Sports – Friday, January 4th, 2013

Packers Ready for Rematch

For the third time in a month, the Green Bay Packers will be taking the field against the Minnesota Vikings although this time there is a lot more at stake. Saturday’s NFC Wild Card matchup will be one in which Green Bay looks to get revenge for a loss to the Vikings that came just five days ago, a loss that cost the Packers the second seed and a bye in the NFC playoffs. But many Packers say they’re anticipating round three in this series, and that they are glad it’s coming at home. “Being able to get back on the field this week is good for our team, especially coming off a loss,” said offensive lineman TJ Lang. “If we had to sit around for two weeks with a loss, you tend to overthink some things. There’s no better way to rebound from a tough loss than to hit the field the very next week. I think it will be good for our team. You can tell there’s a definite sense of urgency with the guys this week.”

 

The Packers host the Vikings on Saturday night on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ. Coverage kicks off at 5pm with the kickoff itself at 7pm. If you or your business is interested in advertising during the game tomorrow, contact Dawn Mueller-Stacey today at 920-921-1071 or [email protected].

 

Alcohol Sales Cut Off

 

Alcohol sales will stop at the beginning of the third quarter of the Packers-Vikings playoff game. It’s the first time alcohol sales at the stadium were cut off so soon after halftime. Typically, alcohol sales are cut off at the end of the third quarter, but because of the circumstances of the game, the rivalry and the lateness of the game, sales will end early.

 

Men’s Basketball

 

Ryan Evans, Jared Berggren, and Ben Brust all lead the Badgers with 13 points a piece as Wisconsin sneaked past Penn State 60-51 at the Kohl Center on Thursday night. Mike Bruesewitz added 12 points and 8 rebounds. The Badgers improve to 10-4 on the season after winning their Big Ten opener. They’ll next travel to Nebraska for a 3:30pm game this Sunday.

 

Wright State 64, UW-Green Bay 53

 

Boys Basketball

Lomira 54, WLA 52
Clintonville 65, Ripon 53
Chilton 46, Hilton 44
CWC 61, Montello 54 OT
Markesan 45, Oakfield 32
Sheboygan Falls 67, Kewaskum 50

Girls Basketball
Kiel 60, Campbellsport 36
Mayville 48, Hustisford 29
Springs 47, WLA 34

Friday, January 4th

Boys Basketball
Neenah @ Fond du Lac – 7pm on KFIZ
Oshkosh West @ Kimberly
Kaukauna @ Oshkosh North
Appleton West @ Appleton East
Menasha @ Appleton North
Waupun @ New Holstein
Campbellsport @ Kiel
Kewaskum @ Sheboygan Falls

Girls Basketball
Fond du Lac @ Neenah
Wisconsin Dells @ Lomira
New Holstein @ Waupun
Montello @ CWC
Ripon @ Waupaca
Roncalli @ Chilton
Oakfield @ Markesan

 

Boys Hockey
Fond du Lac @ Waupun – 7:00pm
St. Mary’s Springs @ Sheboygan – 8pm

 

Girls Hockey
Fondy-Waupun @ KML – 7pm

Saturday, January 5th
Boys Basketball
WLA @ Fox Valley Lutheran – 3:30pm
CWC @ St. Mary’s Springs – 6:45pm
Laconia @ Markesan
Ripon @ Lomira
New Holstein @ Howards Grove
Campbellsport @ Mayville

 

Girls Basketball
CWC @ St. Mary’s Springs – 5pm

 

Boys Hockey
Fond du Lac @ Wisconsin Rapids – 4pm
St. Mary’s Springs @ Arrowhead – 6:30pm

 

Fiesta Bowl

Oregon 35, Kansas State 17