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Sports News Archives for 2020-10

Hall of Famer Herb Adderley dies

Hall of Famer Herb Adderley died at 81 on Friday after being recently hospitalized. Adderley, a member of all five of Vince Lombardi’s championship teams, was considered one of the best cornerbacks in the history of the National Football League. The Packers legend played from 1961-69 before he finished his career with the Dallas Cowboys for two more seasons, compiling his sixth championship ring. He was inducted to both the Packer Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

Packers sign two practice squad players

The Green Bay Packers filled two slots on their practice squad on Wednesday.

 

G Ben Braden and CB KeiVarae Russell are not strangers to the practice squad life. Braden was actually on the active roster last week but rejoined the practice squad after previous stints with the Packers and the Jets. Russell comes to Green Bay after being in the camp with the New York Giants this year, the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad in 2019, and has also spent time in the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals organizations.

WIAA looks to nail down playoff football sites

The deadline is October 30th for area high schools to throw their hat into the ring to host a playoff football game.

 

Schools looking to serving as a shared or alternate site also need to make their intentions known by October 30th. The season is in its final two games of the regular season before a truncated playoffs slate begins. The schedule only allows for two levels of playoff action, which will be hosted on a regional basis. The season at the latest would end the weekend of November 19th and 20th. Southern Door and Luxemburg-Casco, the only two schools in Door and Kewaunee counties that played this fall, will have their spot verified on November 5th and potential play the following weekend.   

Gamblers embracing exhibition season

The Green Bay Gamblers are using their exhibition season to their advantage as they look to make final decisions on their roster.

 

The Gamblers have been able to add two additional exhibition games this season, including a bonus matchup against the Chicago Steel on Saturday that took place in front of no fans. The team lost both matchups by scores of 3-2 to Team USA and 7-5 to the Steel. Gamblers Head Coach and General Manager Pat Mikesch says it gave them a good opportunity to take a look at some players. 


 

Even when it battles the Dubuque Fighting Saints at the Resch Center on Halloween night, the focus will be on their own team rather than their opponent.

 

 

You can catch the entire interview on the NEW Radio Sports Network's podcast page and listen to every home game this season on 104.1 WRLU.

Packers get back on track against Texans

Despite a late scratch of running back Aaron Jones, the Green Bay Packers' offense was able to figure things out in their 35-20 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

 

Jones was declared out earlier in the day due to a calf injury, turning the running game over to Jamal Williams. He was able to find the endzone in the fourth quarter as a part of a 19 carry, 77-yard day. Before that, it was all Aaron Rodgers. He threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half, finding Davante Adams in the first quarter and then hooking up with Jace Sternberger and Malik Taylor in the second quarter. 

 

The Texans finally got on the board in the third quarter thanks to a David Johnson touchdown catch from Deshaun Watson to cut the lead to 21-7. Rodgers was able to find Adams again to get their 21-point cushion back on a 45-yard touchdown pass. The Texans would kick two field goals and find the endzone a second time in the fourth quarter but fell to 1-6 on the season despite a 300-yard day passing from Deshaun Watson.

 

The Packers will host their first home game in almost a month on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings visit Lambeau Field.

Packers look to bounce back against Texans

The Green Bay Packers will shoot to get back into the win column on Sunday afternoon when they travel to take on the Houston Texans.

 

The Packers were brought back to earth last week, giving up 38 unanswered points to the Tampa Bay Bucs last Sunday in their first loss of the season. The Texans have been underachieving so far this season, falling to 1-5 last week after their overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. Injury reports released earlier this week by both teams carry some star power with corners Jaire Alexander and Kevin King, tackle David Bakhtiari, and the Smith brothers appearing for the Packers while J.J. Watt appeared for the Texans

 

Sunday's game kicks off in Houston at noon.

UW Study shows lack of COVID spread in high school sports

High school athletes and their parents received good news from a UW study on Thursday regarding the spread of COVID-19 at sporting events.

 

According to a study conducted by the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health concluded participation in high school sports in Wisconsin has not led to an increase in COVID-19 infections among high school student-athletes so far this fall.  The sampling comes from about 30,000 student-athletes in the state with only one positive COVID-19 case being traced back to sports. With an incidence rate of 0.5 percent, that puts it below the average for other 14-17-year-olds statewide. The study points to the mitigation efforts of WIAA member schools for protecting their student-athletes. You can read more about the study by clicking this link.

