Badgers' Herring makes Bo Ryan pay
October, 26, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema might want to pick up the tab the next time he and Badgers' men's basketball coach Bo Ryan share a meal.
Ryan is a little poorer today, but for a very good cause, and one of Bielema's players is a big reason why.
Ryan on Thursday invited all Wisconsin students to the Kohl Center to help them raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. The event, billed as "Make Bo Pay," had Ryan donate $1,000 for each halfcourt shot made, and $10 for every free throw made. A total of 36 Wisconsin students make their halfcourt shots, including Badgers sophomore defensive tackle Warren Herring.
As you can see in the video, Herring took the snap near halfcourt and launched a rainbow that swished through the net. He played basketball at Belleville East High School in Belleville, Ill., but came to Wisconsin to heave quarterbacks, not the round ball. Herring, who has 10 tackles for Wisconsin's football team and has appeared in all eight games, actually bricked his free-throw attempt but was the picture of poise on the halfcourt shot.
More than 1,600 students attended the event, and Ryan ended up writing a check for $41,279. Great to see.
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