Oct. 30 is a meaningful day for Wisconsin basketball coach Greg Gard and his family.
On Oct. 30, 2015, his father, Glen, died from brain cancer. A year to the date, Gard is remembering his dad by battling his brother on the basketball court.
The Badgers are hosting a Sunday scrimmage against Wisconsin-Platteville in an exhibition game. Jeff Gard is the head coach of UW-Platteville, and the Badgers are leaving a seat open at the Kohl Center in Glen Gard’s memory.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 30, 2016
Since Glen passed away, Greg has become the head coach at Wisconsin and led the Badgers to the Sweet 16 last season. He’s gearing up for his first full season as the team’s head coach.
The Badgers officially open their season on Nov. 11 against Central Arkansas.