Oct. 16, 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 8:30 a.m. CT this week prior to the Minnesota game.
Badger fans will be entertained by the musical group, "The Red Hot Horn Dawgs" and will also enjoy 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 Chris Maragos. Chris played defensive back for the Badgers from 2008-09, and currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks.
This week's team of the week is the Wisconsin men's hockey team. The 2012-13 Wisconsin men's hockey season marks the 50th anniversary of Badger hockey, and UW Athletics has planned a season-long celebration to honor the milestone. A commemorative logo will be featured prominently on Wisconsin's jerseys and on the boards at the Kohl Center.
Each week fans can keep track of other college football action on a big screen videoboard.
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.
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. 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
There will be no Badgerville event on November 17, but 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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