Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Appointed to American Family Brewers Stadium

A view of what the basketball setup at American Family Field would look like for the men's and women's games in Wisconsin planned for November.

University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Jard set out to live out his dream of playing on the field of his favorite baseball team.

Jared was a defensive player at UW-Platteville – “for a very short time” he was quick to point out – but he wouldn’t take the field for the Milwaukee Brewers. Instead, he’ll lead the Badgers in their first college men’s basketball game at American Family Field on November 11 against Stanford. This was also a big goal for the 51-year-old who grew up rooting for strong Brewers teams in the early ’80s.

“This goes back at least 15 years,” Jared said on Monday at a press conference on the field. “Maybe further afield. When I was an assistant (under Bo Ryan) I was scheduling.