Wisconsin Sports Headlines 4/2/2020

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>>Packers Launch Documentary Series On 100 Seasons Thursday

(Green Bay, WI)  — The first installment of a 10-part documentary series honoring 100 years of Green Bay Packers football will be available online starting tonight (Thursday) at 7:00 p-m. Each week will focus on a different decade starting with 1919-to-1929. Every episode will be available on the team’s website at Packers.com/legacy. Fans can also find the documentary segments each week on the Packers’ official Facebook and YouTube accounts.  The third episode will be available a day early, Wednesday, April 22nd, due to the start of the 2020 N-F-L Draft that Thursday. Additional features will include interviews with current and former players, coaches, staff and community members.


>>Aaron Rodgers Still 1 Of Top-5 Choices For NFL Most Valuable Player


(Green Bay, WI)  — This is how good Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been.  He threw for more than four thousand yards last season, led the league with only four interceptions and quarterbacked his team to a 13-and-3 record – and all the talk centered on his unimpressive performance.  Professional bettors know better. Bet-M-G-M has established the 36-year-old athlete as one of the top five choices for N-F-L Most Valuable Player in the upcoming season. Patrick Mahomes is the top choice, followed by Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson, then Drew Brees and Rodgers. The Packers will be favored to take the N-F-C North again and Rodgers will have new targets for his passes like just-signed wide receiver Devin Funchess.


>>Bucks Preparing As If NBA Season Will Resume

(Milwaukee, WI)  — The Milwaukee Bucks say they are preparing as if the N-B-A season will resume. The Bucks rolled to a 53-and-12 record – best in the league – before play was suspended last month.  Bucks general manager Jon Horst says he thinks his team will have a chance to win its first N-B-A championship in 49 years. Coach Mike Budenholzer has been spending a big part of his time off studying the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets.  Those are Milwaukee’s most-likely first-round opponents in the playoffs. His player instructions have them focusing more on conditioning than working on basketball skills. When everything ground to a halt in pro basketball, it looked like Budenholzer’s team had all the elements in place to make a serious run for the title it narrowly missed last season.


>>To Come Back From The Coronavirus Impact, MLB Needs A Repeat Of The Summer Of 98

(Los Angeles, CA)  — When and if Major League Baseball finally starts the 2020 season, it will need something special to get things going. One West Coast writer says it needs a repeat of the summer of 1998. That’s the year Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Junior waged an assault on the single-season home run record, bringing fans still bitter about 1994 players strike back to the ballpark. The best candidates for such a rivalry these days seem to be Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger and Brewers standout Christian Yelich. The advice is – market the young stars like those two and Ronald Acuna, Juan Soto and Pete Alonso to build excitement and give fans something to root for.


>>Badgers Athletics Getting Ready For COVID-19 To Disrupt 2020 Football Season

(Madison, WI)  — The U-W athletics department is doing all it can to get ready for the possibility the coronavirus pandemic will impact the 2020 football season. The Badgers are scheduled to kick off the first of six home games September 4th. If the season is shortened by the virus, it will significantly impact the university’s ability to give its student-athletes opportunities.  Due to the cancellation of March Madness, colleges and universities have already lost millions of dollars. The U-W-Madison budget is based on a little over 25 million dollars in football ticket sales. Although spring football practice was scheduled to start March 22nd, all Big Ten Conference organized team activities have been suspended until May 4th at the earliest.