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.
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