As the countdown clocks in the Badgers' locker room and meeting spaces tick down toward next Saturday's season-opener, the team will attempt to simulate a game day on Friday.
The Badgers will drill in a short practice session Friday morning before meeting up again in the evening for a mock game inside Camp Randall that will serve to acclimate newcomers to the team's gameday itinerary.
Also Friday, our position-by-position look at the Badgers continues with associate head coach Thomas Hammock discussing the Badgers' depth at running back.
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After some early-morning work in the weight room, the Badgers were greeted by a shortened schedule for Thursday's practice. After their abbreviated session, head coach Bret Bielema surprised the players with a chance to cool off -- a team trip to a local swimming pool -- before they reconvene for a full day of work Friday.
Things got a little more specific for the Badgers on Wednesday as they began delving into preparation for their opener against Northern Iowa. The team conducted a 30-period practice in full pads at Camp Randall before the Badgers' newly-named captains -- LT Rick Wagner, C Travis Frederick, RB Montee Ball, LB Chris Borland, LB Mike Taylor and S Shelton Johnson -- met with members of the media after practice.
Wednesday also marked the release of the much-anticipated second episode of The Camp 2012. The second installment of the four-week, behind-the-scenes series offers an inside look at three players being awarded scholarships, some of the volunteer work being done during camp and exclusive highlights of UW's scrimmage.
After solidifying several spots in personnel meetings Sunday, UW head coach Bret Bielema released his initial depth chart on Monday. After the Badgers drilled in their 17th practice of Fall Camp, Bielema met with the media to discuss the depth chart and other developments from practice. QB Danny O'Brien, who was annoucned as the Badgers' starter for the Sept. 1 opener against Northern Iowa, was also interviewed after practice.
An enormous crowd of 10,000 fans turned out for the Badgers' annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, cramming into Camp Randall for photos and autograph opportunities with their favorite players. After the festivities, the Badgers took their team photo before heading off campus for a team bonding event.
Bret Bielema put his team through the paces with a high-tempo scrimmage inside Camp Randall as the Badgers attempt to work out the final details on the depth chart. Bielema met with the media after practice to offer updates on the scrimmage.
The build-up to Wisconsin's first scrimmage of the fall concludes with a pair of light practice sessions Friday inside Camp Randall. The Badgers drilled for just over two hours Friday morning and met again for a short session in the evening.
Back by popular demand, the second season of UWBadgers.com's inside access series "The Camp" debuted late Wednesday with an episode covering the Badgers' first week of Fall Camp 2012. The series specifically follows OL Travis Frederick, DL David Gilbert and the Badgers' linebackers.
It was another double day for the Badgers on Wednesday, as the team faced a short morning practice in full pads before returing to drill again under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium. Head coach Bret Bielema met with the media following the second practice to offer some updates.
With Fall Camp nearing the halfway mark, Mike Lucas of UWBadgers.com and the Voice of the Badgers, Matt Lepay, sat down to discuss some of the hot topics surrounding the Badgers as they continue to prepare for their Sept. 1 season-opener.
BTN's stop at practice Monday morning is being used to produce the latest installment of the network's "Big Ten Football Preview Tour" on the Badgers, which debuts at 9 p.m. (CT) Tuesday evening. The one-hour show will be available on BTN and via BTN2Go.
Though they're through the first of three weeks of Fall Camp 2012, the grind truly begins Monday for the Badgers. The team opens a stretch of nine practices over the next six days with a pair of sessions inside Camp Randall.
Head coach Bret Bielema met with local media following the Badgers' morning practice session.
The BTN crew of Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart also made a stop in Madison on Monday for the Big Ten Football Tour special on the Badgers that will air at 9 p.m. (CT) Tuesday.
UWBadgers.com's position-by-position look at the Badgers continues with the defensive line. Associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator Charlie Partridge sat down with Mike Lucas to break down his unit.
After putting on the pads for the first time Friday, the Badgers took another step on Saturday with their first scheduled two-a-day practices. The team drilled in full pads during a morning session and then returned to Camp Randall for an evening practice in half-pack.
The start of what head coach Bret Bielema likes to call "Real American Football" arrived Friday for the Badgers, who practiced in full pads for the first time during an afternoon session inside Camp Randall Stadium. After practice, Bielema met with the media to discuss the progress of RB Montee Ball and offer status updats on a number of position battles.
In their first day in pads -- shoulder pads at least -- the Badgers battled the elments as well as each other. A steady rain fell on Camp Randall as the team drilled for 30 periods in the first of two practices in half-pack. UW goes full pads in practice No. 5 on Friday.
Day 2 of Fall camp saw the Badgers return to the field at Camp Randall in helmets for their final practice before adding pads on Wednesday. UW drilled in very warm conditions, and assistant coaches met with members of the media after practice to update the progress of their position groups.
The Badgers opened Fall Camp 2012 with the first of 23 scheduled practices Monday inside Camp Randall Stadium. The team worked for 28 periods in helmets only, a wardrobe they will repeat on Tuesday before adding shoulder pads on Wednesday.
Head coach Bret Bielema met with members of the media following practice to update the status of RB Montee Ball, as well as the Badgers' roster, and offer his impressions on the team's first workout of the fall.
'Unrivaled' uniforms revealed Also Monday, UW Athletics and adidas unveiled the uniforms the Badgers will wear when they face off with Nebraska in Lincoln on Sept. 29. Here's a look at the new threads for the "Unrivaled Game."