Wisconsin Badgers

The School

The school was established in Wisconsin’s state constitution of 1848. Initially funded by a federal land grant, in 1849 the inaugural class had seventeen students. To maintain enrollments during the Civil War, the UW allowed women to enroll in its teaching college. 24 years after the war ended, Wisconsin played their first football game.

The Mascot

The story goes, lead miners in the 1820s traveled to Wisconsin and to stay safe and warm in the winter had to live like badgers in tunnels. Wisconsin became the Badger State in honor of this tradition and the badger was adopted as the school mascot. It is the only school in NCAA Division 1 with the badger mascot.

At A Glance

Last Game

Next Game

Luke Fickell
740-519-53
14
1
Nov 25, 2023
Minnesota
28-14 W
Huntington Bank Stadium
Aug 30, 2024
Western Michigan
Unknown

Season Summary

Season Record Week 1
Rank (AP)
Final Rank
(AP/CFP)
Conf
Champs
Nat
Champs
2023 7-5 #19
2022 7-6 #18
2021 9-4 #12
2020 4-3 #15
2019 10-4 #19 #11/8
2018 8-5 #4
2017 13-1 #9 #6/6
2016 11-3 #8/8
2015 10-3 #20
2014 11-3 #14 #17/18
2013 9-4 #23 #19/-
2012 8-6
2011 11-3
2010 11-2
2009 10-3 #22/-
2008 7-6
2007 9-4
2006 12-1
2005 10-3
2004 9-3
2003 7-6
2002 8-6
2001 5-7
2000 9-4
1999 10-2
1998 11-1
1997 8-5
1996 8-5
1995 4-5
1994 7-4
1993 10-1
1992 5-6
1991 5-6
1990 1-10
1989 2-9
1988 1-10
1987 3-8
1986 3-9
1985 5-6
1984 7-4
1983 7-4
1982 7-5
1981 7-5
1980 4-7
1979 4-7
1978 5-4
1977 5-6
1976 5-6
1975 4-6
1974 7-4
1973 4-7
1972 4-7
1971 4-6
1970 4-5
1969 3-7
1968 0-10
1967 0-9
1966 3-6
1965 2-7
1964 3-6
1963 5-4
1962 8-2
1961 6-3
1960 4-5
1959 7-3
1958 7-1
1957 6-3
1956 1-5
1955 4-5
1954 7-2
1953 6-2
1952 6-3
1951 7-1
1950 6-3
1949 5-3
1948 2-7
1947 5-3
1946 4-5
1945 3-4
1944 3-6
1943 1-9
1942 8-1
1941 3-5
1940 4-4
1939 1-6
1938 5-3
1937 4-3
1936 2-6
1935 1-7
1934 4-4
1933 2-5
1932 6-1
1931 5-4
1930 6-2
1929 4-5
1928 7-1
1927 4-4
1926 5-2
1925 6-1
1924 2-3
1923 3-3
1922 4-2
1921 5-1
1920 6-1
1919 5-2
1918 3-3
1917 4-2
1916 4-2
1915 4-3
1914 4-2
1913 3-3
1912 7-0
1911 5-1
1910 1-2
1909 3-1
1908 5-1
1907 3-1
1906 5-0
1905 8-2
1904 5-3
1903 6-3
1902 6-3
1901 9-0
1900 8-1
1899 9-2
1898 9-1
1897 9-1
1896 7-1
1895 5-2
1894 5-2
1893 4-2
1892 4-3
1891 2-2
1890 1-3
1889 0-2
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