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Football away game tickets to go on sale; volleyball names captains; Finley honored for good works

Football ticket update

All tickets for University of Wisconsin football home games have been sold out for a few weeks now, with no public sale due to demand from season ticket holders. But today the UW announced that road game tickets for Northwestern ($50), Illinois ($37), Penn State ($48) and Hawaii ($32) will go on sale to the general public at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 11. The Badgers' are sold out of their allotment for the game at Minnesota.

Tickets may be purchased at the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office in Kellner Hall at Camp Randall Stadium, online at or by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS (262-1440 in Madison). A lottery system will be in effect for all in-person sales.

Shaw, Meierotto named volleyball co-captains

Seniors Sheila Shaw and Aubrey Meierotto have been named co-captains for the Wisconsin volleyball team for the 2005 season, head coach Pete Waite announced Tuesday.

Shaw, a middle blocker, has been a starter since her freshman year and was an American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable-mention All-American pick in 2004. Shaw's 1.36 blocks per game were best in the Big Ten and she had a team-high 3.81 kills per game as a junior.

Meierotto, a fifth-year senior outside hitter, was third on the team last year with 2.83 kills per game and added 1.88 digs, 0.77 blocks and 0.27 service aces per game. Meierotto, who started 31 of 32 games last year, was also a co-captain in the 2004 season.

"I feel good about the selection of Aubrey and Sheila as our team captains this year," Waite said. "They'll both be good leaders for the younger players and they'll be able to step up when needed, both on and off the court."

Last year Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight before falling to eventual national champs Stanford. The Badgers ended the season 22-10 and were ranked No. 14 in the final coaches' poll. The volleyball team opens competition Sept. 2-3 at the Air Force Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Finley a "Good Guy"

Former Badger and current NBA forward Michael Finley was named to The Sporting News' annual "Good Guys" list in its July 8 issue. According to TSN, Finley holds charitable events, including a free camp for students at his former high school, and an annual golf tournament that earns more than $100,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in addition to taking part in a program that raises more than $100,000 for a Texas food pantry.

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