This Week In Badger Athletics: Oct. 17-23


ON WISCONSIN <b>Wilkins and the women's soccer team return to Madison for the final three games of the regular season.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
Wilkins and the women's soccer team return to Madison for the final three games of the regular season.
ON WISCONSIN

Oct. 17, 2011

FOOTBALL
This Week: Fourth-ranked Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0) heads out for its first true road game of the season, traveling to take on No. 15 Michigan State (5-1, 2-0) Saturday in a cross-divisional matchup in East Lansing, Mich.

Last Week: The Badgers rolled to their sixth win of the season with more prolific scoring and a suffocating defensive effort, posting a 59-7 victory over Indiana at Camp Randall Stadium.

Need to Know: UW has given up just 58 points on the season, while the Badgers have scored 59 points in a game twice this year. The Badgers have allowed just seven TDs this season, or 10 fewer than the 17 that RB Montee Ball has scored in his first six games.

Good to Know: Saturday's clash with the Spartans will be a primetime showdown that airs at 7 p.m. on ESPN and the Badger Radio Network. Fans can get live streaming video at ESPN3.com and a free live audio feed at BadgerSportsNetwork.com. The Gameday Blog goes live from Spartan Stadium at 6 p.m. on UWBadgers.com.

In addition, ESPN College GameDay will be on site and broadcasting live from 8-11 a.m. (CT) as a buildup to the game.

@BadgerFootball   |  @BadgersLive   |   Gameday Live Blog  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


MEN'S HOCKEY
This Week: Men's hockey (1-3-0, 0-2-0) plays the first of back-to-back home weekends when North Dakota (2-1-1, 0-0-0) visits the Kohl Center on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Last Week: The Badgers came back in two games at Michigan Tech to get to overtime, but fell in both contests.

Need to Know: Sophomore forward Tyler Barnes has goals in three consecutive games. The Eagan, Minn., native scored five goals all of last season.

Good to Know: Friday's game features live television coverage on FSN Wisconsin, while Saturday's live coverage will be shown on WISC-TV in the Madison area. Both games see Paul Braun and Rob Andringa on the call. Live radio coverage with Brian Posick and Mike Cerniglia on WIBA-AM 1310 Friday and WTSO-1070 AM on Saturday. Live Gameday Blog, Gametracker and free audio stream also available on UWBadgers.com. Fans can also follow live stats at WCHA.com.

• @BadgerMHockey   |   Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif


VOLLEYBALL
This Week: The Badgers (12-8, 4-4) wrap up the first half of Big Ten play with a split week. Wisconsin hosts No. 14 Minnesota (11-6, 4-4) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the UW Field House. On Saturday, UW travels to Indiana (8-12, 0-8) for a 6 p.m. match from University Gym.

Last Week: Wisconsin continued its .500 play in the Big Ten, splitting at home last weekend. The Badgers fell to No. 5 Nebraska, 3-0, last Friday night, but rebounded to sweep Iowa on Sunday afternoon in a Big Ten Network match.    

Need to Know: Wednesday night's match vs. Minnesota is the first of two Border Battle contests in volleyball this season. Twenty points are on the line in the 2011-12 contest, which is currently tied at 30 points apiece.
The Border Battle is an all-sport contest between the athletic departments of Wisconsin and Minnesota. In its eighth year, the Golden Gophers lead the all-time series 4-3.    

Good to Know: Both games feature lives stats, live audio and a live Gameday Blog.

• vs. Minnesota -- GameTracker  | @BadgerVBall    |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic 

• at Indiana -- GameTracker  |  Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gifWatch Live Small Video Graphic


WOMEN'S HOCKEY
This Week: No. 1 Wisconsin (5-1-0, 3-1-0-0) hits the road for the first time this season with a trip north to Duluth, Minn. The Badgers face off against the No. 6 Bulldogs on Friday and Saturday with both games slated to start at 7 p.m.

