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This Week In Badger Athletics: Oct. 24-30


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<b>It's a remake of the 2011 NCAA Championship game, as the women's hockey team welcomes BU to town.</b>

ON WISCONSIN
It's a remake of the 2011 NCAA Championship game, as the women's hockey team welcomes BU to town.
ON WISCONSIN

Oct. 24, 2011

FOOTBALL
This Week: The No. 12 Wisconsin football team (6-1, 2-1) continues a run of four road games in five weeks by traveling to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State in a Leaders Division matchup at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Last Week: The Badgers fell from the ranks of the unbeaten in heartbreaking fashion, as UW's fourth-quarter rally was trumped by a last-second 44-yard touchdown pass that gave Michigan State a 37-31 win in a wild game at Spartan Stadium.

Need to Know: After rushing for a touchdown and catching a TD pass in Saturday night's game at Michigan State, junior RB Montee Ball extended his streak of consecutive games with multiple touchdowns to 13 straight contests.

Good to Know: Saturday's clash with the Buckeyes will be just the third Big Ten game played at night in the history of Ohio Stadium. ESPN will carry the game live at 7 p.m., with live streaming available at ESPN3.com. In addition, the game airs statewide on the Badger Radio Network and for free at BadgerSportsNetwork.com. The UWBadgers.com Gameday Blog goes live from the press box at 6 p.m.

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


MEN'S HOCKEY
This Week: Men's Hockey (3-3-0, 2-2-0 WCHA) spends its second consecutive weekend at the Kohl Center when Nebraska Omaha (3-3-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) visits for a Friday and Saturday series. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Last Week: Wisconsin posted its first sweep of the season with 5-3 and 5-4 victories over North Dakota at the Kohl Center.

Need to Know: Nine Badgers accounted for the 10 goals Wisconsin scored last weekend against North Dakota, with sophomore Mark Zengerle the lone two-goal performer.

Good to Know: Friday features live television coverage on FSN Wisconsin and live coverage Saturday on TVW in the Madison area and Charter Extra around the state. Both games see Paul Braun on the call with Rob Andringa and Barry Richter splitting the analyst duties. 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 at UWBadgers.com.

• @BadgerMHockey   |   GameTracker (10/28)  |  GameTracker (10/29)


VOLLEYBALL
This Week: The Badgers (13-9, 5-5) open up the second half of Big Ten Conference play, traveling to top-ranked Illinois (20-1, 9-1) and Northwestern (11-10, 2-8). Wisconsin faces the Illini, who lost their first conference match of the season at Nebraska on Oct. 22, on Friday at 7 p.m. in Huff Hall. On Saturday, UW travels to Evanston, Ill., to take on the Wildcats at 7 p.m.

Last Week: Wisconsin continued its .500 play in the Big Ten, splitting in action last week. The Badgers fell to No. 14 Minnesota, 3-2, on Wednesday before rebounding to win at Indiana, 3-1, on Saturday.  

Need to Know: Wisconsin remains tied for fifth place in the Big Ten standings at 5-5 after the first half of play. The Badgers have already equalled their conference win total from last season.

Good to Know: Both games this weekend feature live streaming, lives stats and live audio.

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

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


WOMEN'S HOCKEY
This Week:
The Badgers (7-1-0, 5-1-0-0) return to the Kohl Center this weekend for a pair of games against their opponent from the 2011 national championship game, Boston University. The games will be played at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Friday will also be Kid's Day at the Kohl.

Last Week: In its first road test of the season, Wisconsin swept No. 5/6 Minnesota Duluth for the first time in Duluth, Minn., since 2002. Senior Hilary Knight scored the game-winning goal on Friday night off a breakaway to edge the Bulldogs 4-3. On Saturday, Carolyne Prévost notched four points en route to a 6-3 victory for the sweep.

Need to Know: Junior forward Brianna Decker has scored at least one point in the last 18 games. Since Feb. 11, 2011, she has scored 20 goals and recorded 25 assists.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the games with live stats, streaming video and a live Gameday Blog at UWBadgers.com. Live audio for both games will be streamed through WSUM.org. Saturday's will also be broadcasted locally on WTSO 1070 AM.

