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Postgame schadenfreude, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts edition

Minnesota kind of ruined Wisconsin’s football season and the final home game of UW Marching Band director Mike Leckrone by beating the Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium one year ago. Well, you know what payback is. We begin with Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Rashod Bateman’s eyes shimmered. Tanner Morgan’s voice hitched. But … Continue reading Postgame schadenfreude, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts edition

Multimedia Mike

With Mike Leckrone’s final UW Band concert(s) on Wisconsin Public Television Saturday at 7 p.m., we combine a UW–Madison College of Letters and Science interview and Madison.com photos plus several YouTube videos and occasionally snarky commentary by myself: My approach to teaching has always been that is it has to be fun. But at the same time, I have a reputation for being … Continue reading Multimedia Mike

The last pregame, halftime and Fifth Quarter

Madison.com: It’s not yet 7 a.m. and students gather at UW-Madison’s practice field, shivering in the dark. Without a word from their leader, and while most of their classmates are still asleep, the 260-some members of the UW Marching Band come to attention, ready to rehearse. “Gooooood morning, Elm Drive!” band director Michael Leckrone’s voice … Continue reading The last pregame, halftime and Fifth Quarter