Sports : Wednesday, 1/11/17
Green Bay Packers receiver Geronimo Allison has been charged with one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop in September. The charge against Allison was filed in Manitowoc County Circuit Court on Dec. 15. A hearing was scheduled for Jan. 23, according to online court records. Court documents show that Allison, 22, was issued a citation for driving 11 miles over the speed limit on Sept. 4. He later paid a $200 fine. The misdemeanor marijuana possession charge filed last month was also dated Sept. 4. The Packers had a day off on Tuesday. The team said in a statement that it was “aware of the matter involving Geronimo Allison. Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will refrain from making any further comment.” An undrafted rookie free agent out of Illinois, Allison had emerged with eight catches for 157 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s last two regular-season games. He could play a bigger role in the divisional round playoff game on Sunday against Dallas if Jordy Nelson can’t go because of a rib injury
The Wisconsin Badgers finished as one of four Big Ten teams ranked in the top ten of the final Associated Press College Football poll of the season, following the national championship game on Monday. Wisconsin came in at number nine, following their 11-3 season and Cotton Bowl victory. It’s the Badgers’ highest end of season ranking since 2010. Clemson, Alabama, USC, Washington and Oklahoma make up the top five, while Ohio State, Penn State, Florida State, Wisconsin and Michigan round out the top 10. Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota were all listed in the “others receiving votes” category.
Junior Ryan Ramczyk is entering the NFL draft after one season at Wisconsin, where he emerged from Division III transfer to All-American left tackle. Ramczyk posted his decision on Twitter on Tuesday.
Ramczyk transferred from UW-Stevens Point after the 2014 season. He redshirted with the Badgers in 2015 before sliding into the left tackle position this season. The athletic, 6-foot-6 Ramczyk immediately became an anchor on the front five. Ramczyk says it was a difficult decision to leave. He also had surgery for a hip injury on Jan. 5, three days after Wisconsin’s 24-16 win over Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl. The injury wasn’t serious enough for Ramczyk to miss time during the season.
NBA: Milwaukee 109, San Antonio 107
Michael Beasley scored a season-high 28 points in place of an ill Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-107 on Tuesday night. Kawhi Leonard had 30 points for San Antonio, which had its nine-game home winning streak snapped.
Jabari Parker’s layup with 2:56 remaining gave Milwaukee a 103-101 lead, its first since the 3:24 mark of the first quarter. After a pair of free throws by Beasley, the Spurs reclaimed a 107-105 lead on consecutive 3-pointers by Davis Bertans and Danny Green. Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon hit a 3 to give Milwaukee a 108-107 edge, then sank one of two free throws with 6.7 seconds to go, making it 109-107. Manu Ginobili’s 3-pointer hit the side of the backboard at the buzzer as the Bucks celebrated.
Men’s College Basketball:
Maryland 75, Indiana 72
Green Bay 80, Northern Kentucky 71
Women’s College Basketball:
Marquette 83, Seton Hall 77