It's that time of year again where two things happen: teams' seasons are coming to an end, and also some coaches' relationships, sadly, will be coming to an end with their prospective universities.
And the tumultuous relationship between Wisconsin and head coach Bobbie Kelsey has reached its end. Today, the Badgers have fired Kelsey, per multiple sources.
Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez had glowing things to say about Kelsey, but felt the need to see improvement:
"It's my job and the sports administrator's job to see the programs progress and that they're being run properly and that things are being done the right way," Alvarez said.
"Bobbie has a lot of good qualities. Her assistants have a lot of good qualities. They put a lot of hard work in.
"But in the end you have to have some results, and we just didn't have the results and the progress that we needed. We felt at that point we needed a change and shake things up and try and get the program back on track."
Sources informed Swish Appeal that the team was told of the university's decision at 3:30 CT. Earlier this week, Kelsey felt that she would get another year despite another losing season.
"Everybody’s got decisions to make and jobs to do," Kelsey said. "We’re not going to be homeless. We just do the best job we can do with what we have at that time.
"I feel like we’re going to be here. I feel like Coach (Alvarez) understands what we’re trying to do — Terry as well. But it’s not my decision. They’ll make their decision and do what they think is best for the program. And we’ll keep doing the best we can do. I think we’ve done that."
Kelsey, who was a rising star in the profession when she was hired in 2011, never was able to garner the type of success that she was brought to do.
More details to follow.