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Wisconsin reportedly looking at Lambeau Field game against LSU

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Wisconsin and Alabama announced last month that they would meet in the 2015 Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. Now, the Badgers are looking at another neutral site game, possibly against an SEC opponent.

Though this one would be much closer to Madison.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Wisconsin is “in the market” for a possible neutral site game at Lambeau Field, with LSU being the opponent of choice for the Badgers. Officially, however, UW had no comment to the paper.

If the game ever came to fruition — there’s not even a possible date identified for it — it would add to the trend of putting intriguing non-conference games in a neutral site setting. And it would likely be an early season game, so playing in the “Frozen Tundra” wouldn’t be an issue.

Trying to work around the Packers’ schedule could be, though, as would convincing LSU to travel to Wisconsin.

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8 Responses to “Wisconsin reportedly looking at Lambeau Field game against LSU”
  1. arrogantnation says: Apr 27, 2013 7:19 PM

    That would be cool.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Apr 27, 2013 7:54 PM

    Only if the game was played in December. Opening the season in September, not so much.

  3. kdbroom says: Apr 27, 2013 8:25 PM

    I can’t see LSU doing a game up there without a return game down in the South somewhere, or without SERIOUS cash flow from the game. LSU doesn’t even get recruiting benefits out of it, because they don’t recruit that region.

  4. barkleyblows says: Apr 27, 2013 9:30 PM

    Two things on this..

    1. Nice to see Wesconsen finally go out and try and play someone.

    2. Not like it matters since Wesconsen (football or basketball) will never win anything significant. Ever.

  5. metalhead65 says: Apr 27, 2013 9:38 PM

    normally I root for all the big ten schools in out of conference games but I hope LSU rolls over them and scores as many points as possible. I hope they are up by 50 and go for 2 when they score in the 4th. qtr.

  6. southernpatriots says: Apr 27, 2013 10:36 PM

    It helps a little to be on a first name basis with the Senior Associate Athletic Director at LSU who handles scheduling. He has gotten Oklahoma to schedule after many years they declined saying they already had a tough enough conference schedule but they finally scheduled for 2018 and 19. He has been working on some additional PAC teams after scheduling Oregon and Washington. Best to the LSU and Wisconsin AADs who are negotiating the dates and venues, hope it all works out.

    LSU will travel to Lambeau, but the Badgers would need to travel to the Superdome, if not Tiger Stadium which would hold more fans by that time with the latest expansion nearly 100,000. Both of those dates would need to get past the Packers and Saints (in the Superdome) scheduling in each venue.

    There are a few other B1G teams LSU is currently speaking with for games beyond 2015. Teams I have heard are Nebraska, Ohio State, and Michigan.

  7. southernpatriots says: Apr 28, 2013 3:34 AM

    The latest from the LSU end on this, I have heard from The Advocate who spoke with LSU AD Aleva and with LSU senior associate athletic director Verge Ausberry, who handles football scheduling, has long expressed an interest in playing a neutral site game in Houston. There seems to be no interest in a game at Lambeau from LSU at this time.

    The problem…if the SEC goes from its current eight game schedule to nine games, leaving LSU with only 3 non-conference slots available in its 12 game season, the scheduling of Wisconsin will probably evaporate.

    A nine-game conference schedule is one of the major topics expected to grab the spotlight during the SEC Spring Meeting, which will be May 28-31 in Destin, Fla. So all further discussions will wait until after that SEC decision is made.

  8. thraiderskin says: Apr 28, 2013 8:40 PM

    What a cool opportunity for a bunch of college kids. I’m not going to get into the money aspect of it, but playing in Lambeau as a college player, when some of those kids won’t be in the NFL, is pretty exciting. Hope it happens, no matter how it turns out.

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