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.
EVANSTON, Ill.—With 42 seconds to go in Wisconsin's game against Northwestern, the Badgers took possession at their own 20. Despite trailing 33-31 when the drive started, Wisconsin's players were confident their team could mount a quick scoring drive and steal a win over the Wildcats despite a mistake-filled game.
Looking for its first Elite Eight appearance since 1991, the Wisconsin women's soccer team went into Chestnut, Mass. Friday night hoping to pull off an upset win over No. 7 Boston College. But the Badgers did not contain the Eagles' explosive offense and fell 1-0 at Newton Soccer Field.
The Wisconsin men's hockey team hits the road this weekend for a WCHA series against St. Cloud State.
The Wisconsin women's basketball team began its defense as the best team in the state with a 64-55 victory over the UW-Milwaukee Panthers at the Klotsche Center Thursday evening. Controlling both ends of the court for the majority of the game and at one point leading by 14, the Badgers cruised to their second win of the young season.