. A school-record 267 Marquette competitors appear on the list, topped by 44 from the men’s lacrosse squad. Last year, 220 Marquette athletes were named to the team. To be eligible, an athlete has to compete in a Big East-sponsored sport, attained a grade-point average of at least three-point-oh for the preceding academic year, and completed at least 18 semester credit hours. Forty-three Golden Eagles actually earned a perfect four-point-oh GPA