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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.
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.”
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.
For 17 days in February, athletes and officials from around the globe will gather in Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics. UW–Madison has experts on topics including large-scale athletic events, Russian history, the politics of sport, digital and social media use by Olympic viewers, and LGBT activism.
Wisconsin Badgers Lauren Carlini (1), Courtney Thomas (3), Annemarie Hickey (4), Ellen Chapman (20), and Haleigh Nelson (13) celebrate their final point and 3-0 defeat of the UW-Milwaukee Panthers during the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament at the Field House on Friday, Dec. 6.