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Encyclopedia > Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin Badgers
University University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conference Big Ten
NCAA Division I
Athletics Director Barry Alvarez
Location Madison, WI
Varsity Teams
Football Stadium Camp Randall Stadium
Basketball Arena Kohl Center
Other Arenas UW Field House
Mascot Bucky Badger
Nickname Badgers
Fight Song On, Wisconsin
Colors Cardinal and White

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The Wisconsin Badgers are a variety of collegiate athletic teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This NCAA Division I athletic program has teams in football, basketball, ice hockey, volleyball, soccer, cross country, tennis, swimming, wrestling, track and field, golf, and softball. The Badgers have several major on-campus facilities, including Camp Randall Stadium, the UW Field House, and the Kohl Center. The Badgers compete in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except men's and women's ice hockey, which compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A team comprises many group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... Wrestling is the act of physical engagement between two competitors competing for a physical advantage. ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... This article is about the sport. ... Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ... The Wisconsin Field House (commonly known as the UW Fieldhouse) is a 11,500 -seat multi-purpose arena in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Kohl Center opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ...


The current athletic director is Barry Alvarez, former head coach of the football team. The Badgers team colors are cardinal and white, and the team mascot is named "Buckingham U. Badger", more commonly referred to as "Bucky Badger". Barry Alvarez Barry Alvarez (born December 30, 1946, Langeloth, Pennsylvania) is a retired college football head coach and current Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Bucky Badger Bucky Badger in person during a football game at Camp Randall Bucky Badger is the official mascot of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ...

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Team Name Origin

Contrary to popular belief, the true origin of the team's nickname has nothing to do with the state animal. In fact, the nickname "Badgers" was borrowed from the state of Wisconsin. The territory was dubbed the "Badger State" not because of animals in the region, but rather an association with lead miners in the 1820s. Prospectors came to the state looking for minerals, and without shelter in the winter, the miners had to "live like badgers" in tunnels burrowed into hillsides.[1] Chuquicamata, the largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... Prospecting is the act of searching for minerals or ore deposits. ... Minerals are natural compounds formed through geological processes. ... A disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ... A burrow is a hole or tunnel dug into the ground by an animal to create a space suitable for habitation, temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion. ...


Football

The most famous Wisconsin varsity team in recent years is the football team. Wisconsin's football program has been among the most successful in the Big Ten since the early 1990s, when Barry Alvarez was hired as the head coach. Under Alvarez, the Badgers won 3 Rose Bowls and 3 Big Ten Championships. Following the 2005 season, Alvarez' last year as coach, the Badgers beat the Auburn Tigers in the Capital One Bowl, one of the most prestigious of the non-BCS bowls. In 2006, Bret Bielema took over as head coach and posted a 12-1 record, defeating Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl 17-14. The Badgers are 9-8 in bowl games, including victories in nine of their last 13. This is the 12th bowl appearance in the past 14 seasons for Wisconsin, including a school record-tying five straight. [2] Head Coach Bret Bielema 1st Year, 12-1 Home Stadium Camp Randall Stadium Capacity 80,321 - FieldTurf Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Barry Alvarez Website UWBadgers. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Barry Alvarez Barry Alvarez (born December 30, 1946, Langeloth, Pennsylvania) is a retired college football head coach and current Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... A school name with an asterisk following it (ex: Ohio State*) acknowledges a major recognized national championship for that season. ... The Auburn Tigers is the name given to several sports teams of Auburn University. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... Bret Bielema (b. ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...


The Badger football program boasts two Heisman Trophy winners. Fullback Alan Ameche won the Heisman in 1954, and, more recently, running back Ron Dayne won the trophy in 1999. Dayne now plays for the NFL's Houston Texans. Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... Lino Dante Alan Ameche (March 1, 1933 — August 8, 1988), nicknamed The Horse, was an American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League after winning the Heisman Trophy in college at the University of Wisconsin. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards. ... City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Bob McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present) Championships...


The Wisconsin Badgers football team plays their home games at Camp Randall Stadium. Built in 1917, Camp Randall is the fourth-oldest college football stadium in the country and has a capacity of 80,321. The student section at Camp Randall is considered by many to be one of the best in all of college football. The University of Wisconsin Marching Band performs its famous 5th Quarter after every game. Head Coach Bret Bielema 1st Year, 12-1 Home Stadium Camp Randall Stadium Capacity 80,321 - FieldTurf Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Barry Alvarez Website UWBadgers. ... Camp Randall Stadium was built in 1917 and is the current home of the Wisconsin Badgers football team. ... The University of Wisconsin Marching Band is the marching band for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was formed with 11 members in the fall of 1885 to support the military battalion. ...


