Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 7/17/2020

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>>Bucks Guard Bledsoe Tests Positive For COVID-19

(Orlando, FL)  —  Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe is away from the team because he tested positive for COVID-19.  Bledsoe tells reporters he is asymptomatic.  Yahoo Sports reported he hasn’t been with his teammates since they arrived at Disney’s Wide World of Sports last week.  The Bucks had shut down their training camp July 5th after someone in the organization tested positive, but that person was never named.  Bledsoe is an important part of Milwaukee’s starting lineup, averaging 15 points, four-point-six rebounds and five-point-four assists-a-game while the team was rolling up a 53-and-12 record.


>>Brewers Gold Team Wins Another, Leads “Series” 3-Games-To-None

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Brewers “Gold” team did the damage in the first inning again, riding a three-run homer by Logan Morrison to a 4-1 win Thursday at Miller Park.  That team will go for a four-game sweep of the Blue and Gold World Series tonight (Friday).  The Gold team has done most of its offensive work with the longball and it did it again.  Morrison’s home run followed singles by Brock Holt and Jedd Gyorko.  Freddy Peralta gave up the big fly.  Josh Lindblom held the Blue team to one run in five innings for the win.


>>University Of Wisconsin Negotiates With Teams About Payouts For Canceled Games

(Madison, WI)  —  The University of Wisconsin athletics department is negotiating with Appalachian State and Southern Illinois University about payouts for a pair of canceled football games. Southern Illinois was going to be paid 500 thousand dollars for the scheduled September 12th game and Appalachian State was in line for a payout of one-point-25 million dollars.  Those games were called off when the Big Ten Conference decided its member schools would play conference games only.  An official from the Illinois school is quoted as saying it will likely “take some time” to resolve the issue.


>>UW Puts Renovations On Hold at Camp Randall Stadium

(Madison, WI)  —  Renovation of the south end zone seating area at Camp Randall Stadium is being put on hold temporarily.  The project was due to begin at the conclusion of the 2020 football season and open by the start of the 2021 campaign.  But it is now more likely that work will begin sometime in 2021 with a target opening for the 2022 season.  Wisconsin athletics director Barry Alvarez said we are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty.  Alvarez says U-W officials felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.  Sales have been strong for the new south end zone.  The C-R Future project will have enhanced seating options, including loge boxes and club seats, access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs, climate-controlled amenities, and premium food and beverage offerings


 >>Forward Madison Season To Start July 25th

(Madison, WI)  —  Forward Madison is set to open its regular-season schedule with a game at North Texas one week from tomorrow (Saturday).  U-S-L League One hasn’t announced a full 2020 schedule yet, but the Flamingos have announced their first two contests.  After the season opener, the Madison team will play its home opened in Wauwatosa at Hart Park Friday, July 31st, against Greenville Triumph.  Face masks will be mandatory and attendance will be limited to 30 percent of Hart Park’s capacity.


>>Packers Quarterback, Former NASCAR Driver Call It Quits

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The two-year relationship between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has ended.  A representative for Patrick confirmed multiple reports to “E! News” Thursday.  That happened after T-M-Z reported she had unfollowed Rodgers on Instagram.  The record-setting quarterback and most successful female driver in NASCAR history started dating in 2018.  They had met for the first time at the 2012 ESPYs.


>>Northwoods League

Fond du Lac 6, Rockford 4 (7)DH

Rockford 2, Fond du Lac 1 (7)DH

Green Bay 5, Wisconsin 2

La Crosse 8, Wisconsin Rapids 7

Kenosha 7, K-Town 6 (9)DH

K-Town 9, Kenosha 0 (7)DH