UW dominates the fifth set in an extremely tight match.
The last time the No. 1 team in the country lost to an unranked team was 2008, and the last time Alabama lost to an unranked team was 2007. Texas A&M snapped both those streaks Saturday and brought true chaos to this college football season.
The Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten Conference) took control of the West Division with their 12th straight victory and thrust themselves into the College Football Playoff conversation.
Colten Bartholomew, the State Journal’s Wisconsin Badgers football beat reporter, shares three observations from the first half of Saturday’s game against Penn State.
The Badgers know Penn State’s quarterback is prone to turnovers. They must make him pay for them.
The Nittany Lions ended a 13-game losing streak to UW as a poor second half for the No. 14 Badgers, particularly on the defensive end, proved decisive in an 81-71 defeat Saturday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first period, the Badgers couldn't pull all the way back with a late push.
Robbie Beydoun made 49 saves in the Badgers victory.
Jan. 27 | Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa.
James Franklin's charisma, big-picture thinking and track record of success checks all the boxes for USC, even if maybe he has maxed out at Penn State.
1. Shaun Wade (above), CB, Ohio State: Latest in long line of elite cover corners with great closing speed at Ohio State.
1. Ohio State at Penn State, Oct. 31: With apologies to UW and Michigan, this is de facto Big Ten championship game.
1. Nebraska: Crossover games are Ohio State and Penn State, proof the Big Ten office knows how to carry a grudge.
Duck for cover — the most intriguing matchup in Week 8 isn’t Michigan at Ohio State.
More than likely, the winner of this game will represent the Big Ten East in the conference title game.
Dylan Holloway broke a tie with with 1:04 remaining for a 4-3 victory that included Daniel Lebedeff making 18 of his 35 saves in the third period.
Garret Dooley and the N.Y. Guardians had a rough afternoon Saturday in a 27-0 loss to the D.C. Defenders.
Junior forward Micah Potter finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds — both career highs — to lead the Badgers to a 58-49 win over No. 20 Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday Dec. 28, 11 a.m. on ESPN from Arlington, Texas
With a victory at No. 7 Penn State (24-3, 16-2 Big Ten), the No. 5 Badgers (21-5, 17-1) can clinch the sixth Big Ten title in UW history and their first since 2014.
In the beauty pageant that is the playoff selection process, the Buckeyes' 28-17 victory over Penn State might not have been pretty enough to persuade the committee they should be No. 1.
Host Penn State wins 3-0.