Smith to Miss UW Road Games

After being arrested in the off season, part of sophomore Lance Smith's punishment is missing the team's five road games in 2007.

MADISON - Badgers sophomore running back Lance Smith will not travel or compete in this season's five regular- season away games, Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez and Dean of Students Lori Berquam announced Wednesday.

Smith will miss games at UNLV, Illinois, Penn State, Ohio State and Minnesota as resolution of a non-academic misconduct case pending against him for a July incident.

Smith was suspended from the team on July 18 for violating the UW Department of Athletics Student Athlete Discipline Policy. He was re-instated on August 6, and in mid-August was given notice that additional disciplinary action was possible under the policy. With the Dean of Students Office having reached a resolution with Smith, no additional game suspensions will be imposed.

Smith played in 12 of Wisconsin's 13 games last season and was the team's second-leading rusher with 345 yards and five touchdowns as a true freshman.

Smith will continue to compete in home games, participate in other team activities, receive traditional student-athlete support services and complete all court, athletic and university-mandated restitution.

Lance Smith 2006 Road Totals

at. Bowling Green - 8 carries, 41 yards

at. Michigan - Did not play

at Indiana - 19 carries, 65 yards, one touchdown

at. Purdue - three carries, 21 yards, one touchdown

at. Iowa - two carries, four yards

at. Arkansas - no carries

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