• No. 5 Boston University (Oct. 28) - Live Blog | GameTracker | Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  | Video  Small Video Graphic  

• No. 5 Boston University (Oct. 29) - Live Blog | GameTracker | Listen Live  http://grfx.cstv.com/images/icons/audio.gif  | Video   Small Video Graphic


MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
This Week: The No. 2 Wisconsin men's cross country team puts its streak of 12 consecutive conference championships on the line as the Badgers head to Champaign, Ill., for the 2011 Big Ten Championship on Sunday. The men's 8-kilometer race is set for 10:45 a.m. at the University of Illinois Arboretum.

Last Week: The Badgers were idle but put on a dominant performance in their last appearance two weeks ago by winning the team title at their own Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a score of 66 points.

Need to Know: The Big Ten will crown a men's cross country champion for the 95th time on Sunday, and the Badgers are in search of their 45th team title. Heading into this year's event, Wisconsin has claimed a staggering 48 percent of the championships in league history with their 44 all-time wins. Michigan State ranks No. 2 all-time with 14 team titles.

Good to Know: BTN will air the championship on a tape-delay basis at 11 a.m. (CT) on Friday, Nov. 11.


WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
This Week:
The Badgers look to improve upon their seventh-place finish at last year's conference meet when they head to the 2011 Big Ten Championship this Sunday in Champaign, Ill. The women's 6-kilometer championship race is set for 11:45 a.m. at the University of Illinois Arboretum.

Last Week: Wisconsin sent a limited squad to the UW-Oshkosh Open looking to fill out the final spot on its Big Ten championship roster. Senior and team newcomer Dani Fischer won the individual crown in the 6K race with a time of 21:58 as the Badgers amassed a near-perfect score of 16 points to win the team title.

Need to Know: Senior Caitlin Comfort leads Wisconsin's young roster and looks to become the first Badger to secure four consecutive All-Big Ten performances since Bethany Brewster did so from 1998 to 2001. Comfort was a second-team All-Big Ten pick in 2008 and 2009 before earning first-team all-league honors last year.

Good to Know: BTN will air the championship on a tape-delay basis at 11 a.m. (CT) on Friday, Nov. 11.


WOMEN'S SOCCER
This Week: Wisconsin (10-5-3, 5-2-3) closes out the 2011 regular season with a home match on Saturday against Iowa at 1 p.m. Saturday also marks the final home game for UW's senior class, which will be honored prior to the contest as part of Senior Day.

Last Week: The Badgers were a perfect 2-0 last weekend. Five different players scored in a 5-1 win over Purdue Friday night, while Cara Walls had both goals in Sunday's 2-0 triumph over Indiana.

Need to Know: With Sunday's win over the Hoosiers, Wisconsin clinched a spot in the Big Ten tournament and guaranteed itself either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed.

Good to Know: Saturday's game features live stats and a live Gameday Blog.

• vs. Iowa -- GameTracker  | @BadgerWSoccer 


MEN'S SOCCER
This Week:
Wisconsin (7-6-2, 3-1-0) travels to Milwaukee on Wednesday, Oct. 26, for its final midweek game of the season. The Badgers close out the regular season in Madison on Sunday, Oct. 30, when they welcome the Ohio State Buckeyes to town. Sunday's match will serve as Senior Day. Prior to the start of the game, UW will take a moment to honor its four seniors.

Last Week: UW was stopped on the road, falling in Green Bay on Wednesday and dropping its first Big Ten match of the season on Sunday at Northwestern. The Badgers were shut out of both contests.

Need to Know: The Badgers' offense was silenced last week for just the first time all season. Prior to Wednesday's 2-0 loss in Green Bay, UW had scored in every match. Sunday's loss at Northwestern marked the second time this season UW recorded back-to-back losses. The Badgers dropped three in a row from Sept. 4-11 before rebounding for a five-game game unbeaten streak.

Good to Know: Wednesday's game will be streamed online on the Horizon League Network and be televised live on Time Warner Cable Sports 32. Sunday's game features live stats, a live Gameday Blog and live Twitter updates all on UWBadgers.com.

• @BadgerMSoccer    

• at Milwaukee -- GameTracker  |  Watch Live Small Video Graphic

• vs. Ohio State -- GameTracker 


WOMEN'S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING
This Week:
The Badgers compete at the Head of the Iowa this Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa.

