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7 Offers In 6 Days

The scholarship offers are piling up for six-foot-eight basketball standout James Graham of Nicolet High School. Things were quiet on the recruiting front, then it started to pick up in May – 11 scholarship offers so far, including seven over a span of six days. Graham started getting more attention when the Maryland Terrapins made…

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Already Working Out

Packers second-round draft pick A-J Dillon is already in Green Bay, getting ready for his rookie N-F-L season. Dillon says the day after the season ended for his Boston College team he was back in the weight room getting ready for the N-F-L combine. Dillon is working out a Synergy sports right now and has…

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Best On ‘Money-Down’

The statistics show two Green Bay Packers defenders were among the N-FL’s best on what is called “the money down.” Edge rusher Za’Darius Smith and defensive lineman Kenny Clark finished among the league’s top five for third-down pressures during the 2019 season. Each had 23, while the Ram’s Aaron Donald was at the top with…

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Chryst ranked 17th

Wisconsin Badgers head football coach Paul Chryst is ranked 17″‘-best in the country among Power-5 coaches, according to a panel of seven analysts. Chryst is moving up six spots after checking in at number-23 last year. The C-B-S Sports panel says “he never gets as much credit as he deserves” after going 52-and-16 in five…

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High On Potential

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur says he’s looking forward to finding out what wide receiver Reggie Begelton brings to the team. The Packers signed him after he spent three years in the Canadian Football League. Begelton caught 102 passes for 14-hundred-44 yards and 10 touchdowns for Calgary last season. LaFleur says he is…

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Like ‘House Arrest’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is comparing the current COVID-19 restrictions to being on house arrest. It isn’t clear if the pandemic will affect plans for the start of the 2020 N-F-L season yet. Rodgers says he wants the season to start on time, but there are bigger problems facing the country. He points…

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Offer Scholarship

The competition is fierce, but the Wisconsin Badgers are in the mix for three-star wide receiver prospect Omar Cooper of Lawrence High School in Indianapolis. Cooper’s a 2022 prospect just approaching his junior year. As a sophomore, he had 13 touchdowns on 53 catches good for one-thousand24 yards. Recruiters say he is fast and tough,…

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Transforming

Third-year Packers player James Looney has spent the off-season transforming his body as he gets ready for a position switch. Coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst asked the defensive lineman to move to tight end for the 2020 season. Sports Illustrated is reporting Looney has lost more than 30 pounds – from 287…

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M-L-B discussions

The designated hitter will likely be coming to the National League for 2020. M-L-B Network is reporting the players are overwhelmingly in favor of adopting a universal D-H for a condensed season that Major League Baseball hopes to start in early July. M-L-B owners approved a proposal earlier this week that would have the D-H…

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‘Got A Steal’

Former Green Bay offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse says the Cowboys “got a steal” when they hired Super Bowl-winning coach Mike McCarthy, another former Packer. Newhouse was a rookie under McCarthy in Green Bay, playing on teams that took three straight N-F-C North titles starting in 2011 and winning a Super Bowl. Newhouse says he has…

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