Saturday Sports Briefs: La Crosse to host NCAA Division III Track and Field Meet in 2013Wisconsin Sports
-- UW-LaCrosse officials announced Friday the school will host the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.
LA CROSSE - UW-LaCrosse officials announced Friday the school will host the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.
Kim Bloum, UWL’s associate athletic director, played a key role in luring the national track meet, as well as the 2011 and 2012 Division III national wrestling meets for LaCrosse. Track and field is the biggest hosted national event in Division III sports, with more than 800 athletes involved. And the economic impact is expected to be even higher than the two-wrestling tournament in March. Area businesses were given a $600,000 boost from the event.
In November, the University of Wisconsin Badger women’s basketball team is set to host Boston College in the 5th Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The November 30th event will be held at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin is 2-2 in four challenge games. This will be the first Big Ten/ACC Challenge for new Wisconsin women’s coach Bobbie Kelsey.
NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
Whitewater Regional on Prucha Field at Miller Stadium
UW-Stevens Point 5, Hamline 1 (Hamline eliminated)
UW-Whitewater 2, UW-Stevens Point 1 (UW-SP eliminated)
Bloomington, Illinois, NCAA Division III Central Regional at Jack Horenberger Field
20th-ranked and second-seeded Carthage College 10, 24th-ranked and third-seeded Thomas More College 4 (Thomas More eliminated)