It was recently announced that the Wisconsin Badgers will play their first-ever game at Lambeau Field. At a press-conference on Thursday, a spokesperson for the school told reporters that the Badgers had finalized plans to meet LSU for the pair’s 2016 season-opener in Green Bay on September 3. The deal is the second part of an agreement made back in May. The agreement is that the teams will meet twice, in non-conference neutral-field games, before 2020. Wisconsin travels to Houston to face LSU in the 2014 season opener to fulfill their part of the agreement.
The Badgers and the Tigers have meet on gridiron just twice in collegiate history. LSU took the win at the pair’s first meeting in Madison in 1971, though Wisconsin won vengeance the following year in Baton Rouge.
To schedule the date, Wisconsin officials were forced to request a push-back of the Badgers previously planned meeting with Virginia Tech on September 10th. The Hokies agreed to the terms, and the pair will now play a home-home series between 2019 and 2020.
2016 marks the first Big Ten season where all conference teams will begin playing a nine-game league schedule. Wisconsin has made one of the heartiest efforts thus-far to pepper-in substantial non-conference match-ups in light of the change in format, starting with the team’s first game of the 2015 season against Alabama in Arlington.
Washington, South Florida, and Brigham Young University have also agreed to meet the Badgers for non-conference games in the seasons following 2014.