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Hear “On, Wisconsin” as performed by the UW Glee Club in 1926, courtesy University Archives. More recordings and history.

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Join us in celebrating the 100th ANNIVERSARY of the greatest college fight song in the nation, “On Wisconsin!”

In 1909, W.T. Purdy composed the melody and former UW student Carl Beck supplied the lyrics for what's now considered one of the country's most popular school songs. Since then, it’s been sung at thousands of Badger games, events and celebrations.

To celebrate its centennial, we held a video contest and asked people to submit videos of themselves singing and performing the song. The contest winners have been announced.

View the winning entries:

Grand prize

Performance farthest from Madison

Most creative performance

Largest group performance

See all the submissions!

Watch the documentary, 100 years of ‘On, Wisconsin!’, on the Big Ten Network, iTunes U or YouTube.

Terms of participation and official contest rules.