BADGER HUDDLE Armchair Pregame

Miss all the energy and excitement leading up to game day? We do, too.

To help fill that Motion W–sized void in your heart while still keeping a safe and healthy distance, the Wisconsin Alumni Association is thrilled to present Armchair Pregames.

These spirited videos offer you a front-row seat to some of the UW’s most iconic tailgating and Game Day experiences. So, settle into your favorite chair and get ready to root for red from the comforts of home. Watch episodes at your convenience by subscribing to our YouTube channel, and enjoy the chance to:

  • Score exclusive access to UW places and personalities
  • Relive time-honored traditions
  • Boost your Badger pride

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Armchair in the middle of Camp Randall field

Classic Home Game Experiences — Coming Right to Your Home

Union South and the Badger Bash

Feel the U-Rah-Rah of Union South’s Badger Bash. From Bucky and brats (28,000 of them) to the UW Marching Band and fans (15,000+ at every home game), find out how this party comes to life. Special guests: Mark Guthier ’97, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and director of the Wisconsin Union and Dr. Corey Pompey, director of athletic bands.

Camp Randall Stadium and the Wisconsin Field House

See the Wisconsin Field House and Camp Randall Stadium like never before. Home of the popular volleyball and wrestling teams, the historic Field House is in the midst of a restoration and renaissance. You can get a glimpse of these improvements and more. Plus, kick back on the field of Camp Randall!

Homegrown Tailgates featuring Lot 17

Watch for an appearance by the Bucky Wagon and surprise guests as you go behind-the-scenes of some homegrown tailgates. From living it up in Lot 17 to other spirited shindigs, discover what makes these pregame parties such big hits with alumni, donors, friends, and fans.

Play It Safe This Season

The excitement of Badger football is back. But having fans in the stands and tailgating around Madison is not.

While this season won’t be like 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 & 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 soon. Badger fans need to look out for each other — stay safe and healthy!

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

More Athletic Events and Updates

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

Friday Night Fifth Quarter

Friday, Oct. 23
5–5:45 p.m. CDT

UW Homecoming is bringing a virtual version of the famed Fifth Quarter to you. Highlights include the UW Marching Band, Manitowoc Minute creator Charlie Berens ’09, and Tony Award winner André De Shields ’70.


Jockeys racing in the Kentucky Derby

2021: The Kentucky Derby

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


Rose Bowl trophy sits on a bed of roses.

2019–2020 Rose Bowl Recap

The Badgers battled the Oregon Ducks in an intense match-up at the 106th Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.