Six tips to enjoy Red vs. Blue

September 18, 2019 By Alex Nerod
Photo: Uniformed band members dance in Camp Randall Stadium.

Members of the UW Band take part in Jump Around at the start of the fourth quarter. Photo: Bryce Richter

The Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan Wolverines first played each other in Madison in 1892, with the Wolverines winning the matchup 10-6.

Since then, it’s been somewhat even. Sure, the Wolverines have more total wins (955-707), Heisman Trophy winners (3-2), and face-to-face wins (51-15). But Wisconsin has more lovable mascots (1-0), Fifth Quarters (300 or so-0), and face-to-face wins in the last decade (3-2).

Whatever the outcome, it looks like a beautiful fall Saturday for football.

Here are six tips to get the most out of your game day:

  • Pump yourself up with UW–Madison’s Gameday Playlist, and while you listen, remember to practice singing “Sweet Caroline” so you can join the other 70,000 fans in serenading the players.
  • Start your day off right by visiting the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Capitol Square to load up on radishes, cheese curds and bread.
  • Enjoy a brat and the Badger Band under the direction of new leader Corey Pompey at the Union South Badger Bash.
  • Stop by the “Mocktailgate” for some food, music, lawn games, raffle prizes and a giant inflatable obstacle course.
  • Know whether to wear red or white, so we can “Stripe the Stadium.” Instructions here, although if you’re sitting in the student section it’s white.
  • Stick around after the game for the “Fifth Quarter,” where you’ll be serenaded again by UW’s world famous marching band.