Whether in sports or in life, no one can understate the importance of a good first impression. As the puck dropped to open up the Badger men’s hockey team’s 2016 campaign, that fact was never clearer.
Football With the start of Big Ten play looming, the quarterbacik contest and red zone efficiency was the highlight of head coach Paul Chryst’s press conference on Monday. “I don’t think about the odds,” said Chryst about the Badgers’ 3-0 start despite their poor red zone efficiency.
The Badgers will travel to Big Rapids, Mich. this weekend with hopes of avenging last week’s nightmare performance in Boston. Despite being outscored 10-1 in its last two games, Wisconsin has remained confident with its sights set high on the Ferris State Bulldogs this weekend.
All eyes will be on sophomore Annie Pankowski when the Badgers take the ice next winter. After a phenomenal freshman season she will be the offensive leader for Wisconsin in their quest for a national title.
DETROIT—Wisconsin’s season ended Thursday night much the way it went all year: being outplayed and outscored. The Badgers (2-15-3 Big Ten, 4-26-5 overall) lost 5-1 to Michigan (13-8-0, 21-14-0) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
A horrendous regular season finally came to an end this weekend for Wisconsin, one that could bring about some major changes in the offseason.
For the eighth time in program history, Wisconsin is headed to the Frozen Four. The Badgers dominated Boston University in the NCAA Quarterfinal, defeating the Terriers 5-1 to set up a rematch with rival Minnesota next Friday.
It’s not often that two conference rookies of the year face each other in the same game. That’s what’s happening Saturday as Annie Pankowski and Wisconsin take on Victoria Bach and Boston University in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.
Students and fans alike know just where to look for him: in the same bottom row seats off the corner of the ice. He’ll be there, most likely wearing the same white sweater and red turtleneck that have become almost his trademark.
The Badgers (2-14-2 Big Ten, 4-24-4 overall) have had many instances of offensive futility this year, but this weekend’s series was their low point, shut out by Michigan State (9-6-2, 15-4-2) in both games in East Lansing.
After suffering a loss in each of the final two regular season series, Wisconsin had extra motivation to get back on track in the opening round of the WCHA tournament. That motivation showed from the get-go against St. Cloud State, and it carried the Badgers to a series sweep this weekend.
It was another wild weekend for Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team, as they hosted St. Cloud State for the last series of the regular season.
The Badgers (18-5-3 WCHA, 23-5-4 overall) will take on St. Cloud State (4-21-1, 7-25-1) this weekend in the final conference series of the year. Minnesota clinched the regular season WCHA title last weekend, but Wisconsin will look to finish the campaign strong and gain some momentum for the conference playoffs beginning next week.
The Badgers (18-5-3 WCHA, 23-5-4 overall) traveled to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes (12-11-3, 17-12-3) and came away with a series split, taking the first game 2-0 and falling in the second, 4-3.
As the college hockey season approached its end, the Badgers were still looking for their first Big Ten conference win. Saturday, the Badgers (1-9-2 Big Ten, 3-19-4 overall) finally got it, grabbing a 3-2 win in the second game of their road series against Ohio State (3-9-0, 8-16-2).