On Monday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin announced that it will play a home-and-home series in football with national powerhouse, Alabama. The Crimson Tide will visit Camp Randall Stadium on September 14, 2024, then the Badgers will travel to Tuscaloosa on September 13, 2025.
“Only seven teams have more than 100 wins over the last 10 seasons,” the Twitter announcement said. “Wisconsin and Alabama are two of them.”
The Badgers and the Crimson Tide last matched up in the 2015 season opener, Paul Chryst’s first season at the helm of UW. Alabama would go on to win 35-17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Before that, the two programs hadn’t met since 1928, an outing the Badgers won 15-0.
“We’re excited to add another high-caliber, non-conference game to our future schedule,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said via RollTide.com. “We played a great game with Wisconsin in Arlington a few years back and this home-and-home series will be a tremendous opportunity for our programs to play in two of the best atmospheres in college football. Matchups like this are so important to the health of college football because it provides fans exciting matchups and players new challenges.”
In 2019, Nick Saban enters his 13th season with Alabama. In the last 10 seasons, the Crimson Tide haven’t lost more than three games in a season and has played for the College Football Playoff National Championship game four of the five years of its existence, winning twice.
“All along, I’ve felt we can match up with anyone,” Barry Alvarez said. “We’ve shown that in bowl games against Southeastern Conference teams. And now, we’re going against the best in Alabama, a program that has consistently been in the playoffs and playing for a championship.”