A team-up with chefs brings more flavor from the fields.
Following tonight’s men’s basketball game against visiting Northwestern, learn how the University of Wisconsin is using DNA research to save honey bees, and get to know an amazing program that helps women on the other side of the globe. Brittany Ammerman, a junior forward for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team, works with the group Health by Motorbike. Please enjoy this bonus footage not featured in tonight’s BTN LiveBIG premiere: This year, Ammerman is having a great season on the ice. She’s among the national scoring leaders, and the Wisconsin women’s team is one of the best in the country. But
J.J. Watt is now a superstar in the NFL, but it wasn’t long ago that he was just a small-town kid from Pewaukee, Wisc., daring to dream of one day suiting up as a professional football player. Watt’s journey to stardom, a bumpy road that didn’t include any big-time college scholarship offers as a senior in high school, has given him perspective. “My parents always taught me it’s important to give back and help others,” Watt said. “I know how fortunate I have been to be able to play sports and they have given me so much. Because of playing
Mark Burish may have had his doubt about being a hockey parent, but much to the benefit of University of Wisconsin athletes, he eventually warmed up to the idea. Years ago, Mark’s wife Helen (who, like her husband, is a UW graduate) called to tell him their neighbor had recommended bringing their two children, Adam and Nikki, to a local ice rink to learn to skate. To Mark, that signaled the start of a hockey parent’s life he didn’t want to lead. The sport grew on him though, and his two kids went on to be captains of NCAA championship
“Lots of families didn’t know how to talk about it. Does a 3-year-old really understand when one of their parents in is jail?” Helping children process their parent’s incarceration is an issue University of Wisconsin Professor Julie Poehlmann has been grappling with for more than 15 years. And for the last few years, she has been developing a unique way of communicating with children about some tough life questions. Three years ago, Poehlmann was approached by developers at the Sesame Workshop to help produce a resiliency program for young kids. Using some familiar characters from the television program “Sesame Street”