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Carthage College

Founded: 1847 Carthage College
Nickname/Mascot: Red Men and Lady Reds
Colors: Red, White, Black
Located: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Founded in Hillsboro, Illinois

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Founded: 1909 U Wisc Lacrosse
Nickname/Mascot: Eagles
Colors: Maroon, Gray
Motto: Mens Corpusque
(Mind and Body)
Location: La Crosse

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Founded: 1848 University of Wisconsin Madison
Nickname/Mascot: Badger / Bucky the Badger
Colors: Cardinal, White
Motto: Numen Lumen
(The divine within the Universe, however manifested, is my light)
Location: Madison
The Badgers play football at Camp Randall Stadium, so named because it lies on the grounds of Camp Randall, a former Union Army training camp during the Civil War. The camp was named after Governor Alexander Randall.

University of Wisconsin, Parkside

Founded: 1968 U Wisc Parkside
Nickname/Mascot: Rangers
Colors: Green, Black, White
Location: Racine

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Founded: 1868 U Wisc Whitewater
Nickname/Mascot: Warhawks / Willie Warhawk
Colors: Purple, White
Motto: Stay Close, Go Far
Location: Whitewater
UWW was the second public college to open in Wisconsin.


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Updated December 2011