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This Week in Badger Athletics: Jan. 28-Feb. 3


ON WISCONSIN <b>Michael Weiss and the rest of the Badger swimmers host a Big Ten Quad Dual at the UW Natatorium this Friday and Saturday.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
Michael Weiss and the rest of the Badger swimmers host a Big Ten Quad Dual at the UW Natatorium this Friday and Saturday.
ON WISCONSIN

Jan. 28, 2013

MEN'S BASKETBALL (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten)
This Week:
The Badgers (14-6, 5-2) return to the road this week for a pair of key Big Ten contests. Wisconsin travels to Columbus to take on No. 14 Ohio State on Tuesday at 6 p.m. before Illinois welcomes the Badgers on Sunday. Tip-off is slated for 2:30 p.m.

Last Week: Wisconsin faced a gauntlet of top-15 teams this past week, finishing 1-1 after falling to No. 12 Michigan State, 49-47, on Tuesday and outlasting No. 12 Minnesota 45-44 on Saturday.

Need to Know: Wisconsin is one of two squads in the country to have played sixnranked opponents this season.

Good to Know: Tuesday’s game will air live on ESPN, while Sunday’s contest will be broadcast by the Big Ten Network. Fans can also follow both games via a live Gameday Blog on UWBadgers.com.

• at Ohio State  (Jan. 29) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif 

• vat Illinois  (Feb. 3) -- Live Gameday Blog  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (9-11, 1-6 Big Ten)
This Week: After a bye weekend, the Badgers (9-11 overall, 1-6 Big Ten) return home for two games this week in the Kohl Center. For the second time in two weeks, Wisconsin faces No. 8 Penn State (17-2, 7-0) when the Nittany Lions come to town on Thursday. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. W also hosts Illinois (10-8, 3-3) on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Last Week: It all came down to the last four minutes of the game as the Badgers couldn’t stop Iowa’s Jamie Printy, falling at Iowa 71-60 on Thursday night. Printy scored 12 straight points as the Hawkeyes went on an 18-5 run over the last 4:11 to pull away and win.

Need to Know: The Badgers had two players record double-doubles at Iowa on Jan. 24 for the first time since last season. Junior Cassie Rochel scored a career-high 17 points and tied her career best with 14 rebounds. Sophomore Jacki Gulczynski added 13 points and 10 rebounds. 

• #8 Penn State (Jan. 31)  GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic

•  Illinois (Feb. 3)  GameTracker   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic


MEN'S HOCKEY (11-8-5, 8-5-5 WCHA)
This week

Men’s hockey (11-8-5, 8-5-5 WCHA) plays its second-to-last road series of the season when it visits North Dakota (13-8-5, 8-5-5 WCHA) this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Last Week
Wisconsin extended its WCHA unbeaten streak to 10 games (7-0-3), its league winning streak to six games and won for the ninth time in 10 games when it posted a 5-2 and 2-1 home sweep over Alaska Anchorage.

Good to know
Wisconsin sits in a three-way tie for fourth place in the WCHA with 21 points through 18 league games, just four points out of first place and two points ahead of eighth place. The Badgers were 1-5-2 and tied for 10th place through eight conference games before heading to Denver for a series on Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

Need to Know
This weekend’s games are scheduled to air live on Fox College Sports. Check local listings. Both games air live on the radio on 1310 WIBA and at Badgersportsnework.com. A video stream is available at UNDsports.com for a fee. Gameday Live at UWBadgers.com will have a live blog and a link to live stats.

• vs. North Dakota (Feb. 1) -- Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif     

• vs. North Dakota (Feb. 2) -- Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif    


MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
This Week: The competition ramps up once again for the No. 10-ranked Badgers, who split up this Friday and Saturday to take part in both the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame and the Frank Sevigne Invitational, hosted by Nebraska. The Meyo Invitational is annually one of the nation’s premier middle distance and distance events, while the Frank Sevigne Invitational will be a showcase for UW’s field-event athletes.

Last Week: Wisconsin finished second at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa, with junior Danny Block’s winning effort of 58 feet, 6 inches in the shot put leading the way.

Need to Know: The Badgers also will send three competitors to the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships in St. Louis on Saturday. Seniors Reed Connor and Elliot Krause will race in the men’s 12-kilometer championship at 1:45 p.m., while freshman Malachy Schrobilgen runs for the national junior title in the 8K junior men’s race at 12:15 p.m.

Good to Know: Fans can follow both of this weekend’s track meet with live results feeds from the Meyo Invitational and Frank Sevigne Invitational.


WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
This Week: The 18th-ranked Badgers divide their resources Friday and Saturday to take part in both the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame and the Frank Sevigne Invitational, hosted by Nebraska. The Meyo Invitational is annually one of the nation’s premier middle distance and distance events, while the Frank Sevigne Invitational will be a showcase for UW’s field-event athletes.

