"In recent weeks, I have come to the conclusion that now is the right time for me to retire," Bo Ryan said in his postgame news conference following a 64-49 home win vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
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"I brought this up to (athletic director) Barry (Alvarez) back in April. He advised me to take some time to think it over and I appreciate that," Ryan said in a school release sent out after Tuesday’s victory, which improved the Badgers to 7-5.
Ryan, who turns 68 on Sunday, was in the midst of his 15th season at Wisconsin. He steps down just eight months after the Badgers wrapped up a school-record 36-win campaign, which included a victory over then-unbeaten Kentucky in the Final Four and a loss to Duke in the national championship.
Ryan retires a legend. His Wisconsin career numbers don’t lie.