January 2010 Archives

When things go wrong on the road

Special blog by UW's Director of Basketball Operations Joe Robinson.

I've been with the Wisconsin basketball program since the 1999-2000 season, and over the 11 years, I've been privileged to work with a lot of great coaches, staff and student athletes. I've also gotten to ride shotgun on every men's basketball road trip since 2001.

One of my jobs as Director of Basketball Operations is to make sure that everything goes seamlessly on our road trips.

For the most part we've been lucky and things have gone smoothly, but those trips don't make for good story-telling. Every once in awhile an issue pops up on a trip and those are usually the ones people like to hear about.

Archived rinkside blog: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State

Please join Jacqueline Boscacci as she chronicles all the action from  Saturday's matchup between the No. 10-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team and Ohio State with the rinkside blog. The Badgers are trying to salvage a split after dropping a heartbreaker in the last nine seconds last night.

Archived rinkside blog: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State

Please join Jacqueline Boscacci as she chronicles all the action from  Friday's matchup between the No. 10-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team and Ohio State with the rinkside blog.

Keaton Nankivil stepping up game

Since the Badgers lost forward Jon Leuer to a wrist injury on Jan. 9th, they have needed a lift from other sources. Much has been made of the contributions from UW's guard trio -- Trevon Hughes, Jason Bohannon and Jordan Taylor -- but power forward Keaton Nankivil's emergence might be equally as important.

"The Voice" with Matt Lepay

Thumbnail image for the_voiceSM.jpgThis past Sunday provided us with a couple of more examples of why the sports world often gives us the best reality TV.  A football game that lived up to the hype and then some, and  a college basketball game that had little if any pregame fanfare, only to end up being a classic.

The best around

The Wisconsin men's soccer team will have a new head coach patrolling the home team bench at the McClimon Complex this fall, after John Trask was hired to take over the program last week.

The man between the benches -- at the scorer's table -- will be the same, however. And, interestingly enough, he has a pretty impressive coaching resume of his own.

Marathon men

The past couple of weeks have been big for a pair of former Wisconsin distance runners who are transitioning to running, well, longer distances.

Both Simon Bairu and Tim Nelson are in the process of making the switch to marathons, and both found some success in separate half-marathon competitions the weekend of Jan. 16.

What they're saying about Trask

John Trask came on board Wednesday as the sixth head coach in the history of the Wisconsin men's soccer program. Here's a sampling of some of the local coverage his hiring has received over the past couple of days.

Ready for spring?

Even though a hockey rink is going to start to be constructed in the middle of Camp Randall Stadium on Monday, it's not too early to start thinking about the next time the football Badgers will take the field. That, of course, is the annual Red-White Spring Game, which this year is scheduled for Saturday, April 17.

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Archived Gameday Blog: Men's basketball vs. Michigan

Please join Brian Mason as he chronicles all the action from tonight's game between the No. 18-ranked Badgers (14-4, 4-2) and Michigan (10-7, 3-2) with the Gameday Blog.


On the road with Ryan Evans

The following appeared in the Jan. 9th edition of the Wisconsin Men's Basketball Gameday Program as part of the CDW Badger Chronicles series.

Freshman Ryan Evans, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., has carved out a big role on the Badgers in his second year with the program. The 6-foot-6 guard/forward is averaging 14.9 minutes per game and contributing 4.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Evans scored 10 points off the bench in UW's win at Penn State earlier this month.

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Since we've been on the road for these last two games and have two more coming up, I thought this would be a good time to tell you about what our road trips are like.

"The Voice" with Matt Lepay

Thumbnail image for the_voiceSM.jpgWhen I was young, I was a spoiled rotten Cincinnati Reds fan.  I say spoiled rotten because those were the days of the Big Red Machine, with Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez and all the other standout players who were in four World Series in the 1970s, winning back-to-back titles in 1975 and '76.  I bring this up because I also remember really being ticked at the NBC announcers because I was convinced they were rooting against my beloved team.

