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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.

Tune in to WFAA’s podcast with commencement speaker J.J. Watt

May 3, 2019

J.J. Watt once dominated Camp Randall with his defensive skills as he played football for the Wisconsin Badgers. On May 11 he returns in a very different role: spring commencement speaker!

Crazylegs, with a sprinkling of snowflakes

April 27, 2019

The snow didn't dampen spirits at the 38th annual Crazyleg Classic, as more than 10,000 people participated in the 8k run, wheelchair and 2-mile walk event on Saturday, April 27.

From track to pool to ice: UW celebrates national championships

March 25, 2019

There was no shortage of national titles to celebrate Monday night at the Kohl Center as fans gathered to pay tribute to the women's hockey team, fresh from their fifth championship, as well as champion swimmer Beata Nelson and runners Alicia Monson and Morgan McDonald.

Badgers win 5th national hockey title

March 24, 2019

Wisconsin is on top of the collegiate hockey world once again after defeating Minnesota, 2-0, to claim the 2019 NCAA National Championship on Sunday.

Women’s hockey: Eyes on the prize

March 23, 2019

The Badgers seek their fifth NCAA crown Sunday at 1:30 p.m. against archrival Minnesota.

J.J. Watt, a powerhouse on and off the field, to be commencement speaker

February 6, 2019

Watt, who attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 2008-10 and played for the Badgers, will share his approach to life with graduates on May 11. “I can’t wait to get back to Camp Randall,” he said.

Badgers burn Phoenix, advance in NCAAs

November 30, 2018

The sixth-seeded Wisconsin volleyball team earned a first-round victory over Green Bay Thursday night at the UW Field House on the first day of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Spot reflects UW–Madison’s ‘remarkable story’ — in 30 seconds

October 3, 2018

UW–Madison debuts its new 30-second TV spot during Saturday night’s Wisconsin vs. Nebraska football game broadcast. This year’s spot focuses on the UW’s constant pursuit of progress in research, education and student experience.

UW Athletics completes safety review

September 28, 2018

A review of Athletics' health and safety-related policies and procedures affirmed the success of most of the department's practices and offered recommendations for an even greater level of care.