Oct. 1, 2012
VOLLEYBALL (13-2, 1-1 B1G)
This week: The Badgers (13-4, 1-3) continues their four-match home stand by hosting No. 24 Michigan State (14-2, 2-2) and Michigan (14-4, 2-2) this weekend. Wisconsin takes on the Spartans on Friday at 7 p.m. while the Wolverines come to down on Sunday for a 1 p.m. match.
Last week: After winning 11 straight matches, Wisconsin has dropped their last three, all to ranked teams. The Badgers lost to No. 1 Penn State, 3-0, on Friday before falling to No. 22 Ohio State, 3-1, on Saturday.
Need to know: The Badgers are in a tough stretch of their Big Ten schedule, playing five ranked teams over six matches. Wisconsin has played three straight top-25 teams and will play its fourth straight when it hosts No. 24 Michigan State on Friday. UW travels to sixth-ranked Nebraska on Oct. 12.
Good to know: Friday’s match will be aired on BTN at 10 p.m. Sunday’s match will be broadcast live on InsideBadgerSports.com. Fans can also follow via the Gameday Live Blog and live stats, all available through UWBadgers.com.
• Michigan State: GameTracker | Listen Live
• Michigan: GameTracker | Watch Live | Listen Live
FOOTBALL (3-2, 0-1 B1G)
This week: The Badgers host Illinois in their Big Ten home-opener on Saturday. Kickoff from Camp Randall is scheduled for 2:35 p.m.
Last week: Wisconsin suffered a 30-27 Big Ten road loss to No. 22 Nebraska. The Huskers rallied back from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Badgers.
Need to know: Wisconsin has won 10 straight Big Ten games at home, tying with LSU for the second-longest active home conference win streak in the nation. Only Northern Illinois (13) has a longer active streak of winning home games in conference play.
Good to know: Fans can watch the Badgers live on ABC/ESPN2 or listen live on the Badger Sport Network. UWBadgers.com will host a live blog and fans can get play-by-play updates on Twitter by following @BadgersLive.
• Gameday Live | @BadgersLive | Listen Live
MEN'S HOCKEY (0-0-0)
This week: Men's hockey officially begins the 2012-13 season with its first official practice day on Saturday. That same day, the Badgers skate in an exhibition game at 8 p.m. against the U.S. Under-18 Team at the Kohl Center.
Last week: Wisconsin skates in its first games when it faces Northern Michigan at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis., for a pair of road games on Oct. 12-13.
Need to know: The Badgers play their last season as members of the WCHA before moving on to Big Ten hockey with the start of the 2013-14 season.
Good to know: Saturday's game will live stream at UWBadgers.com for a fee. Radio coverage includes WTSO-AM 1070 and free audio streaming at Badgersportsnetwork.com. Live stats and a live blog can be found at UWBadgers.com.
• @BadgerHockey | Listen Live | Watch Live
WOMEN'S HOCKEY (1-0-1, 1-0-1-1 WCHA)
This week: The women’s hockey team continues the new season on the road with a series against Lindenwood University this weekend in St. Louis. Game times are set for 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Last week: Wisconsin went undefeated against Minnesota State last weekend to kick start the new season. In the season-opening game, Katy Josephs scored with 49 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 2-2. Both sides played through overtime without a score and the Badgers went on to win the ensuing shootout for the extra point toward conference standings. On Saturday, Brianna Decker scored twice in the first period to help lead the Badgers to a 3-2 victory over Minnesota State.
Need to know: The six-games to start the 2012-13 season is the longest stretch without a home game to start a season in program history. The Badgers have only opened the season on the road twice before, 2001-02 & 2007-08, but have had home games within the first two weeks of the season’s beginning since the program started in 1999-2000.
Good to know: Fans can follow the games with live stats and a live audio stream through LindenwoodLions.com. A live video stream will be provided through AmericanOneSports.com. Fans can also follow the action with a live Gameday Blog on UWBadgers.com.
• Oct. 5: Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio | Gameday Blog
• Oct. 6: Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio | Gameday Blog
MEN'S SOCCER (3-4-3, 0-1-0 B1G)
This week: The men’s soccer team hits the road to take on conference heavyweight Indiana Saturday night in Bloomington, Ind. The match against the No. 13 Hoosiers is the lone item on this week’s docket for the Badgers.
Last week: Wisconsin took on intrastate rival Marquette on Sept. 26. The Badgers rallied from a one goal deficit to force overtime against the Golden Eagles, however, Marquette capitalized on a deflected shot with three minutes remaining in extra time to hand Wisconsin its fourth loss of the season. The Badgers then returned home on Sept. 29 to host Cleveland State, claiming a 2-1 victory and the team’s first home win of the year.
Need to know: Last season, the Badgers defeated Indiana in Madison by a score of 2-0, handing the Hoosiers their only conference loss of the year. Saturday’s game also marks the second Big Ten game for the Badgers this season.
Good to know: Fans can follow the games with live stats at UWBadgers.com. Live audio for Wednesday’s game will be available at MarquetteRadio.org and live audio for Saturday’s game will be available at WSUM.org. A video stream for Saturday’s will also be provided through UWBadgers.com.
• @BadgerMSoccer | Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
WOMEN'S SOCCER (7-4-1, 1-3-1 B1G)
This week: The Badgers (7-4-1, 1-3-1 Big Ten) return home to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday at 7 p.m. The match will be Wisconsin’s first home meeting with Nebraska as conference foes.
Last week: After falling to Minnesota, 3-2, on Thursday, the Badgers returned to the pitch Sunday, earning their first road shutout, and ending in a scoreless draw at Ohio State.
Need to know: The Badgers are 5-1-0 at the McClimon Complex in 2012 and are outscoring opponents 23-15.
Good to know: Complete results will be available at UWBadgers.com following both matches.
• @BadgerWSoccer | Gametracker | Watch Live
This week: The Badgers compete at the 54-hole Windy City Collegiate Classic hosted by Northwestern at the Glen View Club in Glen View, Ill. on Monday and Tuesday.
Need to know: UW was among the top 10 schools at the Mary Fossum Invitational finishing sixth with a 309-308-303--920 in East Lansing, Mich.
Good to know: Sophomore Aaren Ziegler had the best tournament of her career at the Mary Fossum Invitational to lead the Badgers with an 8-over par 78-77-69--224 which included a career-18 hole best 69 to finish 12th.
Need to know: Live scoring will be available for both days.
• Live Scoring