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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Barry Alvarez

 
 
Barry Alvarez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Barry Alvarez Marker
Inscription. A native of Pittsburgh, PA and a former linebacker at the University of Nebraska, Alvarez rose through the high school and collegiate coaching ranks, making stops at Iowa and Notre Dame, before taking over the Badger football program in 1990. He went on to orchestrate one of the great turnarounds in college football, guiding the Badgers to Big Ten and Rose Bowl titles in 1993, 1998 and 1999. Alvarez was named National Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1999 and coached 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne. With 118 victories, Alvarez had more wins than any coach in Wisconsin football history. He coached four of the five winnigest teams in school history. His .727 winning percentage in bowl games is the highest in history among coaches with at least 11 bowl appearances. Alvarez became the UW director of athletics in 2004 and Badger athletics has thrived under his leadership, winning 12 team National Championships and 21 conference titles. Alvarez and his wife, Cindy, endowed a football scholarship at UW-Madison and they co-chaired a successful effort to bring Gilda's Club, a family cancer support center, to Madison, WI.
 
Erected 2009 by Proudly Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by: the National W Club and the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department.
 
Location.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016.
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