Aug. 28, 2012
This week: No. 12 Wisconsin opens its 124th season of football by hosting No. 9 (FCS) Northern Iowa at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:42 p.m., with the game airing live on BTN and online with BTN2Go.
Last week: The Badgers open their season in search of a third-consecutive Big Ten title after winning the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship game last season en route to a second-straight Rose Bowl berth.
Need to know: Wisconsin has won its season opener every year since 1998, a run of 14 consecutive victories that is tied with USC for the third-longest active streak in the FBS, trailing only Nebraska (26) and Florida (22).
Good to know: In addition to broadcasts on BTN and the Badger Radio Network, fans can follow along and chat during the game with the live Gameday Blog on UWBadgers.com and with live updates from @BadgerFootball on Twitter.
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This week: The men’s soccer team (1-0-0) heads out to the Pacific Northwest for the Nike Portland Invitational for games against Washington on Friday and Portland on Sunday.
Last week: The Badgers opened the 2012 season with a tremendous come-from-behind victory at Memphis last Friday night. Entering halftime with a 2-0 deficit, Wisconsin used a late rally, scoring four goals in the final 14 minutes, to secure a 4-3 win. Four different Badgers earned goals, including two newcomers.
Need to know: Jide Oluyedun scored the Wisconsin’s first game-winning goal of the the season, netting his first goal as a Badger in the 89th minute to cap off the come-back win at Memphis. The Badgers remain undefeated in season openers dating back to 2007 and are 22-11-3 overall season openers.
Good to know: Live stats for the weekend games available at PortlandPilots.com. Live video and audio will also be available through PortlandPilots.com for the Badgers’ game against Portland on Sunday.
• @BadgerMSoccer | Live Stats
This Week: The No. 14 Badgers (3-0-0) open the road portion of their schedule this weekend, visiting No. 2 UCLA on Friday night at 9 p.m. and Loyola-Marymount on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Last Week: Wisconsin finished its three-match homestand with a 4-0 win against Loyola-Chicago on Sunday.
Need to Know: For the first time since 1991, UW has opened the season with three-straight shutouts.
Good to Know: Fans can follow live stats of both games at www.UWBadgers.com.
• @BadgerWSoccer | GameTracker
This Week: The Badgers (2-1) take to the road for the second-straight weekend, traveling to Long Beach, Calif., on Friday and Saturday for the Long Beach Invitational. Wisconsin will take on James Madison (1-2), Cal State Northridge (2-1) and Long Beach State (1-2) in the round-robin tournament.
Last Week: Wisconsin finished second at the USF Invitational last weekend with a 2-1 mark. UW lost to Creighton, 3-1, in the championship match. Sophomores Ellen Chapman and Courtney Thomas were named to the all-tournament team.
Need to Know: Junior Annemarie Hickey tallied double-figure digs in all three matches on the weekend, upping her streak of matches with 10-or-more digs to seven (dating back to last season). The 5-9 libero has 849 digs in her career and ranks fourth on the UW career record list in digs per set at 3.60.
Good to Know: Fans can follow live stats of the game at www.UWBadgers.com.
• @BadgerVBall | GameTracker