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Wisconsin announces new 10-year partnership with Under Armour

Wisconsin will be the next Big Ten school to make a major apparel move. The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced a long-term partnership with Under Armour during a press conference on Friday afternoon. Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank announced a new 10-year partnership, which is set to begin July 1, 2016. Under Armour will exclusively design and supply the footwear, apparel and accessories for training and game-day uniforms for all 23 of the University’s men’s and women’s varsity athletics teams. “The University of Wisconsin is an institution built on the highest values of academic excellence,

Video: Alvarez talks Chris Borland's retirement, improvements to safety

On our daily show “BTN Live” BTN host Mike Hall talked with Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez about a variety of topics including the recent retirement of NFL and former Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland. Watch it all here. will also posting segments of tonight’s episode on Twitter via @bigtennetwork and @BTNLive. “BTN Live” airs every weekday. If you don’t know by now, “BTN Live” is on Twitter and Facebook, too. Connect with our show’s producers, send questions and vote in polls.  Plus, connect with BTN social media report Taylor Rooks on Twitter.  

Dienhart: Multiple reports have Paul Chryst as next Wisconsin coach

In less than 48 hours, it appears Wisconsin lost and gained a coach in a stunning turn of events for one of the Big Ten’s premier programs. Gary Andersen shocked the Badger Nation when he bolted for the Oregon State job on Wednesday. Now, Wisconsin is expected to tab Pitt coach and native son Paul Chryst to assume command, according to multiple media reports.

He's back: See Alvarez at Badgers practice

News that Barry Alvarez would be coaching the Wisconsin Badgers for one more game in the upcoming Rose Bowl certainly brought back a lot of memories for Badgers fans who recall their coach prowling the Pasadena sidelines. Now Wisconsin has launched a short trailer video with the end tile title “Path to Pasadena,” and it has a little footage of the coach addressing his latest football team. In the video, Alvarez addresses the Badgers players gathered around him. “I want you to think about ‘finish’,” Alvarez says emphatically. “Everything we do – whether it’s a drill, whether it’s  running plays, whether it’s defense – I

Big Ten Classics: Watch 2000 Rose Bowl on BTN2Go

In our latest Big Ten football classic, we’ve dug up the 2000 Rose Bowl because the two teams involved will sound familiar – Wisconsin and Stanford. We’ve clipped off a piece of the game here for you to watch. Spoiler alert, Badger fans: It’s a touchdown drive. Watch the entire 2000 Rose Bowl game on BTN2Go. We’ve got a few other worthwhile video clips in this post. They include a look at Barry Alvarez on “Big Ten Icons” and a complete look at the Badgers’ magical 1993 season, too. Watch them all on BTN2Go. Wisconsin won the 2000 Rose Bowl game against Stanford

Did You See This? Barry Alvarez Rose Bowl sign

Wisconsin fans are excited to have former coach and current AD Barry Alvarez on board to guide the Badgers in the 2013 Rose Bowl vs. Stanford. And who can blame them? Not only is Alvarez a school legend who made Wisconsin football relevant, he’s a perfect 3-0 in the Rose Bowl. [RELATED: View our 2012-13 bowl schedule] That’s terrific news for the Badgers, who have lost the last two Rose Bowls, to TCU and Oregon, respectively. This time around, Wisconsin fans are hopeful the team’s luck turns, evidenced by the creative “Let’s Barry Stanford” sign in the photo above. Alvarez

Video: Full Barry Alvarez press conference

Here’s the full video of the Thursday’s press conference at Wisconsin where the school’s athletic director Barry Alvarez announced he would coach the team in the Rose Bowl. Alvarez spoke at length about the departure of Bret Bielema, among other topics , too. We had a short clip of this even up quickly on Thursday, but some technical difficulties kept us from getting entire piece up sooner. We apologize. Read a good recap of the event here, read’s Tom Dienhart on the news of the event here, and be sure to bookmark our video vault where we flow every piece of online video.

Dienhart: It's Alvarez for now, but who's next?

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 addressed the media today, commenting on a variety of subjects. First and foremost: Alvarez will coach the Badgers in the Rose Bowl after being asked to do so by the players. He will oversee things, letting the coaches assemble the game plan. Alvarez went 118-73-4 from 1990-2005 as