Wisconsin and LSU will open their 2016 seasons Sept. 3 at Lambeau Field, home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. On Tuesday, ESPN finally set the kickoff time for the game: 2:30 p.m. CT. ABC will carry the national broadcast, meaning the Badgers will open their season on the network for the second consecutive year.
While not a night game, the 2:30 p.m. kickoff still allows ample time for tailgating. Needless to say, the atmosphere should be incredible considering the presence of two big-name programs squaring off in one of the NFL's most historic stadiums. Plus, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez has already said he "thinks" ESPN will bring its College GameDay crew, making the game the most marquee of college football's incredible Week 1 slate.
Four kickoff times are now known for Wisconsin's 2016 schedule, as a 2:30 pm. time was announced last week for the homecoming game vs. Illinois on Nov. 12. Previously, we learned Wisconsin will have two primetime Big Ten home games this season -- the first time it will have even one since 2011.
|DATE||OPPONENT||TIME (CT)||LAST MEETING|
|Sat, Sept 3||vs. LSU *(at Lambeau Field)||2:30 p.m.||LSU won 28-24 in 2014|
|Sat, Sept 10||vs. Akron||TBD||UW won 38-17 in 2008|
|Sat, Sept 17||vs. Georgia State||TBD||None|
|Sat, Sept 24||at Michigan State||TBD||MSU won 16-13 in 2012|
|Sat, Oct 1||at Michigan||TBD||UW won 48-28 in 2010|
|Sat, Oct 15||vs. Ohio State||7 p.m.||OSU won 59-0 in 2014|
|Sat, Oct 22||at Iowa||TBD||UI won 10-6 in 2015|
|Sat, Oct 29||vs. Nebraska||6 p.m.||UW won 23-21 in 2015|
|Sat, Nov 5||at Northwestern||TBD||NU won 13-7 in 2015|
|Sat, Nov 12||vs. Illinois||2:30 p.m.||Wisconsin won 24-13 in 2015|
|Sat, Nov 19||at Purdue||TBD||Wisconsin won 24-7 in 2015|
|Sat, Nov 26||vs. Minnesota||TBD||Wisconsin won 31-21 in 2015|