Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 7/1/2020

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>>Versatile OL Michael Deiter Makes Big Ten All-Decade Team

(Chicago, IL)  —  Versatile offensive lineman Michael Deiter has been named to the Big Ten All-Decade team.  The former Badger has moved on to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins. Deiter made 54 straight starts at Wisconsin – 24 at left guard, 16 at center and 14 at left tackle.  He also caught a touchdown pass on a trick play.  He made seven different All-America teams during his time in Madison and was one of the best offensive linemen to play for the University of Wisconsin.


>>Researchers:  1-In-3 High School Athletes Showing Depression Symptoms

(Stevens Point, WI)  —  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin report one-in-three high school athletes in the state are showing symptoms of depression – more than three times the normal rate.  The study was done in partnership with the WIAA.  Scientists say it could be closed schools, cancellations, or the economic uncertainty all families are facing.  The state organization says it will be up to the local school districts to decide what to do with the information.  The WIAA is still planning on at least some fall sports being played.


>>Reserve QB Tim Boyle’s Time With Packers May Be Near An End

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The selection of Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the NFL draft may signal the end of Tim Boyle’s career with the Packers.  He outlasted Brett Hundley and DeShone Kizer as the team’s backup for Aaron Rodgers the last two seasons. Most NFL teams now keep only two quarterbacks, but Boyle has had a full season of growth with the offense used by coach Matt LaFleur.  He could be a big help for Love’s learning the scheme if he stays.  With a  cap hit of only 752 thousand dollars, letting him leave doesn’t give Green Bay more cap space to pick up other players either.


>> Ryan Braun Has Doubts About Completing 2020 Season

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has some doubts about teams being able to complete the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season.  Braun is optimistic that games will be played, but said “if we look at what’s happening in the country, the COVID numbers are not good. There are a significant number of athletes who have tested positive.”  He left his wife, five-year-old daughter, three-year-old son and four-week son in California when he left for Wisconsin.  He is not comfortable with his family traveling to Milwaukee right now.  Braun says he’s hopeful the Brewers will be able to complete the season, but is a little bit scared of what it will look like.  Thirty-six-year-old Braun will likely spend time as the Brewers designated hitter in the 60-game season.


>>Brewers Have Only 1 More Draft Pick To Sign

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers have only one more pick from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft to get signed.  The Brew Crew has reached an agreement with four of their five picks, with only first-rounder Garrett Mitchell of UCLA left.  The team has confirmed deals with third-round catcher Zavier Warren, fourth-round outfielder Joey Wiemer and fifth-round shortstop Hayden Cantrelle.