Wisconsin adds five games to future football schedules

By Kevin Kelley -

The Wisconsin Badgers have added five games to their future football schedules, the school announced on Tuesday.

Two of the contests were previously reported by FBSchedules.com – a 2019 game vs. Kent State and 2025 game vs. North Texas. Wisconsin was previously scheduled to play North Texas in 2019, but pushed that game to 2025 and filled the hole in 2019 with Kent State.

The three new additions are also single non-conference games at home – Southern Illinois in 2020 (Sept. 19), Army in 2021 (Oct. 16), and Buffalo in 2023 (Sept. 2).

Southern Illinois, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, will be Wisconsin’s first game against an FCS team since hosting Western Illinois in 2014. It will also be their first FCS opponent since the Big Ten relaxed their scheduling restrictions.

The 2021 contest between Wisconsin and Army will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams on the gridiron.

Wisconsin and Buffalo have met once previously. In that contest in 2006, the Badgers defeated the Bulls 35-3 in Madison.

Wisconsin also announced today a future home-and-home football series with UCLA. The Badgers will travel to UCLA on Sept. 15, 2029 and will host the Bruins on Sept. 7, 2030.

Note: We have a public records request to Wisconsin from early August that is pending. Contract details will be added to this post when received.

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Comments (5)

Army now has 13 games scheduled for 2021. Will Army ned to move/cancel a game or does Army have a waiver for 2021?

No, they’ll need to move one. They move games around so much it’s impossible to keep up.

But if I had to guess, it will probably be North Texas.

Thanks. Your guess is probably right as I see North Texas, after recently adding the Liberty game, now has five OOC games on their 2021 schedule. The newer independents NM St, Liberty, UMass as well as Army, BYU must make it tougher on you to keep up with the schedules. Appreciate what you are doing here.

Deep South? One game at USF. I was hoping for a Oregon-Wisconsin series the next decade, but UCLA signed up the Badgers. Ducks have opening for 2025-26 and 2029-30 whereas Badgers are open 2026-28. So 2031-32 would be the soonest.