Basketball

Men's Basketball

The Badgers have developed into one of the biggest Big Ten's basketball powerhouses in recent years. Wisconsin has made it to the Final Four twice in its history — most recently in 2000, and before that in 1941, when they won the National Championship The Badgers have also attended the NCAA tournament for the last nine seasons (1999-2007). Wisconsin tied for first place in the Big Ten in the 2001-02 season along with Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio State. In 2002-03 the Badgers won the Big Ten outright, but then lost in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament to Ohio State. In the NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16. In 2003-04, Wisconsin finished second in the Big Ten. They went on to win the Big Ten Tournament, the only time they have won since the inception of the tournament in 1998. However, the Badgers lost to #3-seeded Pittsburgh in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In the 2004-05 season Wisconsin finished third in the Big Ten. In the 2005 NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin advanced to the Elite Eight by defeating #11 seed Northern Iowa, #14 seed Bucknell, and #10 seed North Carolina State. In 2005-2006 the Badgers had a somewhat disappointing season that culminated in a blowout loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, and another blowout loss to Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. During the regular season, Wisconsin lost a home game to Division 1 North Dakota State University. The highlight of the season was a win over intrastate rival Marquette. The Wisconsin Badgers mens basketball team is a NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... // Final four redirects here. ... Indiana Universitys athletic teams are called the Hoosiers, and their colors are cream and crimson, though red and white have been used at times in the past. ... The intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are known as the Fighting Illini. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in... The Big Ten Conference mens basketball tournament is held annually at the end of the mens college basketball regular season. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The sports teams of the University of Pittsburgh or Pitt are known as the Panthers and have a legendary history in all sports, especially basketball and football. ... The Northern Iowa Panthers are the athletic teams of the University of Northern Iowa. ... Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ... As an Atlantic Coast Conference founding member, North Carolina State University competes in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ... North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a public university in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. It is the second largest school in the eleven campus North Dakota University System. ... The Marquette Golden Eagles (formerly known as the Marquette Warriors) is the name of the various sports teams of Marquette University. ...


In the 2006-07 season the Badgers played extremely well with big victories at Marquette and at home against #2 ranked Pittsburgh. Their lone non conference loss was against Missouri State. The Badgers also lost on the road against Indiana on January 31, but on February 19, 2007, they earned their first #1 ranking in school history with a 26-2 record. The next day, they were defeated by the unranked Michigan State Spartans 64-55 at the Breslin Center. Then, a week later, they lost to the #2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, 48-49. Entering the Big 10 Tournament the second seed, their first game was against Michigan State for their third meeting in three weeks. The Badgers defeated the Spartans 70-57. Advancing to the next round against Illinois, the Badgers would go on to win 53-41 and advance to the final to face now #1 ranked Ohio State once again. The Buckeyes proved too strong for the Badgers this time, handily defeating them 66-49. Shortly after the game, the seedings were announced for the NCAA Tournament with Wisconsin receiving a #2 seed in the Midwest Bracket. The Badgers struggled throughout the NCAA Tournament. They were down by as much as 18 in the first half of the first round against Texas A & M Corpus Cristi. However they managed to edge them by 13 due to a 57 point second half. The 2nd round of the tournament would prove fatal for the Badgers against UNLV. The Badgers are the highest ranked seed knocked out this early in the tournament. The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University. ... The Michigan State Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Michigan State University. ...


Dick Bennett is largely credited with beginning the turnaround of the program. During his six-year tenure at Wisconsin (1995-2000), the Badgers achieved a 91-68 record and had two 20 win seasons. Only twice previously had the Badgers won at least 20 games in a season, the most recent being the 1940-41 Championship season. Current coach Bo Ryan has been in charge since the 2001-02 season and has led the Badgers to the NCAA Tournament every year. As of 2005-06, Ryan has compiled a record of 112-49 with the Badgers, and during the 2006-07 season, he not only achieved his 500th win as a college coach but the Badgers also were ranked #1 in the AP Top for the first time in program history. This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... William Bo Ryan (born December 20, 1947 in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is the current head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Madison mens basketball team. ...


