This Week in Badger Athletics
Week of Nov. 22, 2010
FOOTBALL (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten)
This Week: Wisconsin can clinch a share of its first Big Ten title since 1999 with a win over Northwestern on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.
Last Week: Montee Ball and James White combined for 354 yards rushing and six touchdowns, helping the fifth-ranked Badgers pound Michigan in a 48-28 victory.
Need to Know: Prior to Saturday's game, which will air on ABC at 2:30 p.m., the Badgers will honor 15 players and four student managers as part of Senior Day.
MEN'S BASKETBALL (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers remain on the road this week to take part in the Old Spice Classic at the HP Field House in Orlando, Fla. UW opens with Manhattan at 1 p.m. (CT) Thursday and faces either Texas A&M or Boston College in its second game Friday.
Last Week: The Badgers split a pair of games by downing North Dakota at home, 85-53, before falling to UNLV in Las Vegas, 68-65.
Need to Know: UW was the only Big Ten team to not lose back-to-back games last season, posting an 8-0 record in games after a loss.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten)
This Week: Playing three games in four days, the Badgers host Marquette (4-0) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. before taking on BYU Friday and Saint Mary's on Saturday at the Concord Hilton Thanksgiving Classic in Moraga, Calif.
Last Week: The Badgers fell at Green Bay, 69-43, on Nov. 18 while losing at home to Kansas, 93-86 in overtime, on Nov. 21.
Need to Know: Senior Alyssa Karel played in her first game this season against Kansas, scoring 27 points on a career-best 12-of-25 shooting performance.
MEN'S HOCKEY (6-6-2, 3-5-2 WCHA)
This Week: The Badgers play host to the 18th annual College Hockey Showcase when Michigan (8-3-3) visits on Friday and Michigan State (4-5-3) comes to the Kohl Center on Saturday.
Last Week: Wisconsin dropped a pair of heartbreaking overtime games to No. 1 Minnesota Duluth at the Kohl Center.
Need to Know: Saturday's game against Michigan State will now start at 8 p.m. with UW's football game against Northwestern taking place at 2:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S HOCKEY (11-1-0, 7-1-0 WCHA)
This Week: The No. 1 Badgers return to WCHA action with No. 3 Minnesota Duluth at the Kohl Center for 2 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday. Both games will be streamed live at BigTenNetwork.com.
Last Week: Led by hat tricks from juniors Brooke Ammerman and Hilary Knight, Wisconsin swept Robert Morris with back-to-back 7-1 victories on the road in Pittsburgh.
Need to Know: Knight currently leads the nation in goals per game, netting 17 tallies in 12 games for a 1.42 goals per game average.
VOLLEYBALL (16-13, 5-13 Big Ten)
This Week: The Badgers wrap up the regular season on the road at Purdue (19-10, 10-8) on Friday for a 6 p.m. match and at Indiana (19-11, 7-11) on Saturday with first serve at 6 p.m.
Last Week: UW wrapped up its home season with a loss to No. 19 Minnesota and a win over Iowa. The Badgers honored seniors Allison Wack, Kim Kuzma and Jessa Benson prior to the Iowa match.
Need to Know: Senior Kim Kuzma has 1,543 digs in her career, which ranks third at the UW. Kuzma is just the 17th Big Ten athlete to earn 1,500 career digs. She averages 3.94 digs per set for her career, which ranks third at Wisconsin.