Tag UW Athletics

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.

Shalala returns for campus honor

September 8, 2018

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

A festival of Badger fans and players

August 3, 2018

With the excitement of the upcoming season in the air, Wisconsin Badger football players mingled with fans, signing autographs and chatting, at Football Family Fun Day at Camp Randall Stadium on Aug. 1.

Campus community mourns loss of student-athlete Eli Stickley, 21

July 11, 2018

Stickley, a standout wrestler, died July 5 in a car crash in Illinois. His wrestling teammates say his warm, caring personality helped unite the team. “He was always looking for ways to get better himself and to make the team better,” a former coach said.

WAA offers travel packages for Orange Bowl

December 3, 2017

This is the first-ever trip to the Orange Bowl for Wisconsin. It is also the second straight year the Badgers are heading to a New Year’s Big Six bowl game.

College GameDay visits as Badgers beat Michigan

November 18, 2017

Hundreds of fans lined up on Bascom Hill early Saturday to get a prime spot for the broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay and cheer on the Badgers.

Kellners mark Homecoming with $25 million gift

October 21, 2017

Ted and Mary Kellner, whose generosity to their alma mater spans the campus, will make a $25 million commitment as part of the university’s current $3.2 billion All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign.

In Memoriam: “Band Mom” Phyllis Leckrone

August 8, 2017

Leckrone served as “band mom” to thousands of marching band students with care, dedication and support.

Badger athletic teams are leaders in academic performance

May 10, 2017

The Wisconsin football, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's golf and women's hockey teams all earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport.