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$3.3 million: Former UW Coach Bo Ryan was highest paid UW System employee in 2015

MADISON — Former UW-Madison men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan was the highest paid UW System employee in 2015.

Ryan made $3.3 million.

Ryan, who retired abruptly in mid-season in December 2015, wasn’t the only employee in the college sports department who claimed a top spot. 89 more words


Wisconsin's War for Recruits

Over the past few years, the state of Wisconsin has been the home to many elite collegiate basketball prospects. As a result, it’s started a war between Wisconsin and Marquette trying to keep the recruits in state, at their respective programs. 998 more words


Nigel Hayes talks future at Wisconsin Sports Awards

On Tuesday night, Good Karma Brands, which owns ESPN Milwaukee and ESPN Madison among other companies, hosted the 2016 Wisconsin Sports Awards Show in Kohler, WI. 220 more words


Wisconsin men's basketball season review: Bench report cards

Yesterday, we reviewed the Wisconsin Badgers’ starters’ report cards.

Today, we take a look at the bench. Since none of these players really had expectations entering the season and have smaller sample sizes, the evaluation will be less detailed. 977 more words


Wisconsin men's basketball season review: Starting five report cards

Now that we have had some time to digest the 2015-16 college basketball season, we decided to do an in-depth review of the Badgers, especially since the entire team minus Jordan Smith is expected back next season. 3,773 more words


Final Four Notes and Lessons

Bo Ryan, Phil Martelli and More Final Four Coaching Lessons by Max Sass

This article was originally featured on Coach Sass’s website: CoachSass.com.

If I learned one thing from this year’s Final Four, it was that I should have stayed for Monday night’s championship game. 885 more words


Assistant coach Gary Close leaving Badgers after 13 seasons

Wisconsin men’s basketball assistant coach Gary Close is leaving the program after 13 seasons (started in 2003) under Bo Ryan and Greg Gard.

Close, 59, is not sure what the future holds, but wants to find more flexibility for his family. 222 more words