The Secrets To UW-Madison Game day Traditions

There isn’t a greater feeling than waking up Saturday morning with “Jump Around” blasting in the background and looking out your window and seeing a sea of red all throughout the streets. Game days have been around for years and there are so many traditions that come along with them! I wish I would have known about some of them before going to my first game freshman year and not knowing what was going on (In no specific order). I hope you find these little tips and tricks helpful for your next game day!!!!!!!!!

Badger fans cheer and wave rally towels during the 2012 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers and the University of Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 2, 2012. Wisconsin lost the game, 38-45. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

  1. The Fifth Quarter: Thousands of Badger fans stay after the game is over to watch the talented marching bank perform.
  2. Jump Around: The House of Pain hit blares through the entire stadium between third and fourth quarter and there isn’t a single person standing around. The stadium literally shakes and the visiting team can’t help themselves but participate.
  3. Buttercup/Time Warp: I am sure you have all heard the song Buttercup and there isn’t a single person who hasn’t sung it here during game day no matter if you’re at the game or not. It is a definite MUST.
  4. Varsity: Also known as our Alma Mater, fans wave their arms and sing, proud to be a badger now, forever, and always <3 .
  5. 5: The Wave: Wisconsin fans are known for exceptional wave and all the different creative versions they come up with. If you don’t believe me, check out this video!

Being a Badger is something to be proud of and next game day, you’ll be all ready to show off everything you know! #OnWisconsin #GoBucky

UW mascot Bucky Badger leads the team onto the field at the beginning of a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 21, 2013. The Badgers won the game 41-10. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

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