Wisconsin finishes 4th at Big Ten tourney

first_imgOn a day when most people were inside trying to stay warm, the women golfers of the Big Ten were participating in the 37th annual Big Ten Championship.The tournament was held at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, and with a temperature of 45 degrees and winds up to 16 mph, conditions were far from ideal.“It was a very challenging day,” Wisconsin head coach Todd Oehrlein said. “The tough conditions made it difficult, but it boils down to character and mental toughness, the willingness to go out there and compete the whole round.”Coach Oehrlein has preached this all year to his team and today was a prime example of why. His players seemed to get the memo.“I don’t mind the bad weather for the most part, because I tend to concentrate on my game more,” UW junior Carly Werwie said. “You just have to make sure not to get frustrated too easily or else you’ll be in for a long day.”Of the 66 participants, Werwie finished tied for seventh with an eight over par. Her teammate, senior Molly Schemm, came into the tournament playing extremely well, finishing the previous two weekends as the top scorer for UW. Schemm ended the fourth round with a 76 and shot 14 over par for the entire tournament, good for 20th place.For the third year in a row, the nation’s eighth-ranked Purdue Boilermakers won the Big Ten Tournament as a team. The winning didn’t stop there, as freshman Boilermaker Laura Gonzalez took first in individuals with an eight under par. It was quite an accomplishment considering the expectations of her prior to the tournament. Without a tournament victory to her name at the collegiate level, not many people felt confident or even considered the idea of Gonzalez having a chance at winning the biggest tournament of the year. This didn’t seem to matter to Gonzalez though, who wasn’t focused on those around her.“I didn’t even realize exactly where I was on the leader board,” Gonzalez said. “I didn’t even want to know.”What made her accomplishment even more impressive was the fact that she shot the rounds low score of 69 on a day where everyone was struggling with the treacherous conditions. In fact, Gonzalez’s three under par was the only sub-par score of the round. In a situation where everyone else seemed to struggle in the bleak weather, Gonzalez shined, which she attributes to her hometown of La Hulpe, Belgium.“Being from Belgium, I’m used to the bad weather,” Gonzalez said.The last round did not go as smoothly for other golfers, including freshman and Madison-native Alyssa Elliot, who finished the tournament 21 over par. When everyone opens up the newspaper and glances at the results, some may chalk up Elliot’s weekend as a struggle, but look further. Until Sunday, Elliot was only nine over par with nine birdies in the first 54 holes.By finishing 48 over par as a team the Badgers placed fourth in the tournament. With this, UW is on the verge of a NCAA Tournament bid. Fans and players can’t help but get excited, but Oehrlein wants to take a more subtle approach.“Let’s just get in first,” he said.But tomorrow’s decision of whether UW will make the tournament will not determine success for the Badgers.“Just to play for Wisconsin is an honor in itself,” Schemm said. “I couldn’t be happier.”last_img read more

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Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 start time, price, boxing odds, undercard & how to watch the fight

first_imgRuiz (33-1, 22 KOs) gets the chance to show the boxing world his monumental upset wasn’t a fluke in a rematch against Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO heavyweight belts Ruiz claimed in their first fight. The sequel is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 from the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, live and exclusively on DAZN. Ruiz entered their first fight June 1 as a 9-1 underdog. Except for those closest to him, no one gave Ruiz a prayer against Joshua, who had been regarded as the best heavyweight in the world. Then everything changed for the 30-year-old career challenger.Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) appeared to have things well in control in the third round when he sent Ruiz to the canvas with a thudding left hook. Instead of wilting like those before him, Ruiz smiled, dusted himself off, and dropped Joshua with a left hand of his own. Near the end of the round, Ruiz sent Joshua to mat one time with a straight right hand.Join DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 & 100+ fight nights a yearThen in the fateful seventh round, Ruiz delivered the final blows and made history, knocking Joshua down two more times. After the final knockdown, referee Michael Griffin asked Joshua if he could continue. Joshua said he could but couldn’t convince Griffin that he was serious and waved the bout off, and Ruiz became the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent. When the dust settled, Joshua didn’t waste much time to invoke the rematch clause in the contract. It was just a matter of securing a location for the biggest fight of 2019. Suitors from all over the world looked to host with Cardiff, Wales in Joshua’s native England being the front runner. But at the last second, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia swooped in and secured the bout. Here’s a complete guide to Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2, which is again available exclusively for streaming on DAZN rather than traditional pay-per-view, along with updated betting odds, PPV price, who’s on the undercard and more.MORE: Read the latest Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 news at SN’s fight HQWhat time is Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2?Date: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019Start time: Noon ETMain event: 4 p.m. ET (approximate)Live stream: Only on DAZNThe rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua will take place in the afternoon on Dec. 7 from Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The broadcast starts at noon ET on DAZN, culminating in the main event between Ruiz and Joshua. Expect the two heavyweights to make their ring walks around 3:45 p.m. ET, 12:45 p.m. PT.It is the last of four major DAZN fights of the fall season, which included wins for GGG and Canelo Alvarez and the Logan Paul vs. KSI rematch.MORE: The biggest heavyweight upsets in boxing historyRuiz vs. Joshua 2 live stream: How to watch the fightAndy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 is not available on pay-per-view. Instead, fans in North America can sign up to watch the fight online with DAZN, a subscription-based sports streaming service. The first fight between Ruiz and Joshua was also exclusively broadcast on DAZN.DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex.MORE ABOUT DAZNMeet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming serviceWhat sports are live-streamed on DAZN?How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?How much does the Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 fight cost?1 month DAZN subscription: $19.991 year DAZN subscription: $99.99You can purchase a DAZN subscription to watch Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 on two different plans. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — costs $99.99 in the U.S., averaging out to a little over $8 a month. Then you have the monthly-plan for $19.99. (In Canada, the monthly plan is $20 CAD, and the annual plan is $150 CAD.)If you are already a current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.Where is the Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 fight?The sequel between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua takes place at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, a suburb of the capital city Riyadh. Both guys are fighting in the Middle East for the first time. A custom-built venue will host what is expected to be a capacity crowd of 16,000 people.  Join DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 & 100+ fight nights a yearRuiz vs. Joshua 2 oddsAfter Anthony Joshua opened as a -304 betting favorite over Andy Ruiz Jr., he is now down to -205, which means you’d need to bet $205 to win $100. Meanwhile, Ruiz is a +175 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $175.  Andy Ruiz Jr. record and bioName: Andy Ruiz Jr.Nationality: MexicanBorn: Sept. 11, 1989Height: 6-2Reach: 74 inchesTotal fights: 34Record: 33-1 with 22 knockoutsAnthony Joshua record and bioName: Anthony JoshuaNationality: BritishBorn: Oct. 15, 1989Height: 6-6Reach: 82 inchesTotal fights: 23Record: 22-1 with 21 knockoutsMORE: Mike Tyson says AJ ‘never got hit like that before’ in loss to RuizRuiz vs. Joshua 2 undercardMatchupClassBeltAndy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony JoshuaHeavyweightIBF/WBA/WBOAlexander Povetkin vs. Michael HunterHeavyweight…Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz WachHeavyweight…Filip Hrgovic vs. Eric MolinaHeavyweight…Magomedrasul Majidov vs. Tom LittleHeavyweight… Can Andy Ruiz Jr. prove he isn’t the next James “Buster” Douglas?MORE: Follow SN’s live updates from Ruiz vs. Joshua 2last_img read more

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