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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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Pack Focus On Draft

With the cancellation of the live 2020 N-F-L Draft in Las Vegas, the Packers have switched their focus to bring the 2024 event to Green Bay. Cleveland will host the draft next year, then Las Vegas gets another shot at it. It’s Kansas City in 2023 and the Packers hope they can host it the…

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Surprising Text

Former Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor says at least one of the texts he received after hearing his name called during the N-F-L Draft was a surprise. Colts quarterback Philip Rivers congratulated Taylor and said he “can’t wait to go to work.” After playing with the Chargers for more than a decade, Rivers signed with…

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Packer News

Green Bay Packer’s wide receiver Allen Lazard and cornerback Chandon Sullivan are back in the fold for 2020. They each signed their exclusive rights tender, guaranteeing their return this season. Lazard had 35 catches for 477 yards and three T-D’s last year, while Sullivan had 30 tackles and a pick. The Packers are parting ways…

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