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The Badger volleyball team beat Nebraska 3-2 in a thrilling NCAA National Championship final, as fans on campus cheered them on heartily.
The Badgers volleyball team, backed by a raucous crowd at the UW Field House, beat Minnesota 3-0 in the Regional Finals to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
Fourth-seeded Wisconsin swept No. 13 UCLA in the NCAA Madison Regional volleyball semifinals at the Field House on Thursday night, 25-16, 25-18, 25-17. On Saturday, UW will play 12th-seeded Minnesota, which advanced earlier Thursday with a five-set win over No. 5 Baylor.
A halftime ceremony made it official: The football field will be named Barry Alvarez Field at Camp Randall Stadium beginning in 2022.
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.
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.
UW-Madison Athletic Director Barry Alvarez answered questions and shared memories with the press during a press conference at the Kohl Center Tuesday.
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.
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.
"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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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:
Samad Qawi, in white, is shown at the men’s basketball team practice. As a senior, Qawi made the team in a tryout.
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…