Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan Shocks College Basketball By Abruptly Retiring [VIDEO]

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Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan dropped a bomb on the world of college basketball by abruptly announcing his retirement Tuesday during the post-game press conference.

Ryan was visibly emotional as he entered the post-game press conference after beating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. He somberly told the media that he is retiring effective immediately, and noted that sometimes things don’t work out perfectly with timing.


Ryan had toyed with the idea of retiring before the season began, but wouldn’t make the move unless his assistant coach Greg Gard was named the new head coach. It appears from Ryan’s comments in the press conference that his plan of having Gard succeed him has been successful, and Ryan has tied the Wisconsin athletic director’s hands. (RELATED: College Basketball Star Gives Passionate Plea Urging People To Stop Using The N-Word)

Reactions to the shocking news flooded in from all over the sports world.

Ryan retires as the winningest coach in Wisconsin history with a career record of 364–130 at Wisconsin, two Final Fours, 14 consecutive trips to the March Madness tournament, and seven Big Ten championships. The former Wisconsin coach also holds the record for highest winning percentage for a coach in the history of the Big Ten.

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