Gamblers face Team USA in exhibition opener on 104.1 WRLU

For the first time since the pandemic hit, the Green Bay Gamblers will hit the ice against someone else.

 

That "someone else" is Team USA, which will send its U-17 team to the Resch Center to face the Gamblers, which was in line for a playoff berth prior to the season stoppage. Team USA has 19 players committed to college hockey teams including University of Wisconsin commit Caden Brown. The Gamblers counter with an impressive mix of forwards including Jackson Kunz, who was selected in the fourth round of the NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. It is the group of forwards where Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch would like to see the most movement before he has to trim the rosters after next weekend.

The Gamblers and Team USA face off beginning at 7:05 p.m. on 104.1 WRLU with Tobin Meyer on the call.

Packers bring back Braden

A familiar face to the Green Bay Packers practice squad has been signed.

 

The Packers announced Wednesday that it has signed guard Ben Braden to the practice squad for a second stint. He has bounced between the Packers and the New York Jets since he signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan in 2017. He has been primarily a practice squad player, but he has made the active roster with the Jets with three games played between 2018 and 2019.

Gamblers carry chip against Team USA

You can't blame the Green Bay Gamblers for possibly having some extra motivation heading into Friday's exhibition opener against Team USA.

 

For starters, the team has been in training camp for several weeks waiting for its regular-season opener in two weeks. Players are battling not just for playing time but for spots on the team. Then there is the Team USA factor. Based in Plymouth, Mich., Team USA gets the first crack on the best American players for its U-17 and U-18 squads, meaning several members of the Gamblers were passed over for spots. Head coach Pat Mikesch says forward Cam VanSickle had an invitation to the Team USA camp that was canceled due to COVID-19 and believes he could have had a shot.

 

 

Mikesch says as for the other players, they all get developed the same way as Team USA as they try to make them comfortable in their own locker room. The two teams face off on Friday at 7:05 p.m. in a game that will air on 104.1 WRLU.

Fall 50 course marked

Race organizers are not encouraging it, but Fall 50 runners can still follow the course if they would like.

 

An email sent to participants Monday said every turn and mile marker for the solo and team relay event is still marked despite the event being canceled last month. The course will follow what was approved for this year's event, which was slated to start further north than usual at the Washington Island Ferry dock and finish on the Michigan Street Bridge. The course had to be changed for 2020 due to flooding in the finish line area and no permits for the race legs inside Peninsula State Park. For those wishing to tackle the miles, runners are encouraged to dress in layers due to the expected cold temps, wear bright colors, be cautious of motorists, bring your own fluids and snacks, and have a face mask handy if you plan to step inside one of the local businesses. Medals and hoodies for registered participants have been put in the mail with an expected arrival set for later this week.

 

Last year, 450 teams, 12 pairs, and 77 solo runners participated in the popular event.

 

Photo from Fall 50

Packers' defense could be shorthanded against Bucs

Four defensive players are questionable in the run-up to Sunday’s NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even coming off a bye week, the Green and Gold are a bit banged up. Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady isn’t the force he once was at 42, but he still has the skills to pick apart a depleted opponent. Saturday’s injury report release includes cornerback Kevin King (quadriceps), defensive lineman Montravius Adams (neck), as well as outside linebackers Za’Darius Smith and Rashan Gary (both ankles).


Green Bay is undefeated, while Tampa Bay has two losses on the year, including to the Chicago Bears last Thursday.

 

NCAA Tournament coming to Wisconsin in 2025

Depending on how they are seeded, the state's four Division 1 basketball programs could be playing their NCAA Tournament games close to home in 2025.

 

The NCAA added the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee to its list of First and Second Round host sites for the men's basketball tournament. The new arena was already set to host games in 2022. Marquette University will be the host school for the games.

 

 

Gamblers coach excited for season start

After having to conclude last season unexpectedly with Zoom calls for exit interviews, Green Bay Gamblers head coach Pat Mikesch is happy for some kind of return to normalcy.

 

The team has been practicing since the middle of September and will not feature players outside of the United States or Canada this season due to COVID-19, Players have their symptoms and their temperatures checked daily before practices. Workouts feature at least a few players off the ice due to the extra caution. Because of the limits they have outside of the rink, Mikesch says he senses the time on the ice is even more enjoyable for the players.

