• TOM OATES | toates@madison.com | 608-252-6172

The Badgers' 24-23 loss to the Illini, which will go down as one of the worst and least explainable defeats in school history, sent the Illinois student body into a joyous frenzy on the Memorial Stadium turf and sent UW to its date with Ohio State feeling a mixed bag of emotions and the need to regain its footing immediately, if not sooner.

  • DENNIS PUNZEL For the State Journal

Nicole Shanahan fills in for the injured Dana Rettke at middle blocker and provides a spark as UW swept Northwestern 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 before a full house at the UW Field House.

  • By Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times

SEATTLE - On Oct. 13, 2018, Trey Adams wasn't hunting ducks. While his teammates lost in overtime to rival Oregon inside Autzen Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon, Washington's 6-foot-8, 314-pound left tackle - who missed the first 10 games of the 2018 season with a back injury - kept himself occupied nonetheless. "I was actually deer hunting at home, and I actually shot a deer, and I was ...