Wisconsin Sports Headlines – 7/7/2020
The Latest Sports Headlines:
>>NFL Running Out Of Time To Make Big Decisions As 2020 Kickoff Approaches
(Green Bay, WI) — Training camp practices start two weeks from today (Tuesday), meaning time is running out for the NFL to make some big decisions about the 2020 season. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says the league needs to have a final plan before players report to training camps. League leaders are currently determining how those camps will operate, how many players will be allowed on team rosters, and how many preseason games will be played. It’s still possible the answer to that last question will be none. Big decisions remaining for the Packers include whether fans will be allowed at training camp and what happens with Family Night at Lambeau Field.
>>New Brewers Schedule Has Them Opening Season Against Cubs … Again
(Milwaukee, WI) — In the original Major League Baseball 2020 schedule the Milwaukee Brewers were set to open against the Chicago Cubs. The schedule for the pandemic-delayed 60-game season was released Monday and the Brewers are playing the Cubs again. The difference is, the July 24th game will be at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were supposed to open this season March 26th at Miller Park. The closest spectators to the season opener in Chicago will be on the rooftops across the street. After the three-game series against the Cubs, Milwaukee travels to Pittsburgh for three, then opens its home season against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, July 31st, at 1:10 p-m.
>>Good Timing For Christian Yelich And His $215M Contract
(Milwaukee, WI) — The timing was fortunate for Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich when he signed his nine-year, 215-million-dollar contract. That was March 6th and less than a week later spring training was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 28-year-old slugger had two years remaining on his previous deal when he got the big raise. Yelich has told reporters he has never considered opting out of this season, though he does understand while other players might. He says he expects more of them to make that choice as summer camp continues for the teams.
>>WIAA Hasn’t Considered Moving Fall Sports Like Football To Spring
(Stevens Point, WI) — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association says it hasn’t considered moving fall sports like football to next spring, despite the coronavirus pandemic. A change like that would need the approval of the WIAA Board of Control. A spokesperson says there have been many informal discussions during the pandemic, but no serious staff time or discussion on flipping the seasons. The Board of Control isn’t scheduled to meet in July. Guidelines for fall sports are being worked out and schedules will be submitted later this month.