Always a Badger: The Pat Richter Story

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Big Earth Publishing, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 201 pages
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This is a biography of Pat Richter the primary architect of the rise of the University of Wisconsin athletic program over last 15 years. He was responsible for hiring Barry Alvarez, Dick Bennett, and Bo Ryan, and for overseeing the hiring of coaches of other successful Badger teams. He brought the football and basketball programs into the national spotlight, improved financial health of the athletic department, oversaw the building of the Kohl Center and an extensive facelift of Camp Randall stadium, among many other accomplishments. Richter was also an outstanding UW athlete, having won All-America honors in football, as well as playing basketball and baseball. The book tells the story of Pat Richter by a true insider, the Senior Associate Athletic Director at UW. Vince Sweeney is an experienced journalist who has written for the Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee Sentinel, Capital Times, and Los Angeles Times. His access to Richter provides a behind-the-scenes look.
 

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Contents

Growing Up in Madison
1
Officially a Badger
9
A Corner on the Championship Market
31
A Fascinating Time
47
The Greatness of a Loss
69
Going Home
79
The Ooh Ahh Factor
89
Hows That?
99
Moving Forward
109
The Road to Pasadena
131
Now What?
141
Never a Dull Moment
157
Into the Sunset
181
Quick Facts
191
Index
193
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