Sports & Recreation

Of course, you can't have a city without sports. The University of Wisconsin has consistently top ranking football, basketball, and hockey teams. In fact in 2006 both the men's and women's hockey teams won the national championship! Although tickets may be somewhat hard to come by for certain games, you are sure to enjoy any of the University sporting events. The Madison Mallards, an independent semi-pro Northwoods League team, is also a great bet for a summer afternoon. For just $24 you can get a ticket to the Duck Blind for unlimited food and drink during the game. Or if you'd like to drive a bit, you can also catch a Brewers game in Milwaukee, or a Cubs, White Sox, or Bears game in Chicago. The Forward FC soccer team (Div. 3 USL) and the Madison Radicals Ultimate Frisbee Team at Breese Stevens are also popular.

Graduate Students also enjoy competing in the Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association Summer League and the Winter Indoor Soccer League. Madison is well known as a bike-firendly town, with many grad students biking for transporation, sport, or just recreation! Additionaly, Madison has a strong fitness culture with plenty of running and biking routes, and even hosts an annual Ironman Triathalon and the annual Crossfit Games. 

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