Badger Sports Roundup: The week in preview

A full slate of action for volleyball, soccer, cross country and golf.

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Women's soccer

Wisconsin (3-1) puts its three game winning streak to the test Tuesday evening against Marquette. The Badgers also take on Iowa State at home Friday evening and No. 14 Nebraska on Sunday.

The Badgers two wins last week gave coach Dean Durst 108 at Wisconsin. One more victory will move him ahead of Greg Ryan for the most wins in school history.

Volleyball

Wisconsin returns from a road trip this week and hosts the InnTowner Invitational Friday and Saturday at the Field House. The tournament begins with Iowa (3-3) taking on Duke (3-3) Friday at 5 p.m., followed by Wisconsin (4-2) matching up with North Carolina State (4-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday, the team's exchange partners, with Wisconsin playing Duke and Iowa contesting the Wolfpack.

The Badgers have gone 2-1 in each of their first two weekends of action.

Men's soccer

The Badgers take to the field against UW-Green Bay in Madison Wednesday, then travel to Providence, R.I. to participate in the adidas Brown Classic.

Wisconsin was 1-1 last week and is 2-2 overall this year.

Women's cross country

The Badgers, ranked No. 23 in the country, begin their season Friday at the Tennessee adidas Invitational. Wisconsin finished fifth in the Big Ten championship and No. 19 in the NCAA Championship last year.

Also participating in the meet are No. 14 North Carolina State and host Tennessee

Men's golf

The Badger Invitational takes place this weekend at University Ridge, as Wisconsin tees off another season of golf. Wisconsin breaks out a new coach in Jim Schuman and returns eight golfers from last season. Junior Brian Brodell won the Wisconsin State Amateur this summer but Jon Turcott, who won the Wisconsin State Open by eight strokes, elected to turn pro rather than play out his senior season at Wisconsin.

Women's golf

The Badger Invitational may be in its fourth year on the men's side, but this is the inaugural year that the tournament is a co-ed event. Wisconsin's women's golf team will also be opening its season this weekend at the tournament. The women's side finished 24th in the NCAA Championships last spring.

Wisconsin returns nine golfers to the courses this year. Nine teams will take part in the Badger Invitational.

 


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