OT: Wisky on the road????

Submitted by mongoose0614 on September 17th, 2011 at 7:21 PM

What are they doing playing at Northern Illinois?

Why would you schedule a home and home with a MAC school?

 

 

Comments

DentalMonsterUM

September 17th, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

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.

mongoose0614

September 17th, 2011 at 7:40 PM ^

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.

 

ryebadger

September 19th, 2011 at 1:48 PM ^

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.