Wisconsin’s 2016 football schedule grew closer to formalization on Monday, as the Big Ten announced kickoff times for the first three weeks of the upcoming season.
The dates for Wisconsin’s games this season were already known, but Monday's announcement sets the kickoff times for the first three games. The opener vs. LSU at Lambeau Field on Sept. 3 was previously confirmed as a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on ABC; ESPN’s College GameDay will be there as well.
In Week 2, Wisconsin will host Akron for the home opener Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. The following week, the Badgers will welcome Georgia State on Sept. 17 for an 11 a.m. kickoff. BTN will broadcast both games.
Below is Wisconsin’s full schedule as it’s currently set:
|DATE||OPPONENT||TIME (CT)||LAST MEETING|
|Sat, Sept 3||vs. LSU *(at Lambeau Field)||2:30 p.m., ABC||LSU won 28-24 in 2014|
|Sat, Sept 10||vs. Akron||2:30 p.m., BTN||UW won 38-17 in 2008|
|Sat, Sept 17||vs. Georgia State||11 a.m., BTN||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|
Below are the first three weeks of the schedule for Big Ten teams, as released by the conference on Monday:
Student season tickets sell out in 90 minutes
Undergraduate season tickets for 2016 sold out in approximately 90 minutes, the Badgers also announced on Monday. The tickets went on sale on UWBadgers.com at 7:30 a.m.
The remainder of the 14,000 student-section seats will go on sale to graduate and professional students July 7 at 7:30 a.m. The likely sell out of that allotment would give Wisconsin its 24th consecutive season with a sold-out student section.
A "limited number" of season tickets will also go on sale to the general public July 1 at 8:30 a.m.