After a long two weeks of travel, the Wisconsin Badgers (15-3, 4-2 Big Ten) finally return home as they host No. 16 Michigan (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten) for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness match Friday at 7 p.m.Wisconsin welcomes Michigan, who was in the final four last year. The Badgers open a four-match home stand and continue their six-match stretch against ranked teams. UW is one of only three teams in the country that will play six straight matches against top-25 teams in 2013.Wisconsin also continues to climb up in the rankings under head coach Kelly Sheffield, taking over No.15 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top-25 Coaches’ poll, making this the Badgers highest ranking since 2008.“It feels really good,” junior Courtney Thomas said. “Our expectations are really high, not saying 15 isn’t good, but we definitely want to get higher, keep moving up in those ranks. But for right now it feels really good.”Michigan is focused heavily on its offense and Sheffield knows they have to play a strong game this Friday.“ Michigan is one of the top offenses in the conference with a really diverse team,” Sheffield said. “They have some big bangers. The biggest thing we are going to have to do is keep their hitting percentage down from what they’ve been doing, because they have been tearing everybody up. This match is big if we want to stay and battle for a Big Ten championship.”Before the match, the Badgers will honor former Badger volleyball player Margie Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was a four-year letterwinner for Wisconsin from 1984-87. She still holds season and career records for service aces. In 1991 she served as the interim head coach leading the team to a spot in the NCAA tournament.Fitzpatrick fought breast cancer twice and passed away in December of 2004 from the disease. Each year, Wisconsin Athletics recognizes Fitzpatrick and her family.“It is always important to stop and take a moment and realize how blessed we are,” sophomore Taylor Morey said. “We’re sending out a prayer for all those who are fighting.”Along with honoring her family, Wisconsin Athletics is handing out pink bracelets to the first 1000 fans. It is also Student Night on Friday paired with National Chocolate Cupcake day. All students will receive a free chocolate cupcake upon entry.
The second giveaway to Zuerlein’s status will be L.A.’s transaction report. McVay also told reporters the Rams are bringing in kickers Thursday to work out. That would suggest that by sometime on Friday, Los Angeles will potentially sign a kicker. If a signing is made, that bodes poorly for Zuerlein’s status.WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endEven against a strong 49ers defense, Zuerlein is a solid kicker start if he’s active. He’s made all his extra points and knocked in four-of-five kicks from beyond 50 yards this year. He’ll also get to kick in some relatively warm California weather compared to what many kickers will deal with in late December elsewhere. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Greg Zuerlein playing Saturday in Week 16?UPDATE 2: Zuerlein is officially ACTIVE.UPDATE 1: It’s believed Zuerlein will be “good to go” and as of Friday night, the Rams had not signed another kicker. There will be two things that can give away Zuerlein’s status one way or the other before we get to Saturday night. The first is if Zuerlein starts kicking at practice. Sean McVay told reporters Wednesday that he’ll wait as long as he can for Zuerlein’s quad to heal before he starts kicking again. SATURDAY DFS: DraftKings main slate lineup | Showdown lineups Greg Zuerlein has the rare kicker injury that could affect fantasy football championships. The man they call ‘Greg the Leg’ and ‘Legatron’ is dealing with a quad injury that’s so far prevented him from actually kicking a football at practice this week. The Rams take on the 49ers on Saturday night in Week 16, and Zuerlein is an every-week starting fantasy kicker when healthy, so this injury could actually affect start ’em, sit ’em decisions and waiver pickups. We’ll have updates below until the official active/inactive report drops about 6:45 p.m. ET Saturday.For injury updates on Will Fuller anad Carlos Hyde, go here; for news on Jameis Winston’s injury, go here; for the latest on Julian Edelman’s availability, click here. For more news and fantasy advice, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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