Wisconsin (1-1) took care of business in its home opener against Eastern Illinois (0-2), taking down the Panthers 65-52.
With just over 11 minutes left to play in the first half, sophomore forward Kobe King brought the 17,106 fans in attendance at the Kohl Center to their feet with an emphatic one-handed dunk over Eastern Illinois forward Jordan Skipper-Brown.
Eight games into the season, Wisconsin’s men’s hockey team sits at 4-4-0; a split in the first road series, a sweep of the home opener, a split at home, and swept on the road. Eight games into the 2018-’19 season, Wisconsin’s men’s hockey team was 4-4-0; a sweep of the home opener, a split in the first road series, a split at home, and swept on the road.
Wisconsin (0-1) looks to bounce back after a narrow 65-63 overtime loss against No. 20 St. Mary’s on the road Tuesday. The Badgers will kick off home play against Eastern Illinois (0-1), who also suffered a 71-59 loss against No. 13 Texas Tech in its season opener.
Coming off a promising exhibition win last Wednesday, the Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) continued their success in a season opening win against the North Florida Ospreys (0-1) on Tuesday.
Jordan Ford may have stole the show for the Saint Mary’s Gaels (1-0) with a game-high 26 points, but Malik Fitts put the final dagger in the Wisconsin Badgers (0-1) Tuesday night.
The Wisconsin Badgers women’s basketball team takes on the North Florida Ospreys in the season opener Tuesday night, after a dominating 67-34 win in an exhibition game against UW-Whitewater last Wednesday.
There’s no doubt there is an Ethan Happ-shaped hole in Wisconsin’s rotation heading into this season. The dominant big man averaged a double double last season with 17.3 ppg and 10.2 rpg as Happ was named to the First Team All-Big Ten Team for his third straight season, helping the Badgers return to the NCAA Tournament after the disappointing 2017-18 campaign.
The bad news: The Badgers lost their leader in points, rebounds, assists and steals from last season. The good news: All of that production came from Ethan Happ, who now plays for Euro League side Olympiacos.
Basketball season is back as the Badgers prepare to officially kick things off on the road against St. Mary’s on Tuesday, November 4.
Coming off a sweep of Bemidji State last weekend, the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team (4-0-0-0 WCHA, 10-0-0 overall) will battle the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-1-0-0 WHCA, 9-1-0 overall) this weekend. The two Border Battle rivals will face off at Ritter Arena in Minneapolis.
On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Badgers (0-4-2 Big Ten, 2-10-3 overall) will be facing off against Northwestern Wildcats (3-3-1 Big Ten, 7-7-1 overall).
After guaranteeing at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title with a 1-0 win over Illinois in their last match, the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (9-0-1 Big Ten, 13-2-2 overall) had a chance to clinch outright on Sunday with a draw or win against the Northwestern Wildcats (3-6-2 Big Ten, 5-10-3 overall) in Evanston.
The Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team (3-0-0 WCHA, 10-0-0 overall) took down the Bemidji State Beavers (2-2-0 WCHA, 3-4-1 overall) by a score of 4-1 on Sunday afternoon, completing a weekend sweep.
With two wins this week, a 2-0 win over Nebraska at home, and a 1-0 road win over Illinois, the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (8-0-1 Big Ten, 12-2-2) remained undefeated in conference play and clinched a share of the Big Ten championship with two games still remaining on the regular season.
In the opening game of their series against Bemidji State (2-1-0 WCHA, 3-3-1 overall), No. 1 Wisconsin (3-0-0 WHCA, 9-0-0 overall) earned a 4-1 win against the unranked Beavers, in the Badger’s first home WCHA game of the season.
Friday, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers (0-4-1 Big Ten, 2-10-2 overall) face the Michigan Wolverines (2-1-2 Big Ten, 7-4-3 Overall) at Michigan. The Badgers are coming off a close 1-2 loss to Penn State this week, while Michigan won in a close game 1-0 against Notre Dame in their last outing.
In yet another sweep, the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers (8-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) beat out the Long Island University Sharks (0-4-0, 0-0-0 NEWHA) 10-2 on Oct. 18, and 12-0 on Oct. 19.
The Wisconsin Badgers hosted the Penn State Nittany Lions for a 7 p.m. kickoff at the McClimon sports complex on Saturday. The Nittany Lions came into the game looking to extend their winning streak to three straight games, while the Badgers came into the game trying to turn around a recent sticky run of form.
Just a week ago, the visiting Michigan State Spartans had enjoyed the craze that is the tradition of Jump Around at Camp Randall, even in the midst of being shutout 17-0.