Olivia Hancock and Dana Rettke decided independently to volunteer at the polls Nov. 3. The fellow University of Wisconsin students, who had never met, found themselves at the same polling place by chance.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s top-ranked women’s hockey team will close out its regular season this weekend with games against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Friday and Saturday.
The Badgers, who have been ranked No. 1 throughout the season, announced the season has been put on pause for two weeks because of multiple exposures to COVID-19.
Cephus was suspended from the Badgers football team in August 2018 and was expelled from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for violating its nonacademic misconduct code as part of a Title IX investigation following his arrest on second- and third-degree sexual assault charges.
Former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the university that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the University of Wisconsin that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
“While we are reviewing the complaint filed by Mr. Cephus, we’re confident UW-Madison followed appropriate processes in this matter,” university spokesperson John Lucas said in a statement.
Add another moving element to the 2020-21 college hockey season: The Big Ten men’s hockey tournament could be played four days earlier than originally planned.
UWPD Chief Kristen Roman said Friday that officers from other agencies will need to prove their performance histories don’t include complaints on excessive use of force or violations of civil rights before they can join the local force at and around Camp Randall Stadium.
As the University of Wisconsin-Madison transitions from fielding just one varsity sport in the fall to 22 this spring, it is applying and adapting lessons learned from the pandemic football season .
“We are planning to have our fans back in the stands,” said Alvarez. “We really don’t know how many people we’ll have in the stadium but we do know we have a great schedule. We’re really looking forward to getting people back in the stands.”
Athletics Director Barry Alvarez made the announcement Thursday morning in a video statement posted on YouTube. He explained that they have not been able to determine how many fans would be allowed to attend each game.
After being forced to host football games without fans in the stands in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, University of Wisconsin officials are taking a decidedly optimistic stance in preparing for the ’21 season:
Their goal is to see Camp Randall Stadium at full capacity.
For the first time since the 2019 season, fans will be allowed into Camp Randall for Badgers games this coming fall.
“If we’re going to spend the time to plan for something, let’s plan for bringing a ruckus back into Camp Randall and bringing our fan base back,” deputy athletic director Chris McIntosh said.
Tony Granato years later tried to tell his wife, Linda, that she didn’t know when he decided he was going to try to resume his hockey playing career after brain surgery.She knew. Looking back, it was pretty obvious.
Here’s what fans were saying after the Badgers squandered a 14-point lead to drop to 9-6 in conference play.
The conference announced Tuesday it was relocating the event, which originally was supposed to be held at the United Center in Chicago, to Lucas Oil Stadium. The tournament is scheduled for March 10-14.
Shaun Snee was promoted to director of football strength and conditioning after spending the past six seasons as an assistant strength coach under Ross Kolodziej. Kolodziej was named the program’s defensive line coach last month, opening the top strength and conditioning post.
Ryan McDonagh isn’t just lacing up his skates this season. He’s also hitting the books.
The Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman is working on getting his bachelor’s degree in personal finance at the University of Wisconsin via online learning. He left Wisconsin in 2010 after his junior season, just 18 credits short of the finish line, and signed a contract with the New York Rangers.
The NCAA continued to consolidate its championships to single sites Wednesday, announcing a proposal that all games of the women’s volleyball and women’s hockey tournaments be played at the venue that had been previously selected to host the finals.
’We want to provide every opportunity to the Badger community to get fit and live well,’ UW Recreation & Wellbeing coordinator says.
For months, student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison weren’t sure whether they’d get to play this school year.
Growing up my dad and his side of the family are all Steelers fans. When I was in second grade the Packers played the Steelers and that’s when I became a Green Bay fan. So Super Bowl XLV felt very full circle for me. I was in college at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. You couldn’t turn on a popular radio station without hearing Lil Wayne’s original “Green and Yellow” hype song.
’What hasn’t changed is the fun to be had,’ Coordinator of Sports Programs says.
In her yearly address Friday to the UW Athletic Board that also touched on budget issues and pending NCAA legislation, Blank said the Badgers have been “more hesitant to jump in if we think there are any risks than some other teams.”
Adam Barnes, the associate athletic director and CFO for Business Operations, told the Athletic Board’s Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee in a meeting Wednesday afternoon that revenue is projected to be down $73 million from pre-pandemic budgets for the fiscal year. The department has offset some of that loss by cutting $26 million from the original expense budget. That leaves the negative net impact of $47 million.
University of Wisconsin officials Wednesday provided a snapshot of how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the athletic department’s 2020-21 operating budget. In summary: Revenue losses for the 2021 fiscal year budget, before the pandemic shut down college sports last March, is $73 million.
The University of Wisconsin athletic department has cut $26 million in expenses this fiscal year while revenue has plummeted compared to what was expected before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two-week athletic shutdown at Michigan that was announced late Saturday didn’t have an immediate impact on the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team schedule.
The University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off the start of their seasons in winning fashion Saturday at the inaugural meet in the Soderholm Family Aquatic Center.
The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team had a few stars in the 1970s, the decade when it came of age. In retrospect, none was as big as Mark Johnson.
