Wisconsin never misses a Big Dance. And the Badgers are always going bowling.
In every season since 2002-03, the Badgers football program has been invited to a bowl game and the school’s men’s basketball team has been selected for the NCAA Tournament. It’s a streak of 15 consecutive seasons that is unmatched in NCAA history.
Texas had a streak of 12 seasons, which was snapped in 2010 when the Longhorns’ football team went 5-7. Michigan State had the closest streak entering the 2016-17 collegiate sports calendar, but it was broken when the Spartans went 3-9 on the gridiron last fall.
No other Division I school has ever had such a multisport streak.
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— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) March 14, 2017
The Badgers’ appearance in the upcoming NCAA Tournament is the 19th in a row for the program. Wisconsin has been to a bowl game in 20 of the last 21 seasons, only missing out on bowl season when they went 5-7 in 2001.
In that span since 2002-03, the football team has appeared in three Rose Bowls, while the basketball team has reached two Final Fours. And there’s no signs of this streak ending anytime soon in Madison.