Saturday night began with the hope of picking up a signature win for Wisconsin football, but ended with the most bitter of defeats.It’s the kind of loss that was agonizing to endure as it happened and can stick with both players and fans for quite some time.
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With just under ten minutes left in the third period, the Wisconsin Badgers (2-2) found themselves down 6-5 in the second game of a weekend series at the Kohl Center against No. 6-ranked Boston College (2-2). After the second period saw UW on the verge of a collapse, as the Badgers at one point trailed 6-2, few would have believed that the Badgers could even bring the game back to within that one goal margin.
It was a quick victory Sunday afternoon for Wisconsin (4-2-3 Big Ten, 7-4-6 overall) against the Spartans of Michigan State (2-7-0, 5-10-1). Of course, the game itself wasn’t especially quick—it lasted the usual 90 minutes—but quick in the sense that senior midfielder Michaela Powers scored the first and only goal of the match in the first minute of play.The goal was assisted by sophomore forward Emily Borgmann just 22 seconds into the match.As a whole, the Badgers outshot Michigan State 10-9.
Corey Clement is already done thinking about the Wisconsin Badgers’ (1-2 Big Ten, 4-2 overall) 30-23 overtime loss to the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0, 6-0) on Saturday night.
T.J. Watt's performance for the Badgers defense earned him the football team's Athlete of the Semester.
Ohio State looks like the best team in the loaded Big Ten, as the conference enters the final week of the regular season.
With ESPN’s College Gameday in town, everyone across the country knew this game had the potential to be a thriller.
After battling a strong Nebraska team at home, a game that in a 1-1 tie after two overtimes, gaining a victory against Iowa and another draw with Michigan, the Wisconsin Badgers (3-2-3 Big Ten, 6-4-6 overall) are ready to head to East Lansing to add one more victory to their résumé against a weak Michigan State Spartans team (2-6-0, 5-9-1).Wisconsin hopes to keep up the defensive intensity it’s had going in those past three games.
A combination of stingy defense, stellar goaltending by sophomore Matt Jurusik and timely power play offense carried the Badgers (2-1-0) to a 3-1 upset victory over the No. 6 Boston College Eagles (1-2-0) Friday night.
The Wisconsin men’s soccer team (3-2-1 Big Ten, 7-3-2 overall) lost 3-2 to the No. 1-ranked Maryland Terrapins (6-0-1, 11-0-2) Friday night, marking an unfortunate end to a stellar performance from the Badgers in College Park.The game was an exciting and fast-paced attacking affair, as both teams saw plenty of good chances and both goalkeepers were forced into at least five saves apiece.Maryland opened the game well, as senior defender Alex Crognale’s header found the back on the net inside the 12th minute of the game for the Terps.The rest of the first half was a scrappy, physical affair as the two teams combined for 18 fouls, with neither being able to score and Wisconsin defenders Alex Masbrusch and Elan Koenig receiving yellow cards.The Badgers finally leveled the score in the 64th minute, with sophomore defender Sam Brotherton scoring following the set-piece delivery of junior midfielder Christopher Mueller.
Ohio State has been utterly dominant this season. The Buckeyes have crushed their opponents, outscoring them by a whopping 266-54.
Sitting in his welding class at Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, four years ago, Ryan Ramczyk was thinking about the sport he still loved.
A week after earning the Big Ten Third Star of the Week for a three-goal weekend, senior defenseman Corbin McGuire has his sights set on replicating that performance.
In this week's episode of the Cardinal Zone Podcast, host Bobby Ehrlich previews the Badgers huge tilt against Ohio State with football writer Lorin Cox, football columnist Zach Rastall and sports editor Thomas Valtin-Erwin.
The lights will be bright as the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (1-1 Big Ten, 4-1 overall) take on the undefeated No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0, 5-0) at Camp Randall Stadium for the first time since 2012 this Saturday at 7 p.m.
After a hard-fought series with Ohio State, No. 1 Wisconsin (3-0-1 WCHA, 3-0-1 overall) is set to head on the road for a tough, non-conference matchup with No. 7 Clarkson (2-1-1 overall) this weekend.Friday’s home opener was a historic one for the Badgers, as senior goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens set the program record for career shutouts (40) in UW’s 3-0 victory.The Badgers jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead just minutes into the first period on a goal by junior forward Emily Clark.
Wisconsin:Keep Barrett containedWith the sixth-best rushing defense in college football, even after facing the potent LSU, Michigan State and Michigan ground games, Wisconsin has proven that it has the ability to match up with any running back in the country.
In addition to somehow pulling out consecutive top-10 wins, injuries have been another major Badger storyline thus far as UW tries to find a way to stay in contention for the Big Ten title.The Badgers seem to add more names to the injury report each week, but despite this, the Badgers still own an impressive record.
The Wisconsin swim and dive team heads 250 miles west on Thursday for one of its most anticipated meets of the season: the Border Battle against Minnesota.Last Saturday, the Badgers fell to national powerhouse Auburn in the overall standings, but had some nice individual swims and relays, including two new pool records by senior Cannon Clifton in the 50-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Week six of College Football was full of scoring, as a multitude of defenses were beat by 40-plus, 50-plus and even 70-plus points (78 to be exact—looking at you, Rutgers). Teams are now setting up for the meat of their schedules, as conference play is making teams show up or be shown out.Pivotal matchups will only increase in number as the outcome of conference championships—and the College Football Playoffs—will be shaped by the results of games played in the following weeks.