The Week Ahead: November 5-11

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence football team wraps up its season on Saturday as it faces Cornell on Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl, and both basketball teams open their seasons. The men play a pair of games at UW-Superior, and the women open at Northland.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. UW-Stout (0-0)

When and Where: Friday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m., Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium, Superior, Wis.

Series Record: Lawrence and Stout have split their two meetings, the first in 1938 won by the Vikings and the second won by Stout in 2016.

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence vs. Stout

Opponent: Lawrence at UW-Superior (0-0)

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m., Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium, Superior, Wis.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Webcast/Live Stats: Lawrence at Superior

Fast Fact: This weekend marks the debut of Lawrence coach Zach Filzen, who took over the program in April. The Vikings return three starters, led by point guard Quinn Fisher and forward Bryce Denham.

Lawrence football logo HOCKEY (0-2-0, 0-2-0 NCHA)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Aurora (3-1-0, 2-0-0 NCHA)

When and Where: Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 5-0-1 advantage over Aurora in a series that started in the 2015-16 season.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Aurora

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest (0-2-2, 0-1-1 NCHA)

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m., Appleton Family Ice Center

Series Record: Lake Forest holds a 24-9-2 lead over the Vikings in a series that started in the 1986-87 season.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Lake Forest

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookie forward Vincent Dekumbis scored his first collegiate goal in the Vikings' game at Trine last Saturday.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Event: Lawrence at St. Norbert

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m., Mulva Center, De Pere, Wis.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence rookie diver Maddy Smith broke her own school record in 1-meter diving in the Vikings' win over Beloit at Boldt Natatorium. Smith set the six-dive record with a score of 224. That broke her own record of 212 that she set on Oct. 27.

CROSS COUNTRY

Event: NCAA Division III Midwest Regional

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax, Wis.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence cross country star Josh Janusiak is going for his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Championships. Janusiak finished 13th at the 2017 Midwest Regional in a school-record time of 23:55.7.

FOOTBALL (2-7)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Cornell (4-5)

When and Where: Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m., Ron Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl

Series Record: Lawrence holds a 20-19-1 advantage over Cornell in a series that started back in 1922. The teams took 17-year break in the series when Cornell left the Midwest Conference in the late 1990s, and the Rams have won the last five meetings.

Webcast: Lawrence vs. Cornell

Fast Fact: Lawrence's Ethan Simmons has become one of the Midwest Conference's premier return men. Simmons ripped off a 70-yard kickoff return against Ripon and is second in the league at 21.9 yards per kickoff return. He also is averaging 16.3 yards per punt return, which leads the league.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence at Northland (0-0)

When and Where: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Kendrigan Gymnasium, Ashland, Wis.

Series Record: Northland holds a 2-1 lead over Lawrence. The teams met for the first time in the 2008-09 season, and Northland posted a 56-47 victory a season ago.

Webcast: None.

Fast Fact: Lawrence returns four starters from a season ago, including All-Midwest Conference selection Kenya Earl. She averaged 17.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a rookie last season. This game also marks the debut of Lawrence coach Riley Woldt, the 11th coach in Lawrence history.