Last Week:
For the third-straight year, the Wisconsin lightweight women's eight won its race at the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta in Boston last Sunday.

Need to Know:
The lightweight eight won the Head of the Charles in 16:53.08, more than 23 seconds ahead of the second place boat.

Good to Know:
Fans can follow the action on twitter at @BadgerRowing. A full recap of the Badgers' race will be on UWBadgers.com.

@BadgerRowing    


WOMEN'S ROWING
This Week: The Badgers compete at the Head of the Iowa this Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa.

Last Week: Competing at the Head of the Charles in Boston last weekend against some of the best competition in the world, the Badgers finished fifth out of 37 in the championship eight race.

Need to Know: The Head of the Iowa is Wisconsin's last race of the fall season. UW resumes action on April 7, 2012 at the Big Ten Double Dual.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the action on twitter at @BadgerRowing. A full recap of the Badgers' race will be on UWBadgers.com.

@BadgerRowing    


MEN'S ROWING
This Week: The Badgers compete at the Head of the Iowa this Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Last Week: For the second time in three years, the Wisconsin men's four won its race at Boston's famous Head of the Charles regatta. After practicing together only once as a four, the Badgers finished the three-mile race in 16:12.69, 15 seconds ahead of second-place California.

Need to Know: Following the Head of the Iowa, UW wraps up the fall portion of its season at the Head of the Eagle on Nov. 5 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Good to Know: Fans can follow the action on twitter at @BadgerRowing. A full recap of the Badgers' race will be on UWBadgers.com.

@BadgerRowing    


MEN'S TENNIS
This Week: The men's tennis teams closes out its fall schedule at the Big Ten Singles Tournament in Iowa City, Iowa, Fri.-Sun.

Last Week: Wisconsin sent five players to compete at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill. Doubles teams of Alex Robles and Alexander Teppert and Austin Akers and Jack Larsen each reached the semifinals of the doubles draw.

Need to Know: The Badgers' spring schedule kicks off on Jan. 28 with home dual matches against Butler and Western Illinois.

Good to Know: Fans can visit Hawkeyesports.com for all of the Big Ten Tournament coverage.


MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
This Week: The Badgers return to the Natatorium for their second conference meet when they host Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 28.

Last Time Out: Wisconsin lost its first Big Ten dual of the season, losing to Iowa last Thursday at the Natatorium. Wisconsin's relay team of Wes Lagerhausen, Jeff Morris, Garrett Mulchrone, and Michael Weiss placed first in the 400-yard free relay with a time of 3:03.37.

Need to Know: After this weekend, the Badgers hit a long road stretch and won't return home until Jan. 21 when they host Green Bay.

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

@BadgerSwimDive 


WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
This Week:
The Badgers return to the Natatorium for their second conference meet when they host Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 28.

Last Time Out: The women had a busy weekend as they sent a team down to Dallas, Texas, for a the SMU Classic and also had a team compete against Iowa at the Natatorium last Thursday. The Badgers lost to the Hawkeyes at home, but had a strong finish, placing sixth, at the SMU Classic.

Need to Know: After this weekend, the Badgers hit a long road stretch and won't return home until Jan. 21 when they host Green Bay.

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

@BadgerSwimDive 


WRESTLING
This Week:
The Badgers open the 2011-12 season with an Intra-Squad Scrimmage on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Last Season: UW finished 10th at the 2011 NCAA Championships, while four Badgers claimed All-America honors including Tyler Graff, Andrew Howe, Trevor Brandvold and Travis Rutt.

Need to Know: Graff, Howe and Rutt are taking an Olympic redshirt for the 2011-12 season. The three All-Americans are all looking to make the U.S. National team and represent the United States in London.

Good to Know: Thursday's match will be streamed live on UWBadgers.com and features a live Gameday Blog and Twitter updates.


MEN'S GOLF
This Week: Wisconsin completes its fall schedule at the 54-hole Kiawah Island Intercollegiate Golf tournament held at Turtle Point on Kiawah Island, S.C.

Last Week: The Badgers have not played since finishing 17th at the Firestone Invitational Oct. 11.

Need to Know: Junior Anthony Aicher has led the Badgers in all four tournaments this fall and is averaging 74.09strokes per round.

Good to Know: Follow the Badgers with live scoring at Golfstatresults.com

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