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.
The jersey of legendary Badger hockey player and coach Mark Johnson ’94 now hangs from the Kohl Center rafters.
Former UW women’s basketball point guard Shawna Nicols ’05 is now the official disc jockey for the Badgers.
After a doctor affiliated with Michigan State University was convicted of sexually assaulting numerous young women under his care, including …
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.
Chris Borland ’13 did the unthinkable: he abruptly retired from the NFL, bringing the unseen dangers of the sport to the forefront.
Pull out the brooms: a magical Harry Potter sport has taken on a life of its own at UW–Madison and around the world.
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How the Lincoln, Nebraska, native chose the Badgers over the Cornhuskers.
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.
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 …
Illustrator Jeff Butler x’18 draws the height of popular culture, from Dungeons & Dragons to Marvel superheroes.
Beata Nelson x’20 began her swimming journey where any kid who loves the …
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.
After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.
After some tough college defeats, a Super Bowl win.
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.
These UW coaches and players reached the highest levels in their sport.
Some are easier than others.
After just a year of teaching phys ed to eighth graders in her native South Carolina, Paula Bonner moved to Madison …
UW program helps student-athletes chart a course for life after sports.
Long before “Jump Around” and the Fifth Quarter, the 50-acre lot on …
The former Badger walk-on is the youngest defensive coordinator in the Big Ten.
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.
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Images and memorabilia from the early years of the UW’s football team.
The UW’s sailing team makes the most of a shoestring budget.
A Badger rower renews her love for the sport.
UW hockey coach Tony Granato x’17 goes back to school.
The road to becoming a college athlete wasn’t always a smooth one.
“Inside College Basketball’s Most Political Locker Room” was the New York Times headline for a fall story that featured Badgers Nigel Hayes, Jordan Hill, and …
No one …
When her mother died of Huntington’s, Shana Martin Verstegen ’02 didn't want to know if she’d get it, too — until deciding to become a mom herself.
How to pick a better bracket.