So after ESPN unveiled its primetime slate for the upcoming college football season last week, BTN did the same on Monday. The results were probably/predictably underwhelming -- Syracuse vs. Northwestern on Sept. 7 is probably the gem of the non-confernece portion, and Wisconsin gets just one more primetime game. That's the Oct. 19 game at Illinois, which will kick off at 7 p.m. CT.
This, sadly, means the Badgers won't have a home night game for the first time since 2006. Some more notable primetime facts, in addition to the ones we brought up last week:
Iowa and Wisconsin only two B1G teams without home primetime games next season. Badgers only team with more than one road primetime game.— Adam Tupitza (@AdamTheVictor) May 6, 2013
#Badgers are 37-25 all-time in night games & 31-6 in their last 37 games at night (dating back to 1995).— Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) May 6, 2013
This season's contest will be the first night game in the Wisconsin-Illinois series, which dates back to 1895. The all-time series is tied at 36-36-7, though the Badgers have won seven of the last eight and six of the last eight meetings in Champaign dating back to 1993. Last season, Wisconsin beat Illinois at Camp Randall Stadium, 31-14.