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Wisconsin Assistant Basketball Coach Gary Close Resigns

Longtime assistant coach Gary Close announced his resignation from the Wisconsin Men’s Basketball staff on Wednesday to pursue other professional opportunities. “Earlier this week I informed Coach Gard that I have made the difficult decision to resign my position as assistant coach to pursue other opportunities. It was an honor and a privilege to have coached at

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HOT: Greg Gard Named Head Coach at Wisconsin

As the wins piled up through the month of February, the refrain around the Wisconsin men’s basketball program changed from “who” to “when?” The question became less about who would lead the Badgers on a full-time basis, but when that decision would become official. On Monday, it did. After the University of Wisconsin Board of

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HOT: Groce Safe at Illinois

By The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN — On the same day new University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman fired football coach Bill Cubit, he issued a vote of confidence in men’s basketball coach John Groce, praising his leadership and making clear he will continue in the position. Whitman fired Cubit on Saturday, saying the program

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OFFICIAL: Howard Moore Named Assistant at Wisconsin

  Following-up on a rumor from earlier today… Former University of Illinois-Chicago head coach and former Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore has been added to the Wisconsin men’s basketball coaching staff and will return to Madison, as announced by interim head coach Greg Gard on Tuesday. Moore, a 16-year collegiate coaching veteran, returns to his

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