This Week in Badger Athletics: Oct. 8-14


ON WISCONSIN <b>The women's soccer team closes out its home schedule this weekend.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
The women's soccer team closes out its home schedule this weekend.
ON WISCONSIN

Oct. 9, 2012

FOOTBALL
This Week:
Wisconsin travels to West Lafayette, Ind., for a Big Ten clash with Purdue on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. from Ross-Ade Stadium.

Last Week: On Saturday, the Badgers won their 20th-consecutive home game with a 31-14 victory over Illinois. Montee Ball rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. The senior running back now needs just 10 TDs to break the NCAA career record for total touchdowns.

Need to Know: Wisconsin leads the all-time series with Purdue 40-29-8 and has won eight of its last 10 meetings with the Boilers, dating back to 1998. The Badgers are 17-17-3 all-time against Purdue in West Lafayette

Good to Know: Fans can watch live on BTN or listen live on the Badger Sports Network. UWBadgers.com will host a live blog and @BadgersLive will provide live play-by-play.

•  at Purdue  -- Gameday BlogGameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  @BadgersLive


VOLLEYBALL

This Week: The Badgers (14-5, 2-4) open a three-match road swing by traveling to No. 4 Nebraska (13-2, 5-1) and Iowa (10-9, 2-4). Wisconsin plays at the Coliseum in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday at 7 p.m., before traveling to Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday for a 7 p.m. match from inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. 

Last Week: Wisconsin ended its four-match losing streak with a 3-0 win over Michigan on Sunday in the UW Field House. The Badgers’ four losses were all to top-25 ranked teams, including No. 1 Penn State. The victory was the UW’s first Big Ten home win this season.

Need to Know: After being outblocked in two of its first three matches of the season, Wisconsin has not been outblocked by an opponent in its last 16 matches. The Badgers average 2.83 blocks per set while foes put up just 1.57 blocks per set.   

Good to Know: Both matches will broadcast live on BTN.com, with radio coverage available via 92.1 FM. Fans can also follow via live stats, available through UWBadgers.com.

• at Nebraska -- GameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video GraphicListen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif

• at Iowa -- GameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video GraphicListen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


MEN'S HOCKEY
This Week:
Men’s hockey opens the regular season for 2012-13 with a series against Northern Michigan at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. The team’s meet Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Last Week: Wisconsin skated to a 5-0 shutout over the U.S. Under-18 Team, a team comprised of some of the nation’s top high school-aged players. Junior defenseman Chase Drake led the way with a goal and two assists.

Need to Know: Junior forward Mark Zengerle averaged 1.35 points per game last season, the highest among any player returning in the country.

Good to Know: WIBA-AM 1310 will carry this weekend’s games live beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a pregame show. Badgersportsnetwork.com will carry a free audio stream, while a video stream is available at Americaonesports.com for a charge. UWBadgers.com will host a live Gameday Blog.

• vs. Northern Michigan -- Watch Live Small Video Graphic  |  Listen Live http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Gameday Blog: Friday - Saturday


WOMEN'S HOCKEY
This Week:
The women’s hockey team caps off its three-week road stretch traveling to Minnesota Duluth this weekend. The games are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, both with 3 p.m. start times.

Last Week: The Badgers traveled to the Show-Me State for the first time in program history, taking on Lindenwood on Oct. 5-6. The Lady Lions fed off the energy of their home opener to claim a 2-0 lead over the Badgers in the first four minutes. However, Wisconsin responded with seven unanswered goals, including a hat trick by Brianna Decker to win 7-2. In the series finale, 11 Badgers recorded points and Alev Kelter scored a hat trick as the Badgers downed Lindenwood, 9-1.

Need to Know: With eight points on the weekend, senior Brianna Decker became the fifth Badger to record 200 career points. Her 200 career points have come in only 112 games, making her the fastest Badger to reach 200.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the games with live stats through UMDBulldogs.com. Fans can also follow the action with a live Gameday Blog on UWBadgers.com.

• at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 13) -- Live Stats  |  Gameday Blog

• Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 14) -- Live Stats  |  Gameday Blog


MEN'S SOCCER
This Week:
The men’s soccer team hosts two games this weekend at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The Badgers welcome Milwaukee on Wednesday at 7 p.m., before entertaining Michigan on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Last Week: Wisconsin dropped its second Big Ten game of the season, losing 2-0 at Indiana. The Big Ten leading goal scorer Eriq Zavaleta tallied both goals for the Hoosiers, scoring in the 11th and 49th minutes. Wisconsin tallied three shots on net and was shutout for the second time of this season..

Need to Know: The Badgers will close out their home schedule in the next three weeks, playing five of the next six games in Madison.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the games with live stats and a live Gameday Blog at UWBadgers.com. Live audio for the games will be available at WSUM.org. A video stream for the games will also be provided through UWBadgers.com.

• Milwaukee (Oct. 10) -- Live Stats  |  Live Audio http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Live Video Small Video Graphic

• Michigan (Oct. 13) -- Live Stats  |  Live Audio http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif   |  Live Video Small Video Graphic


WOMEN'S SOCCER
This Week:
The Badgers (7-5-1, 1-4-1 Big Ten) end their 2012 non-conference slate with a trip to Green Bay on Monday, before wrapping up their regular season home stretch with visits from Northwestern and Illinois. Monday’s duel, along with Friday’s Senior Night contest against Northwestern is set for 7 p.m. Sunday’s regular season home finale is set to kickoff at 4 p.m. on BTN.

