WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Packers pick up two new receivers in draft
NEW YORK CITY - The Green Bay Packers drafted a pair of new weapons for Aaron Rodgers to throw to.
The Packers drafted Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams in the second round (53rd overall pick) and California tight end Richard Rodgers in the third round (98thoverall pick). Adams, a six-foot-one standout for the Bulldogs, is the likely replacement of James Jones – who was lost to the Oakland Raiders in free agency this offseason. The Packers also picked up Southern Miss defensive tackle Khyri Thorton in the third round (85th overall pick). Pending last-minute trades, the Packers have five more picks in the draft.
A pair of University of Wisconsin football standouts will make their way to the NFC this upcoming NFL season. The Atlanta Falcons drafted safety Dezmen Southward in the third round of last night’s NFL Draft (68th overall pick), while the 49ers drafted linebacker Chris Borland in the 77th overall pick. Five other Badgers – Jared Abbrederis, Beau Allen, Ryan Groy, Jacob Pedersen and James White – are hoping to hear their names called today when the final four rounds of the draft gets underway.
Yankees pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka proved too much for Milwaukee, as the Brewers fell 5-3. Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy led a comeback charge in the sixth inning with a pair of RBIs, but it wasn't enough. Yovani Gallardo picked up his second loss of the season, allowing four runs, five hits and striking out seven batters in five-and-two-thirds innings of work.
The University of Wisconsin softball team rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Northwestern 5-4 on the Wildcats’ home field in Evanston, Ill. in the Big Ten Tournament. The Badgers scored five runs in the third inning and won despite being outhit 8-4. Wisconsin takes on Michigan today in one semifinal while Minnesota faces Ohio State in the other semifinal. The championship and the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament is set for Sunday.
The University of Wisconsin women’s golf team is in ninth place out of 24 schools in the NCAA Division I West Regional in Cle Elum, Washington after two rounds of play. The top eight schools advance to the NCAA National Meet in Tulsa next weekend. UW is just one stroke behind eighth place Iowa State for the final spot as the third round takes place today. USC leads the regional two strokes ahead of Arizona State. UW golfer Kris Yoo in in 16th place individually
NY Yankees 5, Milwaukee 3
Minnesota 2, Detroit 1
Atlanta 3, Chi. Cubs 2 (F/10)
Chi. White Sox 9, Arizona 3
Quad City 5, Beloit 1
Cedar Rapids 10, Wisconsin 5
NCAA TENNIS TOURNAMENT
DIVISION III – MEN
Grinnell 5, UW-Whitewater 0
DIVISION III – WOMEN
DePauw 5, UW-Whitewater 1