Alvarez, 65, spent 16 seasons as the Badgers’ coach, winning a school-record 118 games and three Big Ten championships from 1990 through 2005. A 2009 inductee into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, Alvarez in 1999-2000 became the only Big Ten coach to win the postseason game in consecutive years.
Alvarez, who had an 8-3 record in bowl games at Wisconsin, has been the school’s athletic director for the past nine years. The Badgers (8-5) will make their third straight Rose Bowl appearance on Jan. 1, when they meet Stanford University in Pasadena, California.
Bielema, who had a 68-24 record over seven seasons at Wisconsin, accepted the Arkansas coaching job two days ago.
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