Bobby Lockhart, a senior on the men's cross country and track teams, has been suspended from both teams after he violated Wisconsin's Student-Athlete Discipline Policy Nov. 23.
According to Wisconsin Circuit Court Access, Lockhart was charged with a Class I felony of substantial battery with the intent to do bodily harm, and with a misdemeanor Class B disorderly conduct. The charges were filed Dec. 2.
Lockhart, 22, has been suspended from all competition and practice but may appeal the decision. If he does not appeal, he will be suspended until charges have been handled by the legal system or any university or departmental disciplinary process has been completed. He will still receive support services in sports medicine and have access to the Fetzer Student Athlete Academic Center and the weight training room.
In the polls…
The Wisconsin men's hockey team (13-1-2) is the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, according to both the USA Today/American Hockey poll and the U.S. College Hockey Online/CSTV poll.
Miami (Ohio) and Vermont are No. 2 and 3 respectively, in both polls, while North Dakota is No. 4 in the USA Today poll and No. 5 in the USCHO poll and Colorado College is No. 4 according to USCHO.com and No. 5 in USA Today's poll. Minnesota fell four spots to No. 8 in both polls after the Badgers swept them in Minneapolis over the weekend.
The Wisconsin women's hockey team (14-2-0) remained at No. 4 in the USCHO.com poll after easily sweeping Bemidji State over the weekend. Minnesota-Duluth, whom the Badgers face this weekend, moved up a spot to claim the No. 1 place in the poll.
The Wisconsin men's basketball team received 40 votes in this week's USA Today/ESPN poll and 44 votes in the Associated Press poll, both of which were released Monday.
Illinois (7-0) leads all Big Ten teams with its No. 10 ranking in the USA Today poll and No. 11 AP ranking, while Iowa (7-1) is No. 13 (No. 12 in the AP) and Michigan State (5-2) is No. 14 in both polls. Indiana is ranked No. 16 according to USA Today and No. 18 in the AP.
The Wisconsin women's swimming and diving team is ranked No. 9 in the College Swim Coaches Association poll. The Wisconsin men's swimming and diving team received one vote in the Dec. 2 poll.
The Wisconsin wrestling team (3-0-0) is ranked No. 8 in the USA Today/National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.
Skille makes World Junior Team
Freshman forward Jack Skille was named to the 2006 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete at the 2006 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in British Columbia Dec. 26, 2005-Jan. 5, 2006. Skille was one of 22 hockey players to make the roster, which was announced by USA Hockey Monday. A 2005 Chicago Blackhawks first-round draft pick, Skille currently leads UW rookies with five goals and four assists for nine points.
Former Badger assistant coach John Hynes is an assistant coach on the U.S. Junior Team, while former Badger skater Jim Johannson is the team's senior director of hockey operations.