What are they doing playing at Northern Illinois?
Why would you schedule a home and home with a MAC school?
Because they are playing at Soldier field, which holds more than their stadium and it is a great venue to play at. It is a home game for NIU, but I guarantee there are more Wisconsin fans there than NIU fans.
Agree it's a good idea, but Soldier Field is almost 20,000 seats smaller than Camp Randall.
Camp Randall: 80,321
Soldier Field: 61,500
What channel? Can't find it anywhere
EDIT: nvm, It's over lol
Do you even watch college football?
and noticed the endzones and uniforms.
This makes it not sooo bad.
This also reminds me........didn't Sparty guarantee CMU and WMU a visit with their latest agreements.
2019 MSU comes to Ypsilanti.
The stadium will be full of green and white! Will English still be around? (No.)
NIU has a game with Iowa next year at Soldier Field to open the season. They've played a few there over the years
didn't penn state play at temple today?
They played at Lincoln Field in Philly.
Wisconsin got a $1,000,000 payment from NIU and the opportunity to play in front of the sizable number of UW alumni in Chicago. It was a pretty good deal for a road game.
I suspect we'll start to see more of these arrangements as non-BCS programs try to expand their reach into larger markets. The smaller program gets to showcase itself in a major market against a bigger name opponent that will bring its own fans, and the bigger name opponent gets a nice alumni event in a big city, as well as a little cash.
I've heard UW is close to a similar deal with Boston University at Gillette Stadium. That's obviously not in downtown Boston but it will give UW's alumni in the Boston/CT area a chance to see the Badgers play.