Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 4/30/2020

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>>Favre Doesn’t Expect Aaron Rodgers To Finish His Career In GB

(Undated)  —  Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he doesn’t expect Aaron Rodgers to finish his career in Green Bay.  Speaking with N-B-C Sports Network Wednesday, Favre speculated the Packers “burned a bridge” with Rodgers last weekend by drafting Utah State quarterback Jordan Love number-one and failing to pick up the needed wide receivers or defensive help. He says Rodgers has every right to be disappointed, if he is. Rodgers has said he wants to play into his 40s and he’s still performing at a high level. Green Bay and its current quarterback have talked and they are sounding like everything is okay, so far.


>>NCAA Will Allow College Athletes To Earn Income For Things Like Product Endorsements

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The N-C-A-A has taken the first step toward allowing its student-athletes to earn income for things like product endorsements or social media content. The Board of Governors approved a broad set of recommendations at a Wednesday meeting. Those recommendations represent a major change from the previous N-C-A-A policy.  There remain several important details that are unresolved on just how the new rules will be written and enforced.  A vote is expected at the next organizational meeting in January.


>>Brewers Make Offer To Single-Game Ticket Buyers Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are reaching out to ticket-buyers who were planning to attend games at Miller Park between Opening Day and April 30th. Anyone holding on to an Opening Day ticket for the March 26th game will be able to use it to attend the first regular-season game at Miller Park. Other single-game ticket buyers will get a credit to use for tickets to other 2020 regular-season games.  Customers had complained because they wanted refunds and the games hadn’t officially been canceled, just postponed.  The team can’t help buyers who got their tickets through a service like Ticketmaster.  Fans can find out their exchange options at the Miller Park ticket windows when the service re-opens.


>>If NBA Playoffs Ever Come, The Pressure Will Be On Eric Bledsoe

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Guard Eric Bledsoe has been a strong performer for the Bucks since he arrived in Milwaukee – other than the postseason.  If this year’s N-B-A playoffs ever start, the pressure will be on Bledsoe to erase the memories of the last two postseasons. Many stories have emphasized how important this year’s playoffs might be for the Bucks as they try to convince superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo that the franchise is a winner, long-term. The six-foot-one Bledsoe has improved his numbers this season in fewer minutes-per-game.  He still needs to get rid of the perception he chokes in the playoffs.


>>Badgers Don’t Expect To Extend Deadline To Buy Season Football Tickets For 2020

(Madison, WI)  —  Badger football fans wanting to buy season tickets for the 2020 season still have until May 11th to make the purchase.  The U-W Athletics Department had extended the deadline from April 20th, but a spokesperson says it isn’t likely it will be extended again.  The University says a full refund will be provided if the 2020 season is canceled.  So far, the fate of the season is still undetermined.