Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 6/27/2020

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>>Milwaukee Bucks Resume NBA Season Against Boston Celtics July 31

(Orlando, FL)  —  The schedule for the NBA restart is out and the Milwaukee Bucks will resume the season July 31st against the Boston Celtics at Walt Disney World.  The matchup is the first of eight “seeding games” the Bucks will play to determine the participants and seeds for the 2020 NBA Playoffs.  General manager Jon Horst said, “we’re thrilled to resume our season in Orlando thanks to the league’s extensive plan that puts everyone’s health and safety first. While we will miss the opportunity of playing in front of our fans at Fiserv Forum, we will be grateful for Bucks fans cheering us on from afar.”  The Bucks will also play the Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Memphis Grizzlies.


>>NBA Says 16 Players Test Positive For COVID-19

(New York, NY)  —  The NBA says 16 players tested positive in the first round of coronavirus testing.  The league and the National Basketball Players Association said today 302 players have been tested since teams started mandatory testing this week.  Denver’s Nikola Jokic, Indiana’s Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento’s Jabari Parker were among those testing positive.  The league and the union say the 16 will remain in self-isolation according to public health protocols and each one is cleared by a physician.  The NBA plans to restart its season in Orlando, Florida next month.


>>Milwaukee Brewers Prepare For Season Amid COVID-19 Concerns

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are preparing for the COVID-19 shortened 60-game regular season.  Players will report to Miller Park Wednesday for a training camp.  Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns says they’re putting in a number of precautions and have a 100-plus page operations manual to educate players on how they can remain healthy.  Stearns confirmed Friday that the Brewers have joined the growing number of teams that had positive coronavirus tests.  He said,” We’re fortunate the vast majority of them – not all of them – have been asymptomatic positives.”  He didn’t specify whether those infected are players or staff members, but said they are all doing well.  Intake testing will begin Wednesday and the first full-squad workouts will be July 4th.


>>Basketball Coach Ryan Headlines UW Athletic 2020 Hall of Fame Class

(Madison, WI)  —  Longtime men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan headlines the 11-member U-W Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020.   Ryan’s 364 wins is the most in Wisconsin history and he led the Badgers to seven Big Ten championships, back-to-back Final Fours and the NCAA tournament in all 14 seasons as head coach. He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.  The other members of the U-W class are basketball player Mike Wilkinson, boxer Dick Bartman, track and field athlete Jeff Braun, football player Aaron Gibson, women’s hockey player Carla MacLeod, women’s basketball players Jessie Stomski, women’s rower Jackie Zoch Major and philanthropist Ted Kellner.  The 2020 class will be inducted in September.


>>Milwaukee Brewers Team Store Opening Next Tuesday

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers Team Store reopens at Miller Park next Tuesday.  The Brewers say there will be health safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Staff will wear personal protective equipment, social distancing will be enforced and surfaces will be disinfected when customers come and go.  The team is asking high-risk customers to wear a face covering in the store.  It will be open from 11 a-m to 7 p-m Tuesday through Friday, 11 to 5 on Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday.  The Brewers players report to training camp Wednesday.