“I’ve got one of my Badger caps in my bag. It will be coming with me of course. I don’t think, I won’t be wearing it because of course we’ll be wearing the flag caps,” Phoebe Bacon says.
Fresh off her freshman year, Phoebe Bacon reps the Wisconsin Badgers well.
One of the first to take advantage of this breakthrough rule change was Wisconsin Badgers’ Quarterback Graham Mertz. Mertz — a redshirt sophomore who started in seven games for the Badgers last season — revealed his merchandise store and trademark logo on July 1st with the caption, “Thank you for the support. It’s only the beginning!”
The university has withheld names of some candidates either because the applicant requested confidentiality or due to FERPA restrictions. FERPA, or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, allows protection of student education records.
“We are so happy to be welcoming fans back to football games,” said Brian Lucas, the director of football brand and communications at UW. “We know the players are excited to have the fans back too.”
Noted: George Poage moved to La Crosse as a young child in 1884. Locally, he was known as a scholar and remarkable athlete. He went on to become the first African American on the UW-Madison track team. But his greatest triumph came at the 1904 Olympics when he became the first African American to medal in the 200m and 400m hurdles. From Wisconsin Life, WPR’s Maureen McCollum talked with UW-La Crosse retired special collections librarian Ed Hill about George Poage’s life as a student athlete in La Crosse.
Barry Alvarez’s retirement is over.
Big Ten Conference commissioner Kevin Warren announced Thursday that Alvarez, who stepped down as Wisconsin’s athletic director June 30, has been named special advisor for football.
A study of student athletics released by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire last week found that despite an overall culture of acceptance, student-athletes of color face disproportional amounts of stereotyping at the school.
“He understands the history and traditions of the Big Ten. I trust Barry and we look forward to working with him on relevant football-related issues and building upon the strong relationships we have with the College Football Playoff, our broadcast and bowl partners, as well as our member institutions and student-athletes,” Warren said in a news release.
“Five years ago, mental health among elite athletes was not a very often-discussed topic,” says Dr. Claudia Reardon, professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin. If there was any focus on athletes’ mental health, it centered around performance and ways to optimize results on the field. “Most of the emphasis when it came to mental health was around sports psychology and performance, and offering resources to help you perform at your highest level,” says Ross. “Occasionally in the health history [questionnaire] there might be some questions about mental health but they were sort of hidden, and weren’t prominent.”
Since being drafted No. 6 overall by Orlando out of the University of Wisconsin in 2018, Mueller has scored 20 goals and assisted on 22 more in 96 games (63 starts).
Rae Lin D’Alie, Italy: Wisconsin native and former University of Wisconsin player who plays pro basketball in Italy
Less than a month after the NCAA ruled college athletes can profit from their names, image and likeness some Badgers Football players have begun to reap the benefits.
On July 1, the NCAA adopted a temporary policy to suspend rules that banned college athletes from getting paid for the use of their names, images and likeness. It was a significant shift but a small part of a larger debate over whether students should be paid to compete in college sporting events.
Pitching similar feelings for softball’s return to the Olympic games is UW Madison Head Softball Coach, Yvette Healy.“With Tokyo hosting and them being such a great softball community, everyone knew that they would pick that sport back up, so we were thrilled. I mean the sport needs to be in the Olympics. There’s so many fans watching so we loved it,” said Healy.
The league’s Scientific Advisory Board on Thursday announced a four-year, $4 million award to a team of medical researchers led by the University of Wisconsin. The study is part of the NFL’s effort to better understand and prevent lower-extremity injuries, including soft tissue strains such as hamstrings.
The NFL announced on Thursday that they have awarded $4 million to fund a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin. The award, which will be given over four years, is devoted to researching new ways to prevent and treat hamstring injuries.
And on the next-to-last day of competition, Alicia Monson, at her first Olympic Trials after a standout NCAA career at the University of Wisconsin, was racing in the women’s 10,000 meters. The race was moved from evening to morning because the temperature in Eugene, Oregon, had been forecasted to reach triple digits later in the day.
UW has reviewed 33 NIL deals that were submitted for disclosure under the athletic department’s guidelines for player marketing since July 1, senior associate athletic director Justin Doherty said Thursday. None was determined to be against NCAA regulations, he said.
Alev Kelter: I played Division I ice hockey and soccer in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With my twin sister [Derya], we both played Division I. I was released from the Olympic ice hockey player pool for Sochi in 2014, and I was deciding whether or not to play pro soccer or go play hockey overseas.
From an ocean of green to a sea of red. It really is Christmas in July at the Deer District.
