Sunday State Sports Briefs: Badgers grids a week away from season openerWisconsin Sports
-- Starting this Saturday the University of Wisconsin football team begins pursuit of their third straight Big Ten Conference championship.
MADISON - Starting this Saturday the University of Wisconsin football team begins pursuit of their third straight Big Ten Conference championship.
If they accomplish that lofty goal, it would be the first time in school history. The Badgers are heavy favorites to win the Leaders Division title and advance to the league championship game, especially since Ohio State and Penn State are ineligible for post-season competition.
It all starts at Camp Randall next weekend. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. against Northern Iowa, a strong FCS program which has made it to the playoffs seven times in the last 11 season. The Panthers made it to the quarterfinals last year. Teams coached by Bret Bielema are 6-0 against FCS opponents.
Published reports out of Chicago indicate the Bears are taking a closer look at the possibility of signing former Packer safety Charlie Peprah. The Bears are waiting to have Peprah’s knee checked out before signing him. Injured have knocked two back up players out of action, leaving Coach Lovie Smith’s team thin in the defensive backfield. Peprah failed his team physical at the start of training camp and Green Bay released him. He had undergone arthroscopic knee surgery in the off-season.
MIDWEST LEAGUE BASEBALL
Beloit 13, Cedar Rapids 2
Bowling Green 10, South Bend 6
Clinton 6, Quad Cities 3
Dayton 4, West Michigan 3
Fort Wayne 7, Lansing 2
Great Lakes 3, Lake County 0
Kane County 4, Burlington 3
Peoria 3, Wisconsin 2
WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
Augusta 38, Lake Holcombe 0
Belmont 26, Benton/Scales Mound, Ill. 6
Byron, Ill. 28, Nekoosa 14
Highland 12, Shullsburg 7
Luck 46, Bruce 8
New Auburn 48, Minong Northwood/Solon Springs 42
New Lisbon 20, La Farge 18
Pecatonica/Argyle 53, Cassville 8
Potosi 26, Black Hawk 13
Prairie Farm 84, Birchwood 8
Siren 57, Winter 7
Menasha St. Mary's 40, Lena 28
Wausau Newman 33, Thorp 8
White Lake/Elcho 18, Gillett 6