December 28, 1993 |
A Rose Bowl hero in 1963, and a Rose Bowl hero again 31 years later. If this sounds implausible, even impossible, so be it. It's the story of Pat Richter, then an All-American end on Wisconsin's football team and now the school's athletic director. When Richter played in the Rose Bowl against USC, he teamed with quarterback Ron VanderKelen to lead a rally in which Wisconsin slashed a 42-14 deficit to 42-37 before time ran out.
December 20, 1989 |
Wisconsin has been given permission to talk to West Virginia Coach Don Nehlen about a vacant coaching position, a newspaper group reported today. West Virginia Athletic Director Ed Pastilong said he received a telephone call from Pat Richter, Wisconsin's newly named athletic director, on Tuesday, Thompson Newspapers reported. "He told me he's putting together a list of prospective candidates and wanted to know if he could talk to Don," Pastilong said. "I told him he had our permission."
March 26, 1992 |
Former New York Knick Coach Stu Jackson was hired Wednesday as Wisconsin's basketball coach, taking over a program that has had only one winning season in 12 years. Jackson, 36, whose head coaching experience consists of a little more than one season with the Knicks, replaces Steve Yoder, who resigned when Athletic Director Pat Richter refused to extend his contract beyond next season.
November 30, 1993 |
The sponsors were looking for a Big Ten game--any Big Ten game--and got lucky. All it took was money, and they have plenty. For the price of some airplane tickets and $800,000 to prime the athletic department pumps at Wisconsin and Michigan State, Japan and Coca-Cola have imported the game that will determine UCLA's opponent in the Rose Bowl.