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2013 Wisconsin football schedule: Illinois game moved to primetime

Still no Big Ten primetime games post-October, of course.

The last time Wisconsin went to Illinois, the Badgers needed 224 yards and three touchdowns from Montee Ball to win.
The last time Wisconsin went to Illinois, the Badgers needed 224 yards and three touchdowns from Montee Ball to win.
Jonathan Daniel

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:

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.


Badgers Football Schedule

UMass Sat 08/31 TBA
Tennessee Tech Sat 09/07 TBA
@ Arizona St. Sat 09/14 TBA
Purdue Sat 09/21 TBA
@ Ohio St. Sat 09/28 7 p.m. CT
Northwestern Sat 10/12 TBA
@ Illinois Sat 10/19 7 p.m. CT
@ Iowa Sat 11/02 TBA
BYU Sat 11/09 TBA
Indiana Sat 11/16 TBA
@ Minnesota Sat 11/23 TBA
Penn St. Sat 11/30 TBA