VIDEO: Wisconsin Football Players Dance During Purdue Game
MADISON, Wis. -- During Wisconsin's Big Ten clash with Purdue on Tuesday evening, the Kohl Center faithful received more than just the entertainment associated with a college basketball game.
At the under-16 minute media timeout of the game between the Badgers and Boilermakers, members of the football program and the UW dance team performed a routine on the court.
Those participating in the extravaganza included the following:
- Defensive end Matt Henningsen and Isaiahh Loudermilk
- Safeties Collin Wilder and Tyler Mais
- Linebackers Maema Njongmeta, Marty Strey and Jacob Heyroth
- Quarterback Graham Mertz
- Offensive linemen Tyler Beach, Kayden Lyles and Aaron Vopal
- Punter/holder Connor Allen
- Long snapper Adam Bay
- Wide receiver/athlete Chimere Dike
- Tight end Hayden Rucci
- Punter Conor Schlichting
The Wisconsin Badgers' men's basketball team went on to achieve a regular season split against the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday. After clinging to a late whittled lead, Greg Gard's program eventually ended the night with a 69-65 win.
Four players scored in double figures for Wisconsin (16-10 overall, 9-6 Big Ten), led by a career night by redshirt junior Aleem Ford (19 points, five made three-pointers).
Update, Feb. 19: Upon review, adding punter Conor Schlichting to the list as noted by several Badgers players.