After a week out of league play, the No. 16 Wisconsin men's hockey team jumps back into WCHA action this weekend with a home series against the Michigan Tech Huskies. After splitting series the last two weekends, the Badgers (5-4-1 WCHA, 8-5-1 overall) look to gain ground in the conference standings, with four points up for grabs. The Huskies come to Madison with a record of 3-9-0 (2-8-0 WCHA) and find themselves in the basement of the league.
Last year Brandon Jennings became the first basketball player to go international rather than participate at the college level. His experience abroad has paid off so far, as the Milwaukee Bucks guard is averaging 22 points per game this year, including his 55-point effort a few weeks ago. With the NBA's collective bargaining agreement expiring in 2011, there are rumblings that Commissioner David Stern may try to raise the league's 19-year old age minimum. Based on Jennings' positive results from his abroad experience, raising the age limit could send even more potential NBA stars and NCAA standouts to international leagues.
The science (or is it an art?) of deciding whether things are over- or underrated is as much a part of sports as ESPN cross-promotion and complaining about officiating. This rigorous and time-tested methodology must now be turned on some of the traditions of Badger sports.
Perhaps the most fascinating element of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge is the contrast between the two conferences. ACC fans laud the conference for its high-scoring and up-tempo offensive contests, while the Big Ten prides itself on its defensive toughness and its fundamental emphasis.
Die-hard Badger fans have had tonight's game circled on their calendars since last April, when the matchups for the 11th Big Ten-ACC Challenge were announced. And now the day has come: Tonight Wisconsin welcomes perennial powerhouse Duke into the Kohl Center.
Typically at this point in the season, the NFL playoff picture is getting clearer with each passing week. This season, however, that trend is only holding true in one conference. The NFC playoff picture is taking shape with both Green Bay and Philadelphia winning last week to improve to 7-4 to separate themselves from the 6-5 Giants and Falcons. It's pretty certain the final five weeks will be a battle between these four teams for the two wild-card spots, with Green Bay and Philadelphia in the driver's seat.
When the San Jose Sharks acquired former Ottawa Senators forward and Wisconsin alumnus Dany Heatley in a trade over the summer, there were inevitably some questions surrounding the controversial star.
At a time of upheaval for Wisconsin and college campuses across the country, there was another big change afoot in Badger hockey, one that would take it from a club sport to a nationally renowned program within a few short years.
The Wisconsin women's basketball team found itself in an odd position Sunday: trailing for most of the game.
For five of the Wisconsin women's hockey team's first six series, there was a troubling trend the Badgers tried to stop. With the exception of their sweep over Minnesota, the Badgers have lost or tied their opponent in the first game of the series only to come back and take a victory in the second.
EVANSTON, Ill.—To say the Badger secondary had been an issue all year would be an understatement.
The Wisconsin men's hockey team went on the road for only the second time this season and came home from St. Cloud with a series split for its efforts. The Badgers generated plenty of scoring opportunities Friday night but had trouble finishing and allowed two goals in the final minute of the contest in a 4-1 loss. Then, led by its defense, Wisconsin rebounded Saturday night and handed the Huskies a 4-1 loss.