After losing starting cornerbacks Derrick Tindal and Nick Nelson along with starting safety Natrell Jamerson, senior D’Cota Dixon is the lone returning member of the Badgers’ 2017 defensive backfield. Although he didn’t participate in spring camp, the first team All-Big Ten safety has become a mentor for the younger defensive backs.
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The Wisconsin men’s tennis ( 5-6 Big Ten, 13-11 overall) team finished out the regular season with a pair of Big Ten road matches this weekend.
Wisconsin (6-6 Big Ten, 21-17 overall) climbed back to .500 in conference play with a series win against Purdue (4-10, 13-34) this weekend at Goodman Diamond. The Badgers rallied from a tough loss in game one to take the next two tilts behind the stellar pitching of Haley Hestekin. The freshman from Kaukauna, Wis., threw 227 pitches over 14 innings between her two starts, allowing only one earned run on the way to her 10th and 11th wins of the season.
LONDON — On a typical night, Jared Berggren will come home from practice to be greeted by his wife, Cass, and their baby daughter, a welcome sight at the end of a long day.
If you’re looking for Jonathan Taylor during spring practice, chances are you will find him near the end zone with head coach Paul Chryst. This spring, the sophomore running back who broke the FBS freshman rushing record with 1,977 yards in 2017 is working to become a more complete player.
The University of Wisconsin swimming and diving team named Yuri Suguiyama to be its next head coach, SwimSwam News reported early Tuesday and UW Athletics later confirmed in a release.
For senior nose tackle Olive Sagapolu, breaks during practice do not mean he stops working. Instead, in between drills and after practice, Sagapolu is constantly working to be a mentor for UW’s younger defensive linemen.
The Wisconsin Badgers (4-5 Big Ten, 20-16 overall) stretched their win streak to four with two wins over conference rival Illinois (6-6, 25-13) last Thursday. The series’ third game scheduled for Friday was cancelled due to rain. The Illini were coming off a three-game sweep against Maryland in which they tallied 38 runs, but were unable to get their bats going at any point against Badger hurlers Kaitlyn Menz and Haley Hestekin. Both Menz and Hestekin went the distance on their way to their tenth wins of the year.
Friends, family, prospective recruits and alumni poured into the McClain Center Friday evening for Wisconsin football’s 12th spring practice. The Badgers were scheduled to play their Spring Game Friday night, but were forced to cancel due to inclement weather. Instead, UW held a full-contact scrimmage indoors.
The Badgers (2-5 Big Ten, 18-16 overall) got back on track Wednesday at Goodman Diamond with two blowout victories over Wisconsin-Green Bay (4-4, 7-23), 8-0 and 10-2. Wisconsin put its record above .500 with the wins and gained momentum entering a double header on Friday with Illinois (6-4, 25-13). All four Badger pitchers saw action Wednesday, with sophomore Kaitlyn Menz and freshman Haley Hestekin recording the wins.
Truly in-instate products: UW football uses homegrown food to improve player health, on-field performance
Linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel gave the Wisconsin Badgers a spark of energy during the Big Ten Championship Game. His first-half pick-six tied the game at seven and he later forced a fumble that led to a much-needed field goal that kept a sputtering UW offense in the contest.
When it comes to summertime in the Midwest, days are filled with tubing, sitting on a beach, boating on the countless lakes and for many, working. Yes, for two student athletes who play for the Wisconsin Badgers, their summers to this day are spent working and hanging out on their family farms.
From fields of corn to the hustle and bustle of the big city, Wisconsin sophomore center Tyler Biadasz has made the transition from Amherst, a rural town with a population of just 1,035, according the 2010 census, to Madison. But his hometown roots are integral part of him as both a person and football player.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the University of Wisconsin has cancelled its spring football game originally scheduled for this Friday at 6 p.m. The game will not be rescheduled.
Nielsen Tennis Stadium was filled with posters and messages for the Badgers’ lone senior, Kelsey Grambeau, before her senior day and last home match Sunday afternoon. But despite the fan-fair, UW (2-5 Big Ten, 8-11 overall) fell to No. 30 Ohio State (4-3,10-6) by a score of 5-2 in an emotional battle.
This weekend, the Wisconsin women’s golf team will finish off their regular season at the Silverado Showdown tournament in Napa, Calif. The No. 32 Badgers will face off against several highly-ranked teams in the 18-team field at the tournament, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 8 USC, No. 10 Arizona State, No. 13 Arizona and No. 14 Northwestern. Teams will split up into groups of three to play 18 holes each day over the three-day tournament.
A dominant month of March has earned the UW men’s tennis team some well-deserved national recognition. After going a perfect 5-0 last month, including two victories against ranked teams, the Badgers have cracked the ITA team rankings for the first time this spring, checking in at No. 46.
With a doubleheader set to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday against conference rival Iowa, the Wisconsin women’s softball team (2-2 Big Ten, 16-13 overall ) will look to take care of business despite its recent struggles. The Badgers are coming off a three game stint with Ohio State in which they dropped two out of three games, marking their fifth loss in their last eight tries.
The Wisconsin women’s tennis team (2-3 Big Ten, 8-9 overall) looks to right the ship in conference play as they host Penn State and No. 30 Ohio State this week in their final matches at home this season.
LONDON — As she’s ascended through the ranks of volleyball, Lauren Carlini has become accustomed to adjustment.