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Badger volleyball changes scrimmage to open practice

Haleigh Nelson slaps the hands of the children that line the volleyball court during starting lineups.

Aug. 22, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – Due to the heat and high humidity expected tomorrow, the Badger volleyball scrimmage scheduled has been changed to an open practice. The Fan Fest kicks off events tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the open practice beginning at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free to both events.

“The conditions in the Field House make the floor extremely slick and put our student-athletes at risk when jumping,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “We still want to give our fans a chance to see the team before the season starts so we’ll be holding an open practice instead of the scrimmage.”

Doors to the Field House open at 2 p.m. for the Fan Fest presented by HotelRED. Families and children of all ages are invited to meet the Badger players and practice volleyball skills with the team on the court or enjoy several off the court activities. 

At 3 p.m., the Badger players and coaching staff will introduce themselves before beginning their open practice.

This is your only chance to see the volleyball team before it opens the home season on Sept. 12-13 with the HotelRED Invitational. Wisconsin travels to the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 29-30 to kick off the year.



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