Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 5/26/2020

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>>Tight End Prospect Gives Badgers Oral Commitment

(Madison, WI)  —  A four-star tight end prospect from Ohio has given the Wisconsin Badgers an oral commitment.  Six-foot-five, 235-pound Jack Pugh is the first tight end to commit for the Badgers recruiting class of 2021.  Pugh played basketball at Hilliard Bradley High School his first two years, then came out for football and played well enough he received almost two dozen scholarship offers.  Wisconsin was chosen over schools like Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh.


>>Some Brewers Finally Back On The Fields, Waiting For 2020 Season To Start

(Maryvale, AZ)  —  Brewers players like Keston Hiura, Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader are working out at the American Family Fields of Phoenix complex.  Milwaukee has opened the facility to players on the 40-man roster for individualized workouts.  The players have to schedule the times and are allowed to use the field and the weight room.  An athletic trainer can help players who need medical attention.  The Brewers facility was reopened last week after being closed since March 12th.  Miller Park remains closed.


>>Former Badger Jon Leuer Retires From NBA

(Madison, WI)  —  Former Wisconsin Badgers basketball star Jon Leuer says he loves the game and still wants to play, but he knows he needs to step aside for his health.  Leuer was a second-round draft choice in 2011 and played almost 400 games for the Milwaukee Bucks and four other teams.  He appeared in the NBA playoffs four times – three with Memphis.  He signed a big contract with Detroit three years ago, but was injury-plagued and missed more than 110 games over two seasons.  He was with the Bucks this season but never suited up.  Leuer is one of just eight players in Wisconsin history with 13 hundred points and 500 rebounds.


>>Madison Schools Keep Athletic Facilities Closed Through July 31st

(Madison, WI)  —  School buildings in Madison will remain closed through the end of July.  The Madison Metropolitan School District has determined none of its athletic facilities will be open for workouts, weight training, sports camps or clinics, or other organized team activities.  For now, all team meetings and sessions between players and coaches will be virtual, only.  Some daycare providers – like the YMCA – will still be allowed to use the facilities.  School officials say some outdoor activities could be allowed in July and August.


>>Mirotic Decides Being Role Player Isn’t For Him, Returns To Europe

(Barcelona, ES)  —  Former Milwaukee Bucks player Nikola Mirotic decided being a role player for an NBA team wasn’t for him.  He has played for Barcelona, Spain this year, averaging 19 points-a-game before the season was halted by coronavirus.  Mirotic says with the Bucks he was expected to “score 10 points, take a couple of rebounds – and that’s it.”  He says he felt time was passing him by and he wasn’t playing the best basketball of his life.  Mirotic says he wants to be the person to take the last shot of a game.