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.
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Last month, the Cleveland Indians voted to remove their Chief Wahoo imagery from their uniforms effective next year. Cleveland’s Chief Wahoo and other Native American mascots have been the source of years of controversy due to their inaccurate depiction of indigenous peoples. And while the removal of Chief Wahoo is a step in the right direction for Cleveland, it barely scratches the surface of eradicating cultural appropriation in sports.
After being shut out of the top two in all three of her individual events at last year’s Big Ten Championships, sophomore swimmer Beata Nelson knew it was time to drop the hammer and show the conference and the country what she could do. While breaking three school records and two Big Ten records, Nelson led the No. 23 Badgers to a fifth-place finish in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday.
Swim writer Kelly Ward and 2016 Olympian Matt Hutchins preview this week’s women’s Big Ten Swimming and Diving championships, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio starting Wednesday. Listen in for detailed analysis of races, opponents and impact athletes for Wisconsin and a lot of banter along the way.
After a regular season full of ups and downs including a Big Ten Record for sophomore Beata Nelson and the departure of one of their captains, the No. 21 Wisconsin women’s swim team is ready to put its last four months in the rearview mirror and move to the penultimate point of its season — the Big Ten championships.
With the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal affecting Michigan State, schools in the Big Ten Conference and NCAA in general, schools all over the country are now being held under increased scrutiny in terms of how they choose to respond to misconduct scandals involving their coaches.
With championship season on the horizon, the unranked (men) /No. 19 (women) Wisconsin swim teams will head to Notre Dame for the two-day Shamrock Invitational. Traditionally, this meet has served as a final tune-up for the Big Ten meet as well as a chance for swimmers to figure out what events they will compete in to finish out the season.
Twenty three-year-old Olympian and Wisconsin volunteer assistant coach Matthew Hutchins announced his retirement from competitive swimming on Wednesday through a statement to Swimming New Zealand.
It came down to the final relay and just four total points, but the No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers women’s swim team couldn’t escape No. 9 Southern California on Monday afternoon in sunny Los Angeles. The No. 7 Trojan men also gave the Badgers more than they could handle in a day of wicked fast racing outdoors.
Immediately after a nine-day training trip to Hawaii that was equal parts relaxation and hard work, the unranked Wisconsin swim team is heading to the University of Southern California for a dual meet with the No. 7/No.9 Trojans on Monday to start the second half of their season.
When head coach Whitney Hite picked up the number-one recruit in the class of 2016 in current sophomore Beata Nelson, her impact on the team — and on the record book -—was not fully felt. That all changed at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational this past weekend, however.
On Oct. 19, an 18-year-old freshman at Wisconsin, who spent the majority of high school training alone, put the entire NCAA swimming and diving community on notice when he beat 2016 Olympian Jay Litherland in the 100-yard backstroke at a dual meet. That swimmer’s name is Matt Novinski, and he’s hoping his performance in the pool won’t let opponents forget it.
After one season, Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge no longer with Wisconsin swimming and diving program
After missing the first half of the 2017-’18 season, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge is no longer on the Wisconsin swim team, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
After knocking out the second overall seed in the quarterfinal of ITA Nationals tournament this weekend, seniors Chema Carranza and Joe Dodridge were in uncharted territory. The talented doubles pair became the first players from Wisconsin to ever make the national semifinals.
After two straight losses in its home pool to top-10 teams, the RV/No. 18 Wisconsin swim and dive team (0-4 men, 0-4 women) is headed on the road to Minneapolis to take on three formidable Big Ten opponents during the Big Ten Quad Duals.
When Chema Carranza and Joe Dodridge made history last week, the senior tennis players were both so overcome with emotion that they didn’t know what to say to each other.
Finding a new home: After recent cuts at the University of North Dakota, Campbell and Zelen are making a new mark at UW
Looking back on it, junior Tyler Zelen seemed destined to swim at the University of North Dakota. A third-generation UND athlete, his parents, Dan and Camille, met in the pool at UND and before that, his grandmother was also star in the water for the Fighting Hawks.
After missing the first two meets of the season without explanation from the coaching staff, Wisconsin junior and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge is questionable to compete this weekend against North Carolina State, according to various sources close to the program.
Twenty minutes after winning his first race in a Wisconsin cap, junior swimmer Tyler Zelen lost his goggles on the dive in for the 100-yard freestyle. Although he got dead last in that particular race, Zelen showed his grit as he continued without his goggles and ultimately turned in a solid time of 49.87 seconds.