Things seem to be going much better so far this school year, said Chris McIntosh, who replaced Barry Alvarez as athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 1.
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.
For the first time in history, the Wisconsin Badgers faced the Army Black Knights in football this weekend. After a rocky start to the year, the Badgers won, 20-14. And six games into this season, they seem to be turning the tide.
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.
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.
Active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel can purchase up to 12 tickets for themselves and their family at a discounted price.
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.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s hockey team is coming home Saturday to LaBahn Arena, where it’ll play in front of local fans for the first time since February 2020.
“I know what people have said, and now that I’m a history professor, I watch people try to revise history and I’m fascinated by it,” said Selig, whose days include teaching a seminar, “Baseball and Society Since World War II,” at the University of Wisconsin, his alma mater.
While at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I became very disenchanted with the basketball program, and that led to me experiencing months of depression. During a chance meeting with my academic advisor at UW-Madison, she encouraged me to set my sights more on my strengths
Friday marks 100 days of Chris McIntosh’s tenure as University of Wisconsin athletic director, and it has been as eventful a time as expected given the forecast for change around college athletics.
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.
Nine new members were inducted into 2021 class from a wide range of sports, backgrounds.
After a season where fake was the fad for in-person fan support — by pandemic necessity, not by choice — there have been small steps toward a regular arena environment in the past few days for both the University of Wisconsin hockey teams.
The UW Board of Regents approved the new deal, which pays Chryst $5.25 million this year, in closed session Sept. 1. That was three days before the Badgers opened the season with a home loss to Penn State. UW provided the contract Monday in response to a public records request that was filed the day of the meeting.
Welcome to Barry Alvarez Field at Camp Randall Stadium.
University of Wisconsin officials announced Friday they are naming the field for UW’s former head football coach and athletic director.
The University of Wisconsin is naming its football field at Camp Randall Stadium after former football coach and athletic director Barry Alvarez.
Barry Alvarez had his day at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday and as he walked onto the field that will soon bear his name the crowd sent down a thunderous ovation.
University of Wisconsin officials announced Friday they are naming the field for Wisconsin’s former head football coach and athletic director.
The Green Bay Packers, desperate for a young pass rusher, were on the clock with the 29th pick in the NFL Draft. The top remaining rusher in the eyes of most scouts just happened to grow up two hours from Lambeau Field, starred at the University of Wisconsin and came from impeccable bloodlines.
UW last week advertised a job opening for a deputy athletic director, the role McIntosh held before he was promoted in July.
The final report will show that the University of Wisconsin athletic department came out about even financially from the 2020-21 school year that was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Ledecky’s coach at Nation’s Capital when she made the 2012 Games as a 15-year-old was Yuri Suguiyama (now the coach at the University of Wisconsin).
The Chicago chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association had more than 200 tickets for a pregame event and the Badgers football game against Notre Dame at Soldier Field on Saturday. Emphasis on had. Those tickets were claimed in less than 24 hours and a waitlist of a few hundred people started.
University of Wisconsin police spokesman Marc Lovicott said the 18-year-old Crawford was cited on misdemeanor charges of criminal disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct while armed.
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.
As part of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball exhibition game against UW Whitewater on October 29, Garding Against Cancer is hosting an upcoming fundraiser at Genisa Wine Bar.
At Virginia Tech last Friday, the packed crowd bounced to “Enter Sandman.” At the University of Wisconsin the next day, fans jumped around to “Jump Around.”
While badgers in various forms had been University of Wisconsin mascots for decades, the version dubbed Bucky, sporting a cardinal and white sweater, was first fully realised in 1940.
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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.
Badger fans are gearing up for another game day. Camp Randall’s operations staff working out kinks in the fan experience from the home opener. “We introduced digital ticketing and that went as smoothly as we could’ve hoped for,” Lucas said.
Michael Moll, UW’s assistant athletic director for sports medicine, told the Athletic Board that the level of vaccinated individuals in the department mirrors that of the campus population as a whole.
UW is recommending fans wear a mask in outdoor common areas like the seating bowl, concourses and entry gates but isn’t requiring it. Masks are mandatory in Camp Randall’s indoor areas.
Fans returned to Camp Randall Stadium last weekend and so did complaints about long lines at concession stands and crowded walkways.
It didn’t generate nearly as much attention, but Jordan had a separate tweet yesterday featuring recent footage from a University of Wisconsin football game. The video showed celebrating fans, nearly all of whom were standing side by side without masks, packed into a stadium.
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.
Even though the Badgers didn’t get a win Saturday, fans said they were still happy to be at the game and cheer on their team inside Camp Randall for the first time in 651 days.
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.
After gaining an entire season’s worth of experience and learning the Wisconsin offense, Graham Mertz’s play at quarterback did not look improved.
Regent and Monroe streets were clogged with traffic and the front yards of Breese Terrace filled with tipsy college students as the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers opened their season against No. 19 Penn State instead of Cupcake U.
Eleven students were arrested and paramedics were called 21 times during Saturday’s season opener for the University of Wisconsin’s football team, UW-Madison police said.
After being drafted, the hard-working two-way center had a solid season as a freshman with the University of Wisconsin.
You can see the face of college football changing right there in the Wisconsin starting backfield this Saturday when the Badgers take on Penn State.
“Loyal’s disappointed that he didn’t have a chance to go through the process,” Crawford’s attorney, Chris Van Wagner says. “Even though he had involvement in an altercation, he didn’t have the chance to give his side of the story.”
Many of the changes Badgers fans will see were inevitable as new technologies move into the in-person game-watching experience. The pandemic, which prevented UW from offering admission in 2020, just advanced the timeline for UW.
Former University of Wisconsin running back Loyal Crawford said through his attorney Friday that Badgers coach Paul Chryst did reach out to him to discuss the incident that led to his dismissal from the team, but Chryst had the wrong phone number for Crawford.
The University of Wisconsin athletic department established a player punishment policy in 2003 to investigate and hand out discipline when Badgers athletes face criminal charges.
This past April, UW made Marisa Moseley the eighth coach in Wisconsin women’s basketball history and is counting on the former “Patriot League Coach of the Year” to turn around the UW program like she did at Boston University.
The moves stem from a physical altercation between the two on Aug. 21 at Frederic Ogg Residence Hall, according to a State Journal source not authorized to speak on the record about the incident.
Masks are also strongly encouraged in outdoor public spaces of the stadium, for example, the stands. Staff members are also required to wear masks while working indoors.
The menu at Camp Randall Stadium concession stands could be limited when the University of Wisconsin football season opens Saturday. Some points of sale might not even be open as UW officials struggle with staffing levels for the first game with fans at the stadium since 2019.
Former University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is scheduled to be honored with the Knute Rockne Living Legend Award next month in Chicago.
Gary Brown receives immunotherapy treatments once a month, a 15-minute infusion designed to boost his immune system and hold off what would be a third bout with cancer.
Camp Randall’s gates are back open this year, and the Badgers’ Saturday debut against Penn State is an experience fans and local businesses have been awaiting eagerly.
The alliance announced Tuesday by commissioners of the Big Ten, Pac-12 and ACC pulls the college conferences together on scheduling, NCAA governance and athlete welfare issues.
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.
Three Badgers — Sydney Hilley, Dana Rettke and Devyn Robinson — were chosen for the 14-member preseason All-Big Ten team, with Hilley and Rettke among five unanimous picks.