Wisconsin football will hold its 2018 spring game on Friday, April 13 at Camp Randall Stadium. In a new twist, the spring game won’t be Wisconsin’s final spring practice. Instead, the team will hold three more practices after the spring game.
Wisconsin officially releases its spring football schedule and will hold its spring game on Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. However, the team will then have three more practices the following week. Can't recall seeing that before.
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) March 7, 2018
The game will start at 6 p.m., and will be televised on Big Ten Network.
Holding additional practices after a spring game is an unusual move, but it’s not illegal. College football teams are allowed 15 practices each spring, and that number includes the spring “game,” which has become closer to a practice than a scrimmage at many schools around the country.
Teams usually use their 15th practice as the spring game, but Wisconsin’s decision means the Badgers will use the 12th practice as its spring game, and its 13th, 14th and 15th practices will take place on April 17, 19 and 20.
There will be events for fans preceding the spring game. Per Wisconsin’s press release:
“Preceding the Spring Game, be sure to check out the Badger Sports Kids Fair presented by BMO Harris Bank. Fans young and old will enjoy interactive games and activities, the chance to meet Badger student-athletes and much more. The Badger Sports Kids Fair will be held in the McClain Center from 4:30-6 p.m. Admission is free.”