Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 5/19/2020

The Latest Sports Headlines: 

>>Aaron Rodgers:  COVID-19 Restrictions Like Being On House Arrest

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is comparing the current COVID-19 restrictions to being on house arrest.  It isn’t clear if the pandemic will affect plans for the start of the 2020 NFL season yet.  Rodgers says he wants the season to start on time, but there are bigger problems facing the country.  He points to more than 36 million people on unemployment and 80 times as many calls to suicide hotlines.  Rodgers tells Green Bay-area reporters he hopes we can use some common sense and make decisions in the best interest of all people.  He says he hopes sports will be a part of that.


>>Road America Goes Without Fans This Month

(Elkhart Lake, WI)  —  When racing returns to the Road America course in Elkhart Lake the weekend of May 29th, there won’t be any fans watching in-person.  Road America and MotoAmerica officials say they worked hard to find an alternative, but it was impossible to know what restrictions would be in place for public outdoor events.  MotoAmerica returns the weekend of June 26th along with all scheduled outdoor activities, including the Vintage MotoFest.  Competitors and fans from all over the world are expected to attend.  That could change, depending on conditions and regulations.


>>Badgers Football Offers Scholarship To 4-Star RB For Class Of 2022

(Madison, WI)  —  The University of Wisconsin has offered a scholarship to a four-star running back prospect from North Carolina.  Michael Allen of J-H Rose High School in Greenville would be a member of the recruiting class of 2022.  Allen scored 17 touchdowns and totaled more than 14 hundred all-purpose yards last season as a high school sophomore.  He is rated the number-121 football player in the country by 247 Sports.  Allen reportedly has offers from Appalachian State, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Tennessee, among others.


>>WIAA Board Of Control Approves Extension Of Alternate-Year Physical Exam Period

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  The W-I-A-A Board of Control has approved an extension of the alternate-year physical exam period rule.  Players will have to apply for the extension.  The rules say before an athlete can play high school sports, he or she has to have a physical – then, that physical has to be renewed every two years.  The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the situation.  The new rule goes into effect for the 2020 fall sports season.  The board approved the change at a meeting last week.


>>Packers Head Coach High On Potential Of CFL Addition

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur says he’s looking forward to finding out what wide receiver Reggie Begelton brings to the team.  The Packers signed him after he spent three years in the Canadian Football League.  Begelton caught 102 passes for 14-hundred-44 yards and 10 touchdowns for Calgary last season.  LaFleur says he is “super-impressed” by the six-foot-one, 205-pound speedster who played his college ball at Lamar University.  He’s a longshot to make the final Packers roster due to the depth the team already has on-hand.