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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’42 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.
These UW coaches and players reached the highest levels in their sport.
Some are easier than others.
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.
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.
In the years following …
UW men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan shares a secret with referee Gene Steratore during a game against the University of Iowa in January 2015. The …
Even people who don’t particularly care about basketball were — they had to admit — pretty darned excited last spring when the Badgers …
Decades after graduation, six alumni defy sharks, aging bodies, and ocean swells in a race across Hawaii’s Maui Channel.
Troy Vincent was a standout in Badger and pro football, but these days he’s determined to reach a different goal line for the NFL — and it’s personal. He’s a survivor of domestic abuse determined to find ways to help others.
Freshman defensive lineman Olive Sagapolu won’t be doing backflips at Camp Randall anytime soon, but he’s taking lessons learned from being a high school cheerleader with him to the gridiron.
These Badgers say that following a ritual can make all the difference on the field, court, or ice.
It might be because they've had to try harder, but Wisconsin's football walk-ons have gone on to remarkable success — on the gridiron and beyond.
Sam Dekker’s trip to New York generated much suspense — and a perfect ending.