Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 6/2/2020

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>>UW Football Practice Resumes June 8th

(Madison, WI)  —  Badger football players eager to get back to work have a target date now. They’ve been notified they can return to campus June 8th.  Several other Big Ten football programs are back at it – with Nebraska beginning voluntary workouts Monday.  The coronavirus pandemic ended U-W’s spring practice in March.  The athletic department hasn’t said how it will structure the players’ return. They will have to undergo physical examinations and be tested for COVID-19 before they can begin training.  The Badgers are scheduled to kick off the 2020 season at home against Indiana.


>>Wisconsin-ND Football At Lambeau Still On For Now

(Madison, WI) — For now, this year’s Wisconsin-Notre Dame football game is still set for October 3rd at Lambeau Field. However, according to Irish Insider, the game could be moved to Notre Dame Stadium. That would mean next year’s rematch would likely be in Madison instead of at Chicago’s Soldier Field.


 >>Packers Sign Another 2020 NFL Draft Pick:  Simon Stepaniak

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers have signed their sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, guard Simon Stepaniak.  He’s the third player taken in the April draft to sign a rookie contract with the team.  In college, Stepaniak started 31 games for the Indiana Hoosiers.  “Over the Cap” estimates his four-year contract to be worth three-point-45 million dollars.  Still unsigned are quarterback Jordan Love, running back A-J Dillon, tight end Josiah Deguara, linebacker Kamal Martin and offensive linemen Jon Runyan and Jake Hanson.


>>Shorter MLB Season Would Benefit Teams Like The Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A shorter Major League Baseball season would benefit teams like the Brewers – weak starting rotation, but lock-down bullpen.  The best Milwaukee arms reside among the late-inning crew, headed by closer Josh Hader.  The major league owners suggested an 82-game season, then the players countered with 114.  Now, it looks like the goal might be a 50-game season, with a long postseason.  That would let Milwaukee rely on Hader, Knebel and others to shorten the game, require starters to go six innings or less – and depend on the powerful lineup to score a lot of runs early.


>>Strong Badgers Basketball Program Leads Count Of All-Conference Players

(Madison, WI)  —  A list of All-Big Ten Conference players shows how strong the last 20 years have been for the Wisconsin Badgers basketball program.  No Big Ten team has had more all-conference choices than Wisconsin’s 16.  Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue have each had 14.  Maryland has had seven in six years, so, at that pace, the Terrapins would have had 23 choices in two decades.  Nebraska and Rutgers haven’t had any, but they weren’t a part of the conference for all 20 years either.