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Camp Randall unveils renovations, upgrades

Camp Randall unveils renovations, upgrades

Football season starts in just about a month, and if you're headed to a UW game, you?ll see some pretty big changes at Camp Randall.

As part of an $86 million renovation project, the football team got a state-of-the-art locker room, lounge and weight room for all student athletes.

"Our goal was to be in the upper echelon of the Big Ten and we feel like we definitely accomplished that with these new facilities," said Jason King, associate athletic director.

The locker room is modeled after the Packers and oddly enough, smells amazing.

"It smells good in here. I know it sounds kind of silly, yeah, but we spent a lot of money on ventilation," said King.

It's not just every room that's impressive. Every space has some sort of wow factor, even the hallways.

Jason An leads Madison City Golf

Jason An leads Madison City Golf

Jason An shot a four under par 68 Friday in the second round of the Madison Men's City Golf Championship to take a seven shot lead at the halfway point.

An shot 70 in the first round at Meadows of Six Mile Creek Thursday and had five birdies and a bogey in his round at Blackhawk Country Club Friday to stand at six under park for the tournament.

First round co-leader Zach Gaugert lost ground after shooting a 75 at Blackhawk, but is still in second place.

Peter Webb's 72 has him in third while Mitch Johnson fired a 71 at Blackhawk to jump to fourth place.

The field is now cut to the top 40 and ties as it heads to Odana Hills for the third round Saturday and Maple Bluff for the final round Sunday.

MADISON MENS' CITY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Second Round

1. Jason An -6

2. Zach Gaugert +1

3. Peter Webb +2

4. Mitch Johnson +3

T5. Tim McCormick +4

T5. P.J. Noelke +4

7. Blake Jens +6

T8. Steffen Lake +7

Workout with purpose: Badger football team gives back

Workout with purpose: Badger football team gives back

The Badger Football team spent Tuesday afternoon doing what they usually do--lifting weights. But this work out had a bit more purpose.

One lift at a time, Badger linebacker Chris Borland and his teammates are making a difference for 14-year old Darien Moran.

"We have raised almost $1,000 in just a short span of time; it speaks volumes about the guys we have on our team," said Borland.

In partnership with the program "Uplifting Athletes," the Badger football team is raising money and awareness for rare diseases, including Moran's autoimmune disease, by lifting weights Tuesday. Moran had a disease called Lagerhans Cell Histiocytosis X.

"It causes tumors to reappear all over my body at any given time," Moran said about his disease.

"It's the first step in our 'Uplifting Athletes'; it's our first 'Lift for Life'. I hope it's something that grows bigger here at Wisconsin," said Borland.

Disc golf puts spin on traditional putting

Disc golf puts spin on traditional putting

The designer of a new course for a specialty sport said the south side park offers a quick game for players of all ages.

Larry Ast designed the new Capital Springs Course, in the Capital Springs State Recreation area just south of Lake Farm County Park. He said the game is much like traditional golf but does offer its own spin.

"It's just like ball golf: You throw a drive, you do an approach putt … but you're throwing it into a basket," Ast explained.

The sport also offers different tools to achieve game goals. Instead of a variety of clubs, the discs are of varying sizes, weights and designs.

The Capital Springs Course is a family-friendly park that lends itself easily to the group activity with shorter games, representatives said.

Pick Six: Beau Allen

Pick Six: Beau Allen

In News 3's "Pick Six" series, we get to know prominent local athletes a little better. This installment features UW Badgers defensive lineman Beau Allen.

Allen is a great player, a leader on the team and a funny guy who's not shy about his great head of locks.

Watch News 3's Pick Six: Beau Allen

 

 

McNett-Emmerich wins Women's All City Golf Tournament

McNett-Emmerich wins Women's All City Golf Tournament

Former Madison West standout Brittany McNett-Emmerich wins the 2013 Women's All City Golf Tournament Wednesday with a three-day total of 223.

She carded a three over par in Wednesday's final round at Cherokee Country Club.

She had a birdie on the 14th hole and tied with McKenzie Parks for the day's best round (+3). Parks finished seven shots back with a three day total of 230.

"Winning any tournament is great, especially when you're in high school," McNett-Emmerich said. "Then once you graduate from high school and you win something like this, it feels great."

Mary Welch took third, Michelle Madden placed fourth and Pat Roisum rounded out the top five.

Pick Six: J.J. Watt

Pick Six: J.J. Watt

Former Badger and current NFL star J.J. Watt comes from a football family.

His brother, Derek, is the starting fullback on the Wisconsin football team, and his younger brother T.J. will be a freshman with the Badgers this fall.

J.J. said he has fond memories growing up, going on family cruises and enjoying his Mom's chocolate chip pancakes.

Learn more about J.J. and the Watt family by viewing our "Pick Six" feature.

Catch up on other "Pick Six" athletes:

Pick Six: Get to know Mark Johnson

Pick Six: Get to know Derek Watt

Pick Six: Get to know Ethan Hemer