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.
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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.
WisconsinShow up on timeThis game should be a walkover for the Badgers, but only if they get onto the field before kickoff.
It is officially November in college football. Each weekend will feature elimination games for teams vying for various conference titles.
For two glorious weeks, our power rankings had a consensus on who the top six teams in the Big Ten were.
The Badgers hosted their second and final exhibition game Tuesday night, with the in-state UW-Stout Blue Devils in town, part of an annual matchup between the Badgers and one of the UW schools.
Saturday’s game against Northwestern proved to be another complete team effort by the Badgers, who once again showed that the final score is not always indicative of how close a game is.
Last season, the Illinois Fighting Illini started 4-1 and looked poised to make a bowl appearance.
This season, Wisconsin’s defense has been in a constant state of flux. With players getting injured and coming back from injury, and some going from hot to cold in a heartbeat, finding consistency has been difficult.Senior safety Leo Musso, however, has been about as consistent as it gets.
With a tough five-set victory over Purdue that extended the UW volleyball team’s win streak to five straight matches, No. 3 Wisconsin (12-2 Big Ten, 20-3 overall) appears to be hitting its stride just as the end of the regular season approaches.This weekend, the Badgers will hit the road and venture across the border to take on Illinois (7-7, 14-11) Friday night and then head to Evanston to face Northwestern (1-13, 8-18) Saturday night.Just over three weeks ago, Illinois was ranked inside the top 25 and sported a 7-2 conference record.
Back-to-back Final Four appearances and a trip to the title game on the shoulders of Frank Kaminsky placed the Badgers firmly in the national spotlight two years ago.
Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes has not been shy in expressing his opinions on the current social climate in the U.S., expressing ad nauseum his frustrations with how Black Americans are currently being treated.In UW’s first two exhibition games, Hayes and his teammate Jordan Hill have delivered their own on-court protest, standing out-of-line from their teammates as the National Anthem was performed.“You can’t take a knee on the court because my knee would hurt,” Hayes said.
To say last year’s NCAA selection show left a foul taste in Kylie Schwarz’s mouth would be an understatement.
At long last, the drought is over.The trap game to end all trap games was finally conquered Saturday by the Wisconsin Badgers, as they marched into the Mystical Realm of Evanston and emerged victorious for the first time since 1999.It was a huge win for Wisconsin that marked the end of a brutal portion of its schedule.
It wasn’t pretty, nor was it easy, but Wisconsin left the Kohl Center floor with a ‘W’ after taking down Winona State 78-71 in Sunday’s exhibition match.The Badgers left the first quarter up 22-11 and extended that lead in the second to make it 41-19.
When Amber MacDonald made her Wisconsin debut in the fall of 2015, it not only signified the start of her college volleyball career, but also put an end to the whirlwind journey which came before it.Born and raised in Alpharetta, Ga., the Badgers’ defensive specialist/libero first expressed interest in UW during her sophomore year of high school, when she took a trip to watch the Badgers in the 2013 Final Four in Seattle.
Senior goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens set a new NCAA record with her 44th career shutout and senior forward Sarah Nurse notched her 100th career point as No. 1 Wisconsin (9-0-1 WCHA, 11-0-1 overall) completed a weekend sweep of Bemidji State (2-7-1, 4-7-1) with a 6-0 victory at LaBahn Arena Sunday.Entering the game, attention was focused on Desbiens, who had tied the NCAA record in Saturday’s game and had her first opportunity to take the record outright.
The Big Ten tournament found its way back to Madison Sunday afternoon, as the No. 3 Badgers (4-2-2 Big Ten, 11-3-3 overall) played host to the No. 6 Buckeyes (3-4-1, 5-13-1) at the McClimon Complex.
After gaining a commanding two set lead, No. 3 Wisconsin (12-2 Big Ten, 20-3 overall) was driven to the brink of defeat Saturday night, needing late-match heroics in a decisive fifth set to put away the Purdue Boilermakers (5-9, 15-10) by a score of 25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 16-25, 15-10.
The game of hockey is naturally fast. The best players and the best teams play fast, but it is more than just speed that makes a team succeed.