Archived rinkside blog: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Duluth

Please join Jacqueline Boscacci as she chronicles all the action from Sunday's matchup between the No. 5-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team and seventh-ranked Minnesota Duluth with the rinkside blog.
 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Duluth(01/17/2010) 
3:46
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Wisconsin will try and salvage a series split today at the DECC against No. 7 Minnesota Duluth. Wisconsin did a lot of good things yesterday but talked about working on the little things today.
Sunday January 17, 2010 3:46 Jacqueline Boscacci
3:56
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
If Wisconsin can get a win today, they will leave Duluth tied for second in the WCHA
Sunday January 17, 2010 3:56 Jacqueline Boscacci
3:57
[Comment From NealNeal: ] 
Badgers need a win today as a loss will keep them tied for 3rd in the WCHA with Bemidji.
Sunday January 17, 2010 3:57 Neal
3:58
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The Badgers offensively connected passes and filled lanes, today Tracey talked about moving without the puck.
Sunday January 17, 2010 3:58 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:00
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Starting for Wisconsin today
McCready
Prevost, Decker and Nash
Prough and Haverstock
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:00 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:00
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UMD starters
Harss
Fridfinnson, Tuominen, Blais
Rasmussen and Murray
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:00 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:01
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Again the UMD band is out in full force.. they are quite loud
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:01 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:07
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The Badgers got off to a quick start yesterday, lets see if they can do it again.
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:07 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:07
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Here we go
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:07 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:08
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Blais with the first shot and it went high and wide
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:08 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:09
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Alev with a shot as she was going down and it looked like it hit off the post
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:09 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:09
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready with her first save
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:09 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:10
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The puck is up against the boards and the Badgers win it, they won a lot of those last night
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:10 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:11
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Wong with a good luck and flipped it high over the net
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:11 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:12
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Wong had two goals last night, after coming off a successful trip in Germany for the Canadian U-22's
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:12 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:13
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Haverstock with the first shot on goal for UW, left pad save by Harss
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:13 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:14
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready with a save between the pads - her third so far
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:14 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:14
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Pacholok with a few blocks in a row
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:14 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:15
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Kelter puts a stick on a UMD shot and it goes high and wide
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:15 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:16
[Comment From Laura and Drake and BeccaLaura and Drake and Becca: ] 
Play with intensity!!!! You got it red!!!!
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:16 Laura and Drake and Becca
4:18
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
A lot of action in the neutral zone, there haven't been any opps either way the past few minutes
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:18 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:18
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Pacholok in the slot, her shot gets blocked.
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:18 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:18
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
She returns the favor blocking a UMD shot going the other way
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:18 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:20
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The lines are a little switched up today. McKeough, who usually plays defense is playing right wing today
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:20 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:20
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Is Wisconsin rotating five defense?
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:20 Guest
4:20
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Yes
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:20 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:21
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
A couple of Duluth shots went wide, SOG are 4-1 UMD
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:21 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:22
[Comment From stackerstacker: ] 
lines r changed to much she nevers lets lines get feel for each other
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:22 stacker
4:23
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Due to a lot of rotation in the lineups, injuries and players going to Germany it's been difficult to keep with consistency
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:23 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:25
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
We have the first penalties of the game
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:25 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:26
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Haverstock and Thibault went in the box, it's 4-on-4
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:26 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:27
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UMD gets on the board first
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:27 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:27
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Tuominen with the goal it bounced off McCready's shoulder and into the net
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:27 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:28
[Comment From Laura and Drake and BeccaLaura and Drake and Becca: ] 
What were the penalties?
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:28 Laura and Drake and Becca
4:28
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Havo was for unsportsmanlike conduct
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:28 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:29
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW with the power play, it's 4-on-3 as Blais goes to the box for slashing
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:29 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:29
[Comment From MISS NYMISS NY: ] 
COME ON RED SORRY IAM LATE
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:29 MISS NY
4:29
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McKeough's shot blocked and Pacholok's saved
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:29 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:29
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Pacholok wide
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:29 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:30
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
It;s 5-on-4 now
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:30 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:30
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Prough blocked
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:30 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:31
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Decker gets it in the crease but can't get it past Harss
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:31 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:31
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Both teams at full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:31 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:31
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW icing
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:31 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:32
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
It's a but chippy out there, Frykas is going to the box
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:32 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:33
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Frykas for high sticking
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:33 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:34
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Sanders and Giles both get in front of UMD's shot
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:34 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:34
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Sanders clears it
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:34 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:34
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Less than 30 secs on the pp
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:34 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:35
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Both teams full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:35 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:35
[Comment From Meghans awesomeMeghans awesome: ] 
That's debatable!!!!
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:35 Meghans awesome
4:36
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready made a handful of saves in the last few seconds of the power play
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:36 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:36
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
2.9 secondds
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:36 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:36
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UMD leads 1-0 after the first period
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:36 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:36
[Comment From MISS NYMISS NY: ] 
GET THEM GOING TRACI
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:36 MISS NY
4:37
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready had 12 saves and Harss had 5
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:37 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:37
[Comment From beaverbeaver: ] 
Live stats link posted above lists game opponents as UMD and Bemidji State.
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:37 beaver
4:38
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Yes I saw that, however, they have the right players and info
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:38 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:50
[Comment From Mostly FrozenMostly Frozen: ] 
The correct link for the live stats is http://www.collegehockeystats.net/0910/livebox/wwismnda.j17
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:50 Mostly Frozen
4:52
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Second period is underway
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:52 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:53
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Prevost's shot was a pad save. good look for her though!
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:53 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:53
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Nash's deflected shot hit off Harss' facemask
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:53 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:53
[Comment From timtim: ] 
hopefully wisconsin comes with intensity this period
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:53 tim
4:54
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
They sure did yesterday, they outshot UMD 23-3 in the second yesterday
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:54 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:54
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Dronen from the point off the pads of Harss
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:54 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:55
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Havo took it up the ice and Harss covers it
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:55 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:56
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready got a hand out to block a shot
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:56 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:57
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Wong came across the crease for an open shot that McCready gets her pad on, but Wilson follows behind for the putback
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:57 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:59
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Giles got a 10-min misconduct
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:59 Jacqueline Boscacci
4:59
[Comment From NealNeal: ] 
DEFENSE!
Sunday January 17, 2010 4:59 Neal
5:01
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Unser is serving the penalty, they have less than 10 secs
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:01 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:01
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW is full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:01 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:02
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Now Ammerman is in the box
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:02 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:03
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
body checking was the call
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:03 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:03
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The puck makes its way through traffic but McCready makes the stop and covers it
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:03 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:03
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Kelter clears it
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:03 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:04
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Again McCready covers it up, SOG are 18-14 UMD
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:04 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:05
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready with a save and UW is full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:05 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:05
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
A scramble at the net and Decker takes it out and into UMD zone
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:05 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:07
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Harss withj a big save when Prevost had the breakaway
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:07 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:07
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Wisconsin gets within one!
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:07 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:07
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Geena Prough got the goal with Prevost on the assist at 10:11
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:07 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:08
[Comment From MISS NYMISS NY: ] 
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:08 MISS NY
5:08
[Comment From MISS NYMISS NY: ] 
here we go RED
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:08 MISS NY
5:09
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
And now a UW pp!
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:09 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:09
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
It's going to be a 5-on3 as Blais basically fell on Decker
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:09 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:10
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW has a big shot here, Blais went for slashing
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:10 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:10
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Prevost just missed the backdoor
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:10 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:11
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
:35 left on the 5-on-3
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:11 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:12
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
It's 5-on-4 but now Brooke is going back to the box
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:12 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:12
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
so it's 4-on-4 for :18
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:12 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:13
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UMD on the PP
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:13 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:14
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW's getting in front of all the shots
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:14 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:14
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Blais goes high and wide
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:14 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:14
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Only 10 secs left in the pp
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:14 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:14
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW at full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:14 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:15
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW with a 2-on-1 but they block the pass
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:15 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:16
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Decker with a great faceoff win turns and gets an open shot but it went off the pads
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:16 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:17
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The puck takes a bounce through traffic but Harss grabs it
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:17 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:18
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Brooke tries to break through defenders but can't get through for the shot
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:18 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:20
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready with a save
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:20 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:20
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
SOG are even at 21
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:20 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:21
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
I minute left in the second
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:21 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:22
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The faceoff in UMD's zone
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:22 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:22
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
What is the score?
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:22 Guest
5:22
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
2-1 UMD
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:22 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:23
