12:05 a.m.: The team hits the hotel once more to shower and, after a couple hours of lay time, heads to the airport to catch a red-eye flight to Minneapolis, then to Chicago. It's been a great trip and we can't wait to see what the spring and fall has in store for us.
Friday, Nov. 9
6:12 p.m.: The Badgers head to Drake Stadium for the team's final organized practice prior to tomorrow's NCAA opening-round match vs. third-seeded UCLA.
12:54 p.m.: With a little bit of free time to roam, the Badgers hit Santa Monica Pier for a little shopping and sight-seeing.
10:48 a.m.: Becky
McGrath and Marta Wangard lounge in the lobby as the squad awaits the green
light on heading out to Santa Monica Pier for the afternoon.
9:42 a.m.: As a
result of the change in time zone, the Badgers got two extra hours of sleep
before breakfast. The players really appreciated the hotel's buffet, especially "build-your-own-omelet" station.
Thursday, Nov. 8
7:35 p.m.: After nearly nine hours of traveling, the Badgers hit Marina del Ray for a much-needed dinner. The place of choice is C & O Trattoria, which is famous for its never-ending (and absolutely delicious) garlic rolls.