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Athletics

Dana Rettke and Volleyball: Meant for Each Other

Winter 2019

Would you believe the UW star once loved a different sport?

Bonnie Oleson: Badger Announcer, Badger Fan

Fall 2019

The longtime PA announcer for Badger women’s basketball, volleyball, and softball is not exactly a detached observer.

Learning the Ropes — Literally

Fall 2019

Participants in UW Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs) ride a giant swing at a new facility in Stoughton, Wisconsin. ALPs — a student organization — administers…

The Birth of Bucky Badger’s Push-Ups

Fall 2019

Here's the definitive account of how and when the tradition began.

Why the Doctor Has Green Hair

Fall 2019

David Margolis MD’89 is both an eminent pediatric oncologist and a zealous fan of the Milwaukee Bucks. With a little spray paint, he now combines his two passions.

So You Think You Know Ron Dayne?

Fall 2019

Here’s what it’s like to meet the UW football legend in person.

Rose Lavelle: Soccer’s New Superstar

Fall 2019

The greatest player in UW soccer history faced major challenges en route to helping the U.S. win the World Cup.

UW Basketball Begins with Women — and a Goat

Summer 2019

Soon after basketball was invented, women at the UW picked up the sport — even before the men. Intramural teams quickly grew in popularity and competed for an unusual (and bleating) trophy.

Terry Gawlik: Doing Right by Title IX in Sports

Summer 2019

The success of the women’s volleyball team at the Wisconsin Field House is a highlight of Gawlik’s tenure as a top UW…

High Honors

Spring 2019

The jersey of legendary Badger hockey player and coach Mark Johnson ’94 now hangs from the Kohl Center rafters.

Gabbie Taschwer

Spring 2019

Lakes are a familiar backdrop in Taschwer’s life. She first learned to water ski as a three-year-old, going on to make history…

On “Queue”

Spring 2019

Former UW women’s basketball point guard Shawna Nicols ’05 is now the official disc jockey for the Badgers.

Bad News Badgers

Winter 2018

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In 2017, the Badgers lost just one football game. In 1968, they couldn’t win one.

It’s almost…

Safety Check

Winter 2018

Jeff Miller

After a doctor affiliated with Michigan State University was convicted of sexually assaulting numerous young women under his care,…

Stop at the Top

Winter 2018

Mike Leckrone is as synonymous with the Badger spirit as Bucky. This year he’s saying his good-byes after 50 years with the UW Marching Band.

Hard Truth

Winter 2018

Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.

Wisconsin Quidditch

Winter 2018

Pull out the brooms: a magical Harry Potter sport has taken on a life of its own at UW–Madison and around the world.

Bucky on Parade

Fall 2018

Take the quiz!

Bryson Williams

Fall 2018

How the Lincoln, Nebraska, native chose the Badgers over the Cornhuskers.

When Crazylegs Went Hollywood

Fall 2018

Badger star Elroy Hirsch x’45 ran into fame — and his nickname — on the football field, but he also tried out a lesser-known film career.

Photo Gallery: Hirsch on Film

Winter 2019

Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch x’45 almost turned down the role of playing himself in a biographical film. “I received this letter from (producer) Hall Bartlett…

Hooked on Comics

Summer 2018

Illustrator Jeff Butler x’18 draws the height of popular culture, from Dungeons & Dragons to Marvel superheroes.

Beata Nelson

Summer 2018

Nelson is looking ahead to the 2020 Summer Olympic trials.

Beata Nelson x’20 began her swimming journey where any kid who loves…

Becoming Bucky

Spring 2018

Each spring, a small group of students vies for the chance to become the most visible member of the UW’s Spirit Squad: Bucky Badger.

Michael Finley: The Sequel

Spring 2018

After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.

5 Winter Olympians to Watch

Winter 2017

When the Winter Olympics open February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, these Badger alumni will represent the United States as members of…

James White

Winter 2017

After some tough college defeats, a Super Bowl win.

12 Campus Statues

Winter 2017

The collection spans a full century of work from multiple sculptors, and is just a small portion of the more than 100 pieces of public art that bring color to campus.

9 Badger Hall of Famers

Winter 2017

These UW coaches and players reached the highest levels in their sport.

6 Things Bucky Badger Must Do

Winter 2017

Some are easier than others.

Paula Bonner MS’78

Fall 2017

Paula Bonner

After just a year of teaching phys ed to eighth graders in her native South Carolina, Paula Bonner moved to…

Beyond the Game

Fall 2017

UW program helps student-athletes chart a course for life after sports.

Built on Tradition

Fall 2017

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Long before “Jump Around” and the Fifth Quarter, the 50-acre lot…

Jim Leonhard

Fall 2017

The former Badger walk-on is the youngest defensive coordinator in the Big Ten.

Football Fight

Fall 2017

As the sport’s popularity swelled in the 1900s, a UW professor took on college football and tried to reform it, facing the wrath of students and fans.

Marching Band Auditions

Fall 2017

Stop at the top!

Football Photo Gallery

Fall 2017

Images and memorabilia from the early years of the UW’s football team.

Nautical Miles

Summer 2017

The UW’s sailing team makes the most of a shoestring budget.

Maddie Wanamaker

Summer 2017

A Badger rower renews her love for the sport.

Pomp and Circumstance

Winter 2019

UW hockey coach Tony Granato x’17 goes back to school.