 

 

 

Mikesch says coaches will be masked up for practices and games, and that is okay for him.

 

He will be back behind that bench again on October 23rd when the Gamblers host Team USA at the Resch Center. Limited tickets are available and all home games will air on 104.1 WRLU. 

Gamblers promote Mitchell to team president

After well over a decade with the organization, the Green Bay Gamblers have elevated Jeff Mitchell to the role of team president.

 

PMI Entertainment Group, which owns the Gamblers and manages the Resch Center, announced the decision on Monday to promote Mitchell, who has served as the team's director of business and promotions since 2008. He will report to Brendan Bruss, who previously served as team president prior to his own promotion to PMI Entertainment Group President. 

 

According to the release, As director of business & promotions, Mitchell was responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the Gamblers.  Under his leadership the Gamblers have consistently ranked near the top in league attendance, shown consistent growth in corporate sponsorships, and introduced promotions that have gained national acclaim.  On the hockey side, Mitchell has served as a liaison to the hockey staff and assisted Bruss in the hiring of head coaches Jon Cooper, Eric Rud, Derek Lalonde, and current head coach Pat Mikesch. 

 

All Green Bay Gamblers home games will air this season on 104.1 WRLU and streamed at NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com.

Why the Vikings loss hurts the Packers

Going into Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers were the last undefeated teams in the NFC. The Packers had their bye week while the Seahawks were hosting the Minnesota Vikings(1-3) on Sunday night. Seattle was able to come back late with a 94-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes to win 27-26 and stay unbeaten. As the Vikings drop another game, the Packers separate even further away from them in the division. The bad news is that Seattle is now 5-0. This year the NFL has instituted a seventh seed in the playoffs so only the number one seed from each conference will get a first-round bye instead of the top two seeds. A Viking win would’ve put Green Bay in control of the one seed while still holding a firm lead over Minnesota in the NFC North division. If Green Bay and Seattle have the same record at the end of the season, the number one seed in the conference will come down to tiebreakers as the two teams won’t face each other in the regular season. 

 

The Packers go on the road next Sunday to take on the Buccaneers. Kickoff is at 3:25 p.m.

 

Packers' Rookie Krys Barnes Standing Out

After being gashed for 285 rushing yards in the NFC title game in San Francisco, it was evident that the Packers needed to improve their defense. Little did anyone know that the help would come from undrafted rookie linebacker Krys Barnes. After Green Bay signed free agent Christian Kirksey and drafted Kamal Martin, Krys Barnes was an afterthought. Martin went down in training camp with a meniscus injury and Kirksey has been out with a shoulder injury. Barnes has filled that hole wonderfully as PFF(Pro Football Focus) put him on their All-Rookie team through the first month. Pro Football Focus grades every player on every snap of each game. The undrafted rookie from UCLA is the second-highest graded rookie linebacker behind only Patrick Queen who was selected in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens. Barnes is second on the team with 25 total tackles. The Packers are off this week with a bye and will be heading down to Tampa Bay next week to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers are 3-2 and coming off a devastating 20-19 on Thursday to the Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady have split the previous two games played against each other.

What to know about Badgers QB Graham Mertz

With starting quarterback Jack Coan being out indefinitely with a foot injury, redshirt-freshman Graham Mertz will start in his place. Mertz was an all-state quarterback in the state of Kansas as a junior and senior. His senior year he was named the Kansas Gatorade Football Player of the Year and played in the All-American game where he was named MVP after throwing for a record five touchdowns. The former four-star recruit was also rated as one of the top pocket passers in his class by ESPN. After redshirting last season, Mertz will have an opportunity to lead the Badgers this season and help them avenge last year’s loss at Illinois. Wisconsin was heavily favored and currently the sixth-best team in the country before falling 24-23. The Badgers missed a field goal and had two turnovers in the final 18 minutes of play. 

 

The Badgers kick off their season by hosting Illinois on October 24. 

 

UWGB lands in-state point guard

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team was able to get a commitment from Racine St. Catherines’ Kamari McGee. McGee is a 6’0 tall senior who helped the Angels go 25-0 a year ago. The point guard excels on defense and was voted First-Team All-Metro Conference. As a junior, McGee averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.  

 

The Phoenix will open the season at home against Eastern Illinois on December 5. 

