Wisconsin Spring Game set for April 25

Paul Chryst's first unofficial game as new Wisconsin head coach will be April 25, as the Badgers' host their annual spring game following the Crazylegs Classic and Badger Kids Fair.

MADISON - Coming off an 11-win season, fans anxious to get a look at the University of Wisconsin and new head coach Paul Chryst will get their opportunity in late April.

Wisconsin Athletics announced Monday that Wisconsin's annual spring game will be April 25 at 3 p.m. The game will also be televised by the Big Ten Network.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, February 4 and cost $5 with the money raised through ticket sales funding efforts in the UW Office of Undergraduate Advising, which is dedicated to helping students develop a game plan to accomplish their academic and career goals.

It's the fifth consecutive year that proceeds from the Badger football team’s annual spring game will be directed to a campus partner.

“Earning a degree from the University of Wisconsin is meaningful. Students work hard to earn their diplomas,” said Athletic Director Barry Alvarez in a statement. “Advisors are critically important in that process by helping students understand what they need to do inside and outside the classroom to be successful. We look forward to working with the Office of Undergraduate Advising to promote our Spring Game and through the game’s proceeds, improve the undergraduate advising experience.”

“Like Badger Football, it’s also a new era for undergraduate advising at UW-Madison,” said Director of Undergraduate Advising Wren Singer in the release. “The stakes are higher now and students need to pair a good academic program with a variety of other experiences. Working with one of our advisors can be a game changer in a student’s life.”

Tickets can be purchased online at UWBadgers.com, by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS or purchased in person at the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office. The game will be preceded by the annual Badgers Sports Kids’ Fair, which is a free event that starts at 1:30 p.m. in the McClain Center.

The Spring Game partnership with campus started in 2011 with the proceeds benefiting the UW School of Nursing. In 2012 the UW School of Human Ecology and the UW Center for Nonprofits partnered with athletics. In 2013, the UW School of Pharmacy was the beneficiary. Last season, the UW School of Education was the partner.

The game highlights a full day of Wisconsin Athletics events.

Crazylegs Classic – 10 a.m.
Capital Square – Camp Randall Stadium

Take part in a Madison tradition. Registration is now open for the 8K run, the 2-mile walk and the wheelchair event.

Badger Kids Fair – 1:30-3 p.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to join Badger student-athletes for a fun, interactive event. Kids can test their skills at various sport stations and get autographs from their favorite Badgers, including Bucky Badger.

Wisconsin Football Spring Game – 3 p.m.
Camp Randall Stadium – TICKETS ON SALE FEB. 4

This year’s annual scrimmage will give fans their first chance to see new head coach Paul Chryst and the 2015 Badgers.

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