If the University of Oregon and Florida State University have taught us anything, it is the simple fact that size and sophistication do matter—when it comes to facilities.
The University of Wisconsin is quickly approaching top-tier status as a football program and is now trying to build the facilities to match its ambition. The current locker rooms, classrooms and weight room are "fine" but may look downright medieval when compared to other schools' digs.
Barry Alvarez is looking to fix that.
Earlier this year, the university started to build a $76.8 million "Athletic Village" wrapping around Camp Randall. Reminiscent to its steak over sizzle style of play, this "hub" is designed get the job done according to associate athletic director Justin Doherty.
"The goal here isn't to be over the top. It's not to be the fanciest, the most expensive possible facility. Were trying to do something were proud of, something that fits our landscape here," said Doherty.
Those jackhammers may sound like music to the Badger coaching staff's ears as any and all competitive edges are welcome on the field or on the recruiting trail.