Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 4/17/2020

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>>Packers Talking With RB Aaron Jones About A New Deal

(Green Bay, WI)  — After producing impressive statistics during the 2019 N-F-L season, Packers running back Aaron Jones is said to be talking with the team about a new contract. The talks apparently started during the N-F-L Combine earlier this off-season. Jones is still just 25 years old and he led the league with 19 touchdowns last season. He could benefit from the record-setting four-year, 64-million-dollar deal Christian McCaffrey just signed with the Carolina Panthers. Green Bay doesn’t have an in-house replacement for Jones’ production – another reason he should be in-line for a big payday.  He is set to become a free agent after the 2020 season.


>>WIAA To Discuss Options For Spring Sports At Tuesday Meeting

(Stevens Point, WI)  — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association will discuss its options for spring sports when the board of control meets next Tuesday.  Board members haven’t said they plan to defy the governor’s extension of the Safer at Home order until May 26th. Staff members reportedly had been discussing best- and worst-case scenarios and, next week, it will be up to the board to determine the best course of action.


>>NBA Fans Want Their Money Back

(Milwaukee, WI)  — Milwaukee Bucks fans are like all the other N-B-A followers who bought tickets – they want their money back.  The league says on its website it still intends to resume the season, meaning the games we’re missing haven’t been canceled. They’re postponed and that’s why fans aren’t getting any refunds for now. It doesn’t help much, but the Bucks are encouraging fans who can’t wait to use Ticketmaster’s verified fan-to-fan ticket resale marketplace. The team says it has no control over third-party websites who sell tickets. Since buying four tickets to a Bucks game can cost upwards of 250 dollars or more, people who are out of work say they really need their money.


>>Marquette University Basketball Team Chaplain Dies At 96

(Milwaukee, WI)  — The man who served as the chaplain for the Marquette University basketball team for more than three decades has died at the age of 96.  The Reverend William Kelly began working at the school in 1961. In an interview filmed in 2011, he explained his role with the team was to be “a sacramental presence, a willing ear and encouragement.” Kelly stepped down from the position at the end of the season five years ago.  The family says he died Thursday night.


>>Badgers Star Would Love To Play For Packers

(Madison, WI)  — Former Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor says he would like to play for the Packers.  The Packers don’t really have a hole at the position right now and it’s not likely Taylor will last until the latter rounds of the 2020 N-F-L Draft.  Taylor was the Doak Walker Award winner for being the best running back in college football last season. He’s working out in Arizona right now, but he says he “would really love to go back to Wisconsin.” Taylor made the comments earlier this week on E-S-P-N Wisconsin’s “Wilde and Tausch” radio sports-talk program.