MADISON -- It's back to school for Tony Granato. The new Wisconsin men's hockey coach is balancing the books on the Madison campus while trying to bring the glory back to the Badgers.
Granato played 13 years in the NHL, but this might be one of his biggest off-ice challenges.
Lance Allan: What is it like to be 52 years old and to be in that classroom learning?
Tony Granato: I think when the whole idea of to go back to school came up I was really nervous. Like, I'm like how am I going to fit in? I think the biggest thing is you don't want to disrupt the class.
He left Wisconsin 30 years ago, 16 credits shy of his degree.
Lance Allan: Do they challenge you on your GPA as well?
Tony Granato: No. They're hoping that my GPA will help theirs go up higher. And if I do really well, they're going to include it in our team GPA. So yeah, there's a little pressure on me to make sure I do well.
And while Granato gets to the business of restoring the Badgers past hockey glory, he revels in his office successes.
"Whether you graduate at 52 or 22, to me it doesn't matter," he said. "It's something to be proud of and be excited about."