University of Wisconsin- Madison has used the Camp Randall Stadium since its opening in 1917. It’s the oldest and fifth largest stadium in the Big Conference.The venue was a site of quite dramatic event named “The Camp Randall Crush”, where over 70 students were injured after the rush of people on the field after the home team won a game for the first time in over decade against one of its rivals.The current seating capacity stands at over 80000 making Wisconsin Badgers tickets quite available on the market.For basketball at Wisconsin, one should visit the Kohl Center, nicknamed “The Madhouse in Madison”. The athletic center and an arena was opened in 1998 and it can hold over 17000 fans in basketball configuration.
University of Wisconsin- Madison founded its football program in 1889 and basketball one in 1898. The Badgers are members of West Division in Big Ten Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football).The official mascot of the university is costumed badger known by the name of Buckingham U. “Bucky” Badger and the college’s colours are cardinal and white.The main rivals of the Badgers are Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Despite not claiming a national championship the football program has had some periods of success and the Badgers totalled 14 conference titles.Their all- time record stands at 674-486-53 and the Badgers have 27 Bowl games under their belts for a combined record of 13-14. Their first appearance was at the Rose Bowl in 1953 that resulted with a loss followed with three more lost games until the first win in 1982. The latest bowl game by the Badgers was a winning contest against USC Trojans in 2015 at the Holiday Bowl.There have been plenty of former Badgers that enjoyed careers in the NFL including Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, Arnie Berber, who spent most of his 12 years career playing for the Packers where he was four times NFL champion, 3 times NFL passing yards leader and 3 times NFL passing touchdown leader. He was the the first great long thrower and his success made a way to more players adapting to his style.
Basketball program had much more success being named Premo- Porretta champions three times and winning NCAA tournament once in 1941 and also being tournament runner ups recently in 2015.The Badgers took part in 22 NCAA tournaments, claimed three conference tournament championships and winning 18 conference regular season titles to date.There’s been few head coaches from the university inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame including Harold Foster who led the Badgers to their championship in 1941, 11 years after he left the college as a player.One of better known NBA players from the college was Michael Finley who won NBA championship playing for the Spurs. He was two times NBA All- Star and NBA All- Rookie First Team.University of Wisconsin might not be the biggest or the loudest one but in the end their sporting programs have produced some team championships and delivered some outstanding athletes who thrived once they reached the pro leagues.