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Lighting it up for Barry

July 1, 2021

In honor of Barry Alvarez’s last day before retiring, red accent lighting illuminated the exterior of Bascom Hall and terrace plantings on June 30.

UW-Madison to launch Director of Athletics search

April 7, 2021

The Athletic Director identifies, hires, supports, and evaluates head coaches in all 23 Badger varsity sports. The AD is responsible for the planning and operation of the unit’s $130 million annual budget.

Praise to thee, Barry

April 6, 2021

UW-Madison Athletic Director Barry Alvarez answered questions and shared memories with the press during a press conference at the Kohl Center Tuesday.

A victorious but unusual Badger game day

October 24, 2020

It was a game day at Camp Randall like no other before it. There were touchdowns and a resounding victory, but no crowd, and the only cheers were piped in.

Additional changes coming for UW season opener

October 7, 2020

Given the significant increase of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across Wisconsin, UW–Madison is taking new steps to limit attendance and game day activity around Badgers football.

Soccer standout Rose Lavelle to address winter graduates

September 30, 2020

"I'm excited to speak with the graduates at UW, all of whom are working to achieve some important goals. Madison has always been a second home for me. The opportunity to give back to the school that gave so much to me is just a tremendous honor," says Lavelle.

Chancellor Blank appointed to NCAA Board of Governors

September 25, 2020

“This is a time of great complexity and challenge for colleges and universities,” Blank said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to address the many important issues affecting our student athletes and our athletic programs.”

Lighting it up for the 2020 graduates

May 8, 2020

Graduates don't get to celebrate in Camp Randall Stadium and the Kohl Center this year because of the social distancing required by the COVID-19 pandemic. So to mark Saturday's virtual graduation ceremony, the UW Athletic Department lit the two venues in red Friday night to honor the Class of 2020.

Badger facilities lit in blue to honor pandemic workers

April 10, 2020

UW-Madison's athletic facilities -- Camp Randall Stadium, the Kohl Center and the Field House -- were lit up in blue Thursday night in support and appreciation for those on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic. Stadiums around the country joined the #LightItBlue campaign.

PBS documentary on UW band’s Leckrone debuts 7 p.m. Tuesday

November 25, 2019

For 50 years, the University of Wisconsin's marching band moved to the beat of Mike Leckrone's baton. Take a look back at his legacy Tuesday at 7 p.m. on PBS Wisconsin.

Badger women athletes having huge year

November 20, 2019

Now’s a good time to point out that it’s been a remarkably successful year so far for Badger women’s sports teams, and it may get even better. Join in the excitement by following these remarkable athletes:

Hard work makes Wisconsin basketball dreams come true for Samad Qawi

October 11, 2019

Samad Qawi, in white, is shown at the men’s basketball team practice. As a senior, Qawi made the team in a tryout.

Badgers have the top t-shirt cannon in college athletics. Boom.

September 25, 2019

Bucky Badger fires t-shirts into the student section at Camp Randall Stadium with the new t-shirt cannon during the game against Central Michigan…

A football present wrapped in red and white stripes

September 23, 2019

Red- and white-wearing Badger football fans created a stripe-out effect in Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. The atmosphere was festive as the Badgers defeated Michigan, 35-14.

Six tips to enjoy Red vs. Blue

September 18, 2019

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

For football-loving students, ‘Mocktailgate’ will offer all the fun, none of the hangover

September 16, 2019

Students who want to get their Badger spirit on this weekend but not be around alcohol have another option: a “Mocktailgate” on Library Mall from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21.

Jim Martin made his mark in sports and law as player, coach, judge

August 6, 2019

Martin was an assistant coach for the UW football team from 1970 to 1974 and a student at UW Law School from 1974 to 1976. He went on to serve as a Madison city attorney and later as a respected jurist and strong advocate for equal justice.