Wisconsin will hold its annual spring game at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin returns 20 of its top 22 players on offense off a team that finished 13-1 and defeated Miami in the Orange Bowl. Among the high-profile offensive players coming back include quarterback Alex Hornibrook, running back Jonathan Taylor, receiver Quintez Cephus and three All-America offensive linemen: Michael Deiter, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards.
Don’t expect to see those players much, if at all, in the spring game. Cephus, Deiter, Benzschawel and Edwards are all out for the spring. Hornibrook and Taylor don’t need to risk injury with game reps.
Wisconsin spring game 2018: Date, time
Wisconsin will hold its spring game at 6 p.m. CT at Camp Randall Stadium
- Time: 6 p.m. CT kickoff
- Date: Friday, April 13
- Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
- Weather: High of 57 degrees with showers
Wisconsin spring game 2018: TV channel
BTN will television Wisconsin’s spring game live from Camp Randall Stadium.
How can I watch Wisconsin 2018 spring game?
BTN.com and the BTN2Go app provide live streaming of the game. Click here for more information.
How can I get tickets to Wisconsin 2018 spring game?
Spring game storylines
Offensive line work: Competition for playing time on Wisconsin’s offensive line will be intense. And with so many starters likely to rest for the spring game, it should provide ample opportunity for the reserves to showcase themselves. Left tackle Cole Van Lanen could push for a starting job is Deiter moves to the interior. Left guard Jason Erdmann has earned a ton of reps in spring practice. Other linemen coaches like include center Kayden Lyles and tackle Patrick Kasl.
Backup QB play: Jack Coan pulled ahead in the backup quarterback competition with a strong showing last year in the spring game. Is there anyone on the roster who can challenge Coan for the backup job? Coan should see the field a lot in the spring game, as should Kare Lyles. Danny Vanden Boom is another quarterback who should earn some reps. Coan needs to be able to take a redshirt season in the next two years while Hornibrook is the starter to have two seasons of eligibility remaining after Hornibrook leaves. It would be good for the program if someone else can take a big leap forward.
Defensive backs: Wisconsin has a young and inexperienced secondary that will have to mature quickly next season. With starting safety D’Cota Dixon out for the spring, there are even more reps available. Patrick Johnson and Scott Nelson have been the top two safeties in spring practice. Johnson appeared in 4 games last season before suffering a season-ending arm injury. Nelson took his redshirt season. Cornerbacks vying for time include Madison Cone, Faion Hicks, Caesar Williams and Donte Burton. Dontye Carriere-Williams is one of the presumed starters at cornerback next season.