1941 Basketball NCAA ChampionsIn 1941, Foster led the Badgers to their only NCAA Championship in history. With the help of tournament MOP John Kotz and All-American Gene Englund, the Badgers beat Washington State 39–34 in the final game of the NCAA Tournament. It was their first-ever invitation to the NCAA Tournament, after winning the Big Ten Championship in that year. Foster coached three ...
Soccer NCAA Champs in 1995The 1995 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament was the 36th organized men’s college soccer tournament by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the top college soccer team in the United States. The Wisconsin Badgers won their first national title by defeating the Duke Blue Devils in the championship game, 2–0. The semifinals, on December 8, 1995, and the ...
History of the Badgers
The Wisconsin Badgers are the athletic teams representing the University of Wisconsin–Madison (University of Wisconsin). They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sub-level), primarily competing in the Big Ten Conference for all sports since the 1896–97 season. The women's ice hockey team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), while the men's and lightweight women's crew team competes in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC).
College Sports Established
University of Wisconsin–Madison
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1921 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1907 - 1921 / Athletic Association of the United States
1896 – Present / Big 10 Conference
Badgers - In the late 1700's, miners began to work in the mineral-rich earth of the state like Wisconsin. Some of these miners used the mines they had dug as a sort of "den," so they were compared to the badger, and the nickname stuck around. The state of Wisconsin is known as "The Badger State."
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