Greg Gard has led the Badgers to a substantial turnaround since taking over for Bo Ryan earlier this year. It appears he is about to be rewarded. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Gard will be offered a long term deal. This makes perfect sense and the nature of the situation leaves UW AD Barry Alvarez little choice. It was thought that Alvarez wanted to look elsewhere but Gard has gone 13-5 and has the Badgers poised to make a run in the NCAA Tournament. The job had to be posted by law for at least a week and was done so last week. Everything point to Gard getting rewarded just as Bo Ryan had hoped he would.