MADISON (WAOW) -- It's Badgers mania in Madison. From signs, to t-shirts, to die hard fans, the city is fired up.
"I've been going to games all season. I believed in them from the start," said Olyvia Moczynski, UW-Madison freshman.
Moczynski was one of about two dozen Badgers fans that lined up along the wall at the Kohl Center cheering on the team as they began their journey to Texas.
"We got the email the bus would be driving by here (Kohl Center) and we knew we should be out here to support them," said Moczynski.
"I think everyone here is just completely jacked. It's the first time we've gone in a while, second time ever I think. Everyone is just totally pumped," said Nick Spoerk of Madison.
Walking through the streets of Madison it's clear the celebration is just getting started. "Go Badgers" signs hang on businesses and homes throughout downtown Madison. One house sports a huge sign that reads, "Final Four Bound! Net Worthy."
On Wednesday, many fans were talking about their plans for Saturday's big game.
"I'll be celebrating with all my friends, enjoying the game and going crazy afterwards hopefully," said student Ryan Wnuk.
Some fans say they'll be wearing their lucky socks and t-shirts for good measure. Others say it's all about how loud you cheer.
"The whole city will just be like, ahhh, when game time rolls around," said Spoerk.
But, he says, it's vital to remember to sport your Badgers red.