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A third consecutive trip to the Rose Bowl is something to celebrate for Wisconsin. But the euphoria is muted a bit by the unknown of who will be the next Badger head coach with Bret Bielema off to coach Arkansas after seven seasons and a 68-24 record.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez announced Thursday morning that he will coach the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl after the Badgers players asked him to lead them in Pasadena.
Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez will address the school’s head football coach position in a press conference at 11 a.m. ET Thursday in the Kohl Center media room. BTN will air the announcement live, and you can also watch it on BTN2Go. On Wednesday, former Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema was introduced at Arkansas.
Time to open up the mail bag. And, as you would suspect, the bag was stuffed with questions about Bret Bielema’s shocking move from Wisconsin to Arkansas that still has the nation buzzing.
The Journey 2012
The last episode of “The Journey 2012” airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET with an inside look at last Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship where Wisconsin won the school’s second straight football title game. Our show crew went wall-to-wall with their coverage, and then show the Badgers locker room celebration, too.
Wisconsin guard Ben Brust scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin over Nebraska-Omaha 86-40 on Tuesday night. Brust was one of five Badgers (6-3) in double figures. Ryan Evans had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Jared Berggren scored 13, Frank Kaminsky had 11 and Sam Dekker chipped in with 10.
Yahoo! Sports writer and “Big Ten Football & Beyond” correspondent Pat Forde set off quite the firestorm Tuesday when he reported Bret Bielema was headed to Arkansas. The move came out of nowhere and surprised everyone. After all, Bielema and the Badgers are headed to their third consecutive Rose Bowl. Check out some of the best tweets on Bielema’s move in this post.