If you'd prefer to drink out of bottles in the most iconic Badger bar in Madison, then make sure you pre-game at Kollege Klub
(aka KK) -- it's been around since 1953. If you want to start the morning with some early sausages and suds, though, the popular State Street Brats
is opening at 10a this weekend because of homecoming.
9. Oh yeah, it's homecoming weekend in Madison!!! There will be a parade, and a pre-game tailgate, and, no doubt, plenty of hilarious stories about how fun it was to attend UW in the early '80s. If only they'd known Northwestern was going to be good when they scheduled the game.
10. Speaking of good NU football, you'll get to see their dual quarterback threat in action. Trevor Siemian and Kain Colter are currently ranked 1 & 3, respectively, in passing efficiency in the Big Ten. Wisconsin's second-ranked offense hopes to counter with their own high-octane threat, the Big Ten's leading rusher, Melvin Gordon.
11. But enough football statistics, back to the food; do NOT leave Madison without taking down the famous Scrambler at Mickies Dairy Bar-- just don't. Charge your iPod, bring your Bret Bielema biography, whatever you have to do to resist walking away if the the line's too long. It's worth the wait.
12. You should also definitely try New Glarus beer. For sure. Their Spotted Cow is the popular play, but since Fall is in the air, it's best to roll with the Staghorn Octoberfest.