• Peter Miller

Our Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS) initiative harnesses the power of the university, bringing top-level research and athletics together.

We use three strategies to elevate a world-leading research and athletics enterprise.

BIOS connects

We serve as a bridge, purposefully connecting athletics, research, and innovation at UW.

BIOS catalyzes

We catalyze research and innovation by matching the interests of Badger athletics with leading sports scholars and trailblazers.

BIOS communicates

In concert with the Wisconsin Idea, we share what we’ve learned from sports research and innovation. BIOS shares with the UW athletic department, the UW-Madison campus, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond in order to “grow the good” of the world in and through sports.


Fall 2021 BIOS Events


9/3: Penn State Health Policy Professor Dennis Scanlon, “Navigating the Increasingly Turbulent Environment of Intercollegiate Athletics: Lessons from the Healthcare Industry”


9/10, 12pm-12:45pm: UW Education Professor Pete Miller, “Leadership Lessons from the Green Bay Packers.”


9/17, 12pm-1pm: UW Kinesiology Professor David Bell, “The Consequences of Early Sport Specialization in Youth Sports”


9/24, 2pm: Architect Doug Marsh, “Designing Space for Campus Mission Integration: Insights from the Campus Crossroads Project.”


10/1, 12pm-1pm: UW Critical Media Studies Professor Jason Lopez, “Gaming Parlays: The Constitutive Relationship between Sports, Sports Media, and Games”


10/8, 12pm-1pm: UW Orthopedics Professor Bryan Heiderscheit: “Hamstring Injury (HAMIR) Index: A Framework for Injury Mitigation through Innovative Imaging, Biomechanics and Data Analytics Approaches”


10/22, 12pm-1pm: UW ELPA Graduate Student Jose Montoya, “The Leadership Drive for Collegiate Athletic Directors"


10/29, 12pm-1pm: University of California Associate Athletic Director Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas (joining us virtually), "Our Adversity is a Platform for Our Purpose: Leading and Learning in the Sport Context"




Do you have ideas for future BIOS speakers or topics? Contact Maria Dehnert.