Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 5/6/2020
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>>Resumption Of The Season Is Even More Uncertain For Minor League Baseball
(San Antonio, TX) — It is possible the San Antonio Missions have already played their final game as a part of the Brewers’ farm system. While the Major League Baseball season is still “up in the air,” many minor league teams are about to fold. The Brewers pay the salaries of the coaches and players of their Triple-A affiliate, but the Missions have to cover the paychecks for more than two dozen full-time employees, plus the game day stadium staff. Games without fans in the stands are not an option for teams like the Missions. Add to that the fact their player development contract with Milwaukee is set to expire at the end of the season – and the future becomes the definition of “uncertain.”
>>Badgers Basketball Recruiting Class Of 2021 Still Strong, Despite Roper’s Defection
(Madison, WI) — Even though top prospect Julian Roper has committed to Northwestern, the Wisconsin Badgers basketball recruiting class of 2021 is still a strong one. Power forward Matthew Mors, point guard Chucky Hepburn and power forward Chris Hodges are all four-star prospects. 247Sports ranks Wisconsin’s class number-two in the country so far. Top on the list of remaining recruits for coach Greg Gard and his staff now is forward Isaiah Barnes of River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois. The Badgers have one open scholarship available and they hope Barnes winds up filling it.
>>College Football Experts See Coan Leading Badger Offense
(Madison, WI) — The Wisconsin Badgers will run the ball during the next college football season – just as they always have. However, after his excellent junior campaign, senior quarterback Jack Coan is expected to shoulder even more of the offensive load. Coan is coming off one of the best seasons ever for a Wisconsin quarterback after producing the third-most passing yards, the third-best completion percentage, 18 touchdowns, and only five interceptions. With no Jonathan Taylor, college football experts think Coan will be carrying a bigger load when his team has the ball. If he can be even more consistent as a senior, that will be a good thing.
>>Bucks Players Not Worried About Practice Challenge
(Milwaukee, WI) — Milwaukee Bucks players Robin Lopez and Pat Connaughton aren’t worried about the challenges of getting ready for the season to resume. Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order means the Bucks won’t be able to use team practice facilities like many of the other NBA opponents. The league is opening things up Friday. Connaughton says life would be easier if he could use the Bucks team facilities, but the challenges faced by millions of others during the coronavirus pandemic is much greater. He and Lopez say they will be ready, if and when play resumes.
>>Packers: It Might Not Be That Long Until Letting Rogers Go Makes Money Sense
(Green Bay, WI) — The arrival of number-one draft pick Jordan Love may be a factor, but dollars-and-cents may be what pushes Aaron Rodgers out of the door in Green Bay. One NFL expert says the clock is already ticking. Rodgers is still one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but that could change in a year or two. If Rodgers starts to decline – and with his salary cap value jumping from 21 million to 36 million next year – the team could decide to release one of the all-time best quarterbacks as soon as June 2021. The facts are: he hasn’t started to show that decline yet.