No one minds a rainy day at Camp Randall when the Badgers pull out an 83-20 win over Indiana. And Saturday got even brighter for Ian and Tyler Hughes when they tracked down Bucky and posed for this pic.
Their father, Mike Hughes, says they saw mascot heading toward the locker room just before halftime and the boys hustled to track him down just outside Bucky's Locker Room.
Badger Fans Can Cheer from Anywhere
"My husband, Jeff ('81) and I ('83) don't live in Wisconsin anymore, but we still hold our season football tickets and cheer on the Badgers whenever they play and wherever we are. Case in point: when the Badgers took on and defeated Ohio State, we were scuba diving at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Indonesia. This is a photo we took when we learned of the Badgers win!" —Carol Fritsche, Silverton, Ore.
Badger Blast in Iowa
Marty Richards, pictured right
Season ticket holder Marty Richards says he doesn’t know exactly who his kilt-wearing fellow Badger fan is, but wanted to show some solidarity with the man by snapping a picture at the Badger Blast in Iowa October 23, 2010.
Richards and his wife, along with good friends Skip ’81 and Janie ’81 Miller, try to head to at least one away game every year. They also host a tailgate on Regent Street before and after every home game. Janie has become known as the “Brownie Lady” among the UW Marching Band members, because for the past 10 years, the band has been stopping by the tailgate after the game, and they’re rewarded by Janie’s sweet treats.
A Sneaky Celebration
Mike Hughes pulled a fast one on security at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Mike says “I was on the field when the clock hit zero, only to turn around and see no one followed me. I made the most of it though. Bucky ran up to me, and then a Badger Cheerleader took this photo before security escorted me off the field. It was worth it!”
Alum Holds Badger Spirit Close to the Heart
Tami Menting, who calls herself a “Badger by marriage,” says the experience of sitting behind the student section at the UW vs. Iowa game was an awesome experience. She and husband Chris Menting ’89 brought their son Adam to the October 23 match-up, and she says Adam loved every second celebrating on Dad’s shoulders after the 31-30 win.
Chris is a season ticket holder and makes it to all the home games, as well as the occasional road trip. Tami describes her husband by saying “You won’t find many that hold the Badgers closer to their heart than Chris does.”
Fans in Philly Root for Bucky Against Iowa
“More than 30 Philadelphia Badgers, along with several more out-of-town visitors gathered at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse on October 23 to watch the Badgers crush Iowa!” — Pete Christianson ’71, JD’77, Past Chair of the WAA Board
Bucky Beats Brutus, Fans Go Wild
Jessica Hornyak '09 says the moment Wisconsin sealed its victory over Ohio State on October 16 and fans rush the field, she felt beyond proud to be a Badger all over again.
Hornyak is attending graduate school in Austin, Texas and returned to Madison for the first time in over a year: “What a great weekend it was.”
UW’s wild win over Ohio State 31-18 set off a massive celebration, on the field and throughout the state.
A long morning of tailgating, cheering and searching for Bucky Badger left Jayden Campbell a little sleepy during this UW versus San Jose State game on Sept. 11, 2010.
Jayden’s father, LaMar Campbell x’98, played for the Badgers from 1994-1998 and returned to Madison with his son for the Hall of Fame Game.
UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez even gave the little guy a nickname. While in school, many on the team called LaMar “Soup” Campbell, and on this particular Saturday, Alvarez carried on the tradition by naming Jayden “Cup O’ Soup.”
Campbell says Jayden had a ball but finally crashed around the third quarter. The student section and “Jump Around” roused him from his nap, however, and he was right back to cheering.
Starting Them Young
Michael Shumway '10, and his son, Nathan, took great care to coordinate as they showed their school spirit at the UW vs. San Jose State game.
From the striped overalls and hats down to the matching wrist bands and eye black, this father-son duo has just what it takes to cheer Bucky to victory.
Badger fan Joe Zitzelsberger can credit his brother for the chance to meet Bucky Badger and the UW Spirit Squad after the Arizona State University game on Sept. 18, 2010.
Aaron Zitzelsberger ’98 ended up with game tickets and field passes and invited Joe, a Waunakee resident who recently took project management courses through the Wisconsin School of Business. Joe jumped at the chance: “What self-respecting Badger fan wouldn’t take advantage of an offer like that!”
This photo was snapped toward the end of the Fifth Quarter, when Joe caught the squad taking a quick break and asked if he could get a picture with them.