Eaves Previews College Hockey Showcase

With the Badgers opening the lid on an eight-game, six-week home stand, Wisconsin takes a break from conference action and host its Big Ten rivals (Michigan State and Michigan) for the annual College Hockey Showcase.

Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves -

Michigan State (4-8-2, 2-6-2-2 CCHA) vs. Wisconsin (5-7-2, 5-5-2 WCHA)

Date/Time - Friday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. CT

Arena – Kohl Center (15,237) - 200' x 97'

Television - None

Radio - Wisconsin Radio Network (Brian Posick and Mike Cerniglia)

Series – Michigan State leads 45-39-3 (UW leads 18-16-2 in Madison)

Last Meeting – Tied 4-4 at Michigan State on Nov. 24, 2007 during the 2007 College Hockey Showcase. Badgers overcame a 4-2 third period deficit for the tie.

Series Notes:

This game will mark the 88th meeting between the two schools. The Badgers are 2-0-1 in the last three meetings in the series and are 3-1-1 over the last five games. UW is 1-4-0 in Madison against MSU in the Showcase

This marks the first meeting between the schools at the College Hockey Showcase that both teams are under .500 at the time of the game

Madison, Wis., native A.J. Sturges skates for MSU

From 1959-81, a Big Ten Championship was awarded in men's hockey and both teams captured five crowns, though the UW only competed for 13 of the 23 years

No.14 Michigan (8-6-0, 5-5-0-0 CCHA) vs. Wisconsin (5-7-2, 5-5-2 WCHA)

Date/Time - Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. CT

Arena – Kohl Center (15,237) - 200' x 97'

Television - WISC (Paul Braun and Rob Andringa) and tape-delayed on WPT (Robb Vogel and Ron Vincent)

Radio - Wisconsin Radio Network (Brian Posick and Mike Cerniglia)

Series – Michigan leads 63-50-7 (29-29-1 in Madison)

Last Meeting – UW fell 3-2 at Michigan on Nov. 23, 2007 during the 2007 College Hockey Showcase

Series Notes:

This will be the 121st meeting between the two schools dating back to 1922. UW is 3-3-0 in the last six games overall and and 3-2-0 in the last five games in the College Hockey Showcase, though Michigan has won the last two meetings in the Showcase

The Badgers are 1-3-1 against Michigan in Madison during the College Hockey Showcase

Michigan and Wisconsin won five Big Ten titles when there was such a championship from 1951-81, thought the Badgers only competed for 13 of the 23 years


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