Fickell named next Wisconsin football head coach

In a special meeting Sunday, Nov. 27, following the previous day’s Badger football loss to the University of Minnesota, the UW Board of Regents approved a contract with Luke Fickell as the University of Wisconsin’s new head football coach, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Fickell, the now-former coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats, arrived in Madison on Sunday evening and was greeted by a group including UW–Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and senior athletic department staff members.