Of course, you can't have a city without sports. The University of Wisconsin has consistently top ranking football, basketball, and hockey teams. In fact in 2006 both the men's and women's hockey teams won the national championship! Although tickets may be somewhat hard to come by for certain games, you are sure to enjoy any of the University sporting events. The Madison Mallards, an independent semi-pro Northwoods League team, is also a great bet for a summer afternoon. For just $24 you can get a ticket to the Duck Blind for unlimited food and drink during the game. Or if you'd like to drive a bit, you can also catch a Brewers game in Milwaukee, or a Cubs, White Sox, or Bears game in Chicago.