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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Alvarez to be inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame





By BILL SCOTT

DECEMBER 7, 2009

Rose Bowl Game legends Barry Alvarez, Tom Hansen and John Hicks headline the 2009 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame class to be installed at the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Dec. 30, 2009. The Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor members of the Rose Bowl Game family who have contributed to the history and excitement of the game, and those who embody the best of the passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with “The Granddaddy of Them All.”

Alvarez is currently the Athletic Director at Wisconsin. He spent 16 seasons building a nationally well-respected program before retiring in 2005 to his current post. Alvarez is the winningest coach in Wisconsin football history and is the only Big Ten coach to win Rose Bowl Games in back-to-back years (1999, 2000) and joins Ohio State’s Woody Hayes as the only Big Ten coach with at least three Rose Bowl Game wins.

Alvarez finished his career with 118 coaching wins, a Wisconsin record, an 8-3 mark in 11 career bowl games and garnered the 1993 National Coach of the Year and two Big Ten Coach of the Year awards.

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