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Wisconsin 2019-20 men’s basketball conference opponents announced

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Planning any road trips to scenic midwest locales like, uh, State College?

NCAA Basketball: Iowa at Wisconsin
The Hawkeyes avoid coming to the Kohl Center next year.
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The Big Ten Conference unveiled its programs’ conference opponents for the 2019-20 men’s basketball season on Wednesday afternoon. Head coach Greg Gard and his Wisconsin Badgers now know where they’ll be traveling to and whom they’ll be welcoming to the Kohl Center next winter.

For the second consecutive year, each Big Ten team will play 20 conference games. As this is the best conference in the country, that gives teams many chances for quality losses that will move them up the rankings.

According to the Big Ten release, here is what Wisconsin and its fans have to look forward to next year:

Home only: Illinois, Maryland, Northwestern

Away only: Iowa, Michigan, Penn State

Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

The schedule looks to line up roughly (????) for the Badgers since they get Michigan State and Purdue twice but only see Iowa and Michigan on the road. Who really knows though, because it is April. I can’t imagine knowing what next year’s conference is going to look like in April.

An interesting note that I learned via the cesspool that is Twitter dot com: there are only three protected home/home rivalries in the Big Ten, according to Chris Solari.

I cannot believe Indiana/Rutgers isn’t one, too.

How do you feel about Wisconsin’s schedule? Should the Badgers have a protected rivalry with Minnesota or Iowa? Do you get mad when we end posts with questions to try and coax comments out of you? Hit us up in the comments below!