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Barry Alvarez to coach Rose Bowl

Updated: December 6, 2012, 5:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin is going retro for the Rose Bowl.

Former coach Barry Alvarez will return to the sidelines to coach the Badgers when they face No. 8 Stanford on New Year's Day. The announcement Thursday came two days after Bret Bielema stepped down to take over at Arkansas.

"I'm very excited about coming back," Alvarez said. "This will be a one-game -- I'm not looking to do it any longer than one game."

Bielema's departure was a shock, coming just three days after ...

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