‘An absolute legend’: Badgers fans, former Wisconsin athletes share memories of Barry Alvarez

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With University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez announcing his upcoming retirement, everyone from former Badgers and current NFL stars Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt to die-hard fans who’ve supported the program for decades had something to say about Alvarez’s impact over three decades.

Here’s a selection of what’s being said at this landmark moment for UW, with some entries edited for length and clarity: