Badgers urge 'class and dignity' vs. Penn State

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is urging fans to show "class and dignity" on Saturday when the 15th-ranked Badgers host No. 20 Penn State.

Alvarez says the school is hanging a large blue ribbon on the UW Field House near Camp Randall Stadium to encourage awareness of the "serious issue of child abuse."

Dean of students Lori Berquam said the "allegations of horrific conduct" surrounding the Penn State program are a reason to "show Penn State our best, both on and off the field of play." Penn State is reeling after accusations that former coach Jerry Sandusky molested boys for years.

Earlier this season, Alvarez and Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema tried to discourage fans from yelling obscenity-laced cheers.