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Heading east to West Lafayette

After rolling out of Madison at 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Wisconsin women's swimming and diving team is on its way to West Lafayette, Ind., for the 2010 Big Ten Championships.

As of 3:14 p.m. (Central), our Badger Bus is mired in traffic heading into Chicago. I can see the Sears Tower (or whatever it's called now, anyway) ahead, but it's not getting bigger in the window very quickly.

In the DVD department, Dumb and Dumber is in the books, and we've moved on to Friday Night Lights. Looking through the remaining movie selections assistant coach Carrie Nixon brought along, however, things could get a little dicey for the six men along for the trip.

The meet begins at 5:30 p.m. (Central) Wednesday with the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays, but the team will jump into the Boilermaker Aquatic Center pool once we roll into West Lafayette tonight.

I'll have a not-quite-live blog going during the prelims and finals session each day of the meet, which runs through Saturday. It will be linked off the women's swimming and diving page, so check back often for updates.

Purdue also will be providing live results.

Until then, check out head coach Eric Hansen's comments from yesterday's UW Athletics news conference and listen for him at 6:30 tonight on the Wisconsin Women's Sports Hour on WTSO 1070 AM in Madison or online at TheBig1070.com.

We'll also have some video interviews with Hansen and swimmers Maggie Meyer, Beckie Thompson and Ashley Wanland posted soon.