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Dick Bennett

 
 
Dick Bennett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Dick Bennett Marker
Inscription. Born April 20, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA, Bennett began his collegiate coaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he won 173 games. He was named NAIA Coach of the Year after leading the Pointers to a 28-4 record and National runner-up finish in 1984. In 1985, Bennett moved to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He took the Phoenix to the second round of the NIT Tournament in 1990 and led the team to its first NCAA Tournament berth in 1991. In 1995, Bennett was named the head men's basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his tenure at Wisconsin, he compiled a record of 95-68. He also led the Badgers to the final four in 2000. In all, Bennett took Wisconsin to three NCAA Tournament appearances and earned one NIT bid. Bennett was the first Wisconsin coach to win 20 games in a season. He retired from the University of Wisconsin in November 2000. Inducted 2007
 
Erected 2007 by Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by the Wisconsin Dells Convention and Visitors Bureau and friends and family of Dick Bennett.
 
Location. 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
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
south. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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