The regular season for the Wisconsin Badgers football team end this Saturday with home game against Buffalo. As an increasing number of observers are remarking, it has been a remarkable season for the team, which has ten wins and only one loss, this coming early in the season against what is now the second-ranked team in the nation. All of this, in fact, during the first season for a new and young head coach.
Long before the team became a regular Big Ten (and occasional national) contender, though, fans still got quite a spectacle from the UW Marching Band, now a well established nugget of Badger lore. The shows continue at Camp Randall as the band looks to put its mid-season hazing scandal behind it, with the marching and music commanding the interest of videographers at nearly every game.
A four-minute video clip of the band marching onto the field before the Nov. 4 game versus Penn State follows below.
As for the football team, speculation is ongoing about the Badgers' chances of landing a BCS bowl. Despite their nearly perfect record, an incredibly easy non-conference schedule is dragging them down in the rankings, that and the fact that the top two teams in the nation are fellow Big Ten powers. Despite this, the program and fans are thrilled, with the UW Athletic Department promoting Saturday's game as "history in the making."