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Details for Wisconsin’s open practice, Badger Sports Kids’ Fair, Barry Alvarez Q&A

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Quite a lot going on at UW for Saturday.

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On Saturday, both fans and media will be able to watch the Wisconsin Badgers practice inside the Camp Randall Stadium facilities. Not only that, but the fans will also receive the opportunity to meet some student-athletes and hear from Barry Alvarez himself prior to the ninth UW spring practice.

All of these are events are free to the public. F-R-E-E. The current forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 40s under cloudy skies, which ::stares outside on a dreary, rainy Thursday with near freezing temps:: sounds like pretty good conditions all things considered.

Let’s break down what Wisconsin has in store for fans on Saturday:

Badger Sports Kid’s Fair (9 a.m.-Noon)

About 2.5 hours before the spring practice, Wisconsin will hold the event inside the McClain Center. Fans can enter the facility either through Gate 2 or 3 of Camp Randall Stadium.

Q&A with Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez (10:30-11:30 a.m.)

This event features what UW calls a “moderated” Q&A session in a town-hall style format with Alvarez inside the UW Field House. Fans can gain access to the building via Gate B.

Wisconsin open practice (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

In place of the annual spring game, fans will be able to take in the sights and sounds of a practice. Gates 1 and 3 will be the entry points to gain access to Camp Randall Stadium. UW said in its initial release that the session would last until about 1:15 p.m., but a recent communication to the media mentioned the session will last until about 1:30 p.m. CT.

After practice, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst—along with Doak Walker Award-winning running back Jonathan Taylor and redshirt senior inside linebacker Chris Orr—will participate in a Q&A.

Just a note for fans regarding UW’s carry-in policy:

The non-football game carry-in policy will be in effect for this event. Bags larger than 8.5” X 11” (including backpacks), food, beverages, camera lenses longer than 4” and video recorders are among the prohibited items. For the complete carry-in policy, please click here.