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Former Badgers men's hockey player, broadcaster Rob Andringa dies at 51

05/30/2020, 7:45am CDT
By Todd Milewski, Wisconsin State Journal

Ringo passes after long battle with cancer

slideshow photo by john hart

Rob Andringa, a Madison Sports Hall of Fame member who won an NCAA championship with the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team and later called one as a popular broadcaster, died Friday. He was 51.

A Madison native, Andringa was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in December 2017. He stopped chemotherapy treatment in early May.

His fight with the disease inspired a hashtag — #RingoStrong, incorporating his nickname — and drew well wishes from around the hockey world and beyond.

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