Last Week: The Badgers played their fourth overtime match, falling to Nebraska, 3-2, on Friday.

Need to Know: The Badgers are 4-1-0 when outshooting opponents and 6-1-0 when scoring first.

Good to Know: Friday’s match will be broadcast live on InsideBadgerSports.com. Fans can also follow via the live Gameday Blog and live stats, all available through UWBadgers.com.

• Northwestern -- GameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic

• Illinois -- GameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic


MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
This Week: The Badgers return home to host the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, the highlight meet of the cross country regular season, at the Zimmer Championship Course on Friday.

Last Week: The No. 1-ranked Wisconsin men’s cross country team won its ninth-consecutive team title Saturday with a victory at the 40th-annual Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational in Chicago.

Need to Know: Junior Alex Brill led UW, finishing third overall with a time of 24 minutes, 40 seconds. He also claimed the individual title in the 6.3-kilometer Badger Opener in a time of 18:50 on Sept. 7

Good to Know: Complete results will be available at UWBadgers.com following Friday’s race.


WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
This Week:
The Badgers return home to host the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, the highlight meet of the cross country regular season, at the Zimmer Championship Course on Friday.

Last Week: The No. 29-ranked Wisconsin women’s cross country team continued its successful start to the season with a seventh-place finish at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday.

Need to Know: Senior Ashley Beutler, who was named Big Ten Runner of the Week after leading the Badgers to the team title at the Panorama Farms Invitational last weekend, was the UW’s top finisher and placed 16th overall with a time of 17 minutes, 10.72 seconds.

Good to Know: Complete results will be available at UWBadgers.com following Friday’s race.


MEN'S GOLF
This Week:
The Badgers will participate in the prestigious Firestone Invitational at the University of Akron’s home golf course, the Firestone Country Club, on Oct. 8-9. Play has been shorted from 54 holes to 36, 18 each day, due to frost on the greens on the opening day.

Last Week:
Badgers finished their second tournament of the season in fifth place with a 50-over par 308-299-295--902 at the 54-hole D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill. Chris Meyer led UW with an 8-over par 221.

Need to Know:
Senior Chris Meyer led the Badgers in the first two tournaments of the fall season and is averaging a career best 73.66 strokes per round.

Good to Know:
Fans can follow all the action live at www.golfstatresults.com. Visit UWBadgers.com for the full recap of events.


MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
This Week:
Wisconsin competes in its first home meet of the 2012 season, as it welcomes both Milwaukee and Green Bay to Madison, Wis., in consecutive days.

Last Week: The Badgers opened the season against Michigan State and Michigan, defeating the Spartans in an outdoor meet and falling to Michigan the following day.

Need to Know:
Senior Michael Weiss was recently named to the 2012 Short Course World Championships U.S. team. The short course world championships are scheduled for Dec. 12-15, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Good to Know:
Visit UWBadgers.com for complete coverage of the Badgers first home meets of the 2012-13 season.


WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
This Week:
The Badgers compete in their first home meet of the 2012 season, as it welcomes both Milwaukee and Green Bay to Madison, Wis., in consecutive days.

Last Week: The Badgers opened the season against Michigan State and Michigan, defeating the Spartans in an outdoor meet and falling to Michigan the following day.

Good to Know: Visit UWBadgers.com for complete coverage of the Badgers first home meets of the 2012-13 season.


WOMEN'S ROWING
This Week:
The women’s rowing team heads to Rockford, Ill., for the Head of the Rock regatta on Sunday, Oct. 14.

Last Time Out: The Badgers began the 2012-13 fall season with a strong performance at the Milwaukee River Challenge on Sept. 15. The Badgers saw nine of their 12 boats place in the top five, including two openweight first-place finishes for the UW.

Need to Know: At last year’s Head of the Rock, UW raced a total of 35 boats at the regatta, which featured teams or clubs from nine Big Ten universities. The Badgers came home with at least one medal in all seven events they entered, finishing first in six of those.

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


WOMEN'S  LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING
This Week: The women’s lightweight rowing team heads to Rockford, Ill., for the Head of the Rock regatta on Sunday.

Last Time Out: The Badgers started their 2012-13 fall season with a strong performance at the Milwaukee River Challenge on Sept. 15. The Badgers had six boats competing in both the open fours and open eights competitions. Nine of those 12 boats placed in the top five, including two openweight first-place finishes for Wisconsin.

Need to Know: At last year’s Head of the Rock, UW raced a total of 35 boats at the regatta, which featured teams or clubs from nine Big Ten universities. The Badgers came home with at least one medal in all seven events they entered, finishing first in six of those.

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


SOFTBALL
This Week: The softball team closes out its fall season with a pair of games against Loyola-Chicago on Saturday.

Last Time Out: Junior pitcher Cassandra Darrah threw a perfect game and the Badgers improved to 6-0 with a pair of wins over Heartland.

Need to Know: This will be the last time fans can see the Badgers in action before the spring season.

Good to Know: Live updates will be provided via Twitter: @BadgerSoftball

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