Wisconsin football’s 2017 spring game gets underway Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Follow along here for updates from Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
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2017 Wisconsin spring game time, details
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, April 21
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.
What TV channel is the 2017 Wisconsin spring game on?
The Badgers spring game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.
How can I watch the 2017 Wisconsin spring game online?
You can watch the Badgers spring game on BTN2Go.
How can I listen to the 2017 Wisconsin spring game on the radio?
You can listen to the game here.
Three things to watch
How will Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook look?
As a redshirt freshman, Hornibrook took the starting job from Bart Houston before the veteran Houston took most of the snaps late in the season. That included in the Cotton Bowl win against then-undefeated Western Michigan.
Against the Broncos, Hornibrook was 2-for-2 passing for 19 yards with a fourth-quarter touchdown to TE Troy Fumagalli. Last month, Badgers coach Paul Chryst said Hornibrook “is the guy” to start.
Who will be the next star at running back?
Wisconsin has a proud running back history. Last season, Corey Clement rushed for 1,375 yards and 15 touchdowns while Dare Ogunbowale picked up 506 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Bradrick Shaw is the leading returning rusher. He ran for 457 yards and 5 scores in 2016.
However, Pitt transfer Chris James is ready to go. While with the Panthers, James rushed for 437 yards (2014) and then 253 yards (2015).
Regardless how the carries are shared, expect Wisconsin to again put together a strong rushing attack.
How will the defense perform with new DC Jim Leonhard?
The 34-year-old Leonhard is in only his second year of coaching, but the former Badgers star has quickly moved up to a major position with the program.
The former Wisconsin walk-on became one of the top defensive backs and returners in the Big Ten and the country. After playing in the NFL from 2005-14, he became the Badgers defensive backs coach.
Wisconsin has a proud history on defense, especially recently. Leonhard will hope to keep it going.