Burlington 3, Green Bay Preble 0
Sun Prairie 3, Oak Creek 2
Eau Claire North 15, Sussex-Hamilton 12
Fond du Lac 2, Brookfield East 1 (9 inn)
WIAA Division 1 Semifinals
Sun Prairie 6, Burlington 1
Eau Claire North 8, Fond du Lac 4
Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach, Taylor Jenkins, has been hired as the next head coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
Jenkins has been on Mike Budenholzer’s staffs in both Milwaukee and Atlanta and becomes the third NBA coach to come off Budenholzer’s staffs.
The 34-year-old Dallas native is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He becomes the Grizzlies’ ninth non-interim head coach since they moved to Memphis.
Jenkins becomes the second-youngest current NBA coach, older only than Minnesota’s Ryan Saunders (33). He replaces J.B. Bickerstaff, who was fired after the Grizzlies ended the season with a 33-49 record.
The Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles play every year. They’ve hooked up 124 times in a series that started back in 1917. The two teams have played every year since the 1958-59 season, withe the exception of the 1984-85 season.
What’s different about this upcoming seasons game is the date. The two teams will square off at the Kohl Center on Nov. 17. it’s the earliest scheduled meeting since the two teams played Nov. 14, 1997.
Wisconsin leads the all-time series with Marquette, 67-58, but the two teams have split the last 10 meetings.
Wisconsin’s non-conference schedule also includes road games at North Carolina State on Dec. 4 and at Tennessee on Dec. 28 as well as an appearance in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn on Nov. 25-26 along with Auburn, New Mexico and Richmond.
Division 1 play makes up the first day of competition.
Division 1 Quarterfinals
Green Bay Preble (24-3) vs. Burlington (23-5) 8 a.m.
Sun Prairie (22-7) vs. Oak Creek (21-6) 10:15 a.m.
Eau Claire North (22-4) vs. Sussex Hamilton (19-8) 1 p.m.
Fond du Lac (13-12) vs. Brookfield East (18-8) 3:15p.m.
Division 1 Semifinals
6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
The Green Bay Packers completed the signing of their entire 2019 draft class by coming to terms with their third round pick, tight end Jace Sternberger out of Texas A & M.
Sternberger was the last of the eight-member class to come to terms, signing his deal on the eve of the Packers three-day mandatory minicamp.
Packers add free agent TE
The Packers also claimed free agent tight end Pharoah McKever off of waivers from Jacksonville. McKever was among a group of tight ends working out for the Packers on June 3.
The 25-year-old McKever started as a wide receiver and defensive end at North Carolina State before moving to tight end. He caught just one pass for the Wolfpack, an 82-yard touchdown before he moved to Florida International as a graduate transfer. There, he caught 27 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns before going undrafted in 2018.
McKever spent time on the practice squads of the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Milwaukee Bucks standouts Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton will participate in USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team training camp from Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas. The 20-man roster for training camp will be used to select the finalists for the 12-man 2019 USA World Cup Team that will participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 that tips-off on Aug. 31 in China.
Middleton, who was named to the USA Men’s National Team roster in April of 2018, was an All-Star last season and averaged 18.3 points and career-highs in both rebounds (6.0) and assists (4.3) per game. He also shot 44.1% from the field and 37.8% from three, appearing and starting in 77 games for the Bucks as they won an NBA high 60 games.
Lopez is one of six additions to the USA Men’s National Team roster for training camp. Last season, Lopez started 81 games for the Bucks and averaged 12.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 blocks (4th in the NBA) and 1.2 assists per game. He also set the NBA record for 3-pointers made by a center in a season with 187 and became the first player in NBA history to tally 150+ threes and 150+ blocks in a single season.
Milwaukee is one of just three teams (Houston and Portland) to have multiple players selected to the USA National Team roster for training camp.
The official, 12-member roster for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team will be announced on August 17.
The Milwaukee Brewers erased a 2-0 deficit and went on to beat Pittsburgh 5-2 at Miller Park on Sunday, pulling out a sweep of the Pirates with their fourth straight win.
Christian Yelich started the comeback in the sixth with his Major League leading 24th home run of the season. Ben Gamel followed with a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh. Mike Moustakas clubbed a two run homer, his 20th of the season and Orlando Arcia added a sac fly in the eighth to lift the Brewers.
Moustakas entered the game having gone just 3 for 21 (.143) with one double against Liriano over the course of his career. Overall, Moustakas raised his average to .275 with 20 homers and 43 RBI. In his last 15 games, he’s hitting .344 with nine homers and 14 RBI.
Moustakas also won a season ticket holder (Mark Gruber) a car when his home run struck the roof of a Toyota RAV4 parked in right-center field.
Moustakas and Yelich are two of only four players that have reached 20 or more home runs at this point in the season. [Read more…]
In his final race as a Badger, senior Morgan McDonald made a statement by winning the 5,000 meters at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend in Austin, Texas.
McDonald crossed the finish line in 14 minutes, 6.01 seconds, to become only the third man in NCAA history to win the Cross Country, Indoor 3,000 meters, Indoor 5,000 meters and Outdoor 5,000 meter championships in the same season.
McDonald became only the third Badger to win four NCAA titles in a single season, joining women’s greats Suzy Favor and Claire Eichner. He leaves Wisconsin as a four-time NCAA Champion, a six-time first-team All-American and an Eight-time Big Ten Individual Champion.
In the men’s 1500 meters, junior Olli Hoare finished fourth in 3:42.29, to collect his fourth first-team All-America honor of the 2018-19 season and the seventh of his career.
The UW men finished in a tie for 18th place with 16 points and were the top-finishing team in the Big Ten.
University of Wisconsin assistant basketball coach Howard Moore has been released from University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Moore suffered severe burns and lost his wife and daughter in an auto accident on May 25th.
A hospital official confirmed Moore was no longer a patient at the hospital. He had been hospitalized since shortly after the accident.
The Moore family vehicle was struck head-on by a wrong way driver on M-14. The driver of the other vehicle, a 23-year-old woman, was also killed.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed General Manager Jon Horst to a multi-year contract extension.
In two seasons under Horst, the Bucks have generated a 104-60 (.634) record, hired Mike Budenholzer as head coach, and put the Bucks in position for long term success. In the past season alone, the Bucks finished a league best 60-22 (.732), the first 60-win season for the Bucks since the 1980-81 season. They advanced past the first round of the Playoffs for the first time since 2001.
Horst began his NBA front office career with the Detroit Pistons in 2005 and joined the Bucks basketball staff in 2008 as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations.
“I’m thankful to our ownership group for their continued trust and confidence in me,” Horst said. “Wes, Marc and Jamie have been resolute in their commitment to building a championship-caliber team, providing the necessary tools and resources, and I look forward to continuing to execute their vision. I am grateful for the partnership I have with Coach Bud and Peter and want to thank my hard-working staff, especially Milt Newton, for their dedication and support in building a championship-level team.”