Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 4/6/2020

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>>Badger Fans Engage In Virtual Jump Around Saturday

(Sun Prairie, WI)  — If you heard some thumping on your ceiling Saturday afternoon, you may have a Wisconsin football fan living upstairs. Badgers fans all over the country took part in a virtual jump around at 3:00 p-m.  Neighbors Greg Thomson and Joe Lahti in Sun Prairie first had the idea after watching videos from Italy of people singing on their balconies. More than 43 thousand people have joined the Facebook group “Jump Around Wisconsin” and Badgers from everywhere posted videos of them jumping around – reprising what happens at Camp Randall Stadium as the fourth period starts in Madison. Lahti and Thomson are hoping to continue this every weekend.


>>New Marquette Associate Head Coach Returns To Staff From Arizona

(Milwaukee, WI)  — Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski has hired a familiar face to an important position on his coaching staff. Arizona assistant coach Justin Gainey is a new associate head coach for the Golden Eagles.  The official announcement was made Friday. Gainey was Marquette’s director of baseball operations until 2017 when he left to be an assistant at Santa Clara University. Wojciechowski calls Gainey “one of the nation’s top rising coaches,” saying he will serve the program and its players “incredibly well.” Gainey was on the staff in Milwaukee previously for three years.


>>New Packers LB:  “Organization Is All About Winning”

(Green Bay, WI)  — New linebacker Christian Kirksey says the Green Bay Packers “organization is all about winning.”  Kirksey is expected to replace Blake Martinez in the Packers defensive lineup next season. He says when he arrived at Lambeau Field he saw two things – the smiling face of his former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine and the Lombardi Trophy replica inside the American Family Insurance gate.  Kirksey has been limited to just nine games in the last two seasons by injuries. He was well-respected by his Browns teammates and was even a defensive captain in 2018.


>>Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Picks Up 4th Goaltender Through Transfer Portal

(Madison, WI)  — The Wisconsin men’s hockey team has picked up a fourth goaltender through the transfer portal.  After playing three seasons as mostly a backup at Michigan Tech, Robbie Beydoun will be a graduate transfer for the Badgers next season.  Already on the roster are Daniel Lebedeff and freshmen Cameron Rowe and Ben Garrity. Coach Tony Granato’s teams have struggled with inconsistent work between the pipes over the last five years.  When Beydoun put his name in the transfer portal, about 15 teams reached out. That’s about one in every four Division One hockey programs.