Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Madison, Wisconsin, Is America's Best College Sports Town

No one really needed to tell me this. As a student I've watched my Badgers consistently make it to the NCAA Tournament thanks to the coaching of Bo Ryan. I am a huge fan of Barry Alvarez! As a freshman in '93, our Badgers won the Rose Bowl. On Wisconsin! In the '97 season, they won the Rose Bowl. Two years later... Ron Dayne & Rose Bowl.
Mtv recently had a poll of students asking them which the best college sports town was? After we just went to the Rose Bowl and took down Ohio State University at which point Scott Van Pelt felt compelled to say wonderfully:

There is a fire that gets lit inside you as a Badger and you want to excel. You make the best of it. You work the best you can. You cheer the best you can. You play the best you can. And with a little bit of luck and a little bit of pluck, you get moments of pure joy and anything you imagine can happen! Then everyone jumps around like bright shooting stars, just like Ken Kesey wrote.