A record breaking season was not enough to vault the Badgers' softball team to an NCAA Tournament berth. Conference champion Michigan and Northwestern were the only two Big Ten teams selected to participate in the 64-team tournament that is set to begin Friday.

The Badgers finished the season 34-19 overall and 13-10 in the Big Ten. The 34 wins tied the school record for wins in a season and the 13 conference victories were the most in school history.

Big Ten hockey made a significant stride Tuesday as they tabbed Steve Piotrowski as supervisor for officials. Piotrowski currently holds the same position with the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. He will assume his position with the Big Ten in time for its inagural season in 2013.

Former men's hockey forward Craig Smith recorded an assist for Team USA in their 5-0 win over Finland on Sunday in the IIHF World Championships. The Americans are currently 3-1 and in thrid place in Group H. The top four teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals. Team USA takes on Switzerland tomorrow in their final game of the preliminary round.