WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: UW spring football game this afternoon at Camp Randall
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin’s annual spring football game gets underway this afternoon, with emphasis on a strong start to the season against LSU.
Head coach Gary Andersen says he will be looking for a team that is moving in the right direction after today’s game. With quarterback Joel Stave sitting out with an injured shoulder, a chance for two up-and-coming freshman to show their game in D.J. Gillins and Bart Houston. Andersen says running backs Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement will participate in the first half only. Today’s game gets underway at 3:00 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium. Admission is $5.
The Milwaukee Brewers are on a seven-game tear right now, defeating Pittsburgh by a final of 4-2. Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds each hit home runs in the win, while pitcher Francisco Rodriguez picked up his third save on the year. The Brewers are off to an 8-2 start on the year, the best since opening with 13 wins in 1987.
Wisconsin-native Steve Stricker has made the cut at The Masters, but has some work to do if he hopes to catch the leader. Stricker shot a second-round 73, putting him at one-over for the tournament (tied for 21st). Bubba Watson, the leader after two-round, holds a three-shot lead at seven-under. Amateur champion Jordan Niebrugge, another Wisconsin native, missed the cut. Third round action gets underway this morning.
The Milwaukee Admirals have clinched their 12th-straight AHL playoff berth, in a 4-1 win over Rockford yesterday. Filip Forsberg scored two goals in the win, including a power play goal in the first period. Admirals are back home tonight against Chicago, before wrapping up the regular season next week.
Brandon Knight scored 24 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 119-116, at the Bradley Center. Ramon Sessions tallied 20 points and seven assists for the Bucks, who snapped a six-game skid. At 15-64, the Bucks hold the worst record in the NBA. That is two games clear of Philadelphia (17-62), which lost at Memphis Friday night. Khris Middleton had 17 points, Zaza Pachulia 16, John Henson 15 and Chris Wright 14 for the Bucks. Dion Waiters had 23 points and Jarrett Jack scored 21 off the bench for the Cavaliers, who lost for the third time in four games.
Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 2
Minnesota 10, Kansas City 1
Chi. White Sox 9, Cleveland 6
Chi. Cubs 6, St. Louis 3 (F/11)
West Michigan 2, Beloit 1
South Bend 4, Wisconsin 3
Milwaukee 119, Cleveland 116
Milwaukee 4, Rockford 1