MINNEAPOLIS - It will be sianara to the Metrodome for Green Bay, as the Packers and Vikings square off tonight.
The Packers are 4-2 on the season and look to hold the top spot in the NFC North with a win. Cornerback and 2012 defensive rookie of the year Casey Hayward is making his regular season debut, coming back from a hamstring injury he suffered three months ago. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers says Hayward had a good week of practice and is anxious to get him back on the field but the number of plays may be limited.
Team officials say the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will close next month for construction. The Hall of Fame is scheduled to be reopened at the Lambeau Field Atrium by April 2015. Plans also include a larger Pro Shop, with the atrium to remain open during construction. The project is estimated to cost $141-million, involving no public money. Team officials say an estimated 1,500 workers over the next two years will be employed for the project.
While the football team had a bye week, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball was in full-swing with the annual Red-White scrimmage game yesterday at the Kohl Center. Badgers Forward Zach Bohannon scored 10 points, including a last second game-winner, leading the Red squad to a 67-65 win over the White team. Returning from a season-ending knee injury last season, Josh Gasser finished with 11 points and going 2-for-4 from the three-point line.
The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team swept Lindenwood with a 4-1 win Saturday afternoon in front of 1,500 fans at LaBahn Arena in Madison. Scoring goals for the No. 2 ranked Badgers (6-2-0 overall) were Sarah Nurse, Melissa Channell, Courtney Burke and Caitlyn Harding. Sydney McKibbon tallied three assists. UW goalie Ann-Rene Desbiens made 22 saves.
BIG TEN FOOTBALL
(4) Ohio State 63, Penn State 14
Minnesota 34, (24) Nebraska 23
Iowa 17, Northwestern 10
Michigan State 42, Illinois 3
DIVISION III FOOTBALL
(4) North Central (Ill.) 72, Carthage 20
(7) UW-Whitewater 17, (9) UW-Oshkosh 14
(8) UW-Platteville 59, UW-Stout 35
UW-La Crosse 28, UW-Stevens Point 21
Rockford 34, Maranatha Baptist 13
UW-Eau Claire 13, UW-River Falls 6
Benedictine 34, Wisconsin Lutheran 28 (OT)
Concordia-Wisconsin 45, Lakeland 28
Carroll 37, Grinnell 0
Ripon 40, Beloit 14
Monmouth 31, Lawrence 7
NCAA WOMEN’S HOCKEY
(2) Wisconsin 4, Lindenwood 1
HIGH SCHOOL – PREP FOOTBALL
WIAA PLAYOFFS - LEVEL 1
Hortonville 47, Superior 0
La Crosse Logan 27, Evansville/Albany 7
Prescott 38, Spooner 7
Manitowoc Roncalli 41, Chilton 7
Darlington 42, Melrose-Mindoro 0
Alma/Pepin 45, Florence 0
Lake Country Lutheran 40, Port Edwards 0