Last Week: After beating then-No. 3 Minnesota 3-2 on Friday night and tying the NCAA unbeaten streak record, the Badgers dropped their first contest in 33 games, losing 3-2 on Sunday. The Badgers were led offensively by Carolyne Prévost, who had two goals on Friday and two assists on Sunday.

Need to Know: The Badgers are in the midst of a four-week span of playing nationally ranked teams. After playing then-No. 6 North Dakota on Oct. 8-9 and then-No. 3 Minnesota last weekend, Wisconsin still has No. 6 Minnesota Duluth and No. 4 Boston University left to play. It could turn into a five-week span of playing nationally ranked teams as Ohio State is just a few votes shy of being ranked.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the games with a live Gameday Blog at UWBadgers.com. 

• at UMD (Oct. 21-22) -- Live Blog  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic


WOMEN'S SOCCER
This Week:
Wisconsin (8-5-3, 3-2-3) returns home this weekend for the first time since Oct. 2 with a visit from Purdue on Friday and Indiana on Sunday.

Last Week: Playing in their final road games of the season, UW tied Northwestern 1-1 on Friday night before falling at Illinois on Sunday, 1-0.

Need to Know: All Girl Scouts who wear their uniform/vest receive FREE admission to Sunday's game, while it's 2 for 1 admission to all mothers and daughters.

Good to Know: Both games will have live stats and live blogs.

• vs. Purdue -- GameTracker  | @BadgerWSoccer 

• vs. Indiana -- GameTracker  | @BadgerWSoccer 


MEN'S SOCCER
This Week:
The Badgers (7-4-2, 3-0-0) put their record to the test as they hit the road for two games this week. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, UW travels to Green Bay for a non-conference game with the Phoenix at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 23, the Badgers travel to Northwestern for an afternoon match with the Wildcats at 1 p.m.

Last Week: UW kept its perfect Big Ten record intact with a 1-0 win over Michigan State at the McClimon Complex. The Badgers are in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten with nine points.

Need to Know: The Badgers' 3-0-0 Big Ten record is its best since the 1995 season when it opened league play with four consecutive victories. That year, the Badgers finished league play with a 4-1-0 record, a Big Ten title and an NCAA Championship.

Good to Know: Wednesday's game will be streamed online on Green Bay's Phoenix Flix, along with live stats. Sunday's game will be shown live on BTN and also features live stats.

• @BadgerMSoccer    

• at Green Bay -- Live stats  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic

• at Northwestern -- GameTracker


WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
This Week: In their final tune-up before the upcoming Big Ten championship, the Badgers will send a limited squad to compete at 2 p.m. Friday in the UW-Oshkosh Open in Winneconne, Wis.

Last Week: Led by senior Caitlin Comfort's 29th-place individual finish, UW secured 21st place as a team in its own Wisconsin adidas Invitational last Friday at the Zimmer Championship Course in Madison.

Need to Know: The Badgers remain No. 4 this week in the Great Lakes Region rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, trailing only Notre Dame and Big Ten rivals Michigan and Michigan State.

Good to Know: UWBadgers.com will have complete results from the UW-Oshkosh Open following the meet's conclusion on Friday.


WOMEN'S GOLF
This Week:
The Badgers are competing at the 54-hole Susie Berning Maxwell Classic in Norman, Okla. this week.

Last Week: UW stands in sixth place in the 17-team field with a 9-over par 297 after one round on Sunday.

Need to Know: Sophomore Kris Yoo led the Badgers and finished the first day in a tie for third place after shooting a 2-under, 70 -- one shot off her career best round.

Good to Know:  Follow the Badgers with at livestats at GolfStat.com.


WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING
This Week: UW competes in the Lightweight Women's Eight race at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, Mass.

Last Week: Wisconsin did not compete last weekend after racing at the Head of the Rock regatta the previous weekend.

Need to Know: UW looks to win the lightweight women's eight race for the third-straight year. Last year the Badgers set a course record, winning the 3.2-mile race in just over 16 minutes.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the action on twitter at @BadgerRowing and @HOCR. Complete results will be available at www.hocr.org and a full recap of the Badgers' race will be on UWBadgers.com.

