Wisconsin coaches set for basketball at Brewers’ American Family Field

University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard is getting to live his dream by playing at the stadium of his favorite Major League Baseball team.

Gard was an outfielder at UW-Platteville — “for a very short window” he’s quick to point out — but he won’t be taking the field for the Milwaukee Brewers. Instead, he will lead the Badgers in the first men’s college basketball game at American Family Field on Nov. 11 against Stanford. That has also been a big goal for the 51-year-old guy who grew up rooting for the hard-charging Brewers teams of the early 1980s.

“This goes back at least 15 years,” Gard said Monday at a news conference at the stadium. “Maybe further. When I was assistant (under Bo Ryan) doing the scheduling.

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