Sports & Recreation

Badger Sports Ticker: Winter 2013

First-year football coach Gary Andersen was honored in an unusual way before the season started: a corn maze. Farmer Don Schuster ’86, MS’94 (a Badger football fan since the 1970s) cut down rows of corn in the shape of Andersen’s face and a football with a Motion W.

Badger fan Bella Lund received a surprise before the UW football game against Purdue in September. Her mother, U.S. Army Capt. Jane Renee “J.R.” Lund, was on the field to meet her. Captain Lund had been on a tour of duty in Afghanistan and not scheduled to return until October. Instead, they shared their surprise reunion with 80,000 spectators.

The Badger volleyball team is making its mark. The squad set a school record for the number of digs — 70 — in a three-set match when it played against Colgate in September. A “dig” is a hit that prevents an opponent’s shot from scoring, keeping a volley alive. The previous record, 69, had been set by the 2011 team against Minnesota.

After a fast start in nonconference play, the women’s soccer team began the Big Ten portion of its season ranked number 18 in the country. The Badgers were undefeated in six away games during the early part of the season.

Published in the Winter 2013 issue


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