University of Wisconsin
Football Facts

University of Wisconsin Badgers

Team History

The first-ever winner of the conference back in 1896, Badger football tradition dates all the way back to 1889. Following initial success at the turn of the 20th century, a prolonged dry spell continued until the early 1940’s. This 2nd run of success ran until the early 1960’s, leading to another down period that concluded with the hiring of Barry Alvarez in 1990.

The Badgers have played their home games in Camp Randall since 1895, making it the fourth-oldest stadium in the country and oldest in the Big Ten. Two Badgers, Alan Ameche in 1954 and Ron Dayne in 1999, have won the Heisman Trophy. Wisconsin has had 27 Consensus All Americans.

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Big Ten Facts

  • Seasons as a member: 119
  • Big Ten Championships: 14
  • Championship Frequency: 1 every 8.5 years
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 9
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 3
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: 9
  • Coach of the Year Recipients: Barry Alvarez, Bret Bielema
Badgers Team History

icon-wisconsinThe first-ever winner of the conference back in 1896, Badger football tradition dates all the way back to 1889. Following initial success at the turn of the 20th century, a prolonged dry spell continued until the early 1940’s. This 2nd run of success ran until the early 1960’s, leading to another down period that concluded with the hiring of Barry Alvarez in 1990.

The Badgers have played their home games in Camp Randall since 1895, making it the fourth-oldest stadium in the country and oldest in the Big Ten. Two Badgers, Alan Ameche in 1954 and Ron Dayne in 1999, have won the Heisman Trophy. Wisconsin has had 27 Consensus All Americans.

Big Ten Facts
  • Seasons as a member: 119
  • Big Ten Championships: 14
  • Championship Frequency: 1 every 8.5 years
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 9
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 3
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: 9
  • Coach of the Year Recipients: Barry Alvarez, Bret Bielema