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#pounditThursday, February 22, 2024

Roy Williams donates seat to be left open in honor of Bo Ryan’s late father


Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers advanced to Monday’s national championship game against Duke thanks to victory over Kentucky on Saturday. Unfortunately, Ryan’s father won’t be there to cheer his son on. Butch Ryan passed away in 2013 at the age of 89. However, thanks to North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, Butch Ryan’s presence will be felt at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Williams donated a seat that will be left open in memory of Bo Ryan’s father.

This year marks the second consecutive season Bo Ryan has led Wisconsin to the Final Four. While the Tar Heels fell short of advancing to Indianapolis, their coach has more than left a stamp on Monday’s game with one of the more touching gestures you’re likely to see for some time. Hats off, indeed, to Roy Williams.

Photo via: Twitter/BadgerMBB


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