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
In the final 22 seconds Brooke and McKeough make a great effort to score but get stopped by Harss
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:23 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:23
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
End of the second period, the Badgers are down by one. McCready has 19 saves tonight.
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:23 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:24
[Comment From SusanSusan: ] 
It seems like there have been a lot of penalties. Has the play really been that physical or just a lot whistles?
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:24 Susan
5:24
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
It's pretty physical
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:24 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:24
[Comment From JimJim: ] 
all right Badgers, let's even this thing up!
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:24 Jim
5:38
[Comment From ScottScott: ] 
What is the attendance tonight?
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:38 Scott
5:39
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Not yet, but apparently last night was the biggest crowd of the season.
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:39 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:39
[Comment From ScottScott: ] 
This has been a great game!
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:39 Scott
5:39
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
We are in the third
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:39 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:39
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Come on wisconsin let's get this game to be a victory to be in second place in the division
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:39 Guest
5:39
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
wasn't the attendance around 400 yesterday
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:39 Guest
5:39
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
They said 900
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:39 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:40
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
And with a win they'd tie for second
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:40 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:42
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
They called offsides on UW
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:42 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:43
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
It looks like a UW pp!
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:43 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:43
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Blais with another penalty tonight
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:43 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:43
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Blais for tripping
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:43 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:44
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
a mishandled pass and UW tries to regroup
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:44 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:44
[Comment From MISS NYMISS NY: ] 
TIE IT UP RED
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:44 MISS NY
5:45
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
:09 left in the pp
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:45 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:45
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Both teams at full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:45 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:49
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Prough takes it out of the UW defensive zone and the Badgers are working to set something up
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:49 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:49
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Tara Gray took a hard shot into the boards
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:49 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:49
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
She gets up and skates off
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:49 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:49
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Sanders sends one wide
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:49 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:50
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready with a save off a shot from Blais
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:50 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:51
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
10 minutes left in the third
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:51 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:52
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
I'm feeling optimistic, they don't want to drive home after a loss
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:52 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:52
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Dronen from the blue line, Harss gets her stick on it
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:52 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:53
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Dronen and Wong for roughing
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:53 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:53
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
4-on-4
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:53 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:55
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Brooke tries to dish it in front for McKeough but just off
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:55 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:55
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Both teams at full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:55 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:56
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW now has the advantage in SOG, 25-23 they just need the scoreboard to catch up
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:56 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:57
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Faceoff in UMD zone
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:57 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:58
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Alev for tripping
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:58 Jacqueline Boscacci
5:58
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
five minutes left and a 2 min penalty kill
Sunday January 17, 2010 5:58 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:00
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Decker with a great look shorthanded
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:00 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:00
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Both teams full strength
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:00 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:01
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Ammerman hard off of Harss and a scramble in front of the net - another two penalties - Nash and Thibault
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:01 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:01
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
both for roughing
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:01 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:02
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
We are almost under 2 minutes
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:02 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:03
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready makes a save as a UMD player goes to the boards hard again
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:03 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:04
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UMD is killing time
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:04 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:04
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready was about to go off but a breakaway came and she stopped it
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:04 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:04
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
She's off now
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:04 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:05
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Haverstock blocked the empty net goal
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:05 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:05
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
28.9 left
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:05 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:05
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW took a timeout
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:05 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:06
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
McCready is back in, and then UMD calls a TO
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:06 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:07
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW won the FO
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:07 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:08
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
Icing and it goes the other way in UW's zone
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:08 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:09
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW can't get the shot, UMD gets the sweep, the first since 2007
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:09 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:10
[Comment From NealNeal: ] 
safe ride home!
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:10 Neal
6:11
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
The Badgers are now tied for third place in the WCHA with Bemidji State
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:11 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:12
Jacqueline Boscacci: 
UW is at home next week with St. Cloud State visiting.
Sunday January 17, 2010 6:12 Jacqueline Boscacci
6:12
 

