Badger Sports Roundup, The Week in Preview

A look at what is ahead in UW athletics

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Football: Wisconsin v. Auburn in Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 11:00 a.m. CST (ESPN).


After more than a month away from the field and weeks of preparation, the bowl game and the conclusion of the 2003 season are fast approaching for the Badgers (7-5) and Tigers (7-5).


Team Leaders

Rushing: Dwayne Smith (856 yards, 9 touchdowns)

Passing: Jim Sorgi (2,082 yards, 16 touchdowns)

Receiving: Lee Evans (60 receptions, 1,162 yards, 12 touchdowns)

Tackles: Jim Leonhard (93—60 solo, 33 assists)

TFL (Sacks): Anttaj Hawthorne 20.0 (4.0); Alex Lewis 15.0 (8); Jonathan Welsh 11.5 (8.0).


Men's Basketball: Wisconsin at Alabama, Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 8:00 p.m. (ESPN Local) and Wisconsin v. College of Charleston, Saturday, Jan. 3 at 1:00 p.m. (Fox Sports Net).


The Badgers (8-1) are riding a five-game winning streak heading into their final two non-conference games of the season.


Team leaders (per game averages)

Points: Devin Harris, 16.2

Assists: Harris, 5.9

Rebounds: Mike Wilkinson, 6.9

Blocks: Zach Morley, Wilkinson, 1.0

Steals: Harris, 2.11


Men's Hockey: Wisconsin at Minnesota State, Friday, Jan. 2 at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 3 at 7:05 p.m.


With their school-record 15-game unbeaten streak snapped in a 3-1 defeat to Ferris State Sunday, the Badgers will reset their sights on the WCHA crown with a road series versus the Huskies.


Team Leaders

Points: Ryan MacMurchy and Rene Bourque, 19

Goals: MacMurchy, 12

Assists: Rene Bourque, 13

Plus/minus: MacMurchy, plus-13

Goaltending: Bernd Brückler - 2.31 GAA, .916 save percentage, 9-3-4; Brian Elliot – 1.52, .934, 3-1-0.


Women's Basketball: Wisconsin at Boston College, Tuesday Dec. 30 at 6:00 p.m. and Wisconsin at Ohio State, Friday Jan. 2 at 3:00 p.m.


The Badgers (5-3) are riding a three-game winning streak into their contest with Boston College Tuesday. Wisconsin last played more than a week ago, pulling out a 54-49 home victory over UW-Milwaukee. The team tips off its Big Ten season Friday when it travels to Columbus, Ohio.


Team leaders (per game averages)

Points: Emily Ashbaugh, 12.5

Assists: Stephanie Rich, 6.9

Rebounds: Ashbaugh, 6.9

Blocks: Lello Gebisa, 1.75

Steals: Rich, 2.63


Men's and Women's Swimming: Wisconsin at Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.


The swimming teams face their first competition in nearly a month; the meet will mark the first of two consecutive weeks that the Badgers compete in Honolulu.


Wrestling: Wisconsin at Lonestar Duals in Arlington, Texas


The Wrestling team is 5-1 in duals this season.

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