The Big Ten conference is announcing their football schedule on Saturday morning per a release from FOX Sports. So far, Wisconsin is opening the season on October 24th against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Here is the rest of the schedule that we know:
Week 1, 10/24 - vs. Illinois
Week 2, 10/31 - at Nebraska
Week 3, 11/7 - vs. Purdue
Week 4, 11/14 - at Michigan
Week 5, 11/21 - at Northwestern
Week 6, 11/28 - vs. Minnesota
Week 7, 12/5 - vs. Indiana
Week 8, 12/12 - at Iowa
Week 2 for the #Badgers pic.twitter.com/2zfH5ZQOit— Bucky’s 5th Quarantine (@B5Q) September 19, 2020
The Badgers will be playing all of the members of the B1G West and then a pair of crossover games against East teams. We know that the Michigan Wolverines will be one of those opponents and we are still waiting for the other one.
Big Ten schedule release moving like a Virginia-Wisconsin basketball game. More ball reversals, please.— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) September 19, 2020
It is noteworthy that the location of some games have been switched and, according to Scott Dochterman of The Athletic, will be adjusted for future matchups.
The Big Ten flipped 6 locations from the original to the second (and now third) schedule: Michigan State-Michigan, Wisconsin-Nebraska, Nebraska-Purdue, Purdue-Wisconsin, Michigan-Indiana, Indiana-Michigan State.— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) September 19, 2020
The rotation of those games in future seasons will be reset.
We will continue updating this post as more games are announced throughout the morning. The last week of the regular season should be pretty fun. The Game, $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy, Heartland Trophy, HAT HAT HAT, Old Oaken Bucket, Land Grant Trophy and, uh, whatever Rutgers/Maryland is.
The Big Ten Conference announced today the schedule for the 2020 football season, including an eight-game Conference-only schedule starting the weekend of October 24 plus a ninth game for all 14 teams during a newly created Big Ten Champions Week the weekend of December 19. pic.twitter.com/jaDXMhh2C8— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) September 19, 2020