The Badgers’ season, and the Jonathan Tsipis era, did not start as they hoped it would. After two solid showings at the Kohl Center in exhibition matches, the team traveled east to take on the University of Charlotte for the season opener this past Friday.The Badgers lost to the Conference USA team 63-48.
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Cross Country: Wisconsin men capture regional title, women finish third, both qualify for NCAA Championship meet
Throughout his career as a Badger, senior Malachy Schrobilgen had amassed numerous individual accolades—three-time All-American, three-time Big Ten champion, two-time Big Ten Cross Country Men’s Athlete of the Year—but a win at the Great Lakes regional had escaped him in his first three tries.Ironically, Schrobilgen was one of the last to know that he had finally captured that elusive victory at Friday’s regional championships, as he assumed that teammate Morgan McDonald had crossed the line first until informed by a member of the media shortly before an interview.
The No. 3 Badgers (14-2 Big Ten, 22-3 overall) extended their winning streak to seven over the weekend, after defeating Illinois (7-9, 14-13) and Northwestern (1-14, 8-19).The defense of Wisconsin was crucial to the first win of the weekend against Illinois on Friday.
When the event lists were released for the USA College Challenge, it was surprising to see senior Cannon Clifton in only one event, the 100-yard freestyle.But swimming in just the one event proved to be an advantage for Clifton this weekend, as he showed his speed en route to a third-place individual finish and a game-changing split on the Big Ten’s winning 400-yard freestyle relay.Saturday in individual competition, Clifton swam a 43.62, which ranks ninth in the nation.
While most of the college football landscape descended into sheer chaos this past weekend, the Badgers held serve at home in convincing fashion.A Wisconsin football team beating an Illinois team coached by Lovie Smith isn’t exactly uncharted territory.
The Badgers’ Big Ten title hopes came crashing down Sunday afternoon, as the No. 1 ranked Maryland Terrapins prevailed in a closely contested 2-1 match.
Senior Wisconsin cornerback Sojourn Shelton plays a lot of FIFA, and no one is happier about that than senior safety Leo Musso.
Wisconsin cruised to a 45-point victory over Illinois.
After a successful career at UW, undrafted free agent Dare Ogunbowale hopes to have a similar impact on the Houston Texans next season.
For the first five and a half minutes of the game, the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-5 Big Ten, 3-7 overall) were right in it against the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers (5-2, 8-2). Then UW scored touchdowns on four-straight drives and cruised to a 48-3 win on homecoming night.The game was more-or-less decided by halftime as Wisconsin went to the locker room with a 31-3 lead.
The No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers (11-3-4 overall, 4-2-2) defeated the No. 7 Indiana Hoosiers (11-1-7 overall, 3-0-5 Big Ten) on penalty kicks Friday to advance to the final of the Big Ten soccer tournament.This win was Wisconsin’s first of the season against a nationally ranked opponent, and it comes at a crucial time with selection for the NCAA tournament looming.
The rosters for the USA College Challenge November 12 and 13 were released last week, and it’s safe to say the Badgers will be well-represented, with three men and three women selected to represent the Big Ten in Indianapolis this weekend.The USA College Challenge is a two-day swim meet that pits the top swimmers in one of the major college conferences—this year, the Big Ten—against members of the U.S.
The No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) might have returned 99.7 percent of their scoring from last season, but in a 79-47 victory Friday night it was youth, not experience, that helped jump start UW’s offense and overpower Central Arkansas (0-1).Leading by just two points with a little over seven minutes to go in the first half, sophomore forward Charles Thomas spun baseline off the right block and found senior guard Bronson Koenig wide open for a 3-pointer in the left corner.
Rose Lavelle proved to everyone at the McClimon Complex why she is the No.1 player in the country, as she led Wisconsin (9-8-4) to a 1-0 victory over Marquette (12-2-8) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.Lavelle scored the lone goal in the 30th minute for the Badgers with a bomb off the edge of the 18-yard box that beat Marquette goaltender Maddy Henry at the far post.
After a sluggish start in their first regular season game, the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0), thanks in large part to their bench, cruised by Central Arkansas (0-1) 79-47.The Badgers jumped out to an early 13-3 lead, but a lull in the middle of the first half cut the lead to two points with just over seven minutes to play in the period.An assist from sophomore forward Charles Thomas to senior guard Bronson Koenig, though, extended the lead to five and back-to-back three pointers from freshman guard D’Mitrik Trice three minutes later helped extend the Badgers’ lead to double digits.
Host Bobby Ehrlich talks with football beat writer Lorin Cox about what to expect this weekend as the Badgers take on Illinois.
Like the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers (4-2 Big Ten, 7-2 Overall), the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-4, 3-6) have had to rely on a redshirt freshman quarterback under center after starting the season with a redshirt senior who struggled early on.Jeff George Jr.
A year ago, Wisconsin was surprisingly left out of the NCAA tournament. They would not experience that same disappointment this year, receiving an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.Not only did the Badgers (5-2-4 Big Ten, 8-4-8 overall) get a spot in the tournament, but they also will be hosting.And not only will the Badgers be hosting the game, they also will be hosting in-state rival Marquette University (7-2-0 Big East, 12-7-2 overall), whom they took down 2-0 the one time the teams matched up earlier this season.
While the Wisconsin men’s basketball team just finished inking three four-star recruits this week for their 2017 recruiting class, the women’s basketball team and head coach Jonathan Tsipis have a program-altering recruit on the dawn of her decision.
For more than two generations, no matter what happened with the rest of the country, there was one constant in NCAA cross country, and it was Wisconsin.