Always a Badger: The Pat Richter Story
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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