To the untrained eye, there is a considerable lacuna between Wisconsin football’s on-field success and its recruiting achievements.
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Following a devastating defeat to Michigan State in its Big Ten opener Friday night, No. 5 Wisconsin (1-1 Big Ten, 10-1 overall) got back to business as usual Sunday afternoon, sweeping the twentieth-ranked Michigan Wolverines (0-2, 10-4) by a score of 25-11, 30-28, 25-13, at the Field House.Much like they did in their previous match, the Badgers came sprinting out of the opening gates, getting off to a very fast start in the first set.
The second-ranked Badgers (2-0) eased by Lindenwood (0-2) 4-0 Saturday behind strong performances from two players with equally improbable, yet diametrically different, paths to Madison.On a team full of freshmen, it was perhaps no surprise that forward Claudia Kepler scored her first goal as a Badger.
Wisconsin looks to extend its hot start to the season against Ohio State this weekend.
In a thrilling and hard-fought Big Ten battle, No. 5 Wisconsin (0-1 Big Ten, 9-1 overall) was pushed to the limit in its conference opener at the Field House Friday night, taking on a Michigan State team (1-0 Big Ten, 8-2) that refused to be overwhelmed by an elite school seeking to defend its home floor.
Sophomore forward Presley Norby knows that as she begins her second season on the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) she is in vastly different role than last season.“I’m helping out the freshman,” Norby said.
Following an 8-0 rout of the South Korean National Team last Saturday in its lone exhibition game, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team hosts Lindenwood University this weekend in a two-game series to open its regular season.. This will be the seventh straight season in which the Badgers face the Lady Lions, UW holds the all-time series lead 11-0.In its last exhibition contest, Wisconsin dominated from start to finish, outshooting South Korea 60-5.
Often, the first few games of a team’s season can be an indicator of overall success. Win a few and the overall season outlook looks positive — drop a couple and that team puts themselves in a tough position to battle back for conference and potential playoff prowess.
Entering last season, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding Wisconsin. The Badgers had just come off a dismal 2015-’16 campaign (8-19-8 overall, 3-13-4 Big Ten ), finishing last in the Big Ten in one of their worst seasons in program history.
The Wisconsin Badgers men’s soccer team (1-1 Big Ten, 3-2-2 overall) couldn’t quite beat the Duke Blue Devils (1-1 ACC, 5-1-1) in a roller coaster of a game that featured seven goals and two red cards that finished 4-3.The Badgers had great success in the early stages, and made good use of their early possession to get the first two goals.
On March 16, 2015, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez received a phone call from an Ohio number that he didn’t recognize.
I have a confession to make. Coming into Saturday’s tilt with BYU, I still wasn’t sold on Alex Hornibrook.
There’s no place like home for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s soccer team (1-1 Big 10, 3-1-2 overall). Riding a 12-game home winning streak came into Saturday night looking to notch another home victory.
If any fans left the Field House worried after watching Wisconsin drop its first set of the season a few days ago against Marquette, those concerns were promptly put to rest Saturday night.In its best performance of the season, No. 5 UW (9-0) thrashed Southern Mississippi by a score of 25-8, 25-10, 25-11, making quick work of the Golden Eagles to secure the Badger Classic tournament title.
After a red hot start to its season, the UW women’s soccer team (7-1-0) looked to continue its stellar play into its first Big Ten matchup of the season.
Last week against FAU, Alex Hornibrook watched Jonathan Taylor enter the Wisconsin record books with 223 yards as a true freshman running back.Evidently, the redshirt sophomore quarterback wanted his own name etched in stone by the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0 Overall) as Saturday afternoon, BYU (1-3) ended up on the wrong side of an historic performance in a 40-6 contest.Hornibrook could seemingly do no wrong as he set a Wisconsin school record for completion percentage in a game at 94.7 percent in what was clearly the best game of his young career.He was actually accurate on 100 percent of his 19 pass attempts, completing 18 of them for 256 yards and four touchdowns, as his lone incompletion came when a pass was dropped by true freshman wide receiver Danny Davis in the first quarter to keep him short of statistical perfection.And while it was a nearly flawless performance from the young quarterback, he also had quite a bit of help to get him through it.
It wasn’t smooth sailing for the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (8-0) as they faced unranked Marquette (5-5) Thursday night at the UW Fieldhouse.Until last night the Badgers hadn’t lost a single set, but with strong leadership from its seniors, UW pulled out a win of three sets to one victory over the Eagles, 19-25, 25-13, 25-21, 26-24.Senior Kelli Bates lead the team with 17 kills and 10 digs to earn herself a double-double and sophomore M.E.
This past weekend, T.J. Watt recorded two sacks, seven tackles and an interception. In the same game, Joe Schobert recorded nine combined tackles before Jonathan Casillas had two solo tackles of his own later that night.Watt, Schobert and Casillas will always be Badgers, but make no mistake, these outside linebackers now play their football on Sundays, providing an example to No. 100 Wisconsin’s (2-0) current unit of what they can achieve in the future.“That was my roommate three years ago,” said fifth-year senior outside linebacker Leon Jacobs on his former teammate Watt.
In the Week 3 edition of the Cardinal Zone Football Podcast, sports editor Ben Pickman is joined by football beat writers Lorin Cox and Jake Nisse to preview No. 10 Wisconsin's upcoming matchup against BYU.
Following a 5-0 blowout loss to No. 2 Stanford on August 20, the No. 9 University of Wisconsin-Madison’s women’s soccer team (6-1 overall) has won five straight, including a 1-0 upset over then-No. 3 Virginia.