The NFL's oldest rivalry resumes tonight at Soldier Field in Chicago as the Packers meet the Bears for the 180th time. Not only is first place on the line in the early season showdown in the NFC North division, the winner will be the only unbeaten left standing in the NFC. The Packers are 3 point favorites. Coverage begins at 5:00 PM with the pre-game show on News Talk WTAQ (1360 AM, 97.5 FM) and WIXX (101.1 FM).
Brewers rout Marlins
The Milwaukee Brewers swatted 4 home runs in blowing out the Florida Marlins 7-1 to win the final home game of the year at Miller Park on Sunday. Ryan Braun hit a pair of 2 run homers to reach 100 RBI's for the third consecutive year. Lorenzo Cain hit his first and Prince Fielder whacked his 32nd and quite possibly his final home run at home as a Brewer. Chris Capuano worked 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits for his 4th win. The Brewers (73-82) finish the season with 4 games in New York against the Mets beginning tonight and a season ending weekend set with the Cincinnati Reds.
A record setting Saturday in college football as the Wisconsin Badgers smashed a modern day scoring record by rolling the Governors of Austin Peay 70-3 at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin scored touchdowns on all 7 first half posessions to lead 49-3 at the half. The Badgers (4-0) climbed one spot in the coaches poll to number 9 this week, remaining at number 11 in the AP poll. St. Norbert did Wisconsin one touchdown better, dominating Lawrence 77-29 in Midwest League action to even their record at 2-2.
The UW Green Bay mens soccer team recorded its first shutout of the season on Sunday, beating Bradley 2-0. The Phoenix improved 4-3-1 on the year. The Phoenix mens basketball team has received a verbal commitment from 5-10 point guard Keifer Sykes of Chicago's Marshall high school. As a junior, Sykes averaged just under 10 points and 4 assists per game in leading his team to a third place finish in the Class 3A state tournament. He's expected to sign his letter of intent in November.