Wisconsin hosts the Akron Zips at 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The Badgers (1-0), ranked No. 17 in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, defeated West Virginia 24-17 last week. Akron (0-1) dropped its first game of the season, 41-38, to Kent State.
The game will be the first in Camp Randall Stadium since Wisconsin installed FieldTurf as the playing field.
The Badgers volleyball team will get its first look at road competition this weekend when it travels to the Texas State Premier in San Marcos, Texas. No. 17 Wisconsin will take on Texas State (1-2) Friday as part of the Texas State Premier event in San Marcos, Texas. The event continues on Saturday, when Wisconsin (2-1) matches up with Louisiana Tech (3-0) at noon and No. 5 Pepperdine (2-1) at 5:30 p.m.
The Badgers finished second in the Badger Invitational last weekend. Wisconsin swept New Hampshire and Missouri-Kansas City, 3-0, before losing to Washington in three games. Junior Jill Odenthal and sophomore Aubrey Meierotto were named to the all-tournament team.
Wisconsin will take on UNLV and Mount St. Mary's (Md.) this weekend.
Junior transfer Jed Hohlbein (Middleton, Wis.) scored his first goal as a Badger (and the team's first goal of the 2003 season) in the win over the Huskies.
Wisconsin travels to Northern Illinois for a 5 p.m. contest Friday before opening the home season against Kansas at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
The Badgers opened their 2003 season last weekend at the Cal Invitational in Berkeley, Calif., posting a 1-1 record. UW dropped its opening game 2-1 to No. 16 California on Friday. Wisconsin closed out the invite Sunday with a 3-1 win over St. Mary's (Calif.).
Senior Jenny Kundert recorded two assists in Sunday's victory over St. Mary's. She needs just four more assists to tie Theresa Senn's career record of 26.
Katy Lindmuth led the Badgers with three points over the weekend on a goal and an assist. Sarah Capel, Marla Froelich and Allison Preiss also recorded goals.
Head coach Dean Duerst needs just two more wins to tie Greg Ryan for first on the all-time coaching list at Wisconsin. Ryan compiled a 108-32-7 record, while Duerst is currently 106-73-23.
W Club Hall of Fame
Six former UW student-athletes and one former coach will be inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 5. Peggy Anderson (diving), Robert Espeseth, Jr. (crew), Danny Jones (basketball), Dan McClimon (cross country/track), Arlie Mucks (special service), George Poage (track) and Amy Wickus (cross country/track) make up the class of 2003.
The Hall of Fame reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in GAR park, located just east of the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (Shell). The induction ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. With the class of 2003, there are 127 members in the UW Athletic Hall of Fame.