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The Badger potpourri

The Badger potpourri

Justin Doherty (Assistant AD for Communications)

Seen in Minneapolis over the weekend at the Badger men’s and women’s hockey games: UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez and several members of his senior staff, including John Chadima, Sean Frazier and Shawn Eichorst. The group was there to check out the big Badgers-Golden Gophers series’, as well as the progress on Minnesota’s new football stadium, and to have a look at Minnesota’s women’s hockey facility (Ridder Arena) as UW Athletics looks ahead to adding another ice arena …

Don’t forget to stop over at the Kohl Center this Saturday to check out ESPN’s College Gameday show, which will be in town for the Badger men’s basketball team’s game with Ohio State that night. Doors open at 8 a.m. and it’s FREE. The Gameday crew includes Bob Knight, Rece Davis, Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis and Jay Bilas …

Congrats to Nick Fulton, a senior on the men’s swimming team. Fulton, the president of Wisconsin’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, has been selected as Vice Chair of the Division I national SAAC. He will serve as Chair next year …

How about former Badger tight end Owen Daniels pulling in a TD grab in the Pro Bowl on Sunday? Daniels made a nice downfield catch from Kerry Collins before Collins hit him with a touchdown in the second quarter …

The men’s and women’s hockey teams are both in the thick of the battle for first place in their respective leagues and both teams have critical home games left to be played at the Kohl Center in the coming weeks. The women’s team hosts Bemidji State on Feb. 20-21 in the final regular-season games of the campaign. The men’s team, which is off this weekend, hosts Denver on Feb. 20-21 and North Dakota, to end the regular season, on March 6-7. The Badgers and Pioneers are currently tied for first place, with North Dakota in third. Head down to the Kohl Center and check it out! …

Former Badger guard Roy Boone, a member of the Wisconsin’s 2000 men’s basketball Final Four team, will serve as an honorary captain for the Badgers on Saturday during their game against Ohio State.


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