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UW Modifies Carry-In Policies For Badger Games

The University of Wisconsin is clarifying its carry-in policy for Badger home football games this season, which may severely restrict what people are allowed to bring in to the game.

According to the uwbadgers.com website, the only bags that will be permitted in the stadium are those that are 8.5” x 11” (or the size of a normal sheet of paper) or smaller. The type of bag is no longer an issue.

Any bag bigger than 8.5” x 11” will not be allowed in the stadium. All bags that are allowed into the stadium must be searched first.

Fans traveling eastbound on University Avenue to Camp Randall should also be aware of road construction around Midvale Avenue with lane closures. Fans traveling University Avenue are encouraged to build in extra travel time and expect delays.

Annual Ironman Triathlon Continues To Gain National Recognition

The 9th Annual Ford Ironman Wisconsin triathlon will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12 in Madison and surrounding Dane County. 

"The Greater Madison Convention and Visitor's Bureau is excited to once again host this event," said Deb Archer, President and CEO of the GMCVB. "Madison's natural affinity to athletics and the community's passion for sports makes it the perfect destination for this event."  

More than 2,000 athletes from around the world are expected to compete in the Madison event, as competitors will be vying for 72 qualifying spots to the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, as well as a $30,000 pro prize purse.

Badger Bash Tailgate Party Returns

Madison's largest Badgers football tailgating party is back at Engineering Mall for one more season before moving to the new Union South in fall 2011.

Join fellow Badgers fans two hours before home game kickoffs and enjoy performances by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band, food hot off the grill, icy cold beverages, Bucky Badger in person and much more!

Starting this year at Badger Bash we will be celebrating Bucky's birthday which is officially on Oct. 2.  Fans are encouraged to stop by Badger Bash on Sept. 25 for fun activities and prizes to honor the birthday boy.

In 2011, Badger Bash will be moving to the new Union South. Back in 2006, UW-Madison students voted to renovate Memorial Union and build a new south campus student union.

The new Memorial Union building and grounds will be the perfect permanent home for Badger Bash and officials look forward to welcoming fans back after a few seasons away.

T'ai Chi Offered On Monona Terrace Rooftop

On Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Sept. 7 the Monona Terrace will be offering T'ai Chi classes on the rooftop overlooking Lake Monona.

Organizers said the class will connect your mind and body through the fundamentals of T'ai Chi in an easy-to-learn routine.

The classes will be held at noon and last 45 minutes. Registration is available on site. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Instruction is provided by Terri Pellitteri, courtesy of Group Health Cooperative. The classes run through Sept. 30.

Majestic Theatre To Host Badgers Viewing Party

The Las Vegas trip for the Wisconsin Badgers football team will draw thousands of Wisconsinites to Sin City, but the fun and excitement for a great season is also present in Madison.

A big viewing party is being held on Saturday at the Majestic Theatre on King St.  The night starts with a viewing of the movie "The Hangover" at 8 p.m. and then the game against UNLV at 10 p.m. Members of the UW Marching Band will also be playing during the game.

The cost is free for those 21 and older and $5 for those under 21.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Hoofer Sailing Club Presents Guest Speaker

A guest speaker, Captain Paul Exner, will join the Hoofer Sailing Club in Memorial Union’s Great Hall on Wednesday, On Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. to present the intrigue behind his sailing vessel Solstice which was built by hand in the farm fields of Wisconsin.

Exner will also discuss the Caribbean’s allure that inspires the sailing expeditions he now leads. The event will be filled with photos, explanatory diagrams and interesting stories that educate and entertain the audience.

To learn more about Captain Exner and the Solstice, visit Modern Geographic’s website at: www.moderngeographic.com/expeditions.html.

Still Excited After Lance Armstrong's Visit?

Take a look at some of the great pictures taken by WISC-TV's David Douglas.

There is still a buzz Lance Armstrong's visit to the Ride the Drive event over the weekend.  

On a side note, Armstrong, we're told ate dinner at Lombardino's Restaurant on University Avenue.