@BadgerRowing     |  @HOCR  


WOMEN'S ROWING
This Week:
Wisconsin competes at the Head of the Charles in Boston, Mass. The Badgers will race one boat in the Championship Women's Eight race.

Last Week: The Badgers had last week off after winning 15 medals at the Head of the Rock regatta the two weeks ago.

Need to Know: The Head of the Charles is the premier fall race for teams across the country and will feature rowers from 36 states and 21 countries competing in the two-day event. Nearly 300,000 spectators will line the 3-mile course on the Charles River to cheer on the competition that has occurred for a weekend in October since 1965.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the action on twitter at @BadgerRowing and @HOCR. Complete results will be available at www.hocr.org and a full recap of the Badgers' race will be available on UWBadgers.com.

@BadgerRowing     |  @HOCR  


MEN'S ROWING
This Week: The Badgers open the 2011-12 season with a trip to Boston and the Head of the Charles Regatta. UW will race one boat in the Championship Men's Four and Championship Men's Eight races.

Need to Know: The Head of the Charles is the world's largest two-day rowing event, with more than 9,000 athletes competing in 55 different races. Up to 300,000 spectators line Boston's Charles River to cheer on the rowers.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the action on twitter at @BadgerRowing and @HOCR. Complete results will be available at www.hocr.org and a full recap of the Badgers' race will be available on UWBadgers.com

@BadgerRowing     |  @HOCR  


WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
This Week: The Badgers continue their season hosting Iowa on Thursday at the Natatorium at 5 p.m. Wisconsin heads to Dallas, Texas to take part in the SMU Classic on Friday and Saturday.

Last Time Out: The Badgers outpaced Milwaukee to open the season with a 175-116 win on Oct. 7.

Need to Know: Wisconsin hosts the University of Minnesota next weekend before heading out to Arizona on Nov. 4.

Good to Know: Fans can get times and team scoring updates from the Iowa meet through the swimming and diving twitter account @BadgerSwimDive

@BadgerSwimDive 


MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
This Week: The Badgers continue their season hosting the University of Iowa on Thursday at the Natatorium at 5 p.m.

Last Time Out: The men suffered a close 149-145 defeat at the hands of Milwaukee on Oct. 7. Daniel Lester was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after placing first in each of his races, the 100-yard fly, 200 fly and 200 IM. He was also part of the relay that finished first in the 400 medley relay.

Need to Know: The Badgers are competing in their second meet of the season and second of a three-meet homestand. Wisconsin hosts the University of Minnesota next weekend before heading out to Arizona on Nov. 4.

Good to Know: Fans can get times and team scoring updates through the swimming and diving twitter account @BadgerSwimDive.

@BadgerSwimDive 


MEN'S TENNIS
This Week: The Badgers take part in the Wildcat Invitational, Oct. 21-23, in Evanston, Ill.

Last Week: Wisconsin competed at the ITA Midwest Regional and was led by Billy Bertha and Alexander Kostanov who reached the round of 16 in the doubles main draw.

Need to Know: The Wildcat Invitational is the final fall tournament before UW takes part in the Big Ten Singles Tournament, Oct. 28-30, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Good to Know: Visit NUSports.com for results from the Wildcat Invitational.


WOMEN'S TENNIS
This Week: Wisconsin is sending four players to the ITA Midwest Regional, Oct. 20-25 in Columbus, Ohio, and an additional three players to an alternate regional in Rockford, Ill.

Last Time Out: The Badgers last competed on Oct. 2 at the Wildcat Invitational. Hannah Berner and Caroline Bauer each posted 2-1 records to pace the team.

Need to Know: Nicky Stracar, Hannah Berner, Aleksandra Markovic and Alaina Trgovich are all headed to the ITA Midwest Regional, where the winner qualifies for the national indoor championship in November.

Good to Know: Visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com for live results from the ITAs and NIUHuskies.com for results from the alternate regional.

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