Fear the Turtle or “Fear the Badgers”? UNC coach Roy Williams gets called out in Wisconsin…..

Posted by Andy Durham on May 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

from Adam Mertz at Madison.com Sports…..

Former University of Wisconsin athletic director Pat Richter is miffed at the timing and location of the Wisconsin Badgers’ first-ever matchup against North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and it’s safe to assume he and Tar Heels coach Roy Williams aren’t exchanging Christmas cards.

In comments taped for his weekly radio show on WTLX-FM/100.5 and made public in advance of air time, Richter takes the Challenge’s scheduling process to task. And he asserts that Williams, who remains an unpopular character locally in Madison, Wisconsin; a decade after ripping the Badgers’ style of play in their 2000 Final Four appearance, “won’t come to Madison” and ensures that aim by unduly influencing the decision-makers at ESPN and the respective conferences.

Clearly, Richter doesn’t envision the Tar Heels treading foot inside the Kohl Center, where Wisconsin is 152-11 in 10 seasons under Bo Ryan, including a 16-0 mark last year.

“There are times we should have had them at our place, and it never happened,” Richter said. “And I think Roy Williams squeals. He’s never really had to pay his dues, so to speak, like a Bo Ryan and Dick Bennett.”

CLICK HERE to read all from Adam Mertz on the upcoming Tar Heel-Badger battle in Chapel Hill and on future North Carolina-Wisconsin skirmishes…..


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