Warren Herring chops down the goal post with Paul Bunyan’s Axe. Following a victory over Minnesota every senior gets to chop with the six-foot tall axe.
The sun sets behind Camp Randall Stadium during the 3rd quarter of the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 victory over the Minnesota Gophers on November 29, 2014. However, the sun wasn’t just setting on the game, it was setting on Senior Day, and the careers of many UW students who dedicated countless hours in the stadium, bringing game day to life.
“(Band Director) Mike Leckrone talks about making 'moments of happiness' and being out there for one last time with all the seniors I've been with the past four years was really a special moment.” - Jim Shupryt
"It is special. You play and you come to college for games like this. I’m proud of the guys that are not seniors who wanted to send us off in a good way. I’m glad we got end on a good note” - Kenzel Doe
"A lot of people asked me after the game if it made me sad to be on the field for the very last time, but during my last 'Varsity' I looked up and saw everyone swaying and singing along under the lights of the stadium, and I was truly happy to be a part of it. I wasn't sad that it was ending, I was grateful just to have been there, for that moment, and all the other moments on that field during my four years in the Wisconsin Marching Band.” - Eva Glisczinski
"It was really emotional and we definitely wanted to win this game. We really wanted to make sure not only the seniors, but the whole team focused on this game. It is very happy to have the trophy and it is something I will remember for the rest of my life.” - Marcus Trotter
UW Band member Derek Johnson participates in "Jump Around" in between the third and fourth quarter. "Jump Around" is claimed to be the greatest tradition in College Football, and on Senior Night, no one in Camp Randall would have disagreed.
Following every Badger game, the UW Marching Band turns their hats backwards, so that you can look back on to the field one last time as you march back through the tunnel. On Senior Day, this practice isn’t just to remember the moments of the game, but the moments of a college career.