BADGER HUDDLE Armchair Pregames

Miss all the energy and excitement surrounding Badger football games? We do, too. To help fill that Motion W–sized void in your heart while still keeping a safe and healthy distance, BADGER HUDDLE® Armchair Pregames are here to add a new dimension to tailgating.

This fun series gives you a front-row seat to some of the UW’s most iconic traditions. Settle into your favorite chair and enjoy classic Badger fan experiences from the comforts of home.

Congratulations, to the Badgers for winning the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Read all about it!

Armchair in the middle of Camp Randall field

Episode 1: Union South’s Badger Bash and the UW Marching Band

Feel the U-Rah-Rah of Union South’s Badger Bash — from Bucky to the band. Special guests: the Wisconsin Union’s Mark Guthier and the band’s Dr. Corey Pompey.

Episode 2: Camp Randall Stadium and the Wisconsin Field House

Get a glimpse into the restoration and renaissance of the historic Wisconsin Field House. Then kick back on the field of Camp Randall. Special guests include Kelly Sheffield, head volleyball coach and Jeff Mack, former Badger and NFL linebacker and current UW athletics board member.

Episode 3: Homegrown Tailgates Featuring Lot 17

Go behind the scenes of some homegrown tailgates and watch for an appearance by the Bucky Wagon. Special guests include Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Josette Jaucian, director of the UW Spirit Squad.

Episode 4: There’s No Place Like Home: Camp Randall Behind the Scenes

Ever wonder what it’s like to run onto the field at Camp Randall Stadium? Or how Jump Around got its start? Maybe how it feels to announce, “First and ten, Wisconsin!”? Discover all that and more during this episode that features legendary former Badger players Montee Ball and Mark Tauscher.

Get In on the Fun with #BADGERHUDDLE

Run with the armchair theme by sharing photos of your favorite chair on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #BADGERHUDDLE. And while you’re at it, post pics of what you’ve got going on at home with your Badger pregame spread.

Play It Safe This Season

While this season is unlike any other, you’re still encouraged to enjoy the games. Just be a team player and watch them safely and responsibly — preferably at home and only with members of your own household, or in an outdoor venue while following CDC and Public Health Madison and Dane County guidelines. Wherever you watch the games, please help our communities and state beat COVID-19 by avoiding large gatherings, wearing a mask (consider it your helmet), and staying physically distant (no tackling).

Please do not travel to Madison on Game Days. Consider this a season of away games, and root for the Badgers from the comforts of home. And let’s look forward to the day we can all jump around in Camp Randall again. Badger fans need to look out for each other — stay safe and healthy!

All BADGER HUDDLE Armchair Pregames were filmed in accordance with University of Wisconsin–Madison guidelines at the time of production.

2020 Badger Football Schedule

10/23 Illinois (Homecoming)
10/31 @ Nebraska
11/7 Purdue
11/14 @ Michigan
11/21 @ Northwestern
11/28 Minnesota
12/5 Indiana
12/12 @ Iowa
12/30 Mayo Bowl vs. Wake Forest

More Ways to Boost Badger Spirit

UW Now Livestream

UW Now Livestream with Mike Leckrone and Corey Pompey

Watch a legend and a legend-in-the-making come together to discuss the best band in the land.


UW Now Livestream

UW Now Livestream with Mark Guthier, Liam Granlund x’22, and Shayna Hetzel ’07, MPA’08

Delve into the history of the Wisconsin Union, which dates back to 1907, with Mark Guthier and other UW leaders.


UW Now Livestream

UW Now Livestream with Matt Lepay and Chris McIntosh ’04, MS’19

Explore what Wisconsin Badgers football will be like in the age of COVID-19 and how the pandemic may affect the team.


Bascom Hall and the UW Band share space on the image.

Friday Night Fifth Quarter

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UW Now Livestream

UW Now Livestream with Jeff Wendorf ’82, Keith White ’70, MA’87, Lauren Sorensen x’20, and Sonam Dolma x’20

Discover what UW traditions mean to different generations of Badgers and how certain beloved traditions came to be and have endured throughout the university’s history.


Two people sporting collegiate Wisconsin gear from the UW Alumni Store

Wisconsin’s Holiday Headquarters

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Jockeys racing in the Kentucky Derby

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April 28 – May 2, 2021
Churchill Downs, Lousville, KY


Rose Bowl trophy sits on a bed of roses.

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