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This Week In Badger Athletics: Sept. 9-15


Sept. 9, 2013

This Week:
 The Badgers (6-0) open their home season this weekend, hosting the 22nd-annual InnTowner Invitational on Friday-Saturday in the UW Field House. Wisconsin takes on Kansas (4-2), Milwaukee (3-3) and Bowling Green (1-4) in the round-robin tournament. 

Last Week: Wisconsin remained undefeated on the season after winning the NDSU Classic in Fargo, N.D., last weekend. The Badgers downed Northern Iowa 3-2, North Dakota State 3-1 and No. 17 Louisville 3-0 to win their second-straight tournament. UW’s win over No. 17 Louisville is the highest ranked team the Badgers have defeated since downing No. 6 Penn State on Nov. 6, 2011. It is also the first sweep of a top-25 team since downing No. 18 Michigan State 3-0 on Oct. 9, 2009. 

Need to Know: Junior Courtney Thomas was named the most valuable player of the NDSU Classic while senior Annemarie Hickey and sophomore Taylor Morey were named to the all-tournament team. 

Good to Know: All three matches will be streamed on InsideBadgerSports.com and live stats will be available on UWBadgers.com. Live updates will be available via Twitter (@BadgerVBall Twitter) and the UW matches can be heard on The Mic 92.1.  

• Kansas (Sept. 13)  --  Live Stats  | Watch Live Small Video Graphic   |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif
• Milwaukee (Sept. 14) --   Live Stats  | Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif
• Bowling Green (Sept. 14)  --  Live Stats | Watch Live Small Video Graphic   |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif

MEN'S SOCCER (2-0-1)

This Week: The Badgers (2-0-1) travel to the Sunshine State to take on a pair of Florida squads. UW will battle South Florida (3-0-2) on Thursday before traveling to Fort Meyers, Fla., for a duel with Florida Gulf Coast (0-1-1) on Saturday.

Last Week: Wisconsin concluded the week with a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over DePaul on Sunday. Trailing 2-1 for most of the match, the Badgers netted the equalizer with one second left in regulation and tallied the game-winning goal in the next three minutes during the overtime period (video highlights here). UW knocked off Western Michigan, 3-2, in its home opener on Friday.

Need to Know: Senior Tomislav Zadro tallied six points this past weekend and was named to College Soccer News’ National team of the Week. Zadro tallied the equalizer in the Badgers’ 3-2 overtime win over DePaul on Sunday and recorded the assist on the game-winning goal.

Good to Know: Live stats and live updates via Twitter (@BadgerMSoccer Twitter) will be available for both matches through UWBadgers.com

• at USF (Sept. 12) -- GameTracker 
• at Florida Gulf Coast (Sept. 14) -- GameTracker  

This Week: Wisconsin (3-1-1) returns to the road this week to take on Loyola-Chicago (1-2-2) on Wednesday before returning home for a duel with Milwaukee (0-5-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Last Week: The Badgers fell to Vanderbilt, 4-3, in their home opener on Friday. The high-scoring affair was UW’s first loss of 2013.

Need to Know: Sophomore Kinley McNicoll tallied a goal and an assist in Friday’s match, pushing her season total to nine points, good for second among all Badgers.

Good to Know:  Live stats and live updates via Twitter (@BadgerWSoccer Twitter) will be available through UWBadgers.com. Sunday's match will also be streamed on InsideBadgerSports.com.

• at Loyola (Sept. 11) -- GameTracker  
• Milwaukee (Sept. 15) -- GameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic  

This Week: No. 20 Wisconsin (2-0) hits the road for the first time this season to take on Arizona State (1-0) at 9:30 p.m. (CT) Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. The Badgers look to improve to 3-0 for the ninth time in 10 seasons when they tangle with the Sun Devils.

Last Week: The Badgers moved to 2-0 with a 48-0 win over Tennessee Tech at Camp Randall Stadium behind 100-yard rushing days from the running back trio of Corey Clement (149), Melvin Gordon (140) and James White (109) and the UW defense’s second-consecutive shutout.

Need to Know: Gary Andersen became the first Big Ten coach in the modern era (post-World War II) to begin his career at a school with back-to-back shutouts after UW downed UMass 45-0 on Aug. 31 and dispatched the Golden Eagles 48-0 on Saturday.

Good to Know: Saturday’s game airs live on ESPN and WatchESPN.com and can also be heard statewide on the Badger Sports Network and via BadgerSportsNetwork.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app. In addition, UWBadgers.com will host the Gameday Live blog from the press box at Sun Devil Stadium. 

• GameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic  | Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  @BadgerFootball Twitter  |  Gameday Live

This Week:
 After winning the Badger Opener last weekend, the men’s cross country squad will send harriers on Saturday to the Sycamore Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.

Last Week: The Badgers won the Badger Opener at Zimmer Championship Course last Friday. The Badgers finished with a team score of 25 points, grabbing the top four spots. Junior Jacob Erschen, freshman Malachy Schrobilgen and seniors Jacob Naylor and Neal Berman crossed the finish line together with an identical 6K time of 18 minutes and 18 seconds.

Need to Know: The last time the Badgers ran in Terre Haute, Ind., was at the 2011 NCAA Championship when Wisconsin won its fifth national title. 

Good to Know: Fans can follow the race on Twitter (@Badger_Track Twitter) and can check UWBadgers.com for a complete recap.

This Week:
 Wisconsin will divide and conquer this weekend sending runners to two meets on Saturday. A squad of Badgers will compete at the Sycamore Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., at 10 a.m., while another squad will run at the Warhawk Invitational at 10:45 a.m. in Whitewater, Wis.

Last Week: UW was second at the Badger Opener with two runners in the top 10. Junior and 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Gabrielle Anzalone led the way finishing seventh overall in the 4K with a time of 14 minutes, 25 seconds. Sophomore Emma-Lisa Murphy, who won the competition last year in her first collegiate race, placed ninth and finished with a time of 14:29.

Need to Know: Erin Cawley, who was a NCAA regional qualifer in the steeplechase while at Syracuse, had an impressive Badger debut finishing 12th in 14:32.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the race on Twitter (@Badger_Track Twitter) and can check UWBadgers.com for a complete recap of the race. 

This Week:
 After opening its 2013 fall season on Sunday at the Cougar Classic in Charleston, S.C., the Badgers will wrap up play in the tournament on Monday and Tuesday.

Last Week: Heading into play on Monday, UW is tied for 11th with a 10-over par 289. Kimberly Dinh finished her first round on Sunday in a tie for 26th with a 1-over 73. Kris Yoo capped off a strong day of competition tied for 38th place with a 2-over 74. 

Need to Know: Coming off of one of its best seasons in school history, the UW squad returns four of the five players who competed in Wisconsin’s second-ever appearance in the NCAA championship. 

Good to Know: Fans can follow live scoring of the tournament on GolfStat.com, and can check UWBadgers.com for a complete recap.

This Week:
 The Badgers head to the Milwaukee Tennis Classic to kick off fall competition this weekend. 

Need to Know: Head coach Greg Van Emburgh returns for his eighth season at the helm of the young Badgers as seven of the eight players are underclassmen. Senior Petr Satral is the team’s lone upperlcassmen. 

Good to Know: Fans can check UWBadgers.com for a complete recap of each day’s action. 

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