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.”
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