Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 5/28/2020

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>>NFL Owners Vote On “4th-And-15” Rule This Week

(Undated)  —  NFL team owners will be voting this week on the alternative to the onside kick – it’s called the “4th-and-15” rule.  Instead of trying to recover an onside kick, teams would have the option of trying to convert a fourth-and-15 from their own 25-yard line.  If they get the 15 yards, they get a first down and keep possession.  If they don’t, the other team takes over.  NFL squads would be allowed to try it twice a game, whether they’re winning, tied or losing.  The option wouldn’t be available during an overtime period.


>>Defenseman Ty Emberson Chose Team Captain For UW Men’s Hockey

(Madison, WI)  —  Junior defenseman Ty Emberson has been chosen team captain for the next season of Wisconsin men’s hockey.  The Eau Claire native was an alternate captain during the second half of last season.  He has posted five goals and 21 points in 70 games for the Badgers.  Emberson was one of the top performers with the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2020 World Junior Championships.  This year’s alternate captain is senior forward Tarek Baker of Madison.  Senior forward Ty Pelton-Byce and junior defenseman Tyler Inamoto will also serve as alternate captains.


>>2 Players With Wisconsin Ties Among Top-5 Who Went Through Transfer Protocol

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Marquette newcomer D-J Carton and former Wisconsin Badger Kobe King are listed among the top-five college basketball players who went through the transfer protocol this year.  Carton comes to the Golden Eagles from Ohio State where he averaged 10 points a game as a freshman.  He hit 40 percent of his 3-pointers.  King left Wisconsin In midseason and will play next for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  His game more-closely matches the up-tempo pace the Huskers prefer.


>>Packers Rookie RB Already In Town, Working Out

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Packers second-round draft pick A-J Dillon is already in Green Bay, getting ready for his rookie NFL season.  Dillon says the day after the season ended for his Boston College team he was back in the weight room getting ready for the NFL combine.  Dillon is working out at Synergy sports right now and has been in Green Bay for three weeks.  He says he hasn’t seen any of his fellow rookies or any of the Packer veterans yet.  Dillon says his goal is to be an A-P-B, an “all-purpose back.”


>>Green Bay RB Jones Would ‘Love To Be A Lifelong Packer’

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Running back Aaron Jones is entering the final year of his current contract and said on a conference call “I would love to be a lifelong Packer.”  Jones says he trusts his agents and the Packers to get a deal done.  He had a career year in 2019 with one-thousand-84 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns, plus 49 receptions for 474 yards and three T-Ds.  No word on how much the Packers want to invest in a Pro Bowl-caliber running back.  Jones said he was not disappointed or surprised that Green Bay drafted Boston College running back A-J Dillon in the second round.  Dillon is built more like a crushing fullback at six feet and 247 pounds.  Jones shared carries last season with Jamaal Williams.


 >>Brewers Owner Attanasio Believes Baseball Could Be Played at Miller Park

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio believes baseball could be played at Miller Park if the 2020 season begins this summer.  Attanasio says he’s spoken with Governor Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett about holding spring training in Milwaukee in June.  He said, “I think we can make Miller Park absolutely as safe as we can make American Family Fields in Maryvale safe, and so I would like to try to do that if I can.”   Attanasio spoke during a virtual meeting of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.  He also said MLB is committed to bringing baseball back this season, but it has to come together very quickly, “or we’ll just run out of time.”