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Royal Oaks 4th Grader Selected As WEAC Badger Kid

Royal Oaks 4th Grader Selected As WEAC Badger Kid

Nick Pica,  a fourth grade student at Royal Oaks Elementary in Sun Prairie has been selected by the Wisconsin Education Association Council to be the next Badger Kid.

WEAC offers its members an opportunity to nominate kids to be Badger Kids for various sporting events.  

Pica was nominated by physical education teacher Brad Lutes because of his high level of character in physical education. 

According toLutes, "Despite being extremely gifted athletically, Nick knows P.E. is an opportunity for kids of all levels to experience success. He helps students who are struggling and works to get everyone involved and experiencing success."  

Madison Ice Rinks Fall Victim To Warmer Temps

Madison Ice Rinks Fall Victim To Warmer Temps

Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the Madison Parks ice rinks that opened earlier this week will need to close, according to the city of Madison Parks Department.

Only Warner Park Lagoon and Olbrich Park ice rinks remain open as of Friday, Jan. 6. However with the warm temperatures, these rinks may close for the weekend.

Madison Parks reminds everyone for their safety, please stay off the Vilas and Tenney lagoons. There is open water and thin ice. Water depths can reach more than five feet deep.

For the latest conditions, go to Madison Parks Outdoor Ice rink website at www.cityofmadison.com/parks/facilities/iceRinks.cfm.

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.