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Bracketology 101: What McLay reads in the seeds

March 17, 2015

Will a No. 5 seed lose to a No. 12? Will No. 1 seed Wisconsin make it all the way to the Final Four for the second year in a row? One could guess the answers to these key questions before March Madness begins in earnest, but there are much better ways to fill out NCAA brackets, according to UW–Madison’s resident bracketologist, Laura McLay, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering.

Recent sightings: UW women’s hockey

January 20, 2015

The No. 4 Wisconsin women’s hockey team (18-4-2) hosted the Bemidji State Beavers for a pair of games this past Friday and Saturday at LaBahn Arena. The Badgers split the series, losing 2-1 Friday but winning a thriller by the same score in overtime the following day. Wisconsin senior Brittany Ammerman scored the game-winning goal 46 seconds into extra time.

After the game ends, UW–Madison helps athletes return to the classroom

January 13, 2015

The last time LaMar "Soup" Campbell sat in a University of Wisconsin–Madison classroom, Bill Clinton was president. Melvin Gordon had just turned 5 years old.

Recent sightings: The W Project

September 5, 2014

More than a thousand students gather in the stands and learn traditional "fifth quarter" songs before flowing onto the football field at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to form the shape of the letter "W" as part of the W Project on Sept. 4, 2014.

Gary Andersen: Settling in

August 29, 2014

Behind Gary Andersen’s office desk, there’s a framed picture of Andersen hugging wife Stacey after his 2010 Utah State team upset BYU, 31-16, snapping a 10-game losing streak in the series that dated back to 1993. “That’s the one picture,” said Andersen, the second-year Wisconsin coach, “that completely keeps me grounded.”

Plan ahead for Saturday’s Crazylegs Classic

April 25, 2014

The UW–Madison Police Department has been working with event organizers to ensure a successful, safe event — and we have full confidence there will be no problems. However, we’d like to remind participants and spectators that carry-in restrictions are in place at Camp Randall Stadium, where the run finishes.

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.