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Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez backtracks on negative comments directed at hockey program

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

University of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez penned a letter, backtracking against statements that he had made on Friday that were construed as negative towards the Badgers' hockey program.

The state of Wisconsin's hockey program and the job status of head coach Mike Eaves have been hot topics around college hockey the past two seasons with plummeting attendance at the Kohl Center and two consecutive last place finishes in the Big Ten.

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