Game times for the University of Wisconsin football team's first two games of the 2005 season have been announced. The Badgers' Sept. 3 opener against Bowling Green will kick off at 11 a.m. Central from Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. That game will be televised by ESPN.
On Sept. 10, UW will host another 11 a.m. start when Temple comes to town.
Women's golf team providing free clinics
The UW women's golf team is taking part in two free, ladies-only golf clinics Friday in Madison: from noon-2:30 p.m. at Vitense Golf Land and from 3:30-6 p.m. at Yahara Hills Golf Course. The team, in cooperation with Governor Jim Doyle and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, is hosting the free clinics as a part of this summer's ‘Golf Wisconsin' program.
Golfers interested in participating in a free clinic should call Yahara Hills at 608-838-3126 or Vitense Golf Land at 608-271-1411 to register in advance. Depending upon availability, same-day registrants may be accepted.
For more details on the ‘Golf Wisconsin' program, logon to travelwisconsin.com/golf.
Softball recruit honored
Incoming UW softball player Leah Vanevenhoven was recently named the Wisconsin Gatorade Softball Player of the Year.
The left-handed pitcher from Kaukauna, Wis., finished her senior season with a 16-3 record, a 0.67 earned-run average and 145 strikeouts. She also batted .509.
Paradise Jam schedule announced
The UW men's basketball team's schedule for the 2005 Paradise Jam Tournament, Nov. 18-21 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, has been announced.
The tournament includes Georgia, Old Dominion, Eastern Kentucky, Norfolk State and Fordham; the Badgers will face Norfolk State and Eastern Kentucky in the preliminary round-robin pool. Wisconsin faces Norfolk State Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Central and Eastern Kentucky Nov. 19, also at 7:30 p.m. The championship rounds will be held Nov. 21, with games at 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
In addition to the Badgers, Old Dominion and Eastern Kentucky earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2005; those teams lost in the first round.