Get excited for college football with the 'Badgers Are Back Block Party' in the Deer District

Updated: 9:24 p.m. on July 29, 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's Deer District was overrun with Badger-backers Thursday, as UW Madison kicked off a new season for its sports teams.

Thursday's Badgers block party featured games, food and fun for fans.

It also saw some of the more notable names in Badgers athletics, including football coach Paul Chryst, basketball coach Greg Gard and new athletic director Chris McIntosh.

Fans say they were happy to not only celebrate a new school year, but also happy to just gather -- something they couldn't do a year ago.

"Fantastic, we're season ticket holders, we're fired up to go back to Camp Randall this year and excited to see what's going to happen to the team in 2021," said Badgers fan Todd Hall.

Fall camp and the opening of Badgers football season are both on the horizon.

It won't be long until this celebration moves to the UW campus.

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Posted:7:49 a.m. on July 29, 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Badgers can't wait to reopen Camp Randall to the greatest college sports fans. So, they're starting the party early.

They're holding a block party on Thursday, July 29 in the Deer District.

Chris Mcintosh is the new director of athletics for UW Madison. He joined CBS 58 to talk about today's celebration and the collegiate sports season ahead.

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