* thanks to one my former teammates and now famous food blogger/photographer/author Taylor Mathis for a couple of these pictures. Check out his website at Taylortakesataste.com.
1. Camp Randall. We walk under the arch to attend football games, but more important than that- it's the arch I biked under all through undergrad for student-athlete meetings and study sessions. And most important of all- it's where I first met Dr. Hottie in the fall of 2001. I was a senior in high school on my recruiting trip, and one of the assistant swim coaches was giving me a tour of the student-athlete study area. Dr. Hottie was studying for a test, and he was the 1st person I met. I remember thinking- wow, college guys are so cute. You were part of fate Camp Randall.