Sports – Thursday, November 8th, 2012
The Memphis Grizzled dealt the Bucks their first loss of the season last night, 108-90 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Grizzlies outscored the Bucks 33-21 in the 2nd quarter to balloon a lead to 13 points at the half. Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 19 points. Monta Ellis added 15. The Bucks travel to Washington on Friday night. You’ll hear the game on KFIZ.
Badgers Pound UWO
The University of Wisconsin beat UW-Oshkosh 96-44 at the Kohl Center last night in their lone exhibition game of the preseason. Jared Berrgren led 5 players in double figures with 16 points. Dylan Wurtz led UWO with 15 points.
Phillips Likely To Start
It looks like 5th year senior Curt Phillips will get the start at quarterback on Saturday when the Badgers head to Indiana. Phillips was a highly touted QB coming out of high school, but multiple knee injuries de-railed his career in Madison. Saturday’s game kicks off at 11am with pregame coverage beginning at 9am on KFIZ.
The Packers have lost linebacker Nick Perry for the season after wrist surgery earlier this week. He was placed on IR and tight end Andrew Quarless was moved to the active roster from the physically unable to perform list. The team also opened up a 3 week window that will let tackle Derek Sherrod practice with the team. Sherrod is also on the PUP list after suffering a broken leg last season. After three weeks they will either after put him on the active roster or place him on IR.
Thursday Night Football
Indianapolis @ Jacksonville – 7pm on KFIZ
Braun MVP Finalist
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is one of 5 finalists for the National League MVP award. Last year’s MVP is joined by San Diego’s Chase Headley, Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCuthen, San Francisco’s Buster Posey, and the Cardinals Yadier Molina. Braun led the NL with 41 homers. He had 112 RBI and a .319 batting average.
Rockies Hire Weiss
The Colorado Rockies have hired former shortstop Walt Weiss as their new manager. He replaces Jim Tracy who resigned after the season.
UW-FDL Women Win
The UW Fond du Lac Women’s Basketball Team won their Conference opener Wednesday against UW Rock County; 48-41. UW-FDL was lead by Kasey Cook (Oakfield) with 10 points. Jasmin Bednar, Megan Tews, Janee Kutz and Amber Tasso each chipped in 9 points. The Falcons next game is next Wednesday at home against UW Manitowoc.