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.
As the first UW women’s…
Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay ’92 makes no apologies for being a rabid Badger fan — even in a newsroom populated with Michigan alumni.
After a doctor affiliated with Michigan State University was convicted of sexually assaulting numerous young women under his care, including…
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.
The former UW football star who made the Badgers a national force.
Casting long shadows, students play soccer on the Near East Fields near Dejope Residence Hall. The fields are due for reconstruction by 2022 under the…
A UW alumna hoops it up and inspires players decades younger.
An NFL career left Brandon Williams ’16 bankrupt. But he’s reinvented himself and found success in multiple fields.
After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.
When frigid temperatures have settled in and sunny skies are rare, what could bring UW students out of their homework-induced…
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.
Some are easier than others.
The UW's championships on ice.
For years, overcrowding and long lines have been the norm at the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility), built in 1983 to…
Long before “Jump Around” and the Fifth Quarter, the 50-acre lot on…
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.
A Badger rower renews her love for the sport.
The greatest impact on the home front was the rationing program. To save coal, Lathrop Hall was…
Six months after graduating, Eric Barrow ’93 was knocking around Tokyo, brushing up on…
ESPN’s Andy Katz ’90 feels the pull of the classroom.
From its founder to its roster, the success of the Madison Radicals is grounded in the UW’s strong ties to ultimate Frisbee.
This former Badger’s path to the Rio Olympics began in Madison.
How to pick a better bracket.
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.
Will the farewell tour for the Badgers’ seniors lead to Indianapolis?
“When chaos happens, you’ve got to keep the team calm and lead them.”
There’s no how-to book in thoroughbred racing ... experience is paramount.
Good luck, Coach Andersen
Ed Nuttycombe’s unwavering focus made him the Big Ten’s winningest coach.