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Heavy hitter Allan ‘Bud’ Selig tapped as 2018 winter commencement speaker

Selig is no stranger to campus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in American institutions (political science and American history combined) in 1956 and is one of the university’s most involved and supportive alumni.

Brady or Rodgers: UW math professor to tell national TV audience who’s greater

Sometimes math professors find themselves in surprising places. Look for UW–Madison's Jordan Ellenberg in the national broadcast of the Nov. 4 match-up between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing charity — at age 12

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

Shalala returns for campus honor

Chancellor Emerita Donna Shalala returned to campus for her induction into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame and a tailgate party at Olin House.

GPS and other technology help athletes find fitness faster

A sports science class focused on the most popular technologies in the field of human performance in an effort to teach UW–Madison students how to collect data, interpret the information and use it in a meaningful way.

UW Varsity Band Concert celebrates Camp Randall centennial

The annual UW Varsity Band Concert at the Kohl Center April 19-21 will be a mammoth spectacle with pyrotechnics, aerial stunts and multimedia displays.

Badger behind the Olympic scenes

A UW–Madison alumna Caitlin Furin is experiencing the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, up close. She's traveling with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team as its communications and public relations manager

UW startup’s invention featured at Paris fashion-tech show

The wearable system developed by Torq Labs is designed to help runners avoid injury by tracking leg movement with wireless sensors that transmit data to a smartphone app.

SERF demolition: Out with the old, in with the new

Construction crews this week started demolishing the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) to make way for a larger, more modern recreational facility that will open…

Camp Randall season: Plenty of singing, dancing, cheering — and wins

It was quite a year at Camp Randall Stadium, where the Badgers won every regular-season football game on their way to the Big Ten West Division title. And the home fans supported them loudly, vigorously and humorously.

With Badgers unbeaten, ESPN’s College GameDay rolls into campus

ESPN’s popular football show — College GameDay Built by The Home Depot — will broadcast live from Bascom Hill Saturday as the unbeaten and fifth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (10-0) take on the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (8-2).

Photo gallery: Andy North and friends have fun, raise $1 million for Carbone Cancer Center

Professional golfer Andy North and his friends raised more than $1 million for the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center at a dinner and golf tournament this week

Athletes’ treat

It's still ice cream, but it's so much more. UW Athletics has teamed up with the Babcock Dairy Plant on campus to add and subtract ingredients to produce a variety with performance and recovery benefits for student-athletes — and all the flavor of real ice cream.

Surgeon honored for work in orthopedics, sports medicine

The American Medical Women’s Association will honor Dr. Tamara Scerpella with its Woman in Science Award, recognizing her contributions to medical science, through basic research, publications and leadership in the field.

Professor: Use math to pick your bracket winners. Really.

It's more than picking the teams with the most ferocious mascots. When picking your brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, Engineering Professor Laura Albert McLay says you can use math. The Markov Chain, for instance. Also, she spins a pretty mean basketball.

UW team is triumphant in ‘Ninja Warrior’ contest

There was no stopping the three-person Wisconsin Badgers team on their road to the "Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness" championship.

Students make finals of ‘Team Ninja Warrior’

Three UW students – "Science Ninja" Zach Kemmerer, pole vaulter Taylor Amann and "R.A. Ninja" Andrew Philibeck – made it to the finals of "Team Ninja Warrior College Madness," airing Dec. 20.