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The Weekly

Official news and info for your week at UW-Madison April 6, 2015

Photo: Final Four

Be in the Know

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Where to watch the championship game on campus

The Wisconsin Union will host the official on-campus NCAA men’s basketball championship game watch at both Union South and Memorial Union. Most spaces will be will open by 5 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating in preferred locations.

Photo: Sam Dekker defending a shot

Video highlights: Epic in Indy

Whether you watched the game or not, this highlight reel from Saturday night is a must-see. Re-live the excitement, and reinforce your memories of an epic showdown and thrilling outcome. Warning: May cause spontaneous cheering and fist-bumping.

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Frank Kaminsky III
Jason Wilde
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Campus Life

Photo: Fans cheering in Rathskeller

Still believin’!

From Indianapolis to Madison, the passion that came with the Wisconsin victory over Kentucky in the NCAA men's basketball semifinal this weekend was palpable. For those who can only imagine what it was like, from last week's team sendoff at the Kohl Center, to the Final Four preparations at Lucas Oil Stadium, right on through the frenzied fan celebrations at the Memorial Union and on State Street, this photo essay will put you in the crowd.

Photo: David Watkins and Holly Kolar

Final four brings research powerhouses together

The university communities of UW-Madison, Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State may have had basketball foremost on their minds this weekend, but year-round those minds are performing extraordinary research, making the universities economic engines for their states and the nation.

In the News

Photo: Duke player defending

In the Paint with Mike Lucas: Duke

Sam Dekker wasn't sure who was wearing No. 15 in the December meeting with Duke because it looked nothing like the player who has been the matchup nightmare in March; nothing like the player who has averaged 20.6 points in the NCAA tournament. Related: MakeEmBelieve.com

My Favorite Things

Photo: Frank Kaminsky smiling

SI.com: ‘Loose and can’t lose’

Sports Illustrated calls them "the loosest team in the country." The Badgers have become well-known for their off-the-court frivolity, but they're all business on the floor. "If the weight of expectations fell upon Wisconsin, it would probably land on a whoopee cushion," Brian Hamilton writes.

Pro Tips

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Fans get fired up on #UWSocial

Social media brings Badger fans from near and far together. Fans at home and at the games are sharing their observations on #UWSocial. Keep following to see Badger spirit at its best. Want to join in? Share your tweets, Instagrams and Vines. #badgers #finalfour