With their home season coming to an end, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team will pack up for yet another road trip. On the agenda for head coach Kelly Sheffield’s Badgers will be a trip to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.A sweep of their matches last weekend versus Indiana and Purdue gives the team momentum to build off heading into the final two weeks of the regular season and then the NCAA Tournament.The Buckeyes, sitting at only 3-13 in the conference, haven’t been much of a threat to the Badgers in the past. But after playing Wisconsin early on in the season, The Ohio State’s tally on a huge upset over now ranked No. 7 Penn State. A win like this means that The Ohio State is not a team to be underestimated or taken lightly.Men’s basketball: Trio of Happ, Trice, Davison power Badgers past Xavier 77–68The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team took a trip down to Cincinnati for the 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games Tuesday Read…Wisconsin finds itself tied in the AVCA coaches poll with Penn State at the No. 7 ranking after last weekend’s success over Purdue and Indiana. Wisconsin is one of five Big Ten teams within the top 10 ranking in the country.The Badgers haven’t faced off against the conference rival Buckeyes in nearly two months. Last time, it was Wisconsin taking care of business almost too easily — sweeping the Buckeyes on 25–19, 25–17, 25–15 set scores.The Badgers out served The Ohio State with Molly Haggerty recording four of the team’s ten aces. Dana Rettke led the offense with 11 kills. Tionna Williams recorded four blocks. Sydney Hilley had 35 assists and Tiffany Clark had 16 digs.Wisconsin will face off against Vanja Bukilic, who is the kills leader for the Buckeyes but was slow in kills last time these two teams played each other as well.The second matchup of this weekend for the Badgers is the Maryland Terrapins. The Terrapins, sitting at the middle of this tough Big Ten Conference is not a team to be taken lightly. They pose a defensive threat that has kept a lot of teams’ big hitter searching for holes that aren’t there.Women’s hockey: Badgers look to continue their dominance against Bemidji StateThe Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team (11-1-0, 5-1-0 WCHA) are slated to take on the Bemidji State Beavers (2-9-1, 2-5-1 Read…Freshman libero Allegra Rivas was recently named the Big Ten Defensive player of the week for the third time this season. She recorded a total 24 digs in the Terrapins recent upset over No. 15 Michigan.Maryland is on a two-match win streak from this past weekend, including wins over Michigan and the Ohio State. The Terrapins dominated after only three sets in each game.Although this will be the first weekend Wisconsin does not face a ranked opponent since Sept. 19, it will not be a weekend taken lightly by the Badgers. With the postseason rapidly approaching, they know they need to prepare themselves to be as best as they can be.The Badgers will face off against The Ohio State Friday at 6 p.m. from Columbus, Ohio, and they will play the Maryland Terrapins Saturday at 6:30 p.m. from College Park, Maryland.
Points Balance: 54 points Liquid vs EGLiquid33.5Bet365/Betway Newbee vs C9Draw32.1Bet365 Fnatic vs TNCFnatic win45Bet365 iG.V vs LiquidiG.V +0.522.11Pinnacle Secret vs EmpireSecret -0.542.19Pinnacle DC vs VPDC +0.532.2Bet365 iG vs NewbeeiG win24.33Bet365 MatchSelectionStake (pts)OddsBookmaker Liquid vs FnaticDraw42.5Bet365 LGD vs EmpireLGD -0.552.06Pinnacle Fnatic vs TNCFnatic +0.561.53Bet365 Total Staked: 47 points LGD vs FnaticDraw22.2Bet365/Betway Total Returns:TBC EG vs iG.VEG -0.531.86Pinnacle OG vs C9OG win32.5Betway We’re back with the second in the “Ready, Steady, Cook series” where imperious Dota 2 analyst Allen Cook provides his tips and picks for The International 7. We’re just days away from competition getting underway and with a four day round robin group stage, we have very little idea who’s hot and who’s not. Without further ado – we’ll leave the talking to Allen as he breaks down his selections for the first day of competition. You can read his initial picks and explanation of scoring system in the initial, outright picks here.You can follow the man, the myth, the legend on Twitter here.Disclaimer: Follow Allen’s tips at your peril.And they’re off!Credit: Allen Cook/mousesportsNobody really knows the full strengths of the teams competing, and day 1 will be extremely interesting and a good indication of who’s put in the time required to go deep in the competition.I won’t really be going into much depth on my reasoning for each selection, a general rule of thumb is that I think “X” team selected is better than their price suggests for this outcome, nothing more, nothing less.Just a couple of betting points — some bookmakers offer outright betting on matches. So, you get Win/Draw/Lose. Other bookmakers offer handicaps — so if a team receives +0.5 maps that means you win the bet if they win or draw the game, likewise if they are -0.5 they need to win the game outright to win the bet.So, my selections for day 1 are as follows: EG vs TNCEG win32.25Betway