Maybe Frank Kaminsky will be present for both?
Though the Milwaukee Bucks playoff run will be over one way or another by July 29, the Deer District will still be a hot spot for local sports celebration, though this time it’s for a brand outside the city.
Wisconsin will have its presence in the 2020 (or, 2021, if you prefer) Tokyo Olympics, from the track to the basketball court to the rowing scene.
Barry Alvarez was due for payouts through the start of 2022 as part of an agreement tied to his job as University of Wisconsin athletic director.He’s still going to cash in despite his retirement from the position at the end of June.
Matt Henningsen, University of Wisconsin football player
He wore red and white at the University of Wisconsin (2019-21), where he capped his collegiate career with the 2021 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top men’s player. And now, he is sporting the bleu, blanc et rouge of the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final.
Chris McIntosh joked Thursday that his first day as athletic director at the University of Wisconsin came amid a lull in college athletics.
“It’s hard to overstate the impact and legacy of @UWBadgers Director Barry Alvarez,” Gov. Evers tweeted. “I’m proud to declare today Barry Alvarez Day, and on behalf of the state of Wisconsin and Badgers everywhere, I wish Director Alvarez all the best in his retirement.”
University of Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz tweeted out a video of a trademarked logo on Monday.
Noted: Some athletes have already begun making plans to cash in on their renown. Jordan Bohannon, a men’s basketball player at the University of Iowa, has announced plans for an apparel line that will debut on Thursday, and the University of Wisconsin’s starting quarterback, Graham Mertz, posted a video with a personal logo.
Some athletes have already begun making plans to cash in on their renown. Jordan Bohannon, a men’s basketball player at the University of Iowa, has announced plans for an apparel line that will debut on Thursday, and the University of Wisconsin’s starting quarterback, Graham Mertz, posted a video with a personal logo.
June is Pride Month, so Marc VandeWettering wrote an article to describe his journey as a gay man. “Sitting down and writing this in the midst of Pride Month is liberating,” he wrote in the article.
Kenny Bednarek and Alicia Monson, both of whom won state championships during their days as Wisconsin high school track and field athletes, are headed to Tokyo as qualifiers for the United States Olympic team.
A visibly exhausted Monson—a standout at the University of Wisconsin, who now trains with the On Athletics Club—said on the NBC broadcast, “I’ve never gone to that point in a race before, and I’ve always kind of wanted to. I think today was a good time to do that and run under the support of so many people out there.”
Similarly, Alicia Monson graduated from the University of Wisconsin and signed with On Athletics Club in Boulder. She made the Olympic team in the 10,000 meters on June 26.
When University of Wisconsin officials announced in February they were determined to have no restrictions on attendance at Camp Randall Stadium during the 2021 season, they acknowledged they were choosing to be optimistic.
She was studying athletic training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when she met the athlete who would change the trajectory of her career.
Now a 34-year-old assistant professor at UW-Madison’s Department of Kinesiology, Mosinee native Julie Stamm was an undergraduate then, in the midst of the clinical portion of her studies — working with a high school football team, getting hands-on training in treating athletic injuries.
“We had a lot of concussions that fall, probably seven or eight just in preseason camp,” Stamm said.
Two track standouts from the University of Wisconsin, competing for different nations, punched their ticket to the Tokyo Olympics over the weekend, as did a UW swimmer.
Chris McIntosh, set to officially replace Barry Alvarez as University of Wisconsin athletic director in a little more than a week, vigorously defended men’s basketball coach Greg Gard on Tuesday.
Wisconsin Athletics announced Wednesday that there will be no capacity limits at Badger home events this season, which was decided based on consultation with campus officials.
More than 80,000 people will be able to Jump Around at Camp Randall Stadium when the Wisconsin Badgers host Penn State on September 4th to open the 2021 season.
Ten current or former University of Wisconsin- Madison athletes from the men’s and women’s track and field teams are competing for their spot on Team USA at the U.S. Olympic Trials, according to Wisconsin Athletics.
Assembly Republicans approved bills Wednesday that would ban transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s athletics — proposals that have pushed Wisconsin into a national firestorm.
Four members of the Wisconsin track and field team qualified for the 2021 Olympic trials. Alissa Niggemann, Bianca Stubler, Destiny Huven, and Josie Schaefer will all represent the University of Wisconsin in Eugene, Oregon as they compete for a spot on the Olympic team.
Noted: A second bill would require the same policies at University of Wisconsin System schools and state technical colleges for women’s teams.
A former NFL player and University of Wisconsin football star is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl.