University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Team Honored at Miller Park
Tonight the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was honored on the field prior to the Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Yankees game at Miller Park.
The Badgers posted a 30-8 record (.789) during the 2013-14 season and advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000. The Final Four appearance marked the school’s third-ever trip to the Final Four (won national championship in 1941 and reached semi-finals in 2000). Overall, Wisconsin won 30 games for the third time in school history.
Here’s a little glimpse of their afternoon.
4:30 p.m. The Badgers Men’s Basketball team arrives by bus at Miller Park. The UW-Badgers Marching Band begins playing in front of Miller Park.
4:45 p.m. Basketball team is escorted to the field to view batting practice:
6:00 p.m. The team gathers on the field for pregame festivities
6:55 p.m. The UW Marching Band plays the national anthem, a Badgers basketball highlight reel is played, the team is introduced
7:00 p.m. Entire Badgers team throws simultaneous ceremonial first pitches to the Brewers
“On behalf of the Milwaukee Brewers, we congratulate the Badgers men’s basketball team for a terrific season and an exciting trip to the Final Four,” said Doug Melvin, Brewers President of Baseball Operations – General Manager. “Bo Ryan and his team provided great excitement throughout Wisconsin and they represented our state extraordinarily well.”