BYU and Wisconsin have finalized a home-and-home football series, according to a report today by Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Wisconsin would host BYU at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in 2013. The Badgers would then return the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on a date to be announced.
#Badgers have finalized home-and-home football series with BYU, which will come to Camp Randall in 2013. No word yet on return date.
— Tom Mulhern (@TomMulhernWSJ) July 19, 2012
BYU and Wisconsin have been rumored to be in discussions for a series for some time now. Back in March, BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said there was a “good chance” that the Cougars would schedule the Badgers.
The two schools first and only meeting was in 1980 in Madison. The Cougars won that game 28-3.
If the series becomes official, it will be another strong opponent for BYU’s 2013 football schedule. The Cougars are already slated to host Boise State, Georgia Tech, Texas, and Utah and travel to Hawaii, Houston, Notre Dame, Utah State, and Washington State.
As for Wisconsin, BYU would be their third non-conference game scheduled in 2013. The Badgers open the 2013 season at home vs. UMass and also travel to face Arizona State.