October 24, 2014

Badger women’s volleyball team keeps rolling

VOLLEYBALL-5The 5th-ranked Wisconsin Badger women’s volleyball team swept Big Ten Conference opponent Iowa 25-15, 25-22 and 25-19 at the UW-Field House on Wednesday night.

Wisconsin (17-2, 8-1) combined for a season-high 15 blocks in the sweep of the Hawkeyes (9-11, 1-8), bringing the Badgers’ match-winning streak to eight and set-winning streak to 16.

“I like what I saw from my team tonight,” Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield said.  “I thought for the most part we played a pretty smart game and at the end of the day that’s what you’re wanting.”

Wisconsin returns to the UW Field House Sunday to take on No. 14 Nebraska in a 4 p.m. conference showdown.  The match will be televised live on ESPN2.


Former Badger, Krumrie is on 2015 College Hall of Fame Ballot

MotionW_2ColorFormer University of Wisconsin defensive football star, Tim Krumrie is among the more than 160 players on the ballot for the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame.

Krumrie played defensive tackle at Wisconsin and was named a consensus First Team All-American in 1981 after leading the Badgers to the 1981 Garden State Bowl.  He earned Defensive MVP honors in the 1982 Independence Bowl.

Krumrie is a three-time First Team All-Conference selection, recording 444 career tackles.

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame announced the names on the 2015 ballot today.  The list includes 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 87 players and 25 coaches from the divisional ranks.

The announcement of the 2015 class, including the players and coaches from both the Football Bowl Division and the divisional ranks, will be made Friday, Jan. 9 and carried live on www.footballfoundation.org.


Hockey Badgers swept by NMU

Joel Rumpel

Joel Rumpel

Wisconsin‘s power play drought continued on Saturday night in a 4-1 loss to Northern Michigan at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

The Badgers went 0 for 7 with a man advantage and finished 0 for 12 on the power play for the weekend.

Northern Michigan earned the 2-game sweep as the young Badgers are off to a 0-4 start on the season.

The Badgers lone goal on the weekend came when Brad Navin found the back of the net with 1:33 left to play, spoiling NMU’s second straight shutout.

Joel Rumpel took the loss in goal, stopping 14 shots in his third straight start in goal for Wisconsin.

The Badgers will get plenty of time off now.  They won’t play for nearly three weeks now when they open the home portion of their schedule against North Dakota on Friday, November 7 at the Kohl Center.

Badger volleyball sweeps Gophers for second time

The Wisconsin women’s volleyball team earned a second straight Border Battle victory, sweeping Minnesota for the second time this week.

Saturday’s match came at the sold out UW-Fieldhouse as the fifth-ranked Badgers (16-2, 7-1 Big Ten) pulled out a 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 three-set victory over the Gophers (13-6, 3-5).  It gives the Badgers their seventh straight Big Ten victory.

The Badgers resume Big Ten play on Wednesday as they host Iowa in a 7 p.m. match-up at the UW Field House.

Top ranked Wisconsin falls twice in women’s hockey

The number-1 ranked Wisconsin women’s hockey team fell to second-ranked Minnesota 2-1 in overtime on Saturday, as the Gophers swept the two-game weekend series in Madison.

With Minnesota trailing 1-0 late in the third period, Rachael Bona fired a wrister past Ann-Renee Desbiens to tie the game 1-1 and force overtime at LaBahn Arena.

In OT, the Gophers (5-0-1, 3-0-1-0) caught the Badgers (6-2-0, 4-2-0-0) in a line change and took advantage of a turnover when Rachel Ramsey scored with just a minute left in overtime.

The teams combined for 76 shots, as Wisconsin outshot Minnesota 41-36.

The Badgers return to the ice next Friday for a two-game road series at Bemidji State.