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Slideshow: Scenes from Homecoming 2015

October 17, 2015

UW-Madison students, alumni and fans celebrated Homecoming 2015, highlighted by the traditional parade down State Street on Friday night. It was one of many Homecoming week activities sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA). In the main event Saturday, the Badger football team defeated Purdue, 24-7.

Photos by Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter/University Communications

Photo: Spirit squad

Members of the UW Spirit Squad performed one of their trademark balancing acts for the crowd with the illuminated State Capitol in the background.


Photo: Young parade spectators

Young Badgers were among the most enthusiastic spectators as the parade floats and performers made their way toward campus.


Photo: Fraternity members dancing

Members of several fraternities, including Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma, danced their way down State Street as the procession continued.


Photo: Female participants in striped bib overalls

Several revelers made a fall fashion statement in the striped bib overalls that have become standard gear for many a well-dressed fan.


Photo: Man taking picture with phone

This selfie was no doubt headed straight to Facebook.


Photo: Homecoming buttons on table

In case the many red hats, sweaters and jackets didn’t make the point, distinctive buttons distributed to the crowd also proclaimed Homecoming.


Photo: Students playing bubble soccer

Earlier in the week, students broke into teams, donned giant inflatable spheres and battled for the ball during a game of bubble soccer at the McClain Center.


Photo: Football team takes the field

On Saturday, the Badgers took the field determined to notch their second Big Ten victory of the season in a battle with the Purdue Boilermakers.


Photo: Football spectators wearing hats

On a bright but chilly day at Camp Randall Stadium, warm headgear was not out of place in the crowd of more than 80,000.


Photo: Law students tossing canes over goalpost

After running the length of the field, law students (including Marc Pawlus, in plaid) toss their canes over the south goal post before the game. Law School lore dating back to the 1930s holds that those who catch their cane on the other side will win their first case; those who don’t will have to settle.


Photo: UW Band trombone section

The trombone section of the UW Band was looking especially sharp.


Photo: Alex Ingold scoring touchdown

In the game, running back Alec Ingold (45) made his way into the end zone for a first-quarter touchdown — one of his two scores in Wisconsin’s 24-7 win.