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MADISON, Wis. — Fans heading to Chicago for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament have an opportunity to join other Badger fans in celebrating the start of March Madness.

Throughout the tournament, be sure to visit Will’s Northwood’s Inn in Chicago, the official Badger fan headquarters, located at 3030 N. Racine Street. With the owner’s roots tracing back to the state of Wisconsin, Will’s Northwood’s Inn is the perfect spot to take-in a Badger game in March.

The tournament weekend starts on Thursday, March 12 at the Tip-Off Party at Will’s. The free, fan event will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and includes raffle prizes throughout the night. Plus, fans will receive a limited edition t-shirt, while supplies last. Additionally, Mike Heller from Madison’s the Big 1070 AM will host a special Big Ten Tournament Preview Show broadcast live from Will’s in Chicago. The sports-talk radio show will run from 2-6 p.m. and will get you caught up on the latest from the Badgers as they head into the Big Ten Tournament.

With a Badgers’ win on Friday, the activities will continue. The UW will host a post-game celebration at Will’s from 4:00 – 6:00p.m. Celebrate a win with Will’s traditional all-you-can-eat Wisconsin fish fry. Plus, entertainment from the UW Band, Spirit Squad and Bucky Badger will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Saturday morning, send the team off as they depart for the semi-final game. Join the UW Band, Spirit Squad and Bucky Badger at approximately 10 a.m. in the lobby of theRenaissance on One West Wacker Drive in Chicago.

If the Badgers win their semi-final match-up, join other UW alums at theOfficial Big Ten VIP/Alumni Party Saturday evening at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom. Music, entertainment, and food and beverage is included in the event ticket, which is required to enter. Purchase event tickets here.

Sunday morning have “Brunch with the Badgers” at Will’s Northwoods Inn. Enjoy their weekend brunch beginning 9:30 a.m. Plus, get pumped up for the game with a special pep rally at 12:30 p.m. featuring the UW Band, Spirit Squad and Bucky Badger.

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament begins on Wednesday, March 11 at the United Center in Chicago. A limited number of tickets are available for sale through TicketMaster.

Fans are encouraged to follow @BadgerMBB  and @UWBadgers on Twitter to receive the latest updates.

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