The Wisconsin State Journal is providing our readers with comprehensive coverage of Barry Alvarez's retirement from his position as athletic director at the University of Wisconsin.
From a look back at Alvarez's football coaching days and the changes the department has made since he came to Madison in 1990, to an examination of what lies ahead in the university's search for a successor, we have you covered with all the latest updates and in-depth analysis of this landmark moment in Badgers history.
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The University of Wisconsin is looking for a proven leader and decision-maker to succeed Barry Alvarez as its athletic director.
The coach-turned-athletic director turned around the fortunes of the football team and solidified the bottom line.
Replacing Barry Alvarez as the University of Wisconsin’s athletic director will be both a tremendous opportunity and challenge.
Barry Alvarez disclosed that a search committee to find the next athletic director will be led by Athletic Board chair Pete Miller.
Barry Alvarez, 74, will finish his term leading the UW athletic program this summer after a 17-year stretch in the seat during which the department's budget nearly doubled.
Sweeping changes are coming to college athletics in the form of NIL payments and athlete empowerment. UW's next AD has to take those challenges head-on.
"For Wisconsin football and Wisconsin athletics in general, he's put the ‘W’ on the map.”
“There’ll be plenty of time for me to get emotional,” the UW athletic director said.
Watch as UW celebrates Alvarez's 31-year Badgers career with "Thanks Coach! Celebrating Three Decades of Excellence" at 12:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center.
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