On the Next Big Ten Icons: Barry Alvarez

Barry Alvarez turned the Wisconsin football program into a national power during his program-record 16-year tenure in Madison, Wis. Alvarez compiled a 118-73-4 career record, won Big Ten titles in 1993, 1998 and 1999, and is the only coach to win consecutive Rose Bowls. At 11 p.m. ET Tuesday, catch the debut of Alvarez’s Big Ten Icons that spotlights the current Wisconsin athletic director’s remarkable run with the Badgers. Watch a clip of the show now.

Who are the other coaches previously featured on Big Ten Icons? We profiled Nebraska’s Tom Osborne, Penn State’s Joe Paterno, Iowa’s Dan Gable and Michigan’s Bo Schembechler

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CJ Mac on 1/1/2012 @ 7:28pm EDT Said:

Coach Alvarez is clearly a Big 10 icon but you need to clarify one matter. Coach Alvarez is not the the only coach to win consecutive Rose Bowls. He’s the only Big 10 coach to accomplish such a feat. This feat was accomplished many times by Pac-12 coaches: Howard Jones, USC – 1932 -1933 and ’39-’40; Jeff Cravath, USC – ’44-’45; Jim Owens, Washington – ’60-’61; John Ralston, Stanford ’71-’72; John Robinson, USC – ’79-’80; Terry Donahue, UCLA – ’83-’84; Don James, Washington – ’91-’92; Pete Carroll, USC – 3 IN A ROW – ’07-09.

I love this conference icon concept. I hope the Pac-12 picks it up.