The University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team played on the court for the first time since “private images and video” were posted online.
The Badgers defeated the Spartans 3-0 in their game against Michigan State on Friday night in Madison, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin now stands at 14-3 overall and 8-1 in Big Ten play after the victory. In the conference, Nebraska (9-0) and Ohio State (9-1) are ahead of the Badgers, who are now in third place.
Police are looking into the matter after Wisconsin’s women’s volleyball team’s “private photos” were posted online.
The No. 5 women’s volleyball team in the nation is Wisconsin.
Following the student-athletes’ disclosure to the university of the existence of the pictures that were “never intended to be released publicly,” the athletic department said on Wednesday that the UW-Madison Police Department was looking into “several offences.”
According to a statement from the university, “We are aware that private images and video of UW volleyball student-athletes that were never intended to be shared publicly are being circulated online.”
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“The illegal sharing is a serious and wrongful invasion of the privacy of the student-athletes, including possible violations of university policy and criminal legislation,” the statement reads.
Members of the team are reportedly seen standing with their sports bras elevated after winning the 2021 Big Ten Championship in one of the photos that have been made public online.
‘UWPD is looking into a number of offences, including posting private images without permission. The message went on to say that UWPD was not looking into any wrongdoing on the part of the volleyball student-athletes.
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“Supporting our student-athletes is our top responsibility, and we are giving them the right services and resources,” the company declares.
According to the UW athletic department, no misbehavior involving the volleyball team is being looked into.