Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association announced Tuesday that it will be holding discussions with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education on Friday. IHSA executive editor Craig Anderson said in a statement Tuesday’ “We expect this meeting [with IDPH and ISBE] will provide important guidance on how the IHSA will proceed with fall sports..” 

Numerous states across the country have postponed the football season or even the entire fall sports season, while others still are forging ahead on schedule. Nearby states Indiana, Iowa and Michigan all still are on track to begin fall sports on time.

Listen tonight to 1430 WCMY for White Sox Baseball.

The Sox host the Brewers tonight in their final tuneup before their season opener Friday night against the Twins. Pregame show starts at 6:35 with the first pitch at 7:10.

The Cubs wrap up exhibition play tonight by hosting the Twins.  Jon Lester takes the mound for the North Siders against Homer Bailey.  First baseman Anthony Rizzo is expected to start after dealing with a nagging back issue over the past couple of weeks.  

The Cardinals and Royals do battle today at Busch Stadium in the final tuneup before St. Louis’ season opener Friday night.  

The broadcast schedule is set for the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Qualifier versus Edmonton .  The best-of-five series will open August 1st at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The Hawks are hopeful that goalie Corey Crawford will be able to return in time to travel to Edmonton for the Qualifying Round and playoffs.  The goalie has been absent from the opening nine days of training camp and the team has only been able to describe his absence as unfit to participate. 

The Chicago Red Stars are set to face Sky Blue  tonight in the semifinal round of the 2020 National Women Soccer League Challenge Cup in Sandy, Utah.

The NFL preseason is off.  The Players’ Association said yesterday all exhibition games will be canceled after the typical four-game slate was trimmed to two earlier this year. The NFL is proposing a roster size of 80 players to the NFLPA.  The rosters would be smaller than the regular 90-man limit as a result of the ongoing coronavirus.  The proposal is aimed to help social distancing in team facilities.