Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 7/15/2020

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>>Badger QB Coan Added To Davey O’Brien “Best College Quarterback” Watch List

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin Badgers senior quarterback Jack Coan has been added to the Davey O’Brien watch list.  The winner is singled out as the best college quarterback.  Last year’s winner also took the Heisman Trophy, LSU’s record-setting Joe Burrow.  Coan is one of four Big Ten quarterbacks making the preseason list of 30 candidates.  The field will be narrowed to three finalists November 24th and the winner will be named December 10th.  Now that running back Jonathan Taylor has moved on to the NFL, Coan will be asked to carry more of the weight for the Wisconsin offense during 2020.


>>Milwaukee Brewers Try To Break New Ground During 50th MLB Season

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers have never accomplished this before.  During the 50th Major League Baseball season for the franchise, the Brewers have a chance to qualify for the playoffs for a third straight season.  The team reached the National League championship series in 2018 and lost in the wild-card game last season.  Milwaukee made the playoffs two years in-a-row in 1981-and-‘82.  If they’re going to make it again, they are going to have to do that without the solid bats of third baseman Mike Moustakas and catcher Yasmani Grandal who left as free agents.  It starts with a July 24th game in Wrigley Field against the Cubs.


>>Antetokoumpo Brothers to Wear ‘Equality” on Bucks Jerseys

(Lake Buena Vista, FL)  —  The N-B-A season restarts in two weeks in Florida and many players will have social justice messages on their jerseys instead of their last name.  Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokoumpo says he’s going to wear “equality” on the back of his jersey.  His brother Thanasis will also have equality on his jersey.  All-Star forward Khris Middleton and veteran shooter Kyle Korver will have “Black Lives Matter” on their backs.  Middleton says that is the most important thing to say during these times.  The rest of Milwaukee’s players haven’t announced the messages on their jerseys.



>>Madison College Not Competing In Any Athletic Events During 2020 Fall Semester

(Madison, WI)  —  A decision by the National Junior College Athletic Association means Madison College won’t be competing in any sanctioned athletic events during the 2020 fall semester.  The national association has moved all fall sports to next spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.  School officials say the players on all eight Madison College sports teams will be limited to practicing during the fall.  All athletic facilities will be closed during the semester, available only to athletes and physical education students.


>>Sports Canceled On 5 UW System Satellite Campuses

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Fall sports activities have been canceled on five satellite campuses for University of Wisconsin System schools.  The sports affected include basketball, golf, soccer and volleyball.  University leaders say challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic forced the move.  They would have needed additional athletic trainers, cleaning facilities and would have faced additional logistical issues.  The campuses where sports are idled for a year include U-W-Green Bay campuses in Manitowoc, Marinette and Sheboygan and U-W-Oshkosh campuses in Fond du Lac and the Fox Cities.


>>Road America:  No More Significant Changes Expected For Rest Of Calendar

(Elkhart Lake, WI)  —  Officials at Road America in Elkhart Lake say they don’t expect any more significant changes for the rest of the 2020 event calendar.  They just completed a successful IndyCar weekend in front of a good-sized crowd.  Starting July 23rd, the four-mile course near Elkhart lake will host its biggest spectator events on three straight weekends.  The WeatherTech International Challenge gets things going in a week-and-a-half, followed by IMSA sports cars the weekend of July 30th, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Trans-Am and Stadium Super Trucks starting August 6th.  NASCAR just confirmed its plans last week.


>>Northwoods League Scores

La Crosse 5, Rockford 1

Wisconsin 11, Green Bay 1

Wisconsin Rapids 13, Fond du Lac 4