Top Five Greatest Badger Traditions

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Rover collected the top five greatest traditions at Wisconsin. Check it out!

5. Badger Nickname

Wisconsin’s nickname, “Badgers”, was borrowed from the state of Wisconsin. The state was dubbed the “Badger State” in the 1820’s, not being of animals. Miners, searching for minerals, had to “live like badgers” due to lack of shelter for the winter.

4. Fifth Quarter

Win or lose, the Wisconsin band plays traditional fight songs as the crowd makes their way out of the stadium. It has developed into a post-game party as the band has created audience participation activities.

3. Camp Randall Arch

The Camp Randall Memorial Arch commemorates the Civil Wr period. At that time, Camp Randall was a training camp for Wisconsin troops. The arch was dedicated in 1912.

2. Slab of Bacon

The Slab of Bacon trophy was the prize in the Wisconsin-Minnesota football series. The trophy was presented to the winning team by a sorority from the losing school. The tradition ended in the 1940’s until the trophy was discovered in a storage room at UW. It currently statys in the football office at Wisconsin.

1. Homecoming

UW’s first homecoming parade had students wearing nightshirts as they paraded around campus. Bonfires have also been a great tradition for many years. Before the actual homecoming game, law students are invited on the field for a can toss. If the student can successfully toss his/her cane over the goalpost, that student will win his/her first case.

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Top Ten All-Time UK Basketball Players

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Riding off a NCAA National Championship, basketball in Lexington is a way of life. Rover compiled a list of the top ten greatest men’s basketball players to come out of Kentucky. Check it out!

10. DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins (Sacremento Kings, SEC Freshman of the Year)

9. Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics, ‘08 NBA Champion)

8. Pat Rily (SEC Player of the Year, Basketball Hall of Fame)

7. Alex “The Beak” Groza (‘47-’48 & ‘48-49 National Champions, Olympic Gold Medalist)

6. Jeff Sheppard (‘97-’98 National Champion, Final Four Most Outstanding Player)

5. Dan Issel (School All-Time leading rebounder)

4. Tony “T.D.” Delk (‘95-’96 National Champion, Final Four Most Outstanding Player, SEC Player of the Year)

3. Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones (‘47-’48 & ‘48-49 National Champions, Olympic Gold Medalist, only person in school history to have his jersey retired in both football and basketball)

2. John Wall (Washington Wizards, National Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, Dance Craze Sensation)

1. Anthony Davis (New Orleans Hornets, National Player of the Year, Olympic Gold Medalist, National Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, Eyebrow Model)

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