Oct. 2, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- Badgers football fans are invited to visit the official pre-game event of Wisconsin Athletics, Badgerville, presented by Johnsonville and Merkt's. Badgerville is located on the grass field just north of Camp Randall Stadium along Breese Terrace. Badgerville will open up at 12:00 p.m. CT prior to the Illinois game Oct. 6.
Badger fans will be entertained by the musical group, “the Mighty Short Bus” and will also feature an appearance by members of the UW Band, UW Spirit Squad and Bucky Badger. There will also be activities for kids, including inflatable games and hair and face painting provided by Supercuts.
Also featured are the Badger Legend and UW Team of the Week. This week’s Badger Legend is Matt Shaughnessy. Matt played defensive end for the Badgers from 2005-08, and currently plays for the Oakland Raiders. This week’s team of the Week is the Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Since Bo Ryan took over as head coach at Wisconsin, the Badgers own the best conference record in the Big Ten, going 132-54 (.710) over the last 11 seasons.
Fans looking to grab a bite to eat before the game will be in luck at Badgerville. A wide selection of food, beer and other beverages will be available.
Famous Dave's will be serving its legendary barbeque. Noodles & Company will also be on the menu along with Panchero's burritos. And, of course, no football pregame event would be complete without hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and Wisconsin's own Johnsonville Brats.
Fans can also keep track of other college football action on a big screen videoboard.
Badgerville will be available to fans before the first six home games. Here are some of the scheduled features for each of the remaining games:
Oct. 20 Minnesota
• Gates Open 2.5 hours before kick-off (Game Time yet to be set)
• Badger Legend Chris Maragos
• Team of the Week Men's Hockey
• Live entertainment by “The Red Hot Horn Dawgs”
• Event ends 15 minutes before kick-off (Game Time yet to be set)
Oct. 27 Michigan State
• Gates Open at 12:00 p.m. CT
• Badger Legend Chris Pressley
• Team of the Week Volleyball
• Live entertainment by "Mighty Short Bus"
• Event ends at 2:15 p.m. CT
Wisconsin Athletics and the National W Club will host the Badger Blast/Chili Kickoff event before the Ohio State game on Nov. 17. This event will be held in the UW Field House beginning 2 1/2 hours before kickoff.
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