Last Week: Wisconsin finished second at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa, with senior Ashley Beutler (mile), sophomore Deanna Latham (60 hurdles) and senior Taylor Smith (weight throw) each scoring event wins for the Badgers.

Need to Know: The Badgers also will send three athletes to the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships in St. Louis on Saturday. Freshmen Ariel Michalek, Emma-Lisa Murphy and Madeline Timm will race in the junior women’s 6-kilometer event, which begins at 11:30 a.m.

Good to Know: Fans can follow both of this weekend’s track meet with live results feeds from the Meyo Invitational and Frank Sevigne Invitational.


MEN'S SWIM & DIVE
This Week:
Wisconsin returns home this weekend for the Big Ten Quad Duals on Friday and Saturday. The Badgers will welcome Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota to the UW Natatorium.

Last Week: The Badgers took on Virginia and Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend, falling narrowly to both squads.

Need to Know: This weekend’s meet will also commemorate “Senior Day” as all UW seniors will be honored before competition begins on Saturday.

Good to Know: Visit UWBadgers.com for complete coverage of the Badgers’ final regular-season home meet.


WOMEN'S SWIM & DIVE
This Week:
Wisconsin returns home this weekend for the Big Ten Quad Duals on Friday and Saturday. The Badgers will welcome Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota to the UW Natatorium.

Last Week: The Badgers took on Virginia and Virginia Tech in Charlottesville, Va., defeating Virginia Tech 206-159, while falling to Virginia by a narrow margin, 182-176.

Need to Know: Martin, who posted an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time in 100-yard freestyle on Friday, broke the pool record in the 50-yard freestyle Saturday at the Aquatic and Fitness Center with a time of 22.36. The time is the best in that event for the Badgers this season and Martin’s third ‘B’ qualifying time in the 50 free this year.

Good to Know: Visit UWBadgers.com for complete coverage of the Badgers’ final regular-season home meet.


MEN'S TENNIS (2-0)
This Week: The Badgers face another doubleheader at Nielsen Tennis Stadium this Saturday. The team takes on UIC at noon before facing UW-Whitewater at 3 p.m.

Last Week: Wisconsin started off the season last Saturday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, winning matches against Southern Illinois and UMKC. The Badgers finished the day with a nearly perfect 13-1 record, dropping only one point to SIU.

Need to Know: The Badgers are undefeated against both teams they face this weekend, holding a 3-0 record against UIC and an impressive 13-0 record against UW-Whitewater.

Good to Know: Live updates will be available throughout the day on the men's tennis Twitter page, @BadgerMTennis, and a complete recap will be available on UWBadgers.com following the matches.


WOMEN'S TENNIS
This Week:
Wisconsin's road trip continues as UW heads to Hanover, N.H. for a pair of matches. Wisconsin takes on host Dartmouth at 5 p.m. on Friday before squaring off against Boston University at noon on Saturday. 

Need to Know: Strong performances by freshmen fueled the Badgers at the ITA Kick-Off over the weekend. Lauren Chypyha kicked off her spring season with a bang, earning singles and doubles victories against the College of Charleston on Jan. 27. Anastasia Tripolskaya captured a signature win of her own, snagging her first collegiate singles victory with a  6-2, 7-6 (10-8) win over Charleston's Grace Baker.

Good to Know: UWBadgers.com will have a complete recap following both matches.


WRESTLING (7-4, 4-2 Big Ten)
This Week: The No. 20 Wisconsin wrestling team (7-4, 4-2 Big Ten) meets No. 22 Purdue (10-5, 1-3) on neutral     turf Monday as the Badgers and Boilermakers square off at Hinsdale High School in Hinsdale, Ill. Start time is 6:30.

Last Week: After suffering their first two Big Ten losses a weekend ago, the Badgers returned home to the UW Field House and got themselves back on track on Friday with a 26-9 win over Indiana.

Seven Badgers earned match wins in the victory, including No. 11 heavyweight Connor Medbery. Medbery is now a perfect 10-0 in dual competitions and his 6-3 win over the Hoosiers' No. 13-ranked Adam Chalfant is Medbery's fifth of the season over a ranked Big Ten opponent.

Good to Know: The Badgers hold a 44-12-2 all-time record over Purdue, but have fallen in the last two dual meets. A year ago, UW suffered a 41-3 loss to the Boilermakers in Madison. In the series that dates back to the 1923-24 season, Wisconsin has never lost three consecutive dual meets to the Boilermakers.

Need to Know: UWBadgers.com will provide a Gameday Blog live from Hinsdale, Ill., Monday. A full recap of the night's action will also be available at UWBadgers.com following the dual.

• Purdue (Jan. 28) Watch Live Small Video Graphic

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