 

Brewers to upgrade retractable roof

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Brewers will be spending $1.8 million to upgrade the system that controls the retractable roof. The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District board approved of the upgrade as the current system has reached its 20-year life span. The new system will also have a 20-year life span and will take about 18 months to install. The Brewers will also be spending $1.3 million to upgrade the fire detective system. 

 

WIAA Approves Track and Field Rules, Non-School Competition Accommodations

At its October meeting on Friday, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved two track and field recommendations made by coaches along with providing flexibility when it comes to non-school competitions during the spring and alternate fall sports seasons in 2020-2021. 

 

One of the track and field regulations this year is, “for relay exchanges that do not occur in assigned lanes, the line-up position is determined and maintained when the incoming runners reach the straightaway before the exchange.” The second recommendation approved extends the sunset clause used to determine divisional placement. This allows for the second year of required data collection that couldn’t be completed last year due to the cancellations of COVID-19.

 

As for non-school competition events, the Board decided that girls soccer will be allowed two non-school competitions. Baseball and softball will be allowed three of these competitions while boys soccer, boys volleyball, and girls volleyball will be allowed four. Hosting parties for these events must distribute the tickets evenly between the teams involved and should enforce social distancing of at least six feet. The hosting party has the option to find a different location to help with the capacity and if they can’t find an alternate location, they should reach out to the WIAA immediately. The host shall also meet with their local health department on whether they can meet the spectator requirements or not. 

 

The Winter Sports Guidelines were also approved at Friday’s meeting. 

 

NHL drafts four with Gamblers ties

Four players with ties to the Green Bay Gamblers could see their careers continue in the NHL after this week's draft.

 

Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Mason Lohrei and forward Jackson Kunz were both selected in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  Lohrei in the 2nd round (58th overall) to the Boston Bruins and Kunz in the 4th round (113th) to the Vancouver Canucks.  Also taken in the draft, Gamblers Affiliate list player Jackson Hallum, 3rd round (91st) Vegas Golden Knights and former player Tanner Dickinson, 4th Round (119th) St. Louis Blues. 

 

Lohrei, led all USHL Defenseman in assists (29) and was second in scoring (37).  The Verona, Wisconsin native, participated in the 2020 Bio Steel All-American Prospects Game and was named 2nd Team All-USHL in 2019-2020. Lohrei is committed to Ohio State.

 

Kunz spent the 2019-20 season at prep school power Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota.  In 45 games, Kunz tallied 40 goals and 29 assists.  The Grand Forks, North Dakota native has appeared in seven USHL games with the Gamblers over the last two years, recording two goals and an assist. Kunz, who was selected by the Gamblers in the 1st round of the 2018 Futures Draft, is committed to the University of North Dakota

 

Hallum, was chosen by the Gamblers in the 2020 USHL Entry Draft.  As a junior at

St. Thomas Academy in Minnesota, Hallum registered 35 points (18 goals & 17 assists) in

25 games. The Eagan, Minnesota native is committed to the University of Michigan.

 

Dickinson appeared in eight games for the Gamblers during the 2018-19 campaign. Dickinson spent this past year in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

 

The Gamblers have now had 62 players with ties to the organization get drafted by the NHL, joining the likes of alums like Adam Burish, Blake Wheeler, and Ty Conklin. The season gets underway on November 7th when they host the Muskegon Lumberjacks. All home games this season will air on 104.1 WRLU. 

Gamblers add two extra games

The Green Bay Gamblers could be adding to additional games to its home schedule before the season officially kicks off in November.

 

The games are slated to occur on October 23rd against Team USA and October 31st against Dubuque. The match-ups would be a dress rehearsal for team operations as they welcome back fans to the Resch Center for the first time since the pandemic started back in March. Approximately 1,000 fans will be allowed on October 23rd and 1,500 fans on October 31st. That is below the 25% capacity the team will operate at until conditions improve for the regular season.

 

All home games will air on 104.1 WRLU this season.

 

Picture courtesy of the Green Bay Gamblers

Brewers May Cut Payroll

The Milwaukee Brewers are considering cutting the teams’ payroll for the 2021 season. Due to COVID-19, the MLB regular season was cut from 162 games down to just 60 games. Teams across the league missed out on a massive amount of revenue due to cutting the season down and not allowing fans. This hit is even bigger on small-market teams like the Brewers. For a team that is always in the bottom half of the league in spending when it comes to roster construction, expect there to be more changes to come in 2021. General Manager David Stearns did not say how much the teams’ payroll may be cut down.

