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Environmental DNA shows promise in estimating sport fish populations

June 11, 2020

eDNA could help fisheries managers keep tabs on walleye health across many more lakes at a fraction of the cost of current monitoring methods.

Sign up for intramurals; there’s something for everyone

September 11, 2019

Here are a few things you might not know about UW’s intramural programs:

Nearly completed marina reinvests in lakefront, community

August 28, 2019

The nearly completed Tong Family Marina makes it easier to access the lake, improves the lakefront and also has a positive effect on the lake's eco-system.

New ropes course brings people together through challenges

June 25, 2019

“One of our mantras is ‘choose your challenge’ which really means everyone is supposed to challenge themselves to their own level and hopefully step out of your comfort zone but not into a panic zone."

A neon workout

September 24, 2018

It's possible to get a good workout in the dark, if you have some neon to light the way. Rec Sports held a glow-in-the-dark group group fitness event at the Natatorium on Sept. 20.

Five exercises to transform Bascom Hill into your own personal gym this summer

June 6, 2018

Measuring 850 feet long and, from the Park Street sidewalk to the base of the Lincoln statue, 86 feet tall, Bascom Hill as steep and long as it is picturesque. And, as evidenced by the unfortunate sweat stains in your 7:30 a.m. lecture, it’s a good workout. With these five exercises, it could also be your new gym.

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

January 10, 2018

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

American Family Insurance supports UW–Madison Rec Sports upgrade

October 24, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce the next phase of its partnership with American Family Insurance, which will be the first “pillar partner” of the Division of Recreational Sports.

New workout spaces prepared as SERF to close Aug. 18

July 26, 2017

The countdown has begun: You have only a few more weeks left to enjoy a workout at the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) before it closes permanently at the end of the day on Aug. 18.

How much would you pay for a fishing trip?

June 30, 2017

Findings show that a Wisconsin angler would be willing to pay an average of $140 for a successful Lake Michigan trip that targeted Chinook salmon.

University Ridge offers a ski course for the public

March 3, 2017

“Madison embraces skiing,” says G. Michael Gaspard, general manager of University Ridge. “We are open to the public, we are a resource to help keep people active year-round, and we’ll take as many people as we can get.”

New high-power Evinrude outboard built with UW–Madison software

June 9, 2016

The engine maker got some help from an unlikely source: code originally written to understand the motion of air after an atomic bomb explosion.

Reminders for dog owners visiting Lakeshore Nature Preserve

April 16, 2015

Dogs are welcome in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve — one of the few natural areas in Madison where they are — but please always remember: Dogs must be on leash and under the control of their owners at all times, and owners must pick up after their dogs.

Not just a game, table tennis takes off

March 5, 2014

The same year Gina Lin was applying for college, she led her high school’s table tennis team to fourth place in a national tournament. That year, the Table Tennis Club of UW–Madison won the “Rookie of the Year” award at a different national competition.

Thriving, rather than surviving, is key to winning winter

February 13, 2014

After months of cold temperatures, cloudy days and snow, it’s no wonder that many of us think bears have the right idea during the winter.