MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin is naming the enjoying discipline at Camp Randall Stadium after former Badgers soccer coach and athletic director Barry Alvarez.
Chancellor Rebecca Clean introduced the choice at a Friday evening ceremony honoring Alvarez, who retired as Wisconsin’s athletic director this summer time. Clean mentioned the enjoying discipline shall be often called “Barry Alvarez Subject at Camp Randall Stadium.”
He coached Wisconsin from 1990-2005 and set a program report for profession teaching victories, successful three Rose Bowl titles at a college that had gone 9-36 within the 4 years earlier than his arrival. His 119-74-Four profession report features a 1-1 mark as an interim coach in bowl video games that capped the 2012 and 2014 seasons.
Alvarez was inducted into the Faculty Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2010.
“Barry Alvarez has had an immeasurable affect on the UW-Madison campus, past within the state and in faculty sports activities,” Clean mentioned. “And that kind of profession deserves recognition on the very highest degree.
Clean mentioned a fundraising marketing campaign had introduced in over $13 million along with this undertaking.
The naming of the sector will take impact subsequent season. Faculty officers plan to place the phrases “Barry Alvarez Subject” within the northwest and southwest corners of the sector when the Camp Randall Stadium turf is changed previous to the 2022 season.
“That was fairly a shock,” Alvarez mentioned. “I am touched. I am honored.”
Alvarez took over as Wisconsin’s athletic director in 2004 whereas he was nonetheless teaching the Badgers. Wisconsin groups gained 16 nationwide titles in six totally different sports activities (girls’s light-weight rowing, males’s cross nation, males’s hockey, girls’s hockey, males’s indoor monitor and males’s rowing) throughout his run as athletic director. Ladies’s light-weight rowing is a sport whose championships aren’t sanctioned by the NCAA.