Did you know that UW used a live badger before the creation of Bucky Badger? But there was one problem. "The original badger mascot was too vicious to control. On more than one occasion, the live badger escaped handlers before a sideline hero recaptured the animal with a flying tackle. It was decided in the interest of fan and player safety that Wisconsin's mascot be retired to the Madison Zoo." And Buckingham U. Badger was born. (photo from University Communications)

Did you know that UW used a live badger before the creation of Bucky Badger? But there was one problem. "The original badger mascot was too vicious to control. On more than one occasion, the live badger escaped handlers before a sideline hero recaptured the animal with a flying tackle. It was decided in the interest of fan and player safety that Wisconsin's mascot be retired to the Madison Zoo." And Buckingham U. Badger was born. (photo from University Communications)

Jordy at the uw badger basketball game! ❤️

Jordy at the uw badger basketball game! ❤️

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