Friday State Sports Briefs: Packers to get Super Bowl rings in special ceremonyThe Green Bay Packers will receive their Super Bowl rings on June 16th during a ceremony in the Lambeau Field Atrium for players, coaches, and team officials.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers will receive their Super Bowl rings on June 16th during a ceremony in the Lambeau Field Atrium for players, coaches, and team officials.
It will be the first time everyone will have come together since the days after the Super Bowl in which the Packers defeated Pittsburgh. Contact between players and management has been prohibited during the NFL owners’ lockout, but the league granted an exception for the Packers’ ring ceremony. Team president Mark Murphy says they’re excited to celebrate what he called “all the hard the work that went into the championship.”
The Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League lost a home game to Orlando last night, 35-30. Orlando went in front for good with just over 10 minutes left. Milwaukee quarterback R.J Archer threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns, as the Mustangs held their opponents to a season-low in scoring. Orlando came in with the second-best offense in the Arena League, averaging 324 yards a game. They improved to 7-3. Milwaukee dropped to 3-7. A win would have given the Mustangs back-to-back victories for the first time this season.
The UW-La Crosse men’s track team is in second place after the opening day of the NCAA Division-Three finals in Delaware, Ohio. North Central of Illinois has the men’s lead, and UW-Eau Claire is fifth. Thomas Breitbach of Eau Claire finished second in the 10-thousand meters. Kellen McCrary of La Crosse took second in the long jump, and Isaac Vazquez of La Crosse placed fifth. Andrew Storsveen of Eau Claire is fifth after the first day of the decathlon. On the women’s side, no Wisconsin teams scored any points after the opening day. Jessika Smith of Stout is 10th halfway through the heptathlon. And a number of women’s and men’s athletes from the Badger State qualified for their finals in numerous events today and tomorrow.
Wisconsin’s Division-One schools will have 30 athletes competing at the NCAA track-and-field preliminaries that begin tonight in Eugene Oregon. The Badgers have sent 18 athletes. Marquette and UW-Milwaukee have six each. The top qualifiers will move on to the NCAA Finals to be held June 8th-through-11th in Des Moines, Iowa.