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This Week In Badger Athletics: Jan. 13-19


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Jan. 13, 2014

MEN'S BASKETBALL (16-0, 3-0)
This Week:  Wisconsin travels to Bloomington, Ind., on Tuesday to take on Indiana (11-5, 1-2) at 6 p.m. before returning to Kohl Center on Saturday to welcome Michigan (11-4, 3-0) for a 5 p.m. tip.

Last Week: The Badgers earned their best start in school history with a 95-70 win over then 23rd-ranked Illinois on Wednesday at the Kohl Center. It was the first time since the 2001-02 season that UW eclipsed the 90-point mark during a Big Ten game.

Need to Know: The Badgers have won in each of their last five visits to Assembly Hall. UW is the only team in history to beat Indiana five consecutive times in that building. In fact, no other visiting team has won even four straight at Assembly Hall.

Good to Know: Both games will be broadcast live on ESPN and at WatchESPN.com. Fans can listen live on the Badger Radio Network including WIBA-AM 1310 in the Madison area, or follow along via the interactive Gameday Live blog. Live updates will also be available via Twitter  (@BadgerMBB Twitter).

• at Indiana (Jan. 14) -- GameTracker  | Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic
• Michigan (Jan. 18) -- GameTracker | Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif | Watch Live Small Video Graphic


MEN'S HOCKEY (13-6-1, 4-2-0-0)
This Week: Wisconsin  takes a weekend off before returning to action on Jan. 24-25 at the Kohl Center against Ohio State (11-6-1, 1-2-1-0).

Last Week: The Badgers swept then No. 8/9 Michigan by 5-2 and 3-1 scores at the Kohl Center in the first weekend series between the two schools since 1981 when the programs were both members of the WCHA.

Need to Know: The Badgers are 9-1-0 through 10 games of their 12-game home stand and 12-1-1 at home this season.


WOMEN'S HOCKEY (17-3-2, 13-3-2-1)
This Week: No. 2 Wisconsin hits the road this weekend for a series at Bemidji State (9-11-2, 6-9-1). The Badgers and Beavers meet on Friday in a 2 p.m. contest before concluding the series Saturday at 2 p.m.

Last Week: The Badgers earned a series split with No. 4 North Dakota at LaBahn Arena. After falling in the opening game 4-1, Wisconsin rallied in the series finale, scoring three goals in the second period en route to a 4-1 triumph.

Need to Know: UW leads the all-time series with Bemidji State 53-4-3, and the Badgers have a 22-1-2 record in road contests against the Beavers. Wisconsin has also won 12 of the past 14 tilts against BSU.

Good to Know: UWBadgers.com will feature its Gameday Live blog. Fans can also receive updates of the games via Twitter (@BadgerWHockey Twitter).

• at Bemidji State (Jan. 17) -- GameTracker  |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif
• at Bemidji State (Jan. 18) -- GameTracker  |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (8-7, 1-2)
This Week:  The Badgers wrap up a two-game home stand by welcoming No. 22 Indiana (14-1, 1-1) to the Kohl Center on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. UW takes to the road on Saturday, playing at Northwestern (11-5, 1-2). Game time is 2 p.m. from Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.

Last Week: Wisconsin dropped two Big Ten games, falling at Michigan 70-62, on Thursday and losing to Iowa, 82-65, at home on Sunday. The losses drop UW into a four-way tie for eighth in the Big Ten standings.

Need to Know: Wisconsin is a slow-starting team, averaging more than six points in the second half than it scores in the first half. UW has trailed at the half in each of its last five games. The Badgers also shoot better in the second half, including from 3-point range, and take nearly twice as many free throws.

Good to Know: Fans can watch both contests online at InsideBadgerSports.com. Wednesday’s game will air on 1310 WIBA AM, while Saturday’s contest will air on The Big 1070. Fans can follow the game on Twitter (@BadgerWBB Twitter).

• Indiana (Jan. 15) -- GameTracker  |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic
• at Northwestern (Jan. 12) -- GameTracker  |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic


WRESTLING (9-4, 3-1)
This Week: Wisconsin (9-4, 3-1) takes the week off before traveling to Indiana on Jan. 24 and Northwestern on Jan. 26 for a pair of Big Ten matches.

Last Week: The Badgers upset No. 9 Ohio State on Friday night at the UW Field House before suffering a loss on the road at No. 2 Minnesota.

Need to Know: Timmy McCall fueled the Badgers’ upset on Friday night with a 3-1 sudden victory decision over OSU’s No. 4 ranked Nick Heflin at 197 lbs. Wisconsin went on to win the next three matches to record a 22-15 victory over the Buckeyes.

Good to Know:  Fans can stay up to date with the Badgers by following on Twitter  (@BadgerWrestling Twitter) and Facebook. UWBadgers.com also publishes weekly notes and previews.


MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
This Week: The No. 4-ranked Badgers open up the 2014 indoor campaign with a pair of home meets at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center. Wisconsin plays host to the Badger Indoor Open at 3 p.m. on Friday before welcoming Missouri for a 10:30 a.m. dual meet on Saturday.

Need to Know: The meet will mark the first track competition for the Badgers under Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mick Byrne. Byrne took the reigns after longtime UW men’s track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe retired last summer.

Good to Know: Results of the meets will be available via Twitter (@Badger_Track Twitter) and on UWBadgers.com.


WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
This Week: The No. 4-ranked Badgers open up the 2014 indoor campaign with a pair of home meets at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center. Wisconsin plays host to the Badger Indoor Open at 3 p.m. on Friday before welcoming Missouri for a 10:30 a.m. dual meet on Saturday.

Need to Know: The meet will mark the first track competition for the Badgers under Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mick Byrne. Byrne took the reigns after longtime UW men’s track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe retired last summer.

Good to Know: Results of the meets will be available via Twitter (@Badger_Track Twitter) and on UWBadgers.com.


SWIMMING & DIVING
This Week: The Badgers travel to Christiansburg, Va. on Fri. Jan. 17, to compete in a two-day meet against teams from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Harvard (men) and Miami (women). Friday’s competition will begin at 5 p.m.

Last Week:  Wisconsin garnered six first-place finishes in a dual meet against perennial-power USC in Los Angeles. Upperclassmen paced the Badgers, with junior swimmers earning five of the teams’ six victories and senior Rebecka Palm earning one. Divers competed at UCLA in the Bruin Invitational against opponents from USC, UCLA, Utah, Cal and more.

Need to Know: Junior transfer Nick Caldwell continues to make his mark on Wisconsin’s program. At USC, the Sarasota, Fla., native led the Badgers with first-place finishes in the 500-yard (4:26.79) and 1000-yard (9:18.39) freestyle races while also taking third in the 100-yard freestyle (46.69).

Good to Know: Fans can check out UWBadgers.com for recaps from both days of competition. In addition, fans can follow the team in their travels on Twitter (@BadgerSwimDive Twitter).

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