Wisconsin Basketball Tickets
Wisconsin Badgers tickets have always been and continue to be in high demand due to years of stellar play and the devotion of loyal fans. Badger basketball isn’t always the prettiest, but in their history, they’ve almost always brought gritty defense and balanced offense to the table, as well as a winning atmosphere. The Badgers originally took the court for the first time all the way back in 1898, and won their first Big 10 championship eight years later in 1906.
Since then, Wisconsin Badgers tickets have gained value and the Badgers have been a prominent player in post-season NCAA play, as they’ve earned spots in the popular NCAA Men’s basketball tournament 18 times, dating back to 1941, their first time in the tourney. Most of Wisconsin’s tourney success has come in the past 20 years, however, as the Badgers have primarily competed at the highest level under coaches Dick Bennett and Bo Ryan.
The team’s biggest accomplishment arguably came in 2000 under Bennett, as they entered March Madness as the #8 seed and miraculously proceeded through the rounds by upsetting #9 Fresno State, #1 Arizona, #4 LSU and #6 Purdue to advance to the Final Four. They would inevitably lose to Big 10 rivals and eventual NCAA champions Michigan State Spartans, but only by a score of 53-41.
The Badgers flamed out the the next season after Bennett left the team, but returned to prominence quickly with the hiring of head coach Bo Ryan. Ryan immediately guided the Badgers to a three-way share of their first Big 10 title since 1947, en route to another NCAA tourney appearance. Under Ryan the Badgers grew to be known for their tough, gritty defense, and their unwillingness to allow opponents to get the best of them on their home court, the Kohl Center.
Under Ryan, the Badgers have gone 268-101, while making the NCAA tournament every single season and advancing to the Sweet 16 or further five times. Due to the Badgers’ focus on defense and team basketball, Wisconsin Badgers tickets have been more and more in demand over the years.
Wisconsin Football Tickets
The Wisconsin Badgers are a historic college football team that continues to put out an excellent roster and remains extremely competitive. From their early days when they finished in the AP Top 25 eight times in the 1950’s, to their current success, the Badgers have certainly left their mark on the college game.
When people say the Rose Bowl, in recent memory you often think of the Wisconsin Badgers. Under head coach Barry Alvarez in the early 1990’s, the Badgers won an impressive three Rose Bowls, along with three Big 10 Championships. That type of success made it extremely hard to get Wisconsin Badgers tickets and brought Badger Nation up several levels in terms of respect and popularity.
Wisconsin has long boasted an elite ground game, as they are always known for producing effective running backs that punish the opponent. The famous Ron Dayne held the NCAA career rushing record at one time, and Montee Ball tied the legendary Barry Sanders for the single-season FBS rushing touchdown record with 39 scores in 2011.
Wisconsin has a rich, successful history, going a very solid 636–470–51 over time, while they continue to match up well with the best team. Many were worried that the transition from Alvarez to Bielema would be an issue, but Bielema eradicated any doubt with a remarkable 12-1 season in 2006, his first as head coach. Wisconsin Badgers tickets increased in value from that point on, as the team went on to top Arkansas to claim the Capitol One Bowl and were a competitive force in the Big 10 and all of college football from that point on.
While their success from their players and coaches warrants the Badgers plenty of praise, the team is also popular for it’s home field, Camp Randall Stadium. The team rarely loses there, which is a great reason why Wisconsin Badgers tickets tend to be a bit more expensive when they’re playing in Madison. In addition to being a formidable stage for opponents to perform, Camp Randall Stadium holds a place in NCAA football history all by itself as the 4th oldest stadium in college football.