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This Week in Badger Athletics: April 22-28



SOFTBALL (33-9, 10-5)
This Week: Wisconsin concludes a seven-game home stand on Wednesday when it hosts Northwestern in a Big Ten doubleheader at 3 p.m. The Badgers then hit the road for a their final Big Ten road series, traveling to Indiana for a three-game set to start on Friday at 5 p.m.

Last Week: The Badgers wrapped up the weekend with a three-game sweep over Ohio State. The series started with a 10-inning thriller that saw Mary Massei hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th. The Badgers clinched the series with a 3-1 win in game two on Saturday, before posting a 4-2 win in the finale on Sunday.   

Need to Know: Wisconsin is one win away from tying the program record for victories. Twice, in 2000 and 2012, the team recorded 34 victories, posting a 34-25 record in 2002 and a 34-19 record a year ago. 

Good to Know: Wednesday’s doubleheader will be streamed online at BTN.com and air live at WSUM.org. UWBadgers.com will host a live Gameday Blog and provide live statistics. The weekend series at Indiana will also stream online at BTN.com, with live stats and a live Gameday Blog at UWBadgers.com

• vs. Northwestern (April 24) - Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Live stats

• vs. Northwestern (April 24) - Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Live stats

• at Indiana (April 26) - Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Live stats

• at Indiana (April 27) - Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Live stats

• at Indiana (April 28) - Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Live stats

This Week: The ninth-ranked Badgers will divide their resources between four competitions this weekend, including two of the nation’s most prestigious meets. UW will send its throwers to the Triton Invitational at UC-San Diego this Thursday through Saturday, its field-event and sprints athletes to the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday and Saturday and its distance runners to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa (Thursday through Saturday and Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. (Sunday).  

Last Week: Senior Elliot Krause stole the show for the Badgers at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., running a personal-best time of 13:34.30 to finish 10th -- and first among collegians -- in the fastest 5000 meters race in the world this year.    

Need to Know: Krause now leads the Big Ten, ranks No. 2 in the NCAA, No. 5 among Americans and No. 21 in the world this year. Nine of the world’s top 21 times came out of Friday’s race at Mt. SAC, including the world-leading time of winner Will Leer.

Good to Know: Live results for each of the Badgers’ weekend meets can be found on UWBadgers.com, while ESPN2 will air portions of the Drake Relays and Flotrack.org will have a live stream of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

This Week: The Badgers head west once again to take part in three meets in the state of California from Thursday to Sunday. UW’s throwers will compete Thursday through Saturday at UC San Diego’s Triton Invitational, while UW’s field-event athletes are set for the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley on Friday and Saturday and a select group of the Badgers’ distance runners will compete in the elite Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on Sunday.  

Last Week: Strong showings in the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays Combined Events highlighted UW’s week, with junior Deanna Latham scoring 5,493 points to finish seventh and move into the Big Ten lead in the event.    

Need to Know: Latham’s effort in the heptathlon was highlighted by her run of 13.62 seconds in the 100 hurdles, the third-fastest time in school history and sixth-fastest in the Big Ten this season.

Good to Know: Live results for each of the Badgers’ weekend meets can be found on UWBadgers.com, and Flotrack.org will have a live stream of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

MEN'S TENNIS (13-11, 4-7 Big Ten)
This Week: No. 69 Wisconsin begins post-season action on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio, at the Big Ten tournament with a match against No. 61 Purdue at 8 a.m.  

Last Week: The Badgers closed out regular season play with matches against Iowa, No. 27 Drake and No. 62 Nebraska. On Friday at Iowa, five singles wins by Wisconsin paved the way to a 5-2 victory over the Hawkeyes. The Badgers continued road play on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to Drake. Wisconsin returned to Nielsen Tennis Stadium on Sunday to celebrate Senior Day with a 6-1 victory over Nebraska.     

Need to Know: Wisconsin has faced Purdue just once before in the Big Ten tournament, coming out ahead with a 4-1 victory in 2006.    

Good to Know: Live stats will be available for Thursday's match against Purdue. For additional information, visit the Big Ten tournament pageComplete recaps will also be available on UWBadgers.com following the weekend’s matches.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (5-17, 3-8 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers (5-17, 3-8 B1G) travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take part in the Big Ten tournament. No. 11 seed Wisconsin takes on sixth-seeded, No. 34 Indiana (17-6, 6-5 B1G) in a first-round matchup at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, with the winner going on to play third-seeded, No. 16 Northwestern (15-8, 9-2 B1G) in the second round, with the match scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon.                   

Last Time Out: 
UW split a pair of conference matches, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to drop Iowa, 4-3, on Friday afternoon in Madison, to secure a Senior Day win behind Lauren Burich's clinching three-set win in the No. 4 match. The Badgers couldn't make it two-in-a-row against conference co-champion, No. 14 Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. on Sunday, falling 4-0.               

Need to Know: Wisconsin will square off against Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten tournament for the second-straight season, looking to avenge its 4-0 loss in last season's matchup.       

Good to Know: 
UWBadgers.com will have a complete recap after each of this week's matches conclude.   

This Week:
 The Badgers will compete in the Big Ten Golf Championships at the Pete Dye Golf Course in French Lick, Ind.

Last Week: Wisconsin shot its second best 54-hole score of the  year and placed eighth in the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational April 14. Sophomore Thomas O’Bryan continues to lead the Badgers with his 75.13 strokes per round.

Need to Know: It is the second year the conference meet has been held at this neutral site location. The Badgers look to improve upon their 11th place finish a year ago.

Good to Know: Live stats will be available at GolfStatResults.com.

This Week:
 Wisconsin is set to participate at the Big Ten Golf Championships at the Donald Ross Golf Course in French, Lick. Ind.

Last Week: The Badgers tied for sixth at the always-tough Buckeye Invitational a the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. 

Need to Know: Won by Michigan State with a 904, 33 strokes separated six Big Ten schools which claimed the top six spots a the OSU tournament indicating the conference meet will be very competitive.

Good to Know: Live stats will be available at GolfStatResults.com.

This Week: The women’s rowing team heads out to Charlottesville, Va., for a regatta against the University of Virginia on Saturday, April 27.

Last Week: In just their second time on the water this season, the Badgers raced in the Lake Natoma Invitational in Gold River, Calif., on April 20-21. Wisconsin posted a sixth-place team finish after the two-day event. The novice eight boat finished second in its grand final on the final day. 

Need to Know: Wisconsin has two more regattas before the Big Ten Championships; including the lone race on Lake Mendota this season, a dual against Minnesota on May 5.

Good to Know: UWBadgers.com will have a full recap following the regatta.

This Week: The men’s soccer team plays its last collegiate opponent of the spring season, heading down to Chicago for a match against UIC on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Last Week: Originally scheduled to play at home, the Badgers moved their game against Northern Illinois to the Huskies’ home field in DeKaulb, Ill. Wisconsin downed NIU by a score of 3-0, receiving goals from Chris Prince, Toni Ramadani and Anders Christensen.

Need to Know: The Badgers will have the opportunity to close out its collegiate spring slate without conceding a single goal, having shutout all five previous opponents.   

Good to Know: UWBadgers.com will have a recap following Saturday's game. 

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