The national anthem before this evening’s Wisconsin-Illinois men’s basketball game was extra special.
Olivia Dekker, a sideline reporter for ESPN and the Big Ten Network (and the wife of former Badgers star Sam Dekker), had the honors of singing it.
The BTN reporter did not disappoint.
Wisconsin on BTN published a video:
— Wisconsin On BTN (@WisconsinOnBTN) January 9, 2020
Well done, Olivia.
Sam was impressed, too:
This is very cool to me https://t.co/as1XehabfL
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) January 9, 2020
Wisconsin and Illinois are now underway on BTN.
The Badgers are off to an early lead.