The Illinois Fighting Illini and Wisconsin Badgers have moved their 2011 and 2012 football games to the first Saturday in December. Both games were previously scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.
The 2011 game will be played at Champaign, Illinois on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The 2012 game will be played in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Probably to play closer to the bowl games to keep their teams “fresh.”