Badgers learn Big Ten opponents for 2023 football season

MADISON, Wis. — Mark your calendars Badger football fans. Wisconsin’s Big Ten schedule for next season was unveiled Wednesday.

The Badgers already knew three of next season’s foes. Buffalo and Georgia Southern are set to visit Camp Randall, and the Badgers will travel to the west coast for a rematch with Washington State.

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Wisconsin’s Big Ten slate begins with a trip to West Lafayette to take on Purdue. The first Big Ten game at Camp Randall will be against Rutgers on October 7, followed by another home game against Iowa on October 14.

The Badgers take the show on the road take play Brett Bielema’s Illinois on October 21 before returning home to take on Ohio State on October 28. Wisconsin has a road game against Indiana, then two final home games against Northwestern and Nebraska.

The final regular-season game of the year will be in Minnesota when the Badgers and Gophers fight for Paul Bunyan’s Axe on November 25.

The Big Ten Championship game is scheduled for December 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. In total, the Badgers have seven home games next season and five road games.

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The next season will mark the end of an era for the Big Ten. The conference’s divisions will likely shift in 2024 when UCLA and USC join. The Bruins and Trojans announced their departure from the PAC 12 earlier this year.

Next year also marks the beginning of a new broadcasting deal for the conference that will allow fans to watch the Badgers on WISC-TV. Beginning next fall, Big Ten games will be shown on FOX at 11 a.m. central time, CBS at 2:30 p.m. central time, and NBC in primetime. The new agreement will run through the 2029-2030 season.

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The Badgers still have four games left in their current season. Wisconsin hosts Maryland on November 5 as they look to take another step toward bowl eligibility.