MACOMB, Ill. - During week two of the 2014 football season, Western Illinois will make a return trip to Madison, Wisconsin and face the Badgers. It marks the third time in Leatherneck Football history the Purple & Gold will battle Wisconsin. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 6th.
The Badgers announced their 2014 schedule as part of the Big Ten releasing its conference schedule.
Western faced Wisconsin in 1991 and 2006, losing both contests. That game is one of 12 scheduled for the Leathernecks in 2014. The Leathernecks will face two Football Bowl Subdivision programs this fall, Big Ten Conference member Minnesota on September 14th and UNLV the following Saturday.
Western and first-year head coach Bob Nielson opens the 2013 season on Thursday, August 29th at Hanson Field against Hampton. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Season tickets are currently on sale by calling the ticket office at (309) 298-1190 or online at GoLeathernecks.com.