Despite leaked photos scandal, Wisconsin women’s volleyball wins for first time since

Micah Drews


Michigan State Spartans fall to Wisconsin Badgers after athletic department says private photos and videos are being circulated online

A women’s volleyball team from the University of Wisconsin took the court for the first time since “private photos and videos” were shared online. 

Against Michigan State, the Badgers won 3-0 in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday night. 

As a result of the victory, Wisconsin improved its overall record to 14-3 and its conference record to 8-1. As a team, the Badgers currently sit third in the Big Ten, behind Nebraska (9-0) and Ohio State (9-1). 

Police investigate after ‘private’ photos of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team leak online

In the country, Wisconsin’s women’s volleyball team is ranked fifth.

After student-athletes notified the school about the photos that were never intended for public sharing, the UW-Madison Police Department began an investigation into “multiple crimes.” 

In a statement, UW volleyball announced that private photographs and videos of its student-athletes had been circulated online without their consent. 

In addition to violating university policies and criminal statutes, the unauthorized sharing is a significant invasion of privacy for student-athletes.” 

Following the team’s victory in the 2021 Big Ten Championship, one of the images reportedly shows its members posing with their sports bras lifted. 

The university police department is investigating multiple crimes, including sharing sensitive photos without consent. Students-athletes are not being investigated in this matter,” the statement concluded.  

Providing student-athletes with the right resources and services is our top priority.”

Neither the volleyball team nor its coach are under investigation by the UW athletic department. 

Also, read Wisconsin Volleyball Remains Undefeated Despite Photo Leak Scandal

About Micah Drews

After playing volleyball at an international level for several years, I now work out and write for Volleyball Blaze. Creating unique and insightful perspectives through my experience and knowledge is one of my top priorities.

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