Sports: Tuesday, 11/15/16

Several area football players have been named All-State selections by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. A pair of defensive linemen from the area, Michael Buetow of St. Mary’s Springs and Jason Culver of Oakfield were named first-team all-state selections. Fond du Lac defensive lineman Donte Johnson was named an all-state honorable mention as was linebacker Devon Krzanowski. Michael Buetow of St. Mary’s Springs was named honorable mention all-state as an offensive lineman, while teammate Fintan Floyd was named an honorable mention all-state running back.

The Girls High School Basketball season opens tonight throughout the state. The Fond du Lac Cardinals open on the road in Waukesha at Catholic Memorial. Elsewhere in the area, North Fond du Lac is at Montello, Waupun visits Mayville, Laconia is at Poynette and Winnebago Lutheran hosts Valders. Campbellsport hosts Cedar Grove-Belgium and Ripon hosts Waupaca.

The Marian men’s basketball team opens their 2016-17 season tonight as they host Beloit in a non-conference matchup.  The Sabres are picked finish fourth in the preseason NACC poll.  The tip is set for 7pm at the Sadoff Gym.

The Lyndsey Seewald era begins for the Sabre women’s basketball team as they travel to Mount Mary in Milwaukee.  That game also tips at 7pm

College Basketball: UW-Green Bay fell to Pacific 76-58. Freshman Trevor Anderson had 14 points to lead the Phoenix. The game was played at 1am, part of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-off marathon.

Also in-state, Marquette beat Howard 81-49. The Golden Eagles had five players in double figures in their win.

Elsewhere in college hoops, non-conference play: #3 Villanova survived a road test at #15 Purdue, 79-76. Minnesota beat UT-Arlington, Northwestern defeated Eastern Washington and Ohio State got by North Carolina Central.

Badger Men’s Basketball on the air tonight, on the road at Creighton as part of the Gavitt Tip-Off Games. Pregame coverage starts at 6:30 on KFIZ.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media Monday following the team’s 47-25 loss to Tennessee on Sunday. He said that no major changes are coming in terms of personnel, despite three straight losses. McCarthy says he’s not a “shock and awe” coach. He wants to build and develop and adjust and tweak on a daily basis. He says he and the team are still confident, but they need to learn from their mistakes.

Monday Night Football: NY Giants 21, Cincinnati 20. Eli Manning threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns in the win.