 

Packers to Keep Stadium Empty

Before the NFL season, the Green Bay Packers announced that they would not allow fans into Lambeau Field for the first two home games of the year. The situation was to be re-evaluated after those first two home games. As the Packers are through the first month of the season and just played their second home game on Monday night, the team announced that they still won’t be allowing fans at the moment. Due to the high rate of positive cases and hospitalizations in Brown County and Wisconsin, the Packers believe it is best for everyone to continue to host games without fans. The situation will continue to be evaluated throughout the season.

QB Jack Coan to Miss Some Time

When the Big Ten college football season kicks off, the Wisconsin Badgers football team may be without their starting quarterback. With the season opener less than three weeks away, quarterback Jack Coan suffered an injury to his right foot in practice that required surgery. There is no timetable for when Coan could possibly return. Coan threw for 2,727 yards, 15 touchdowns, and five interceptions last year. The Badgers will now look to redshirt-freshman Graham Mertz as they prepare for Illinois. 

 

The Badgers host the Fighting Illini on October 24.

 

Packers Host Falcons

The Green Bay Packers(3-0) will be hosting the Atlanta Falcons(0-3) on Monday night. The Packers are boasting the highest-scoring offense in the league averaging 40+ points per game while the Falcons have the worst scoring defense giving up 36 points per game. Green Bay will be without Allen Lazard as he is out at least a month with a core injury. It is still not known if Davante Adams will play as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. As for the Falcons, they are coming off back-to-back headscratchers. They blew a 15 point fourth-quarter lead to the Dallas Cowboys and then blew a 16 point fourth-quarter lead to the Chicago Bears. The Falcons are getting star receiver Julio Jones back this week who has been a problem for the Packers in the past.  

 

Kickoff is set for 7:50 p.m.

 

How the Bucks can get over the hump

With the NBA Finals currently going on, it’s hard to imagine what could’ve been for the Milwaukee Bucks. After losing to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 playoffs, it seemed like the Bucks were poised to make a championship run in 2020. Giannis and the Bucks looked unstoppable as they had the best record in the league for the second straight year and then COVID-19 happened. In March, the NBA postponed the season and many thought the season wouldn’t finish. The NBA was able to continue the season down in Disney after a four month break and the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t look the same. After cruising past the Orlando Magic in the first round, the Bucks ran into a buzzsaw in the Miami Heat and lost the series 4-1. With Giannis’ free agency coming up next summer, the Bucks have to make a roster change if they want to win a championship and convince Giannis to stay. That change could start by replacing point guard Eric Bledsoe with veteran Chris Paul. Chris Paul is 35 and on an Oklahoma City team that is ready to kickstart a rebuild as they have 15 first-round picks over the next seven years. Paul is also due more than 40 million dollars next season and it would make sense for the Thunder to shed his contract off their payroll. Paul is a future hall of famer and is one of the best floor generals in the NBA who can hit shots from outside. He and Giannis would compliment each other well and give Giannis more confidence in the team. If Milwaukee can pull this off and make next years’ NBA Finals, it’ll help the teams’ chances of retaining their generational superstar next summer. 

 

Packers Possible Trade Target

With Devin Funchess opting out, Allen Lazard injuring his core, and Davante Adams dealing with injuries the last few years, the Packers may need to think about trading for a receiver to ensure their offense won’t stall. The perfect trade target for General Manager Brian Gutekunst might be Curtis Samuel of the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers just signed free agent receiver Robby Anderson in the offseason and have another young promising star in D.J. Moore. Curtis Samuel is in the last year of his contract and the Panthers won’t be in contention to make the playoffs this year. Samuel is 5’10”, weighs 196 lbs, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds. His speed and elusiveness could make the Packers offense even more explosive than it is now. If the Panthers keep losing, they may trade the 24-year old for a draft pick instead of letting him leave in free agency after the season. Curtis Samuel could be the wide receiver every Packer fan was hoping the team would add in the offseason. 

 

The NFL trade deadline is October 29. 

