WISCONSIN SPORTS BRIEFS: New UW grid coach Andersen meets the Big Ten media
CHICAGO - New University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen says backup quarterback Tanner McEvoy will be fully ready for next month’s pre-season camp. That’s after McEvoy was mugged-and-robbed last weekend in Madison.
He suffered head cuts early last Sunday – and he was robbed of I-Phone and watch. Andersen said at yesterday’s Big Ten Media Days in Chicago that McEvoy will be ready to compete for the quarterback spot. He’s a junior college transfer from Arizona Western. Andersen said he wants players to do all they can to ensure their safety – but even the most careful things are sometimes not enough.
After a three-day All-Star break, the Northwoods League returns to a full schedule this evening. They’re about halfway through the second half of the season, with the Lakeshore Chinooks leading the South Division and Waterloo leading the North. Lakeshore plays at Green Bay tonight. Waterloo plays at Mankato. Also, the Wisconsin Woodchucks are at Eau Claire. Madison hosts Battle Creek. Wisconsin Rapids plays at La Crosse. Duluth is in Canada to face Thunder Bay. Rochester travels to Willmar. And Saint Cloud is at Alexandria.
Pewaukee native Mark Wilson is the only Wisconsin player in the RBC Canadian Open which begins today in Oakville, Ontario. Wilson’s tee time is just after noon at the Glen Abbey Country Club. James Driscoll, Scott Brown, and Chris Kirk were the early leaders at four-under-par. The senior PGA players are at Southport in England for the Senior British Open. Rhinelander native Dan Forsman did not make the trip.
Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon has an eight-stroke lead going into today’s fourth-and-final round of the State Amateur golf tournament in Saukville. The 19-year-old Oklahoma State sophomore shot a one-under-par 71 yesterday. Niebrugge is at 10-under-206 after 54 holes – and he’ll to shoot at least even-par today to break the State Amateur scoring record of 279 for a par-72 course. Charlie Danielson of Osceola had yesterday’s lowest round of 68. He’s now tied for second with Robbie Jacobsen of Racine, both at two-under-214. Niebrugge won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship last Saturday. If he wins the State Amateur today, he’ll become only the third golfer since 1975 to win the Amateur, the State Open, and the WSGA Match Play tournaments. The only others to do it are PGA pros Mark Wilson and Skip Kendall.
Johnny Sauter of Necedah finished 29th last night in NASCAR’s first dirt-track race since 1970. An accident ended Sauter’s night after 120-of-153 total laps in the Car-Cash Mud-Summer truck race at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Sauter finished second-to-last. Austin Dillon led for 63 laps, and hung on to beat Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman in a green-white-checkered finish.
USA College Football will hand out awards in the NCAA’s Division III for the first time this fall – and the kicker-of-the-year award will be named for U-W Whitewater grad Jeff Schebler. He was the first recipient of the Fred Mitchell kickers’ award in 2009. Schebler scored 462 points in his four years at Whitewater, the most in history by any kicker in all NCAA divisions.
Ripon College has a new tennis coach. Brian Lindberg will head the Red Hawk men’s-and-women’s programs. He was most recently the tennis-and-fitness coach at the High Altitude Tennis Academy in Parker Colorado. Lindberg played his college tennis at Saint Scholastica in Duluth, where he received all-conference honors for all of his four seasons.
Milwaukee 3, San Diego 1
Chicago Cubs 7, Arizona 6 in 12 innings
Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 2
Angels of Anaheim 1, Minnesota 0
In the Midwest League…
Beloit 5, Kane County 1
Wisconsin 9, Clinton 1
Quad Cities 8, Burlington 5
Peoria 8, Cedar Rapids 7 in 10 innings
Great Lakes 5, Bowling Green 1
Lake County 7, South Bend 5
Fort Wayne 9, West Michigan 2
Lansing 7, Dayton 1