Wisconsin Badgers football

Wisconsin Badgers football

CurrentSeason = 2008 Wisconsin Badgers football team
TeamName = Wisconsin Badgers football

ImageSize = 150
HeadCoachDisplay = Bret Bielema
HeadCoachLink = Bret Bielema
HeadCoachYear = 2nd
HCWins = 21
HCLosses = 4
HCTies =
Stadium = Camp Randall Stadium
StadCapacity = 80,321
StadSurface = FieldTurf
Location = Madison Wisconsin
ConferenceDisplay= Big Ten
ConferenceLink = Big Ten Conference
ConfDivision =
FirstYear = 1889
AthlDirectorDisp = Barry Alvarez
AthlDirectorLink = Barry Alvarez
WebsiteName = UWBadgers.com
WebsiteURL = http://www.uwbadgers.com/
ATWins = 577
ATLosses = 451
ATTies = 53
ATPercentage =
BowlWins = 10
BowlLosses = 9
BowlTies =
NatlTitles =
ConfTitles = 11
Heismans = 2
AllAmericans =
Color1 = Cardinal
Color1Hex = cc1122
Color2 = White
Color2Hex = FFFFFF
FightSong = On, Wisconsin!
MascotDisplay = Bucky Badger
MascotLink = Bucky Badger
MarchingBand = University of Wisconsin Marching Band
PagFreeLabel =
PagFreeValue =
The Wisconsin Badgers are a college football program that represents University of Wisconsin-Madison in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and the Big Ten Conference. They play their home games at Camp Randall Stadium. As of 2006, the university had an all-time winning percentage of 53% with a win/loss/tie record of 575-451-53 [ [http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/wisconsin/index.php All-Time Win/Loss/Tie Record] ] .

Team name origin

The team's nickname originates in the early history of Wisconsin. In the 1820s and 1830s, prospectors came to the state looking for minerals, primarily lead. Without shelter in the winter, the miners had to "live like badgers" in tunnels burrowed into hillsides. [http://www.uwbadgers.com/traditions/notables_120.html] As a result, the territory was dubbed the "Badger State," and the team took its name from that.

Current coaching staff

*Bret Bielema, Head Coach
*Paul Chryst, Offensive Coordinator
*Dave Doeren, Defensive Cooridinator
*To be determined, Co-Defensive Cooridinator
*Bob Bostad, Offensive Line Coach
*Randall McCray, Defensive Line Coach
*Henry Mason, Wide Receivers Coach (illness leave for 2007 season)
*DelVaughn Alexander, Wide Receivers Coach (contracted for 2007 season only)
*Kerry Cooks, Defensive Backs Coach
*Joe Rudolph, Tight Ends Coach
*John Settle, Running Backs Coach
*Aaron Mack, Graduate Assistant
*Jake Sprague, Graduate Assistant

2008 Schedule

*Maxwell Award
*Dave Rimington Trophy
*Chuck Bednarik Award
*Fred Biletnikoff Award
*Jim Thorpe Award
*John Mackey Award


College Football Hall of Famers

*Alan Ameche
*Marty Below
*Bob Butler
*Pat Harder
*Elroy Hirsch
*George Little
*Pat O'Dea
*Pat RichterJohn Bedessem
*Dave Schreiner [ [http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php College Football Hall of Famers] ]

Pro Football Hall of Famers

*Arnie Herber
*Elroy Hirsch
*Mike Webster [ [http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/colleges.html Pro Football Hall of Famers] ]

=National Jewish Sports Hall of Famers=

*Matt Bernstein


Current NFL players

*Michael Bennett - Vikings, Saints, Chiefs, Buccaneers
*Brooks Bollinger - New York Jets, Vikings
*Dan Buenning - Buccaneers
*Brian Calhoun - Lions
*Chris Chambers - Dolphins, Chargers
*Jonathan Clinkscale
*Owen Daniels - Texans
*Ron Dayne - Giants, Broncos, Texans
*Lee Evans - Bills
*Jamar Fletcher - Dolphins, Chargers, Lions, Texans
*Nick Greisen - Giants, Jaguars, Ravens
*Erasmus James - Vikings Redskins
*Jason Jefferson - Saints, Bears, Eagles, Bills
*Al Johnson - Cowboys, Cardinals
*Ben Johnson
*Matt Katula - Ravens
*Ross Kolodziej - Giants, 49ers, Cardinals, Vikings
*Ahmad Merritt - Bears, Cardinals
*Jonathan Orr - Titans, Raiders
*Jim Leonhard - Bills
*Alex Lewis - Lions
*Jason Pociask - Jets
*Casey Rabach - Ravens, Redskins
*Mike Schneck - Steelers, Bills, Falcons
*Jim Sorgi - Colts
*Scott Starks - Jaguars
*Mark Tauscher - Packers
*Joe Thomas - Browns
*B.J. Tucker - Cowboys, Steelers, 49ers
*Troy Vincent - Dolphins, Eagles, Bills, Redskins
*Jonathan Welsh - Colts
*Brandon Williams - 49ers, Rams

Other famous players

*Darrell Bevell
*Eddie Cochems
*Terrell Fletcher
*John Hall
*Donald Hayes
*Dennis Lick
*Bradbury Robinson
*Tony Simmons
*Al Toon
*Randy Wright

Honored Numbers

*33 Ron Dayne
*35 Alan Ameche
*40 Elroy Hirsch
*80 Dave Schreiner
*83 Allan Shafer
*88 Pat Richter

ee also

*Wisconsin Badgers
*Camp Randall Stadium
*2006 Wisconsin Badgers football team
*2007 Wisconsin Badgers football team


The Badgers are very famous for playing the song Jump Around by House of Pain.

External links

* [http://www.uwbadgers.com/sport_news/fb/headlines/headlines.html?sportid=111 Official Site]
* [http://badgersportsfan.blogspot.com Wisconsin Badgers Sports Blog]
* [http://www.uwbadgers.com/sport_news/fb/schedule/?sportid=111 2007 Schedule]


* [http://uwbadgers.com/pdf/?id=1961 Award Section of the Wisconsin Media Guide, "List of award winners and finalists".]

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