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Fifth Quarter student celebration set for tonight

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Sept. 9, 2010

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MADISON, Wis. -- The Fifth Quarter is one of UW-Madison’s most exciting football traditions, involving uniquely Wisconsin dances and cheers. Don’t know the songs yet? Don’t worry; UW-Madison students are invited to come to a practice event hosted by UW Athletics, the UW Homecoming Committee and the Wisconsin Alumni Association on Thursday.

The celebration kicks off at 5:30 p.m. inside Camp Randall Stadium and includes a program featuring head football coach Bret Bielema and an appearance by the football team captains. Randomly selected students will be able to participate in on-field contests and win one of three $250 Best Buy gift cards.

The UW Spirit Squad, Bucky Badger, and the UW Marching Band will lead students through traditional 5th Quarter activities; so you’ll leave as a veteran.

This event is only open to UW-Madison students. You must show a valid student ID to enter. Students are encouraged to enter gates 3 and 4 on the north end of the stadium and will be seated in the student section.

The Wisconsin band has become nationally famous for its post-game celebration called the Fifth Quarter. Win or lose, fans sing, dance and cheer with the band as they play traditional favorites, like 'On, Wisconsin' and the Bud song.

Originally, the post-game concert was designed to give the fans something to listen to on their way out of the stadium, but it developed into a post-game party as the band built in audience participation activities.

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