With the coming of each new school year, a new season brings a different schedule, fresh faces and new gameplans.
The UW softball team hopes the phrase, “Things are better in pairs,” will hold true this Wednesday. After taking the series against Purdue last weekend, Wisconsin will host a red-hot Minnesota squad for a doubleheader Big Ten matchup. The No. 5 Golden Gophers swept Northwestern over the weekend, moving their record to an impressive 38-3.
In many ways, head coach Yvette Healy is the stage manager for Wisconsin softball. She may not be fielding or hitting during conference games, but she is responsible for ensuring her players walk up to the plate prepared and ready to dominate.
After getting swept at the hands of the Nebraska Cornhuskers last week, the Wisconsin softball team (2-4 Big Ten, 23-6 overall) hopes to righten the ship Friday when the Iowa Hawkeyes (2-4, 8-21) travel to the Goodman Complex. The Hawkeyes enter the weekend series fresh off their first conference series win.
Nebraska (3-3 Big Ten, 11-20 overall) spoiled the Badgers' first weekend in Madison, sweeping No. 21 Wisconsin (2-4, 23-6) right out of their own stadium Sunday.
After a stellar 2016 campaign, the UW softball team has knocked already-high expectations out of the park in 2017.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, Andy Williams was not referring to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in his cult classic.
For the Wisconsin wrestling team, the 2017 schedule has been a full course meal. The All-Star Classic and Pointer Open served as the amuse-bouche, a small appetizer used to stimulate hunger, for their upcoming season. Indeed, the Pointer Open did just that. The Badgers’ explosive start to tournament action began with five first-place titles and two runner-up honors.
Coming into Lafayette, the Wisconsin men’s wrestling team was outscored 135-60 over its last five matches.