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Dean Talafous of Hudson has been selected for University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Talafous won a national title with the 1973 Badger hockey team and went on to a career in the National Hockey League, followed by coaching the UW-River Falls and Alaska-Anchorage college teams.

Hockey great Dean Talafous headed to Badger Athletic Hall of Fame

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Dean Talafous said he was surprised when he got the call from University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez’s office telling him he’d been selected for the Badger Athletic Hall of Fame.


“It’s been 40 years,” Talafous said. “I think it’s safe to say I thought they probably forgot about me.”

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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