It’s not easy being a freshman collegiate athlete. Even if you’ve figured out your classes and practice schedule and gotten adjusted to the level of competition, there’s still any number of little things that can trip you up and get you off your game.
In our first Cardinal Zone Hockey Podcast of the season, sports editor Ben Pickman is joined by sports editor Ethan Levy and men’s hockey beat writer Cameron Lane-Flehinger as the trio breaks down the start of Wisconsin’s season.
Over the course of this season, Wisconsin has played seven different freshmen, and five of those first-year players have been in the lineup for all 11 games so far.
The third line on a hockey team is sometimes the most critical, and is often the most overlooked.
For the first time since 2010, the Kohl Center will be hosting a top-ten men’s hockey matchup. The No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers, for the first time in three years, have cracked the top-10 of the USCHO poll after a couple of seasons rebuilding a largely storied program.
Call it a letdown, call it a hangover. Whatever its name, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (1-1-0 Big Ten, 6-3-0 overall) experienced it Saturday night against St. Lawrence.
Simply, the Badgers dominated St. Lawrence in the opening game of their weekend series. Ultimately, Wisconsin outshot the SLU 42-19, which is an impressive margin — but, more shockingly, UW recorded 84 shot attempts to the Saints 40.
It’s homecoming weekend for Kyle Hayton. But instead of going back to college, the senior goaltender’s college is coming to him. When the former St.
In its two years under head coach Tony Granato, Wisconsin has been focused on building an identity for its program.
The No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers have started the year 4-1 behind victories against the No. 19 and No. 13 teams in the nation; a substantially better start than the last two years in which the Badgers were a cumulative 3-4-3 (0-2-3, 3-2-0) after the first five games of each respective season.
“I don’t know, I feel alright. Obviously I would have liked to play better, play some more. I’m just in a little bit of a drought right now.
Defending a top-10 ranking for the first time since the beginning of the 2014 season, the No. 10 Wisconsin men’s hockey team (1-1-0 Big Ten, 4-1-0 overall) took to the road for the first time in 2017 and rode a strong goaltending performance to a pair of victories over no.
When the Wisconsin men’s hockey team took the ice for its home season opener just over a year ago, it did so with numerous questions surrounding the program, including relying on a new head coach to rebuild a once-storied program that had fallen on hard times.
Volleyball: After coming off of two tough losses against ranked teams, the No. 11 Badgers (2-4 Big Ten, 11-4 overall) are eager to take on No. 5 Nebraska (6-0 Big Ten, 13-3 overall) this Wednesday at the field house.
After last night’s 3-2 loss to Ohio State, head coach Tony Granato said something intriguing about junior forward Ryan Wagner in relation to the rest of his lineup.
Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. The Wisconsin Badgers (0-1-0 Big Ten, 1-1-0 overall) learned that lesson the hard way in the closing stages of a 3-2 loss to Ohio State (1-0-0, 1-0-0) at the Kohl Center Friday night, as a pair of key defensive miscues soiled an otherwise strong defensive performance by the Badgers. The Buckeyes came out stronger in what was their season opener, possessing the puck for long stretches and keeping junior netminder Sean Romero out of danger with only four shots on goal allowed in the opening period. “I think they came out and got to their game before they let us get to ours,” head coach Tony Granato said.
Hockey is truly a team sport, and, as such, when Wisconsin is preparing for an opponent, it makes itself aware of the strengths and weaknesses of most of the players on the opposing roster.
Earlier in the summer, recently named general manager of the USA Olympic hockey team and former Badger hockey player Jim Johannson needed to create a coaching staff to lead the United States during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Luckily, at an impromptu reunion of the 1988 Men’s Olympic hockey team that Johannson was a member of, the general manager turned to longtime friend, former UW teammate and current head coach for Wisconsin Tony Granato for the job. Johannson and Granato were teammates on three UW hockey teams.
What happens when the deepest top-to-bottom conference in the country adds a top-five team from the year before?