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Wisconsin legend, former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Barry Alvarez announces retirement

Alvarez came to Wisconsin from South Bend. He was the defensive coordinator for the 1988 National Champion Notre Dame football team.
Barry Alvarez on the sidelines as the Notre Dame defensive coordinator.
Barry Alvarez on the sidelines as the Notre Dame defensive coordinator.(WNDU)
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 6:07 PM EDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is retiring after a three-decade run in which he transformed the university’s football program and later guided the Badgers to their greatest all-around sports success in school history. The 74-year-old Alvarez announced Tuesday he would retire on June 30. He arrived at Wisconsin in 1990 as football coach and turned one of the Big Ten’s weakest programs into one of its strongest. He became athletic director in 2004 and briefly served in a dual role before stepping down as football coach after the 2005 season.

Alvarez came to Wisconsin from South Bend. He was the defensive coordinator for the 1988 National Champion Notre Dame football team.

There’s a pretty big game between Wisconsin and Notre Dame this season at Solider Field.

The Irish will square up with the Badgers on September 25. it was a game Alvarez helped schedule back in 2017.

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