Night of the Grateful Red

Night of the Grateful Red

Rudy Nigl (Athletic Communications Assistant)

8:10 p.m. With that, the show is over ... fans are headed out to the concourse to get autgraphs from the players.

I hope everyone has a good night and continues their support of the Badger men's basketball team.

8:09 p.m.
Our official attendance is 3,376. After a short video on the 1941 team, the four seniors; Butch, Stiemsma, Bronson and Flowers come out modeling replica 1941 jerseys to be worn for the Wofford game.

Fans can visit UWBADGERS.COM to bid on the jerseys. Auction starts Friday October 19.

8:02 p.m.
The next event we get is a recreation of Kammron Taylor's game-winning 3-pointer against Michigan State last year. Three contestants get 0:11 seconds to get the inbound from Flowers, get the pass from Landry and make the hoop.

First contest just misses ... Second contestant air-balls ... finally our last contest comes up a little short. Each one gets a Wisconsin basketball T-shirt for playing.

8:00 p.m.
Coach Gard beats a student in a free-throw contest, but the guy still wins a hat and courtside seats to a future men's basketball team.

7:57 p.m.
The Dance Team and the players perform a nice little routine ... these guys better not quit their day jobs, they are not the best dancers.

7:55 p.m.
Landry's final attempt is a power one-handed dunk off the bounce, Flowers misses his final attempt.

Landry is the 2007 Dunk Contest champion

7:52 p.m.
Landry misses his attempt, gets a 17, Flowers goes for the between the legs and just misses ... we are gonna have another round to have someone make a dunk to win.

7:50 p.m.
Landry gets a 28 on his first dunk, a one handed power slam, second dunk is a reverse dunkn off the bounce for a 29 ... Last but not least is Flowers who jumps over Morris Cain for a 27, Flowers then does a high-flying one-handed dunk from near the free-throw line for a 30.

Flowers and Landry to the finals.

7:48 p.m.
Keaton starts off and get s 20 on his first dunk, followed by a windmill for a 28 ... Cain up next, sweet between the legs, off the backboard for a perfect 30, then misses his next attempt to grab a 16.

7:46 p.m.
After a student misses a half-court shot for an iphone, the dunk contest gets underway with contestants; Keaton Nankivil, Morris Cain, Marcus Landry and Michael Flowers.

7:42 p.m.
Jarmusz is up first in the finals and notches 16, the high score of the night ... Bohannon begins his final round a little slow, but picks up momentum on the wing. After its all said and done, Bohannon marks 11.

The 3-point winner is freshman Tim Jarmusz ... his fan Matt wins a $50 University Bookstore gift certificate and an sutographed Bo Ryan basketball.

7:39 p.m.
Trevon Hughes with 11 and finally Tanner Bronson tallies 5 ... After review, Butch actually made 13, but Jarmusz had three money balls to Butch's two, meaning Jarmusz wins the tie breaker and advances to the finals against Bohannon.

7:37 p.m.
Jason Bohannon is third and finishes with 14 to take the lead ... next up is Brian Butch, he gets hot at the wing, totals 12 ... Current Standings: Bohannon 14, Jarmusz 13, Butch 12, Valentyn 5.

7: 36 p.m.
Valentyn is second and he totals 5. Current standings: Jarmusz 13, Valentyn 5

7:35 p.m.
Jarmusz is up first and finishes with 13. The top two at the end of the first round will adavnce to the finals.

7:33 p.m.
The first event of the night will be the 3-point contest. Participants include: Tim Jarmusz, Brett Valentyn, Jason Bohannon Brian Butch, Tanner Bronson and Trevon Hughes.

7:30 p.m.
Players are out running the three-man weave drill to get loose ... lots of dunking and alley-oops.

7:22 p.m.
Brian Butch enters with boxing gloves and knocks out Brett Valentyn ... Finally coach Bo Ryan makes his weay down to a standing ovation from the crowd.

Bo addresses the crowd and shows us a clip of him performing "Crank That" by Soulja Boy after his players had tried to impress us at the Iowa football game.

7:21 p.m.
Center Greg Stiemsma enters as Hulk Hogan, tears his shirt and hypes up the crowd telling them he can't hear them.

7:19 p.m.
Kevin Gullikson is showing off a fresh shaved head.

7:17 p.m.
Joe Krabbenhoft enters the court to some "Staying Alive", pretty good disco moves.

7:15 p.m.
Trevon Hughes comes out to "Achy Breaky Heart" and does a little linedancing with a cowboy hat on.

7:14 p.m.
The first round of players come out, the new freshmen are the first ones out ... no dancing.

7:13 p.m.
Assistant Coaches Howard Moore, Gary Close and Greg Gard each try to dance, they dance like their age.

7:11 p.m.
Video Coordinator, Matt Ryan is the first one out and does his best Michael Jackson impression.

7:05 p.m.
Lights are out and the Dance Team is on the court ... each player is about to come out.

7:01 p.m.
Dance team takes a seat on the baseline, looks like the show is about to begin. The video board is showing last year's highlights. Over 2,000 people in their seats.

Former Madison sportscaster Jay Wilson returns to the Kohl Center as a reporter for the Big Ten Network. Also, the rest of the local TV stations are here.

6:52 p.m.
10 minutes until the hoopla beigns ... I don't know about everyone at home, but I am really excited to finally get a glimpse of this year's team. Side note: Former Badger Dave Mader is in attendance, I wonder if he is taking part in any of the events?

About 1,500 people already in their seats.

6:40 p.m.
Music is playing in the Kohl Center and fans continue to file in. Couple of the local TV stations just arrived in order to get highlights of tonight's festivities.

Any questions of comments, feel free to email (Rudy Nigl) at rvn@athletics.wisc.edu

6:30 p.m.
Doors have been open for about 20 minutes now and fans are starting to fill in the 100 level of seats. The court is empty, but I noticed the players out in the hallway practicing some sort of dance routine ... very curious as to what they come up with.

Big Ten Network is here to put some of tonight's events on their "Big Ten Tonight" show at 8:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Follow the men's basketball team as they host their "Night of the Grateful Red" event tonight at the Kohl Center.

Check back around 6:30 p.m. for live action from the Kohl Center.


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