Sports – Thursday, March 27th, 2014

 The Badger men’s basketball team is gearing up
tonight’s Sweet 16 matchup with Baylor out in Anaheim
The 6th seeded Bears knocked out #3 seed Creighton to crash
the West Regional Semifinals.  Coverage
begins at 5:30pm tonight with the tip set for 6:47pm tonight on News-Talk 1450
KFIZ.  The game will air on cable on TBS.


The 2nd game
tonight in the West Region has #1 seed Arizona
taking on #4 seed San Diego
.  Also tonight in the South Region #11 Dayton squares off with #10 Stanford, followed by #1 Florida battles #4
UCLA.  The South Region games can be seen
on CBS.


The Chicago branch of the National Labor
Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify
as employees and should be allowed to form a union.  The school, Big Ten Conference and NCAA all
object to the ruling and plan to appeal. 
Allowing college players to form a union will change the landscape of
college sports, such as allowing players to go on strike or athletic departments
to lockout players. 


The Indians pounded the
Brewers 10-3 out in Arizona
on Wednesday.  Opening day starter Yovani
Gallardo gave up six hits and 4 runs in just two innings of work for Milwaukee.   The
Brewers wrap up Cactus League action this afternoon as they take on the
Reds.  The exhibition season comes to a
close with a pair of games against the Royals at Miller Park
on Friday and Saturday night.  The
regular season opener is set for Monday afternoon at Miller Park
when the Brewers host the Braves.  You’ll
hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.


The Brewers could be without
shortstop Jean Segura for Monday’s opener against the Braves.  He’s been nursing a shoulder injury and may
end up on the disabled list.


The Chicago Bears added some
beef to the defensive line by signing free agent Jarad Allen on Wednesday to a
four year deal that could be worth up to $32 million dollars.


Milwaukee Hamilton’s Kevon
Looney has been named the Associated Press Boys High School Basketball Player
of the Year.   Neenah’s Matt Heldt was named to the 2nd
team.  His Rocket teammate Adam Pohlman
is 3rd team all-state. 
Oshkosh North’s Cooper Radtke and Nate Neveau were Honorable Mention