When it comes to Wisconsin sports fans there are many faithful, but few like Bob Lenz. He's followed the basketball, football, and hockey teams since he was a kid. Over the years he has collected Badger gear, traveled with the team, and red and white souvenirs decorate his walls.
On Friday night he planned to be in Syracuse to watch the game at the Carrier Dome, but Wisconsin Alumni's plan to charter a plane was canceled when too few fans signed up. Instead Lenz watched from the comfort of his home on a big screen TV he bought just in time for the tournament.
But now that the Badgers are advancing to the Elite Eight, he'll be watching. If they win, he'll pack his bags for St. Louis.
"I'd like to go to the final four again. I've got my order in for tickets," says Lenz.