Wisconsin Engages Fanbase with Student Section Race

In college athletics, there's no question that student sections define the overall fan experience. From traditional chants to trash talking the opposition, student sections can change the momentum of a game in a split second.

University athletic departments looking to establish an avid student fanbase should take a close look at the student experience at University of Wisconsin home football games, held at Camp Randall. While the experience is traditionally known for the "Jump Around" segment between the 3rd and 4th quarters, there is much, much more to the student experience. From traditional chants to starting different versions of the wave, the students are in control in Madison.

One of the most unique, engaging tactics the Athletic Department offers during games is a Student Section Race that is held just prior to the "Jump Around" segment between the 3rd and 4th quarter. The Student Section Race features seven letters, representing each of the different student sections, competing in a head-to-head 100-yard dash on the jumbotron. The spot electrifies all of the students in attendance and serves as the perfect precursor for "Jump Around".

The following two videos don't do the spot justice but provide a nice look at the scoreboard feature. Enjoy!

Camp Randall Goes Crazy for Outdoor Hockey

What happens when you feature an outdoor hockey game at Camp Randall in front of 55,000 rabid fans? Absolute mayhem.

The No. 3 University of Wisconsin men's hockey team recently faced off against the No. 19 ranked Michigan Wolverines in a classic battle played at Camp Randall in front of 55,103 fans, the second largest crowd ever to witness a hockey game at the venue.

Despite temperatures dipping into the single digits, fans still found a way to have a great time. Maybe the NHL Winter Classic organizers should take notes... (or consider featuring the next matchup on a giant college campus).

Check it out below: