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Wisconsin’s Anderson heads to Oregon State

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he hopes to have a replacement for coach Gary Andersen before the 17th-ranked Badgers’ bowl game Jan. 1. Andersen is leaving for Oregon State.

Alvarez says Wisconsin seniors asked him to coach them at the Outback Bowl against Auburn, and that he would make that decision soon.

Andersen replaces Mike Riley, who left the Pac-12’s Beavers to accept the head coaching job at Nebraska after the dismissal of Bo Pelini. Oregon State finished this season 5-7 and had two conference wins, but one came at home against then-No. 7 Arizona State.

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