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Walvoord helps win Badgers First Basketball Title

On, Wisconsin!

With “March Madness” in full swing, it appropriate to look back at some “Historical Hysteria.”

Did you know that a Walvoord was on The University of Wisconsin’s first Badger Basketball Championship team?

Anthony J. Walvoord from Sheboygan County played on the 1904-1905 Badger Basketball team.

The team went 10-3 on the season and won the Western Championship, the schools first basketball title!  UW beat previously undefeated Chicago University in the championship 29-24.

This was the first team coached by Emmett Angell who came to UW as a gymnasium instructor and served as head basketball coach through 1908. His teams compiled an overall record of 43-15 for a winning percentage of .714, best to date in UW basketball history.

Anthony J. Walvoord from Sheboygan County played on the 1904-1905 Badger Basketball team. He is shown here seated to the far left.

For more on Anthony Walvoord, click here.

Updated: May 30, 2017 — 8:30 PM

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