 

Packers Injury Report

The Green Bay Packers were able to beat the New Orleans Saints last Sunday night but lost some key pieces to the team. Middle linebacker Christian Kirksey suffered a shoulder injury and will miss at least the upcoming Monday night matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Allen Lazard, the star of last week, had a core muscle injury and will be out for at least a month. Davante Adams(hamstring) and Kenny Clark(groin) are still questionable for Monday after missing last week. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons are dealing with big question marks of their own. Receiver Julio Jones did not play last week as he is also dealing with a hamstring injury. The Falcons’ other starting receiver, Calvin Ridley, hasn’t practiced due to an ankle injury he suffered last week. It is yet to be known if either of them will be available for Atlanta. 

 

The Packers host the Falcons on Monday night. Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m.

 

Brewers' Season Comes to an End

The Milwaukee Brewers season came to an end on Thursday night as they fell to the Dodgers 3-0. After losing game one, the Brewers needed to win games two and three in order to advance to the NLDS. Brandon Woodruff received the loss in a performance that saw him strike out nine batters and give up three runs in 4 2/3 innings. The Dodgers were able to score all three of their runs in the fifth inning. Austin Barnes started off the scoring with a single to bring Chris Taylor home. In the next at-bat, Mookie Betts doubled to drive in Austin Barnes and A.J. Pollock. The Brewers offense was shut down as the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem. Kershaw earned the win by striking out 13 batters and keeping the Brewers scoreless in eight innings. 

 

Gamblers Release Roster

The Green Bay Gamblers have released their roster as the 27th season of the franchise approaches. The Gamblers have 11 returning players from last season on the 28-man squad. The two most notable returning players are the teams’ leading point scorers from a year ago. Jesse Tucker returns after leading the team in points as he poured in 18 goals and dished out 25 assists. Green Bays’ second leader in points last year, Mason Lohrei, also returns after scoring eight goals and leading the team with 29 assists. The Gamblers will play a 54-game schedule and will start the season by allowing a limited attendance at the Resch Center. Green Bay is looking to improve off a shortened season last year that was canceled due to COVID-19 as they finished 24-19. The Gamblers last won the Clark Cup in 2010. The NEW Radio Sports Network will be broadcasting Gambler hockey this season on 104.1 WRLU.

 

Green Bay will open their season on Saturday, November 7, when they host the Muskegon Lumberjacks. 

Phoenix to play early season games at Kress

Both the men and the women's basketball teams at UW-Green Bay will open their 2020 campaigns at the Kress Center this season.

 

Athletic Director Charles Guthrie made the announcement on Wednesday that the men's team will move any games scheduled for November and December to the Kress Center due to COVID-19 protocols. He says in a statement posted at GreenBayPhoenix.com that it allows the program and the Resch Center more flexibility since opponents, dates, and times can change quickly. 

 

Ticketing has not been decided as of yet nor has a confirmed schedule. Both the men's and women's teams expect to begin competition on November 25th. 

Gamblers release schedule

The Green Bay Gamblers have released their slate for the 2020-2021 season.

 

The 54 game season will begin with a home game on November 7th against the Muskegon Lumberjacks, the Gamblers' first of 27 matchups at the Resch Center. The Gamblers will play seven home games in November and average about four matchups at the Resch Center each month after that. The team will also host their traditional matchups the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. 

 

The season will conclude on April 24th. All Gamblers home games will air on 104.1 WRLU with Tobin Meyer returning for his third season as the “Voice” of Gamblers hockey.

 

Click here for the schedule announcement

Brewers Struggle in Game One

The Milwaukee Brewers snuck into the MLB playoffs on the last day of the regular season to capture the National League’s last wild card spot. In a best of three series, the Brewers fell to the one-seeded Dodgers 4-2 in game one. The Brewers couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start as Brent Suter walked four batters in the first, with two of them resulting in Dodger runs. In the second, Mookie Betts drove in Chris Taylor with a double to give L.A. a 3-0 lead. Milwaukee was able to battle back when Orlando Arcia hit a two-run home run in the fourth to cut the lead to one. Unfortunately, that would be the only offense of the night for the Brewers. Los Angeles would increase their lead with a Corey Seager solo home run in the seventh. Brent Suter received the loss as he walked five and gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings. Suter only walked five batters throughout the entire regular season. The Brewers now need to win two straight over the Dodgers in order to advance to the NLDS.

 

Game two is set to start at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday.

 

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