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Oct. 1: NEBRASKA
Nov. 26: PENN STATE
DOES ANYONE have more fun than Badgers fans? They've got cheese curds and brats, washed down by suds at the beer gardens on Regent Street. Once inside Camp Randall Stadium, they've got waves of all kinds: slo-mo, double-time and even split (two waves, breaking in opposite directions). They've got the rowdiest three minutes in college football—amped undergrads pogoing to House of Pain's Jump Around between the third and fourth quarters—to say nothing of the Fifth Quarter, in which the Wisconsin Marching Band takes the field, win or lose, and rocks out for 20 minutes.
These people are having such a good time, they barely need a football team. That was a good thing in the late '60s and '70s, when they barely had one. With the team going 10 years without a winning season, band director Michael Leckrone came up with the concept of the Fifth Quarter. That was before Barry Alvarez resurrected the program in the early '90s and won three Rose Bowls—before Camp Randall became, for visitors, a House of Pain.
MIKE THE TIGER
WHEN TO VISIT
Oct. 8: FLORIDA
Oct. 22: AUBURN