Victory celebrations always feature the winning team pretending to chop down the goal posts, a time-honored tradition that led to a standoff between the teams following UW’s 20-7 victory last season in Minneapolis when Minnesota protected the goal post in front of its band and refused to budge.
Nonetheless, the result of that game was added to the others on the Axe’s handle, which is 6 feet long.
The vintage Orpheum Theater, with its once-regal presence on State Street, is getting a facelift from the inside out.
When UW and Minnesota close the 2014 regular season on Nov.
29 at Camp Randall Stadium, it will have been 3,675 days since the Gophers last touched the Axe.
For example, few objects provoke as strong a reaction as the "blue fist" poster that was ubiquitous in parts of Madison during the 2011 protests against Gov. Love it or hate it, it's forever associated with Madison and its famous liberalism. The obelisk of concrete footballs outside Camp Randall is either an abomination or a towering representation of the University of Wisconsin's football dominance. In their oranges, greens and yellows, they color up the Terrace. * * *The Vilas Park shoe slide has been the go-to spot for romping children since the 1950s.
-1-Unlike the rest of us, the chairs take winters off. The sight raises smiles and inspires fist pumps in the soul. It is a whimsical throwback, a comfy place when all else fails, a connection to make-believe.
And more than a few couples have walked away from the shoe slide holding hands, big ones and little ones. Turn back the clock nine months and the unlimited possibilities emanate from a cell — a primordial cell in the early-stage embryo that could become part of the kidney, the heart, the brain. No scientific discovery has put Madison on the international map more than human embryonic stem cells, first grown in a lab by UW-Madison researcher James Thomson in 1998.