The Best of Barry Alvarez

Summer 2021

Set to retire, the athletic director picks his favorite moments from a legendary Badger career.

An Inclusive New Era for UW Athletics

Spring 2021

Mike Jackson ’04, MBA’13 oversees the department’s diversity efforts during a transformative time.

Topsy-Turvy 2020

Winter 2020

Images from an extraordinary year on campus by UW photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter

A Woman’s Touch in a Man’s Sport

Fall 2020

Former UW star Tamara Moore '14 is the only active female coach of a men’s college basketball team.

Badgers Win NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament!

Summer 2020

Well, in an ESPN simulation.

Pay to Play in the NCAA

Spring 2020

UW athletes could profit from a rule change regarding sponsorships.

Safety Goes Undercover

Spring 2020

UW–Madison explores noninvasive weapons screening.

Honorary Sixth Man

Spring 2020

After a painful year, Jerell Moore enjoys a poignant moment on the basketball court.

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.

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.

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.

Keeping Score

Spring 2019

Otto Puls ’55 is the one constant for Wisconsin Athletics, having served as the Badger men’s basketball official scorekeeper for the past 55 years.

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.

Pat Richter ’64, JD’71

Fall 2018

The former UW football star who made the Badgers a national force.

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 Great Plays in Badger Sports History

Fall 2021

Bronson Koenig launches a buzzer-beater to send the Badgers to the Sweet 16 in the 2016 NCAA tournament. AP IMAGES/Richard Ulreich

9 Badger Hall of Famers

Winter 2017

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

Taking a Stand

Fall 2021

“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…

Albert “Ab” Nicholas ’52, MBA’55

Winter 2016

Farewell to a Good Friend

Laura Albert McLay

Spring 2016

How to pick a better bracket.

Sharing a Secret

Winter 2015

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…

Don’t Stop Believing

Winter 2015

Even people who don’t particularly care about basketball were — they had to admit — pretty darned excited last spring when the Badgers…

We’re #1 — But Not in a Good Way

Fall 2021

Think the Badgers are underrated? There's proof.

Very Superstitious

Fall 2015

These Badgers say that following a ritual can make all the difference on the field, court, or ice.

Inside the NBA Draft

Fall 2015

Sam Dekker’s trip to New York generated much suspense — and a perfect ending.

Triple Threat

Summer 2015

He’s a golf champion and an unwavering basketball fan, but Andy North has a third passion.

Basketball Eclipse

Summer 2015

Frank Kaminsky's long list of firsts.

Inside Story Summer 2015

Summer 2015

We feel your pain.

Fine Four

Spring 2015

Will the farewell tour for the Badgers’ seniors lead to Indianapolis?

Quick Takes: Winter 2014

Winter 2014

UW News in Brief.

Game On

Summer 2014

Undergrads are glued to their television in Sellery Hall on the evening of April 5, as the Badger men’s basketball team plays Kentucky in the NCAA semifinal.

Final Four

Summer 2014

NCAA men’s basketball tournament semifinal, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, April 5, 2014

Badger Sports Ticker: Spring 2014

Spring 2014

UW Athletic News in Brief

Team Player: Daria Kryuchkova

Spring 2013

Basketball runs in the family for this Russian-born Badger

Sound Minds, Sound Bodies

Spring 2013

Longtime athletic trainer takes a holistic approach with Badger student athletes.

Instant Replay

Winter 2012

Joe Krabbenhoft returns to UW men’s basketball as team’s video coordinator.

Robert’s Rules

Summer 2012

This former sprinter now trains pro basketball players — and has a track record for results.

The Ice Rink Cometh

Winter 2011

There’s a lot of muscle behind the magic that transforms the Kohl Center from a basketball arena to a hockey venue.