INDIANAPOLIS - Behind many college athletes stands a supportive family.
After more than three months some of those families had the chance to watch their sons play for a championship.
Vince Biegel's parents know how important their support is. That support is even more important leading up to the Big Ten Championship game.
"This week, I did go down to Madison and we had about two hours so we went to breakfast to have some mom and son time, not just football," said Vince's mom, Jamie Biegel.
Another Central Wisconsin family, the Ramczyk's, have been to every game this season to see their son, Ryan, play.
"He's doing really well, he's enjoying the process. He's very excited, he's learned a lot, he's grown every single week," said Ryan's dad, Randy Ramczyk.
Football wasn't always the focal point in Ryan's life. A few years ago, he almost made welding his career.
"Welding was an option. He never really went into welding, but that was a thought," said Randy.
Now the whole family is happy he chose football.
"Best decision of his life. To be challenged with Division 1 football and bigger, faster, stronger," said Randy.
The town of Steven's Point, where Ryan is from, is also pretty happy with his decision.
"I drive by on the road and they see my sticker in the back window and they honk and give the thumbs up. Everybody is very, very excited," said Randy.
For the Biegel's, they know how hard Vince worked to come back after his foot surgery this season.
"He's finally healthy now so he's really feeling good about where he's at and where the team is at,' said Vince's dad, Rocky Biegel.
Now that Vince is healthy, he seems to be doing pretty well.
"The most relaxed and focused and just enjoying this more than I've ever seen him before," said Jamie.
The Biegel's have seen three different head coaches at Wisconsin. And they couldn't be happier with who they have now.
"Paul (Chryst) is a great guy. He's a good person, he's a great coach. The players gravitate towards him, he's top quality," said Rocky.
Top quality is also a way to describe the Biegel's four years with the Badgers.
"We will have many great memories. Especially relationships, people and coaches that we've made and we'll just have wonderful memories," said Jamie.