Ever wonder what athletes are streaming through their headphones during pregame warm-ups or in the locker room Maybe youre curious how Trevon Hughes get fired up for a game or what Keaton Nankivil listens to focus before tip-off.
We asked the Wisconsin mens basketball team to put together the teams Ultimate Pregame Mix. Heres what the guys picked:
Wisconsin Mens Basketball Ultimate Pregame Mix
1. Bring Em Out by T.I. picked by FR Mike Bruesewitz
2. Public Service Announcement by Jay-Z picked by JR Keaton Nankivil
3. Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne picked by JR Wquinton Smith
4. Disco Inferno by 50 Cent picked by SR Trevon Hughes
5. Hero by Nas picked by redshirt JR Brett Valentyn
6. Amazing by Kanye West picked by JR Jon Leuer
7. Renegade by Jay-Z picked by SO Jordan Taylor
8. Alright by Darius Rucker picked by JR Tim Jarmusz
9. My Time by Fabolous picked by redshirt FR Jared Berggren
10. Halftime by Nas picked by JR Keaton Nankivil
11. Enter Sandman by Metallica picked by redshirt JR J.P. Gavinski
12. Best Rapper Alive Lil Wayne picked by FR Mike Bruesewitz
13. Jockn Jay-Z by Jay-Z picked by redshirt FR Jared Berggren
14. Right Now by Van Halen picked by SR Jason Bohannon
As you can see, its mostly a hip-hop ensemble with a heavy Jay-Z influence. Freshman Mike Bruesewitz hasnt even played in a game at the Kohl Center, but hes got the right idea with T.I.s Bring Em Out. That was the song played just before tip-off at Badger home games last season.
Junior Tim Jarmusz threw in a little country music for good measure, although he did say the old Jock Jams albums could do the trick too. What pregame mix would be complete without Metallicas anthem, Enter Sandman and Right Now by Van Halen If that doesnt get the blood pumping, you may want to see a cardiologist. The funny thing is that Bohannon was just four years old when Van Halen released Right Now and Gavinski was just three when Enter Sandman came out.
For grins (and to diversify our audience) a few of the players nominated some of their favorite throwback jams as well.
Valentyn: September by Earth, Wind & Fire
Evans: Rappers Delight by Sugarhill Gang, Atomic Dog by George Clinton and This is How We Do It by Montell Jordan
Berggren: Lean On Me by Bill Withers
Jarmusz: Will You Be There by Michael Jackson
Leuer: A Country Boy Can Survive by Hank Williams, Jr.
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