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The Field House Chronicles: Weekend previews and the fight for equity

As the fall sports come to a close, petition with me to make BTN+ free for all

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No. 2 women’s hockey (10-1-1 overall, 4-1-1 WCHA)

Wisconsin takes a weekend off after an 0-1-1 performance against the newly-crowned No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers.

In general women’s hockey news, a ton of former Badgers are involved in the PWHPA’s #ForTheGame campaign. The association took a huge step forward, earning an endorsement from Budweiser. Featured in the video are former Badgers Hilary Knight, Sarah Nurse, and Brianna Decker.

While we are on the subject, the PWHPA is touring right now, and it could come to Madison. That would be neat to see Alex Rigsby Cavallini, Knight, Dekker, Nurse and company back in Madison.

No. 4 volleyball (16-4 overall, 12-0 B1G)

Rock has you covered with volleyball this week in The Sett, but I am sick and tired of the Big Ten Network relegating marquee teams to BTN+.

Last week, BTN+ took the top-two matchup between Wisconsin women’s hockey and Minnesota, and now it’s taking Wisconsin vs. OSU?

::Checks to see if the Maryland game is on BTN+ too::

The Maryland game is on BTN+

Anyways, tonight’s game at OSU starts at 6 p.m., and Saturday’s game at Maryland starts at 5 p.m.

As always, you can hear Jon Arias on the radio at 100.9 FM and iHeartRadio.

No. 7 wrestling (4-0, 0-0 B1G)

I will learn something about wrestling this season! All I know right now is the Badgers are quite good. Wisconsin travels to Edinboro (3-0 overall, 1-0 MAC) tonight at 6 p.m. after beating Buffalo last night.

(Author’s note: please share with me any resources on wrestling so I don’t sound like a complete idiot this season)

No. 11 women’s soccer (14-3-2 overall, 10-1-1 B1G)

The Badgers “earned” a break by losing to Purdue in the first round of the B1G tournament last weekend, and the only news will come on Monday when the NCAA tournament field is selected.

In other news:

No. 12 men’s hockey (4-4 overall, 0-2 B1G)

Tony Granato and company travel to Omaha, Neb. in a pair of non-conference games against, well, No. 20 Omaha (4-1-1). The games, like the revolution, will not be televised.

Game 1 is tonight at 7:07 p.m., and game 2 is Saturday at 7:07 p.m.

Women’s basketball (1-0 overall, 0-0 B1G)

I am incredibly excited for this team to grow over the next few years. After a few good recruiting classes, the Badgers are looking like a team that could be on track to get into the NCAA tournament again sometime in the next four years.

The Badgers are lead by freshman guard Julie Pospisilova, an international student from Prague, and senior guard Kendra Van Leeuwen. Both Van Leeuwen and Pospisilova scored 14 points in the Badgers’ win over North Florida Tuesday night.

Wisconsin takes on Wofford (0-1) on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kohl Center and then travel to Colorado (0-0) next Thursday when the Badgers will take on the Bison at 8 p.m.

Men’s soccer (3-10-4 overall, 1-4-1 B1G)

The men play at Penn State (11-2-3 overall, 6-1-1 B1G) in the first round of the B1G tournament 12 p.m. on Sunday.