No longer is a college football teams annual spring game just an after-thought. The game is now used to promote a schools program and to enhance recruiting.
Bret Bielema and the University of Wisconsin has been trying to build interest in the teams spring game, which is this Saturday (April 21) at Camp Randall Stadium. The event gets underway at 3pm on the field with added family type activities starting at 1. It's also free to the public.
The biggest college football programs have put as many as 60,000 fans in the stands for their spring game.
Bielema said, “For us, it's a recruiting tool. We'll have a number of several of our key recruits on campus, as many as we can get on, and put on a presentation for them before the game as well as during the game. And if they can walk in and see 40,000, that's a lot better than 20,000.”
Bielema is trying to increase attendance for Wisconsin's spring game, trying to actively recruit with the top programs in the country.
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