Badger Sports Roundup: The Week in Preview

A look at a big week in Wisconsin athletics

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Football: Wisconsin at Northwestern, 11:02 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 (ESPN2)


The Badgers (3-1 Big Ten, 6-2 overall) will look to rebound after a 26-23 loss at the hands of Purdue. Wisconsin is tied for third in the Big Ten standings.


Team Leaders

Rushing: Anthony Davis (556 yards, five touchdowns)

Passing: Jim Sorgi (1,354 yards, seven touchdowns)

Receiving: Lee Evans (34 receptions, 672 yards, six touchdowns)

Tackles: Jeff Mack (66—33 solo, 33 assists)


Volleyball: Penn State at Wisconsin, Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2 will show the game at 11:30 a.m. Sunday); Ohio State at Wisconsin, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. (Fox Sports Net, 3 p.m. Sunday).


After a five-game set victory at Indiana last week, Wisconsin's volleyball team moved into a four-way tie atop the Big Ten standings. The Badgers, along with Illinois, Minnesota and Penn State, reside in first place at 6-2 in conference play.


Wisconsin (14-5 overall) takes on conference favorite Penn State (17-3) Friday at the UW Field House in Madison. Saturday the Badgers will host Ohio State, also at the Field House.


Team leaders

Kills: Jill Odenthal, 245

Assists: Morgan Shields, 952

Digs: Jill Maier, 234

Blocks: Sheila Shaw, 52

Aces: Shaw, 36


Women's hockey: Wisconsin at Maine, Monday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 p.m.; Minnesota at Wisconsin, Saturday Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2:05.


The Badgers (3-0-0) women's hockey team finishes a two-game set with Maine this afternoon then will begin preparation to host the undefeated and nationally top-ranked Golden Gophers. For Wisconsin, ranked sixth in the nation, the contests this weekend will also mark the beginning of its WCHA season.


Team Leaders

Points: Nikki Burish, 4

Goals: Burish and Jackie Friesen, 3

Assists: Sara Bauer, 3

Saves: Christine Dufour, 14 (four goals allowed)


Men's hockey: Quinnipiac at Wisconsin, Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, 7:05 p.m. (Fox Sports Net).


The Badgers (0-2-0 WCHA, 1-3-0 overall) carry a three-game losing streak into their first contests on home ice this season. Wisconsin scored just one goal in each of two losses at St. Cloud State over the weekend in the both teams' first games in WCHA play.


Team leaders

Points: Andrew Joudrey, 4

Goals: Joudrey, 2

Assists: Joudrey and Ryan MacMurchy, 2


Men's soccer: DePaul at Wisconsin, Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m.; Michigan State at Wisconsin, Sunday, Oct. 26 at noon.


The Badgers will look to bounce back after a 4-1 loss to Michigan dropped the team to .500 overall this season (8-8-0, 1-3-0 Big Ten). Beginning with this week, Wisconsin plays three of its next four matches at home (McClimon Track and Soccer Complex) prior to the beginning of Big Ten Conference Tournament competition, Nov. 13 in Bloomington, Ind.


Team leaders

Points: Jed Hohlbein, 18

Goals: Hohlbein, 7

Assists: Hohlbein, 4

Saves: Eric Hanson, 55 (20 goals allowed)


Women's soccer: Wisconsin at Minnesota, Friday, Oct. 24.


The Badgers (3-6-0 Big Ten, 7-8-1 overall) will look to get back on the winning track with a trip to Minneapolis Friday. Wisconsin has lost six of its last eight contests and currently sits ninth in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota (2-6-1, 5-8-2), however, resides in tenth.


Team leaders

Points: Jenny Kundert 15

Goals: Kundert, 6

Assists: Katy Lindenmuth, 5

Saves: Stefani Szczechowski, 35 (16 goals allowed)


Men's Tennis: ITA Regional, Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26 in East Lansing, Michigan.


The Badgers will take to the courts for the first time in two weeks when we the team won two of three doubles matches and two of seven singles matches in a weekend's work versus Northern Illinois in the Wisconsin Invitational.


Women's Tennis: ITA/Omni Midwest Regionals: Thursday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25 in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's swimming: Iowa at Wisconsin, Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m.


The Badgers take to the pools at UW's Natatorium for the second time this season. Wisconsin opened its season by winning all 13 events in the Wisconsin Invite, Oct. 10.


Men's swimming: Iowa at Wisconsin, Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m.


Wisconsin's men's swimming team also opened its season with the Wisconsin Invite and also swept the event. The men's team won all 11 events in a competition that also included UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Stevens Point.


Crew: Wisconsin at Head of the Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa, Oct. 26 (all-day event).


The Badgers rowing teams will look to build off a solid performance at the world-class Head of the Charles event held Oct. 19 (Results).

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