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.
December 1, 2000 |
Rebuilding basketball programs for 36 years finally got the best of Dick Bennett. The defensive tactician who guided Wisconsin to an NCAA Final Four appearance last season is retiring because of burnout. "I just simply was drained. I just simply could not keep up and it began to bother me," Bennett said Thursday at a news conference, where he was flanked by his wife, Anne, and Wisconsin Athletic Director Pat Richter. "I don't want to go out cynical."