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Wisconsin cancels spring football game

2017 Badgers Spring Football Game (Photo/WLUK)

MADISON (WLUK) - Wisconsin Athletics has decided to cancel the annual Spring Football Game due to the weather forecast calling for a strong chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms on Friday.

“The safety of our student-athletes and fans is our utmost priority,” UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. “The weather forecast has been pretty consistent in calling for a good chance of rain and thunderstorms on Friday. We thought it was best to make the call early to give the numerous groups involved in the game, including our team, our fans, our media partners and staff, notice of the cancellation as soon as possible.”

Wisconsin also announced that the game will not be rescheduled.

“It’s certainly disappointing for our fans who wanted a chance to see our team and for our players who always look forward to playing in Camp Randall,” head coach Paul Chryst said. “Unfortunately some things are beyond your control.”

Fans who purchased tickets for the Spring Game in advance will receive refunds. Those who purchased tickets with a credit or debit card will have their purchase automatically refunded. No action is required.

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