 
 
 

Archived rinkside blog: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Duluth

Please join Jacqueline Boscacci and Carla Pentimone as they chronicle all the action from Saturday's matchup between the No. 5-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team and seventh-ranked Minnesota Duluth with the rinkside blog.


No drought about it

The Wisconsin men's basketball team leads the Big Ten in scoring defense and has had a knack for holding opponents scoreless over long periods of time this season. Through 17 games this season, the Badgers have forced their foes into 18 scoring droughts of four minutes or longer, an average of over one drought per game.

Consider the evidence:

What's next?

After amassing a 10-3 record and ending the 2009 season ranked 16th in both major polls, the Wisconsin football team is facing a vastly different landscape than last year at this time. With 18 starters slated to return in 2010 (10 on offense/six on defense/both kickers) and coming off an impressive bowl victory, the national media has adopted the Badgers as one of their early preseason darlings.

2009 by the numbers

Being the SID stat geek that I am, I always enjoy looking back at season to see the records set, national stats rankings and things like that to put a season in perspective. Obviously 10 wins was a huge accomplishment as only five other teams in school history have done that. But here's some other stuff you may or may not have known.

Getting back to 'Wisconsin Football'

Heading into 2009, head coach Bret Bielema and a number of Badger players talked about the importance of getting back to playing "Wisconsin football." When they said that, most UW fans knew exactly what they meant.

Who are these guys?

Heading into the 2009 football season, Badger fans had some ideas of who the team leaders would be. On offense, many people figured that running back John Clay would fill the void left by P.J. Hill's departure to the NFL. Garrett Graham was ready to step in for the departing Travis Beckum. On the line, John Moffitt and Gabe Carimi would lead the way.

'The Voice' with Matt Lepay

Thanks again to my wife Linda for handling last week's blog. She truly enjoys having fun at my expense, and as the saying goes, the best stories are the true stories.  I can debate nothing she wrote about last week.

Badgers continue to climb rankings

Thanks to a close loss at No. 10 Michigan State and a win over previously-unbeaten No. 4 Purdue last week, the Badgers continue their ascent up the college basketball rankings.

According the latest polls released Monday, Wisconsin moved up to No. 13 in this week's AP top 25 and No. 16 in the ESPN/USA Today poll. The Badgers are also checking in at No. 13 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings and No. 12 in the Sagarin ratings.

From humble beginnings

Heading into the 2009 college football season there was not a lot of optimism about the University of Wisconsin from outside sources. Many preseason publications had the Badgers pegged to finish in the middle of the Big Ten and struggle to make it to postseason play.

Archived Gameday Blog: Men's basketball vs. Purdue

Please join Brian Lucas as he chronicles all the action from today's game between the No. 17-ranked Badgers (12-3, 2-1) and No. 4 Purdue (14-0, 2-0) with the Gameday Blog.

Lifetime of Rose Bowl memories

I hadn't planned on spending my first Rose Bowl doing stats for the Michigan State Radio Network, but ...


"The Voice" with Matt Lepay

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It's a new year and you know what that means. Wives everywhere are making New Year's resolutions for their spouses. The Voice is no exception. While I (Mrs. Voice) may create the list, The Voice may choose not to actually read the list. So it goes.

He may be almost perfect (yeah, right), but The Voice does have a few areas where he can accept some constructive feedback in 2010.

Dear Badger Fans

A letter from future Olympian and Badger, Hilary Knight

Dear Badger Fans,

First off I want to thank you for all of your support. I have had a wonderful experience at Wisconsin most of which wouldn't be possible without your Badger spirit.

The 2000s... what a decade for UW hoops

The 2000s will be remembered for many things in the sporting world, the Patriots dynasty, Lance Armstrong and the good and bad Tiger. But closer to home, the "Aughts" will be thought of fondly as the resurrection of Wisconsin men's basketball.

ON WISCONSIN