With the unprecedented spring season finally set to begin Friday against No. 13 Purdue, Sheffield responded to five key questions about his team.
It never really had been an issue before this season that LaBahn Arena was built with only one fully appointed visiting locker room.
Saunders Nordeen, who oversaw Badgers women’s athletics after the UW Athletic Board approved varsity status in 1974, died Jan. 1 at age 80. She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, according to an obituary.
Centers Alex Turcotte and Quinton Byfield were the Kings’ first-round picks the past two years but both might see short stints this season so as to not burn any time on their entry-level contracts. Neither player is in camp because they are participating in the World Junior Championship. Turcotte, who was the fifth overall pick in 2019, might have the edge in staying up for the full season after having nine goals and 17 assists at the University of Wisconsin last season.
Greg Gard, the men’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin, postponed the planned Sunday game against Penn State University. “I couldn’t honestly look at my parents and their players and say: ‘I’m confident in the environment we’re walking into,’” Gard told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Before the 2020-21 season began, Greg Gard said multiple times he’d err on the side of caution when it came time to give his opinion on whether particular games should be played during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Badgers, coming off a runner-up finish in the NCAA championship in 2019, were voted No. 1 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s preseason poll released Tuesday.
The annual turnover of the roster will be markedly different this season after the NCAA approved a blanket waiver that didn’t count this year against players’ eligibility, which opens the door for seniors to return to their programs if they choose.
Nathan Dupont gets some interesting looks from fellow shoppers when he’s standing in line at the store with hundreds of dollars’ worth of toys in his possession.
The University of Wisconsin football team will play Wake Forest in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Dec. 30 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
We see the three and a half hour games on Saturday.
What we don’t see:
Wisconsin defensive end Matt Henningsen’s bicep torn off and rolled up in his arm after the Michigan game. It required reattachment surgery four weeks ago.
After an increase of COVID-19 cases on the roster wiped out six of the eight Badgers games scheduled for November and December, coach Mark Johnson said before Wednesday’s release the rest of the slate had to be easily moldable into whatever form is needed.
The lead researcher of the study at Wisconsin, Tim McGuine, said in an interview in August that “the greatest risk [to student-athletes] is not covid-19. It’s suicide and drug use.” The study caught the eye of the organization overseeing high school sports, the National Federation of State High School Associations, which was already dealing with an uptick in reports from state athletic directors about mental health concerns for teen athletes whose seasons were in flux.
It had an even more profound impact on the University of Wisconsin’s athletic department, whose coffers dwindled as its conference postponed the football season totally in August, only to decide weeks later to play the season in the fall after all.
Noted: It also includes some of the losses sustained by the University of Wisconsin athletic department and the Green Bay area following the cancellation of October’s scheduled football game at Lambeau Field between the Badgers and Notre Dame.
Chryst said he hasn’t had conversations with his team about playing or not playing a bowl game, but sounded as if he would support playing if the Badgers are afforded that chance.
It sounds like Barry Alvarez thinks too much was made of the Big Ten’s decision to reverse course on its rules and allow Ohio State to play in the league’s football championship game.
“We felt there was nothing to hide,” said Barry Alvarez, the athletic director at Wisconsin, which recorded at least 112 cases in athletics, missed back-to-back football games during an outbreak and had a third game canceled because of cases within Minnesota’s program. “We felt that it was in our best interest and everyone else’s best interest to put out accurate information, particularly if we had to cancel a game, so you wouldn’t have rumors or misinformation.”
The first scheduling snafu this season arrived for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, and nobody within the program was particularly surprised or discouraged.
The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s final two series of 2020 have been postponed due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases with the Badgers.
The Badgers, who already were in East Lansing as part of a road trip that began last week at Ohio State, started returning home Sunday night after learning earlier in the day one of their players had a confirmed positive test for the coronavirus.
Badgers coach Greg Gard knew all along that it would be a matter of when, not if, the schedule would have to be adjusted on the fly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That moment arrived four games into the season and No. 13 UW will host Rhode Island on Wednesday at the Kohl Center — tipoff is at 3:30 p.m. to accommodate the Big Ten Network — instead of playing Louisville as previously scheduled.
“Badgers give back is the philanthropic arm of Wisconsin athletics” said Jackie Davenport, the Director of Community Relations for UW Athletics. She added “They say we are the heart of Wisconsin athletics. We coordinate all engagement with the community and non-profits in our area.”
The status of Wisconsin’s basketball game Wednesday against visiting Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge remains uncertain because of at least one positive COVID-19 test within the Cardinals program.
The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s series at Minnesota was postponed Friday, less than 12 hours before it was supposed to begin because of at least two positive COVID-19 tests in the program.
University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez believes the Big Ten Conference may need to change rules regarding the conference’s football championship game if Ohio State isn’t eligible.
The stands were empty save for some cardboard cutouts of “fans” behind the team benches. Piped-in crowd noise is better than silence, but it hardly can be considered an atmosphere.
There weren’t many applicants for the Southwestern eighth-grade boys basketball coaching job in the fall of 1990, as Bill Taylor remembers it, and the field was whittled down even further when a couple of them didn’t bother returning his calls.