Lost in the shuffle of Big Ten media days on Monday was the fact that the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team got blinged out. And when I say blinged out, I mean BLINGED OUT! The Badgers received their Final Four rings, somewhat of a consolation prize. But it’s an amazing looking prize if I may say so myself.
If you happened to live under a rock (about the size of these rings!) for the past six months, the Badgers stormed through the regular season and made a very impressive run to the Final Four in April. The Badgers entered the tournament as the #2 seed in the West Region. Along the way they took down #15 American, #7 Oregon, #6 Baylor, #1 Arizona before losing a heartbreaker to Kentucky in the Final Four. As always, pictures of the ring and players wearing their rings were littered throughout Instagram and Twitter.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) July 28, 2014
Sam Dekker doing a little modeling. Don’t quit your day job, Sam!
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) July 29, 2014
Head coach Bo Ryan looks good with the Final Four ring. I think there might be room for more…
Who knew winning the West Region of the NCAA Tournament would land you a ring that rivals some Super Bowl rings? And who knows, maybe this time next year we are talking about another ring. Something maybe a little bigger, perhaps?