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Today Maryland athletics takes an in-depth look at the University of Wisconsin.
#ThinkB1G In-Foe-Graphic Series: Wisconsin
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/30/2014

In conjunction with Maryland's historic move to the Big Ten Conference on July 1, Maryland athletics will be taking an in-depth look at its future Big Ten foes. Today we close out the series by profiling the University of Wisconsin.

June 2: Illinois; June 4: Indiana; June 6: Iowa; June 9: Michigan; June 11: Michigan State; June 13: Minnesota; June 16: Nebraska; June 18: Northwestern; June 20: Ohio State; June 23: Penn State; June 25: Purdue; June 27: Rutgers; June 30: Wisconsin

About Wisconsin

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Founded: 1848

Enrollment: 43,275

Chancellor: Rebecca Blank

Athletic Director: Barry Alvarez

Wisconsin Athletics

School Colors: Cardinal and White

Nickname: Badgers

Joined Big Ten Conference: 1896

Football Stadium (capacity): Camp Randall Stadium (80,321)

Basketball Arena (capacity): Kohl Center (17,230)

Varsity Teams: 23

Most Successful Sport: Men's and women's rowing - 30 national titles

First B1G event at Maryland: September 12, 2014 - Women's Soccer



• All-time basketball record: 1470-1144 (.562)

• Conference Championships: 17

• Head Coach: Bo Ryan


• All-time football record: 653-481-53 (.572)

• Conference/National Championships: 14/0

• Head Coach: Gary Anderson

Notable Former Athletes

Basketball: Jon Leuer, Greg Stiemsma, Alondo Tucker, Devin Harris, Dick Schultz, Michael Finley

Football: Montee Ball, JJ Watt, Russell Wilson, Ricky Wagner, Owen Daniels, Chris Chambers

Notable Alumni

Dick Cheney: former Vice President

Charles Lindbergh: aviator

John Bardeen: two-time winner of Nobel Peace Prize for physics

Fun Fact: "Paul Bunyan's Axe"

The Paul Bunyan Axe trophy represents one of the most-played rivalries in Division I football, dating back to 1890. The Wisconsin-Minnesota game used to be played for “The Slab of Bacon,” a flat piece of wood with a “W” or an “M” carved into it (depending on which way you looked at it).

The Slab of Bacon mysteriously disappeared in 1943 (later found inside of a UW Athletic Department storage room in 1990), and the trophy was replaced in 1948 with Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The score of each game is painted onto the axe each year.

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