Notable Badgers currently in the NBA: Michael Finley, Devin Harris Michael Howard Finley (born March 6, 1973, in Melrose Park, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who is currently with the NBAs San Antonio Spurs. ... Devin Lamar Harris (born February 27, 1983 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin) is an American basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks. ...


The Badgers play their home games at the 17,190-seat Kohl Center, where they have one of the best home winning records in college basketball. The Kohl Center opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Ice Hockey

The Badgers made history in 2006 when both the men's and women's hockey teams were crowned NCAA Division I National Champions. This was the first time a Division I school has won both the men's and women's crowns in the same year.


The Badger men won their sixth National Championship on April 8, 2006, at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, with a 2-1 victory over Boston College. The men's team had previously won the National Championship five times - 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, and 1990. April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bradley Center is an indoor arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ...


The Badger women won their first title on March 26, 2006, at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, with a 3-0 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Golden Gophers. This was the first women's hockey national championship for Wisconsin and the first time that the NCAA Women's National Championship trophy left the state of Minnesota. (Minnesota-Duluth won the trophy in 2001, 2002, and 2003; Minnesota won it in 2004 and 2005.) The victory did, however, continue the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's dominance of the women's crown. On March 18th, 2007, the Badger women captured the back-to-back National Championship with a 4-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth at Herb Brooks Arena, in Lake Placid, New York. March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mariucci Arena is the home arena for the mens ice hockey Minnesota Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ...


Mike Eaves is the head coach of the men's hockey team, while Mark Johnson coaches the women's hockey team. Both teams play all of their home games at the Kohl Center in Madison, and compete in the WCHA. Mike Gordon Eaves (born June 10, 1956 in Denver, Colorado and raised in Windsor, Ontario) is an American former NHL player and a current coach. ... gvhbjkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkbkkkkkkkkkkkkkkbnnnnnnnnnnntyguhjkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkjbhnmj,,n,mrtfkfjotigkfffffff fxkfdkdf fdkmfdkfmkldf dfkfdidfMedia:Example. ... The Kohl Center opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ...


National championships

Through the Winter 2007 sports season, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has won 26 NCAA national championships. University of Wisconsin-Madison's championships occurred in the following sports :

Additionally, the men's and women's rowing programs have earned 27 non-NCAA national titles between 1900 and 2006. NCAA Team Champions in Boxing 1932 Penn St. ... // Final four redirects here. ... NCAA Team Champions for Mens Cross Country Division One 1938 Indiana 1939 Michigan St. ... NCAA team Champions for Womens Cross Country Division One 1981 Virginia 1982 Virginia 1983 Oregon 1984 Wisconsin 1985 Wisconsin 1986 Texas 1987 Oregon 1988 Kentucky 1989 Villanova 1990 Villanova 1991 Villanova 1992 Villanova 1993 Villanova 1994 Villanova 1995 Providence 1996 Stanford 1997 Brigham Young 1998 Villanova 1999 Brigham Young... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... NCAA Champions for Mens Indoor Track and Field Division One 1965 Missouri 1966 Kansas 1967 Southern California 1968 Villanova 1969 Kansas 1970 Kansas 1971 Villanova 1972 Southern California 1973 Manhattan 1974 UTEP 1975 UTEP 1976 UTEP 1977 Washington St. ... The NCAA began conducting a mens soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament. ...


Trademark dispute

The University of Wisconsin was involved with a trademark dispute with at least one Iowa high school for trademark infringement. The high school had to change their logo as a result.[1][2] Schools located in New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia[3] have also been involved in this dispute.[4] The trademark in question is the W used as the Badger's athletic logo.


See also

The Wisconsin Badgers mens basketball team is a NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. ... The University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers Crew team is one of the many collegiate sports teams at the University. ... Head Coach Bret Bielema 1st Year, 12-1 Home Stadium Camp Randall Stadium Capacity 80,321 - FieldTurf Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Barry Alvarez Website UWBadgers. ... The 2006 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. ...

References

  1. ^ W War in Iowa, Wisconsin?.
  2. ^ http://typophile.com/node/29225
  3. ^ http://www.dailycardinal.com/news/west-virginia-high-school-gears-up-for-heat-over-w-.html
  4. ^ http://www.uwalumni.com/media/images/photography/onwisconsin/pdf/Spring07Sports.pdf
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison NCAA Championships.
  • The Official Wisconsin Athletic Site, origin of the Badger nickname..
  • Badger Backers Blog

External link

  • Official Site

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