Wisconsin Announces Complete Spring Game Details

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

The 2013 iteration of the Badgers' Spring Game will be held Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. CT. It'll be televised live by the Big Ten Network.

We already knew the main information, but Wisconsin announced the full details of the 2013 Spring Game on Friday.

The most important:

  • When: Saturday, April 20 at 4 p.m. CT
  • Where: Camp Randall Stadium
  • TV: Live on the Big Ten Network
  • Tickets: $5 (all proceeds benefiting the UW School of Pharmacy)
  • Game format: White (offense) vs. Cardinal (defense). The first half consists of of two 15-minute quarters with normal clock rules. After a five-minute halftime, the second half will have two 10-minute quarters with a running clock -- except for the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. The scoring system, via the press release:

SCORING SYSTEM
OFFENSE
Touchdown = 6 pts.
Conversion = 1 or 2 pts. (ALL LIVE)
Field goal = 3 pts.
Run of 15+ yards = 2 pts.
Pass of 20+ yards = 2 pts.
First Down = 1 pt.

DEFENSE
Touchdown = 6 pts.
Safety = 2 pts.
Conversion = 1 or 2 pts. (ALL LIVE)
Turnover = 5 pts.
3-and-out = 3 pts.
Blocked FG = 3 pts.
Stopped drive, Sack, TFL = 2 pts.

Furthermore, some fun fan activities are planned that jibe with the increasingly accessible spring first-year head coach Gary Andersen has developed.

In addition to the game, fans of all ages are invited to attend the annual Badger Kids' Fair, presented by First Choice Dental and UW Health. The event runs from 2-4 p.m. and will be held in the McClain Center, adjacent to the stadium.

The free event includes interactive games, displays, autographs, photos with Bucky and a number of athletic skills stations. Many UW sports will be represented at the fair, and kids will have an opportunity to meet current student-athletes.

There are also a number of promotions during the spring game. Kids ages 10-14 can register for a chance to be a Junior Assistant Coach. Junior Assistant Coaches will get the special opportunity to be on the field with head coach Gary Andersen during play. A total of three winners will be selected. One winner will serve during the first quarter, one during the second quarter and one during the second half.

UW students are also encouraged to submit their dance videos via Twitter to @BadgerFootball for a chance to take part in a dance-off with a current Badgers player during the spring game. Everyone has seen the team's dance-off video. Now we're looking for some talented students to take their moment in the spotlight. Based on crowd applause, if the students win the dance-off against the players, they will win season tickets for the upcoming season.

There's more for UW students as well. Two lucky students will also be chosen at the game to take part in a punt catching competition. If the contestants are able to successfully catch a punt, they too will win season tickets for the upcoming season.

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In conjunction with the Spring Game, enjoy great savings at the annual Bucky's Locker Room Spring Sidewalk Sale. Shop at the Bucky's Locker Room location at Camp Randall Stadium on April 18, 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shoppers can browse a wide range of apparel, headwear, and novelties priced to move at up to 75 percent off. Shop early for the best selection of merchandise, including official Badgers gear from adidas. T-shirts and hats will start at just $5. The Bucky's Locker Room Camp Randall Stadium location is located on Monroe Street inside Gate 1.

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