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


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: