Sports – Wednesday, March 25th, 2014
The Badgers arrived in
preparations for Thursday night’s West Regional Semifinal against Baylor. You’ll hear the game on News-Talk 1450
KFIZ. Coverage begins Thursday night at
5:30pm with the tip set for 6:47pm.
It appears that VCU’s Shaka
Smart is staying at the school and not coming to
reported on Monday. Smart’s top
assistant to the head job at Rice on Tuesday.
The Brewers clubbed four
home runs on Tuesday but lost to Giants 5-4.
Starter Wily Peralta hit one of those homers and also gave up just 1
earned run in six innings of work. Khris
Davis, Carlos Gomez, and Martin Maldonado also went deep in the loss. The Brewers will play the Indians this
afternoon. No radio broadcast.
Ron Roenicke has set his
starting rotation for regular season.
Yovani Gallardo will get the start on opening day. Then it will be Matt Garza, Kyle Lohse, Marco
Estrada and Wily Peralta. The team’s 40
man roster is also set. Righty Rob
Wooten and utility man Elian Herrera were optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Zach Duke, Tyle Thornburg, and Wei-Chung Wang
have won the final roster spots in the bullpen.
Tom Gorzelanny will start the season on the DL. Rickie Weeks and Scooter Gennett both make
the team at 2B as does Mark Reynolds and
at 1B, leaving Jeff Bianchi as the only
true utility man on the infield.
The Badgers Athletic
Department earlier this week announced that head football coach Gary
get a $100,000 raise in each of the five years left on his contract. The pay increase is not funded by tax or
tuition dollars. The Badgers went 9-4 and lost the Capital One Bowl in his
debut season in
One of the NFL’s lead
officials announced on Tuesday that the refs would start flagging players that
dunk the football over the goal-post after a touchdown. That change prompted Aaron Rodgers to tweet
out his disapproval and wonder if the Lambeau Leap would be banned next. The NFL says they will not ban the Packers
post TD celebration and the dunk is banned because it could cause a delay if
the goal post is damaged during the celebration as happened with the Saints
Jimmy Graham last season.
Longtime Buffalo Bills owner
and one of the founders of the American Football League has died. Ralph Wilson was 95.
The cold winter weather has
once again put a monkey wrench into the high school springs sports season. Fondy soccer coach Greg Winkler says coaches
have to be flexible early in the spring sports season. The Cardinals are suppose to host Sheboygan
North on Tuesday in their season opener but the recent snow may have scrapped
that one. Otherwise on April 8th Kaukauna is
a more likely home opener