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Ready for spring?

Even though a hockey rink is going to start to be constructed in the middle of Camp Randall Stadium on Monday, it's not too early to start thinking about the next time the football Badgers will take the field. That, of course, is the annual Red-White Spring Game, which this year is scheduled for Saturday, April 17.


The Spring Game always signals the end of spring practice and the last time many fans will see the Badgers before the 2010 opener at UNLV on Sept. 4. Expectations are high for UW heading into next season, coming off its 10-3 season in 2009 and the Champs Sports Bowl victory over Miami.

The Badgers finished the season ranked No. 16 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. A number of early preseason polls have Wisconsin in the top 10 or just outside of that. UW returns the most starters in the Big Ten (18 - 10 on offense, six on defense, both kickers), including Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay and Big Ten Freshman of the Year John Clay.

According to Coach Bielema, at least five Badgers will sit out spring practice, including Borland, fellow linebackers Mike Taylor and Nick Hill, defensive lineman Pat Muldoon and offensive lineman Peter Konz.

So to reiterate, the annual Red-White Spring Football will be held at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, April 17. The start time for the game will be announced at a later date.