Wisconsin announced last month that athletic director and former football coach Barry Alvarez will step down as the program's athletic director June 30. He won't be going too far, though.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Alvarez, 74, will work with the Big Ten Conference office as a liaison between the league's administration and its football coaches. He is expected to begin serving in his new role later this summer.

Alvarez took over the Wisconsin football program in 1990 and led it to national prominence. He turned around the Badgers, who won nine games in the previous four seasons combined, into a Rose Bowl champion in 1993. It was the first of four Rose Bowls for Alvarez during his coaching campaign -- the last of which came in 2012 when he filled in for Bret Bielema after Bielema left for the Arkansas job. Alvarez finished his tenure on the sideline with a 120-73-4 record, three Big Ten titles and six, top-25 seasons.