Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers

About Wisconsin Badgers

Representing the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Badgers football team have been active in the intercollegiate game since 1889. They have achieved some significant success on the field and have produced over two hundred players who have gone on to play professionally in the National Football League. Their main rivals are the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

In the 1942 season, Wisconsin finished with an 8-1-1 record and defeated Ohio State, who finished top of the AP Poll. As a result, the Helms Foundation named Wisconsin as their pick for the National Championship. Despite this, the Badgers do not claim this title and as a result, do not recognize ever having been crowned National Champions.

Success has come in the shape of Big Ten Conference Championships, however, with Wisconsin having amassed 14 Conference Titles to date. This includes a string of back-to-back wins in 2010, 2011 and 2012, with Bret Bielema serving as the team's head coach for that period. The Badgers have made appearances in 24 post-season bowl games and currently hold an 11-13 record. Their most recent appearance came in the 2013 Rose Bowl, which they lost to the Stanford Cardinal.

Over the years, the team has produced two Heisman Trophy winners; Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne. In addition, eight of the players to emerge from the program have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, including Elroy Hirsch, Dave Schreiner and Pat Richter.

The Wisconsin Badgers have played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium since the completion of the full stadium in 1917. It has existed in some form since 1895 and is one of the oldest venues in college football. The stad...