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Badgers' spring football game canceled due to weather

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The University of Wisconsin's spring football game has been canceled due to heavy rains in the forecast for Friday, according to Wisconsin Athletics.

The game will not be rescheduled.

"The safety of our student-athletes and fans is our utmost priority," UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said in a release. "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."

In addition to the Spring Game, the Badger Sports Kids' Fair, which had been scheduled to take place in the McClain Center from 4:30-6 p.m., is cancelled. The McClain Center will now be used for football practice.

"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 in the release. "Unfortunately some things are beyond your control."

Fans who purchased tickets for the Spring Game in advance will receive refunds, according to the release. Those who purchased tickets with a credit or debit card will have their purchase automatically refunded. 

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