Sports & Recreation

By the Numbers

54: The number of applicants for the job of head coach of the Wisconsin football team.

The list includes a Fed Ex driver, a pharmacist, an attorney who has excelled in fantasy baseball and football leagues, and a candidate who candidly wrote in his application, according to sports website Deadspin, “I have no football coaching experience at any level. It would be a huge mistake to hire me for this position.” The group includes former Utah State coach Gary Andersen, who was ultimately offered and accepted the job in December.

70: The number of applicants for the job of UW–Madison’s next chancellor.

A search-and-screen committee (see related story) is recommending finalists to UW System President Kevin Reilly and a special committee of the board of regents. The full board is expected to vote in April on its selection to succeed Interim Chancellor David Ward MS’62, PhD’63.

Published in the Spring 2013 issue


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