Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 4/13/2020
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>>If WIAA Decides To Have Spring Season, It’s Going To Need A New Championship Venue
(Madison, WI) — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association hasn’t canceled spring sports like boys individual and team tennis, boys golf and softball. All championships were set to be played in June, but the University of Wisconsin has announced it is canceling all non-essential campus events through the end of that month. The move is being made in response to COVID-19. The WIAA Board of Control will discuss its options for the rest of the spring sports seasons at its next meeting April 21st.
>>Packers To Get Compensatory Draft Picks For First Time In 2 Years.
(Green Bay, WI) — The Green Bay Packers stand to receive three compensatory draft picks next year after losing four players to free-agency – Blake Martinez, Kyler Fackrell, B.J. Goodson and Bryan Bulaga. The signing of Devin Funchess cancels out the loss of Goodson. The Packers used to collect compensatory picks nearly every draft, but big spending by general manager Brian Gutekunst has put that on hold for two years. OverTheCap-dot-com predicts the Packers will get extra picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds – meaning Green Bay could have as many as 10 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, or, be in a good position to make some trades.
>>COVID-19: NBA, March Madness Not The Only Basketball Impacted
(Mequon, WI) — March Madness was called off and it simply isn’t known if the N-B-A will resume. Those levels of basketball aren’t the only ones impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The N-Y-2-L-A is on hold, too. Top coaches from around the country usually show up at Homestead High School in Mequon for showcase tournaments through the spring and summer. Right now, the recruiting world is on hold. Local organizer Antonio Curro says the uncertainty doesn’t hit Duke or Kentucky very hard, but lower-tier college programs have to find another way to track down prospects. Curro says rules changes last year and COVID-19 this year make it the toughest two years in history for college recruiters.