Wisconsin, South Florida Agree to Home-and-Home Series

Al Messerschmidt

The Badgers continued their push toward tougher non-conference scheduling by announcing a series with the Bulls beginning in 2014.

On the heels of the Big Ten inching the closest it's ever been to a nine-game conference schedule, Wisconsin announced on Friday a home-and-home series with South Florida. The Badgers will host the Bulls in Madison on Sept. 27, 2014, before traveling to Tampa on Sept. 16, 2017.

"We obviously recruit a lot in the state of Florida and these games will be great for our exposure down there," Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen said in a statement. "USF is traditionally a strong program so it's exciting to get a quality opponent on the schedule for our players and the fans."

Wisconsin and USF have never faced each other, though the Bulls will certainly make for a non-conference upgrade -- they've made six bowl games in the last eight years. They've also won at least eight games in five of the last seven seasons.

One more level of intrigue -- South Florida's new head coach is Wille Taggart, who at one time was rumored to be a heavy favorite for Wisconsin's job, which ultimately went to Gary Andersen.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker