Sports : Wednesday, 1/18/17

Girls High School Basketball:

Slinger 68, Lomira 45

Boys High School Basketball:

Living Word Lutheran 74, St. Lawrence Seminary 39

Men’s College Basketball:

Big Ten:

Wisconsin 68, Michigan 64

–Bronson Koenig tallied 16 points, Nigel Hayes and Vitto Brown each 13 as the Badgers held off a late Michigan rally to improve to 4-1 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin travels to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

Purdue 91, Illinois 68

Horizon League:

Illinois-Chicago 71, UW-Milwaukee 57

Women’s College Basketball:

UW-Green Bay 56, Valparaiso 35

UW-Milwaukee 83, Illinois-Chicago 55

The Packers signed cornerback Bene Benwikere to the practice squad Tuesday and released cornerback Keith Baxter. Benwikere was a fifth round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2014. He started 14 of 27 regular season games and two postseason contests for Carolina, before being released in October. He will wear number 31 for the Packers.

Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith and Robert Morris University President Chris Howard have been added to the College Football Playoff selection committee. The three new members will begin three-year terms next season. College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock has also announced that Texas Tech AD Kirby Hocutt will return next season as the committee chairman and his term will run through February 2018. Beamer, Smith and Howard replace Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr