After a 10-game home stand, Wisconsin (3-10 Big Ten, 18-23 overall) heads to Champaign this weekend for a three-game series against Illinois (8-4, 18-21).
Wisconsin has a chance to bounce back this Tuesday after a heartbreaking loss in extra innings to Iowa this past Sunday. After splitting the first two games of the series, the Badgers came up short in their last ten innings of play against the Hawkeyes.
Though the weather was cold, the Badgers (1-7 Big Ten, 16-20 overall) collectively heated up as they defeated Valparaiso (8-24) in both games of their double header at Goodman Diamond.
The Badgers (0-3 Big Ten, 13-16 overall) had a rough start to their opening Big Ten play as they were swept by the Purdue Boilermakers (3-0, 22-9) in all three games of their weekend series. Wisconsin struggled to hit the ball, recording only five total hits in series compared to the 21 from Purdue.
Five coaches came to the podium Monday afternoon, all going through various levels of success.
The Badgers are all coming off a high note as they head into their upcoming games. The men’s and women’s basketball teams hope to use their latest conference victories as fuel to improve. The men’s hockey team is looking to avenge a pair of losses against Penn State earlier this season and the women’s hockey team looks to repeat victories against Minnesota Duluth.
Overcoming challenges was the key theme among three Badger head coaches at Monday’s press conference. The men’s basketball team has had to deal with multiple injuries this season, but look to overcome them.