The Week Ahead: October 29-November 4

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University football team renews the state's oldest rivalry this week, and Vikings hockey opens its season to highlight the week's events. Lawrence football heads to Ripon College on Saturday as the teams meet for the 118th time. Lawrence hockey faces a stiff test as it opens the season with a game at No. 2-ranked Adrian College on Friday night.

Lawrence football logo HOCKEY (0-0-0, 0-0-0 NCHA)

Opponent: Lawrence at No. 2 Adrian (2-0-0, 0-0-0 NCHA)

When and Where: Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Eastern, Arrington Ice Arena, Adrian, Mich.

Series Record: Adrian has a 21-0-3 lead over Lawrence in a series that started in the 2007-08 season.

Live Stats: Lawrence at Adrian

Opponent: Lawrence at Trine (0-1-1, 0-0-0 NCHA)

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m. Eastern, Thunder Ice Arena, Angola, Ind.

Series Record: Lawrence won the first meeting between the teams, 6-2, in the 2017-18 season.

Live Stats: Lawrence at Trine

Fast Fact: Lawrence opens its season with a tough road trip as the Vikings head to No. 2 Adrian and Trine for a pair of Northern Collegiate Hockey Association games. The Vikings lost All-America forward Lane King to graduation but return high-scoring forward Josh Koepplinger and top goaltender Evan Cline.

Lawrence soccer logo SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: Lawrence vs. Beloit

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m., Boldt Natatorium

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Beloit

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookie diver Madeline Smith broke both of the school records for six dives on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. In a dual meet win over Ripon, Smith swept the diving, taking the 1-meter competition with a score of 212 and capturing the 3-meter with a score of 223.75. Smith broke the six-dive record of 210.15 set by Angie Utschig on the 1-meter board back in 2002. Tara Grimscheid's six-dive 3-meter record of 221.90 had stood since 1995.

FOOTBALL (2-6, 1-3 MWC)

Opponent: Lawrence at Ripon (5-3, 2-2 MWC)

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m., Ingalls Field, Ripon, Wis.

Series Record: This is the state's oldest football rivalry and stretches all the way to 1893. Ripon holds a 64-46-7 lead over the Vikings.

Webcast: Lawrence at Ripon

Fast Fact: Lawrence receiver Ethan Simmons was named the Midwest Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after he scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a punt return in Lawrence's 32-27 victory over Beloit. Simmons' 70-yard return late in the third quarter was the first punt return for a touchdown by the Vikings since Derek Micke did it against Grinnell back in 2006.