Athletic departments of power-conference universities, including Wisconsin, are often criticized for scheduling overmatched opponents early in the year. That certainly will not be the case for the Badger men's hockey team this season. Wisconsin jumps right into conference play, hosting Colorado College this weekend to open its rigorous 2009 campaign.
Homecoming 2009 will provide opportunities for just about everybody. Numerous alumni will use the weekend to come back and stake out the old stomping grounds, student organizations will build up their floats and march them through the annual Homecoming Parade, and the student section will gets a few extra chances to bow down in gratitude to athletes and teams from the past. The team itself will use the week to lean heavily on their ""one game at a time"" mantra, reminding everybody that this is just another week and just another opponent, albeit a good one.
For years we accepted that Bill Belichick was a football genius. The guy just never made a wrong move.
With college football entering its seventh week of play, Alabama, Florida and Texas continue to rank in the top three of the weekly polls. Inevitably, either Florida or Alabama will end the year with at least one loss, as they will likely meet in the SEC championship game. With that in mind, the question now being asked is which one-loss team boasts the most impressive résumé.
The Wisconsin men's soccer team kept the high-powered offense of UW-Green Bay in check for most of the night, but failed to find the back of the net and lost 1-0 Wednesday night in Green Bay after allowing a goal late in the game.
For the second straight year, Wisconsin student-athletes will participate in the ""Red and White Hunger Fight,"" hoping to raise food and monetary donations for needy families.
After a huge overtime win against Michigan State Sunday, the Wisconsin men's soccer team hits the road to face UW-Green Bay at Aldo Santaga Stadium Wednesday. Coming off their big win, the Badgers (3-5-2) have picked up momentum as they continue into the second half of the season.
The NFL is the country's most popular sport for several reasons, and somehow the perceived parity of the league is one of them. Loads of NFL fans will tell you that their league's the best because they think there's more balance in it than there is in baseball.
Sunday's 4-1 Minnesota Twins loss to the New York Yankees meant the end of more than a team's season. For fans who appreciate multi-purpose, cheap stadiums like the Metrodome, it meant the end of an era.
After a week-long break to recover and rest from its grueling schedule, the Wisconsin women's soccer team improved its Big Ten record to 3-1-1 with a 1-0 victory over Illinois.
Talk to anyone from Platteville High School, and they'll say that sophomore Louis Nzegwu is one beast of a running back. But who, Badger fans may ask, is Louis Nzegwu? Isn't John Clay the Badgers' beast of a running back?
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Before Saturday, the mindset in Madison was, ""Why can't it happen?""
Senior forward Scott Lorenz scored two goals for the Wisconsin men's soccer team, including the game-winner in double overtime, helping the Badgers end a four game winless skid with a 2-1 victory over the Michigan State Spartans Sunday at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
Wisconsin senior midfielder Pablo Delgado is certainly not the only Real Madrid fan here on campus. Replica jerseys of the Spanish super-team can be spotted on the backs of students during any given time. Many of them even bear the name of Delgado's favorite player, Brazilian midfielder Kaka.