Barry Alvarez Spotted In Downtown LA (Photo)

It can easily be argued that Barry Alvarez is the most significant athletic figure in the history of the University of Wisconsin. Since arriving in Madison, back in 1990, the Badgers have played in an incredibly impressive four Rose Bowls. Three of those Pasadena appearances occurred when Alvarez served as head football coach, with the most recent game taking place in 2012, when the now 68-year-old was the school's athletic director. In an interesting twist, Alvarez served as interim head coach for that game, after then coach Bret Bielema abruptly left for Arkansas. 

Alvarez manned the sidelines from 1990 through 2005. In 2004, he assumed the role of athletic director, which he still holds to this day. The Pennsylvania native's accomplishments were honored in 2010, when he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, amid leading the Badgers to 11 total bowl games.

Above is an original photo of Alvarez, captured at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, the morning of the Badgers Sweet 16 battle with North Carolina, across the street at Staples Center.

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