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2014 Wisconsin spring game details announced

Barry Alvarez announced on Monday the latest on-campus partner for the spring game.

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Wisconsin's annual spring football game will kickoff 3 p.m., April 12, at Camp Randall Stadium, Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Monday. Proceeds from the game will be directed to UW-Madison's School of Education, marking the fourth consecutive year of an on-campus partnership for the event.

Tickets for the spring game go on sale beginning Wednesday for $5 at UWBadgers.com. They can also be purchased by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS or visiting the ticket office at Camp Randall. The game will be preceded by the annual Badgers Sports Kids’ Fair, which is a free event that starts at 1 p.m. in the McClain Center.

"The athletic department is pleased to annually direct the proceeds from the spring game to a campus partner providing them financial assistance," Alvarez said. "We look forward to working with the School of Education to highlight their efforts to improve literacy while also promoting our spring game."

"This is an exciting and unique opportunity for the School of Education," Julie Underwood, Dean of the School of Education, added. "We look forward to involving partners from across the community in raising funds for, and putting a spotlight on, efforts to improve student literacy. We’re also looking forward to making new connections with those who love Badger football."

Former Badger and Green Bay Packers standout Mark Tauscher and former Wisconsin first lady Jessica Doyle will be honorary co-chairs for the game, as designated by the School of Education. Both are members of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors, which serves as an external advisory body to the Dean.