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HS Hockey, Hoops Delayed Again – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School

It will be at least another two weeks before high school basketball and hockey teams can begin play.

The latest revision of the Epidemic Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services did open the way for several winter sports seasons to start – swimming and diving a week from tomorrow, and bowling a week from Monday. Basketball and hockey may begin non-contact practices Saturday, but games cannot be scheduled until at least February 1st.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association says it will extend those seasons to allow for more games. A revised tournament schedule will be released soon.

College Basketball

The Finlandia University basketball team has added a new recruit. Jamhad Hines averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior at West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team just missed a top-25 ranking in the preseason poll released yesterday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The Huskies finished just a handful of votes behind 25th-ranked Northwest Missouri State. Ferris State was the only Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference school to rank in the top-25, at number-17.

Tech will begin its COVID-19-delayed season on February 20th.

MLB

Jace Peterson is back with the Milwaukee Brewers. The veteran utility player who played in 26 games for The Crew last season has agreed to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

NBA

The Milwaukee Bucks got off to a quick start, and buried the Detroit Pistons 110-101 last night. Jerami Grant scored 22 points, and Mason Plumlee collected 13 rebounds.

The Pistons’ game against the Wizards tomorrow night has been postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among the Wizards. Three NBA games were called off last night.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings open their season tonight at home against the Carolina Hurricanes. Coverage begins at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.

After skating for two seasons without a team captain, the Red Wings finally awarded the “C” to Dylan Larkin yesterday.

NFL

So, remember a few days ago, when the Green Bay Packers signed tackle Jared Veldheer off the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad, and he was set to become the first man ever to appear for two different teams in the same playoff season? Veldheer has now been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and will not be available for Green Bay on Saturday.

Hear all of this weekend’s NFL games on 99.3 The Lift.

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