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Staffing issue causes longer lines at Wisconsin Badgers’ football entry gates

Wisconsin State Journal

Fans had to wait a little longer than normal Saturday as they attempted to enter Camp Randall Stadium for the University of Wisconsin’s football game against Army.

UW’s athletic department tweeted two hours before the game that “unforeseen circumstances specific to this game” created a situation in which not all the entry gates were fully staffed and fans were asked to arrive early.

UW-Madison’s new athletic director

Wisconsin Public Radio

UW-Madison’s new athletic director, Chris McIntosh, is a former Badgers football star and NFL player, who has been deputy athletic director since 2017. We chat with him about college athletics during the time of COVID and the future of college sports.

From ball boy to a Badger, Lindsey excited to be at UW

WISC-TV 3

One of the many new faces on Greg Gard’s squad is Isaac Lindsey, but the sophomore guard isn’t new to the program. Growing up, the Mineral Point native was a ball boy for Wisconsin and showed off his ball handling skills at halftime during the Badger games. And after transferring from UNLV, it’s come full circle for Lindsey.

New memoir “Nowhere To Run” details Montee Ball’s highs of his Wisconsin Badger football excellence and lows of addiction

Madison 365

A former Wisconsin Badger star running back and Heisman Trophy finalist, Montee Ball is now also an author, recently releasing the book Nowhere To Run: Discovering Your True Self in the Midst of an Addiction, his own personal story of his life journey being a star football player, his battle with alcoholism and addiction and the ways in which he’s turned his life around. Montee Ball’s story is one of change, humility, and inspiration.

UW Athletics help East Side Youth Football Program replace equipment lost in a fire

Madison 365

University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Director Chris McIntosh and UW Head Football Coach Paul Chryst recently showed their support for the East Side Youth Football Program, helping them replace the football equipment that they lost in a tragic fire. On Sept. 14, they gave the young people a special surprise showing up at practice at Madison East High school to present equipment and speak to the young people.

Wisconsin men’s basketball to retire Michael Finley’s number

Wisconsin State Journal

The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team announced Friday that it will hang Michael Finley’s No. 24 in the rafters of Kohl Center this season. UW will officially retire the number during a halftime ceremony this season, a date has not been announced. No. 24 will remain in circulation at UW, however.

Meet Joshua Richlen, the two-time UW-Madison marching band drum major and Greendale High School alum

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the University of Wisconsin Marching Band took the field before Wisconsin’s season opener against Penn State Sept. 4, it marked the band’s first performance at a home football game in nearly two years.

It also was the first time drum major Joshua Richlen of Greendale got to do his thing at Camp Randall Stadium.

UW Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 2020 and 2021 classes

WKOW-TV 27

The 2020 and 2021 inductees were honored on Friday evening. They include former football star Gabe Carimi, hockey stars Meghan Duggan, John Byce, and Blake Geoffrion, basketball stars Jon Leuer, Mike Wilkinson and former Head Coach Bo Ryan, among others.

College football season is here. And so is the delta variant.

NBC News

At one such game, University of Wisconsin’s home opener against Penn State, no vaccination proof or negative test was required. Masks were required indoors but only “strongly encouraged” in outdoor spaces. More than 76,000 people attended. The Madison, Wisconsin, metro area, home to more than 660,000 people has seen a steady increase in cases since mid-July and a positive test rate of 3.4 percent, according to Public Health Madison and Dane County.

First Badger football game day with fans back inside Camp Randall

NBC-15

The UW-Madison Badgers suffered a tough loss to Penn State at the first game day of the season, but there was still reason to celebrate. Saturday’s game marked the first time in nearly two years fans could cheer on the team from inside Camp Randall, after fans were kept out in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with UW to distribute more than 200 backpacks at Back to School event

Madison 365

Littles in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and their families got to see the UW campus, meet new UW Athletic Director Chris McIntosh, watch UW football and volleyball practices and get a backpack full of school supplies on Aug. 21 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Back to School event held in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.