Barry Alvarez

Former Wisconsin coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be More

Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Barry Alvarez.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: Alvarez’s Wisconsin Remains Blueprint For Illini

here was a time when Wisconsin football was Illinois football.

670 The Score–10/19/2013

Barry Alvarez. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hoge: Barry Alvarez Continues To Build Legacy With Andersen Hire

In many ways, Andersen is a clone of the guy who hired him — the man who built Wisconsin football from the ground up — Barry Alvarez.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Gary Andersen. (Courtesy Utah State.)

Sources: Badgers To Name Gary Andersen Head Coach

Utah State’s Gary Andersen has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Wisconsin, two UW sources confirmed late Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Bret Bielema during his introductory press conference at Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bielema’s Move Explained By Ambition, History And (Very) Subtle Hints

Why did Bielema leave Wisconsin? Adam Hoge dove into the coach’s history and found answers.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Barry Alvarez celebrates a win in the 2006 Capital One Bowl, his last game as Wisconsin's head coach. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Barry Alvarez To Coach Badgers In Rose Bowl

Left without a coach when Bret Bielema bolted for Arkansas, the Badgers asked former coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez to lead them when they face No. 8 Stanford on New Year’s Day.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: With Blind Rose Bowl Loyalty, Big Ten Losing Playoff Battle

If the Big Ten athletic directors are any indication, they are going to find a way to mess this up.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

The Wisconsin Badgers flag flys at a game at UNLV in 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Alleges University Of Wisconsin Athletic Official Sexually Assaulted Student

A University of Wisconsin student alleged that an athletic department official grabbed his crotch at an alcohol-fueled party during the football team’s trip to the Rose Bowl.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon kisses the Stagg Championship Trophy. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Big Ten Championship Game Celebration

Interviews and video of the postgame celebration at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

Barry Alvarez. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illinois Needs To Find Its Own Barry Alvarez

I happen to think the Illinois football job offers as much potential as any in the country. Much like, you know, the University of Wisconsin job offered Alvarez two decades ago when he took it over and transformed the Badgers into a snarling, bare-knuckled national power.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011