BREAKING: Bobbie Kelsey Fired at Wisconsin

Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez has terminated women’s basketball coach Bobbie Kelsey’s   contract Friday. A national search for a replacement, led by Alvarez and senior women’s administrator Terry Gawlik, is underway.

“It’s my job and the sports administrator’s job to see the programs progress and that they’re being run properly and that things are being done the right way,” Alvarez said.

“Bobbie has a lot of good qualities. Her assistants have a lot of good qualities. They put a lot of hard work in.

“But in the end you have to have some results, and we just didn’t have the results and the progress that we needed. We felt at that point we needed a change and shake things up and try and get the program back on track.”

The Badgers were 47-100 during Kelsey’s tenure, including a 19-65 record in the Big Ten. They never finished higher than ninth in league play, and that was in Kelsey’s debut season.

UW was 30-40 at the Kohl Center overall during the Kelsey era. The only winning season at home came in 2012-13 (9-6).

The Badgers finished the latest regular season 7-21 overall, 3-15 in the Big Ten, which left them in 13th place.

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