Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 6/9/2020

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>>Man Accused Of Causing $40K Damage To Miller Park Says Door Was Open

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A preliminary hearing will be held next month for the 40-year-old man accused of breaking in and causing 40 thousand dollars’ damage to Miller Park.  Keyon Lambert told investigators he was surprised to find an open door.  He’s accused of driving a groundskeeper’s tractor across the field, using the scoop to dig holes in the turf.  A security guard and the field manager say the suspect made comments that sounded like he was armed.  Lambert is charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.


>>Packers Management Doesn’t Expect QB To Give Up His Position Anytime Soon

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says he expects the team’s future Hall of Fame quarterback to remain with the franchise for “quite a while.” Gutekunst calls Aaron Rodgers “one of the best to ever lace them up,” saying the Packers are shooting for championships as long as Rodgers is in Green Bay.  Rodgers’ big salary counts nearly 40 million dollars against the team’s salary cap after the 2021 season, so it could become a factor if his performance suffers.  They don’t really save much money against the cap until after the 2022 season.  Gutekunst was interviewed by “The Athletic.”


>>Marquette Plays In Basketball Hall Of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in November

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Marquette Golden Eagles are one of eight college basketball teams participating in the 2020 Tip-Off Tournament at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Play-in games start November 14th and the tournament semis and finals will be November 21st and 22nd at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.  Quinnipiac University and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will serve as hosts.  Ticket information, game times and broadcast information will be released later.


>>Some UW Student-Athletes Have Returned To The Madison Campus

(Madison, WI)  —  University of Wisconsin Athletics reports a limited number of student-athletes have returned to the Madison campus this week.  Voluntary activities will be phased in, starting with health assessments and testing for COVID-19.  Strength and conditioning activities will begin next Monday at the Forward Center weight room inside Camp Randall Stadium and the weight room at the McClain Center.  Screening will be conducted each day before the student-athletes enter the facilities.  Masks will be worn at all times.


>>MLB Owners Make Another Offer, But Players Aren’t Enthusiastic

(Undated)  —  The Major League Baseball Players Association says the latest offer from team owners appears to be even worse than previous offers that have been rejected.  The proposal offered Monday calls for a 76-game season and players receiving 75 percent of a prorated salary based on the number of games played.  The regular season would end in late September and the World Series would be wrapped up by the end of October.  Player compensation has been the major sticking point between the two sides.  Sixteen teams would qualify for the postseason

>>Milwaukee Brewers Getting Ready For 2020 Free Agent Draft

(Milwaukee, WI) — The Milwaukee Brewers front office and scouts are working together to finalize the draft board for this week’s 2020 Major League Baseball Free Agent Draft. The annual event is abbreviated this year to five rounds due to the coronavirus pandemic. It starts with the first 37 picks Wednesday, representing the first round and compensatory picks. Then, rounds two-through-five will be held Thursday. The draft normally goes for 40 rounds.