Alvarez rejuvenated Wisconsin program

Updated: July 28, 2005, 7:55 PM ET

The numbers don't lie. Barry Alvarez had an enormous impact on the Wisconsin football program. In the 15 seasons prior to his arrival, the Badgers struggled. It took Alvarez four years to turn things around in Madison, as he piloted the Badgers to the Rose Bowl in the 1993 season. In his 15 years on the sidelines at Wisconsin, Alvarez has guided the Badgers to new heights.

Charting Wisconsin's Alvarez era
Era Record Pct. Winning years Bowl games Bowl record Rose Bowls Rose Bowl record
15 years before Alvarez (1975-89) 69-96-4 .420 5 3 1-2 0 --
Alvarez's 15 years
108-70-4 .604 10 10 7-3 3 3-0