Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Basketball Roundup: Wisconsin Coach Ryan Retires

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

College Basketball Roundup: Wisconsin Coach Ryan Retires

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Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan retired after one last victory with the Badgers on Tuesday night, ending a successful run at the school and handing the program over to assistant Greg Gard.

Ryan, who turns 68 on Sunday, said in June this would be his last season, and then left the door open for a return at a charity golf event in August. But with the Badgers off to a slow start this year, he said he decided now was the time to step away.

Ryan said the decision was "months in the making," and he had several talks with athletics director Barry Alvarez.

"I brought this up to Barry back in April. He advised me to take some time to think it over and I appreciated that," Ryan said in a school release sent out after a 64-49 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. …

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