GREEN BAY, Wis William Henderson and Marco Rivera, teammates on the Super Bowl XXXI Champion Green Bay Packers, will enter the Packers Hall of Fame together next summer. The fullback and guard were among the three inductees in the class of 2011 announced on Tuesday. The third member will go in as a contributor. Bob Jonet was the office manager at the Acme Packing company when it all began. He later served as secretary and treasurer of the franchise until his death in 1951, spearheading efforts on more than one occassion to keep the team financially afloat. The induction ceremony will take place July 23 at Lambeau Field.
Badgers handful of All-Americans
A school record five Wisconsin Badgers have been named to the Associated Press All-American team. The left side of Wisconsin's offensive line, tackle and Outland trophy winner Gabe Carimi and left guard John Moffit were both named to the first team. Tight end Lance Kendricks and defensive end J.J.Watt are on the second team and running back John Clay is a third team AP All-American. The Badgers earned a share of the Big Ten Title this season and will meet TCU in the Rose Bowl on January 1.
Golden days are over
Former De Pere High School standout Heather Golden is ending her college basketball career because of injury. The UW Green Bay senior had off-season microfracture surgery on her knee. Despite arduous rehabilitation, Golden struggled to come back and finally played her first game last Friday night. The soreness returned the next day and rather than face more permanent damage, Golden has decided to call it a career.
Vikes take it outside
The Minneapolis Metrodome will not be fixed in time so it appears the Minnesota Vikings will play their first home game outdoors in 29 years on Monday night when they host the Chicago Bears. The dome roof was pierced and collapsed under 16 inches of snow over the weekend, forcing Minnesota's game with the Giants to Ford Field in Detroit. The NFL is hoping to use TCF Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Gophers. Drifts up to five feet high need to be cleared out first and the facility must meet with league requirements. The Vikings last two games are on the road.