October 31, 2014

Alvarez to coach Badgers in the Rose Bowl (Update)

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, who already has a 3-0 record as a coach in Rose Bowl games, will coach the Badgers against

Barry Alvarez

Stanford in the New Years Day Rose Bowl game in Pasadena.

A source close to the program said the teams captains asked Alvarez to coach the team and he has accepted.  Alvarez will discuss the decision, as well as Bret Bielema’s departure to Arkansas at a 10am news conference in Madison on Thursday.

Bielema, at his introductory news conference in Arkansas earlier today, spilled the news on Alvarez and the Rose Bowl.

AUDIO: Bret Bielema on Barry Alvarez coaching the Badgers in the Rose Bowl :11

Alvarez captured Rose Bowl victories as the head coach of the Badgers in 1994, 1999 and 2000.