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Big Ten Network To Showcase Global Impact of UW

Big Ten Network To Showcase Global Impact of UW

The Big Ten Network will debut "Impact the World," a powerful new original series that shifts the focus from the playing fields to the world stage.

The series travels to all 12 Big Ten universities to spotlight the life-changing influence they have around the globe through research projects that inform the way we live, think, learn and heal.

The show will cover two stories on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The first, scheduled to air Jan. 17, focuses on Engineers Without Borders, a student-run, nonprofit organization that works on five community-development projects around the world. The segment will explore the group's work as a whole, but will focus primarily on efforts in Rwanda, where UW-Madison's chapter of Engineers Without Borders has built a rainwater collection tank and is building a health clinic.

The Sett To Host 'Official' Badgers Rose Bowl Viewing Party

The Sett To Host 'Official' Badgers Rose Bowl Viewing Party

Where are you watching “Bucky vs Ducky?"

When the Wisconsin Badgers play the Oregon Ducks in the 2012 Rose Bowl on Monday, Jan. 2, "True Fans" can watch on the 18-foot HDTV at the official campus game watch location in The Sett at Union South. The event will feature Bucky, great food specials and other activities to celebrate UW’s return to Pasadena.

Though most of campus is closed, Union South will be open from noon until 10 p.m. 

Fans can grab a slice of pizza from Urban Slice, a scoop of Babcock Ice Cream from Daily Scoop or one of these specials in The Sett

  • Enjoy $2 brats while watching the game on the big screen.
  • Free soda refills at The Sett with proof of purchase.

Gear up for the game by picking up Badger gear from Badger Market. Right now fans can save $5 on a Badger T-shirt or $10 off Badger long-sleeved T-shirts or sweatshirts.

UW Unveils Special Rose Bowl Edition Badgers Uniforms

UW Unveils Special Rose Bowl Edition Badgers Uniforms

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has unveiled special edition Adidas football uniforms that the Badgers will wear for the 98th Rose Bowl Game on Monday.

The Badgers' new look is inspired by the tradition of the Rose Bowl and the school’s back-to-back trips to Pasadena.

The cardinal and white uniform features a Battle Rose design, including rose petal graphics within the jersey numbers, the Motion W helmet logo and stripes, Adidas Tech Fit compression base layer and Adizero gloves.

Rose Bowl Berths Benefits UW Campus, Students

Rose Bowl Berths Benefits UW Campus, Students

Two consecutive Rose Bowl appearances have been very good for the Wisconsin Badgers football program. But the recent run of on-field success is also benefiting students in campus classrooms and libraries.

That's because record-breaking sales of trademarked University of Wisconsin merchandise in the 2010-2011 fiscal year means that students will receive more funds for need-based financial aid.

Gross royalties of licensed merchandise in 2010-11 were $3,326,879, the highest total in the history of the Wisconsin licensing program.

The total represents a 36 percent increase more than 2009-10's figure of $2,439,289. The previous high was $2,834,207 set in 2007-08.

"This is a huge testament to the success of our teams, our university and the strength of the Wisconsin brand," said Cindy Van Matre, trademark licensing director, in a news release. "Our products are available literally around the world."

City Ice Rinks, Lagoons Remain Off Limits

City Ice Rinks, Lagoons Remain Off Limits

The ice conditions at the outdoor ice skating rinks at city of Madison parks are all closed. In some case, the ice is still very thin and dangerous, city officials said.

The city is asking that everyone stay off the rinks.The lagoons at Tenney and Vilas Parks are more than five feet deep in some areas.

Madison Parks will open all winter activities as soon as conditions allow, officials said.

Madison, Eugene Mayors Make Community-Based Rose Bowl Wager

Madison, Eugene Mayors Make Community-Based Rose Bowl Wager

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Eugene, Ore., Mayor Kitty Piercy have made a friendly wager on the Rose Bowl that will make either community a winner pending the outcome of the Wisconsin Badgers and Oregon Ducks match up.

"We wanted to develop a wager that could benefit our entire community and particularly those most in need," Soglin said in a news release.

Each mayor has committed to privately raising $500 if their team loses. The money will then be used for tools for Habitat for Humanity organizations in either Madison or Eugene.

"Each of us will raise the money privately and no city funds are involved," Soglin said. "This is a great program and we both want to support it."

Both mayors said they are aware of the growing need for shelters and services for the homeless. They each credit Habitat for Humanity for the work it is doing. But each also is rooting on their favorite teams in the Rose Bowl.

Bucks Sign Former Badgers Standout

Bucks Sign Former Badgers Standout

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed rookie forward Jon Leuer, their second-round draft pick.

The 6-foot-10, 228-pound Leuer was the 40th overall selection in the 2011 draft. Before signing with Milwaukee, he appeared in 10 games for the Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt team in the German Bundesliga where he averaged 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting 49.5 percent from the field.

Leuer played four seasons at Wisconsin with career averages of 11.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. As a senior, Leuer had career highs in points (18.3) and rebounds (7.2).