staff, September 12, 2011

Barry AlvarezThe popular HBO series "Entourage" featured a couple football legends on its latest episode Sunday night. There was Mike Ditka, the former Super Bowl-winning coach of the Chicago Bears, and then there was an even more familiar face to Big Ten fans: Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez. Alvarez, the three-time Rose Bowl champion coach and now the director of athletics, appeared on the show as himself. He acted as a motivational speaker for the staff of the fictitious talent agency Miller Gold.

Alvarez's brief appearance on the show was highlighted by his joke at the expense of Jeremy Piven's agent character, Ari Gold. The former Wisconsin head coach was representing the Badgers in the scene, wearing a black polo with a red Wisconsin 'W' on it.