Sep 14, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Gary Andersen looks on prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin Badgers Coach Gary Andersen To Visit ESPN


Wisconsin Badgers coach Gary Andersen will head to Bristol, Conn., to visit the headquarters of ESPN this month, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

All 14 of the head coaches in the Big Ten will go to ESPN July 30-31. Andersen will be with the group that invades the “worldwide leader” on July 30 to appear on multiple programs and platforms.

There are a number of television and radio programs on which the coaches could appear.

The TV offerings include “College Football Live,” “SportsCenter,” “First Take,” “SportsNation,” “Highly Questionable,” “Numbers Never Lie” or “E:60.”

On radio, the coaches will likely made available for “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” “SVP and Russillo,” “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” “Sedano & Stink,” “The Freddie Coleman Show,” “The Dan Le Betard Show” and “College GameDay Radio.

The coaches will also be interviewed by ESPN.com reporters and are scheduled to participate in a number of podcasts and chats.

Andersen is entering his second season in Madison since replacing Bret Bielema, who left after the 2012 season to go to Arkansas.

Andersen’s first Badger team finished 9-4, including a 34-24 loss to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on New Year’s Day.

The Badgers, who were the defending Big Ten champions, finished second in the Leaders Division behind Ohio State with a 6-2 record, losing conference games at Ohio State and at home to Penn State. Wisconsin’s other loss was a controversial 32-30 loss at Arizona State.

Andersen came to Wisconsin after four years at Utah State, during which he took the Aggies to back-to-back bowl games his final two seasons—the first time Utah State had done so since 1960-61, including winning a school-record 11 games in 2012, when the program was ranked in the postseason AP Top 25 for the first time since 1961.

Andersen was 26-24 at Utah State, including 18-8 his final two seasons.

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