Big expectations have been put on the Wisconsin men’s hockey team coming off its breakout year last season (20-15-1). The preseason USCHO poll has them ranked No. 12 in the country, and they have been talked about as a dark horse candidate to make the Frozen Four for the first time since 2010.
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Coming off of an uncharacteristically poor two year stint (12-46-13), the Badgers have been quick to return to prominence under new head coach Tony Granato. Over the last five years, Wisconsin went from being a powerhouse to being at the bottom of the Big Ten, before returning back to its historically impressive form last season.
For Wisconsin men’s hockey, it may be out with the old (goalie) and in with the new. Matt Jurusik, the team’s full-time starter two seasons ago and starter at the beginning of last year — he ended up splitting time with Berry as the season progressed — decided over the summer to leave Wisconsin to play in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux City Musketeers.
After a busy weekend in Badger athletics, Wisconsin men's hockey coach Tony Granato and Wisconsin volleyball head coach Kelly Sheffield preview the week ahead. Volleyball: The Badgers (2-2 Big Ten, 11-2 overall) fought hard this weekend as they were faced with back-to-back conference matches on the road.
Entering last season, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding Wisconsin. The Badgers had just come off a dismal 2015-’16 campaign (8-19-8 overall, 3-13-4 Big Ten ), finishing last in the Big Ten in one of their worst seasons in program history.
Men's Basketball: Hayes delivers dagger into Nova's repeat bid With 20.3 seconds remaining and the No. 8 seed Badgers tied 62-62 against the No. 1 overall seed Villanova Wildcats, Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard called a timeout, looking to draw up the most important set piece of the Badgers’ season.
After winning just 12 games over the last two years, Wisconsin rebounded from a dismal stretch with a 20-win season in Tony Granato’s first year at the helm.
Men’s Hockey As the season comes to an end, post-season anticipation rises for the Badgers.
Drive for five: NCAA Tournament bracket released, Wisconsin set to face Robert Morris in opening roundBy Cameron Lane-Flehinger | Mar. 6, 2017
When the NCAA announced the eight-team bracket for the 2017 women’s ice hockey tournament on March 5, it didn’t come with any surprises for the top-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, but it did bring some welcome news, and some unknown matchups. No. 1 in both polls and coming off a WCHA regular season and tournament title, the Badgers were effectively assured of a tournament berth and a first-round matchup at home.