Tuesday September 1st, 2015

After a 12–2 season that ended in a College Football Playoff semifinal loss to Ohio State, Alabama kicks off its 2015 season against Wisconsin in Arlington, TexasESPN’s College GameDay will be in tow, lending the game even more hype.

Alabama, which ranked No. 5 in SI.com's preseason poll, was picked by SEC media to win the SEC West, though Auburn is picked to win the conference championship.

Wisconsin finished 11–3 last season and won its first bowl game since 2009 when it knocked off Auburn 34–31 in the Outback Bowl. The Badgers return junior running back Corey Clement, who is a likely breakout candidate, and senior quarterback Joel Stave, who returns as the team's starter.

How to watch

Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ABC

Radio: For a list of Wisconsin affiliates, click here. For a list of Alabama affiliates, click here.

Team schedules

Alabama

09/05: vs. Wisconsin* (8:00 p.m. ET, ABC)

09/12: vs. Middle Tennessee (4:00 p.m. ET, SEC Network)

09/19: vs. Ole Miss (9:15 p.m. ET, ESPN)

09/26: vs. UL-Monroe (TBD)

10/03: at Georgia (TBD)

10/10: vs. Arkansas (TBD)

10/17: at Texas A&M (TBD)

10/24: vs. Tennessee (TBD)

11/07: vs. LSU (TBD)

11/14: at Mississippi State (TBD)

11/21: vs. Charleston Southern (TBD)

11/28: at Auburn (TBD)

*AdvoCare Classic to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

Wisconsin

Sept. 5: vs. Alabama (8 p.m. ET, ABC)

Sept. 12: vs. Miami (Ohio) (Noon ET, ESPN2/ESPNU)

Sept. 19: vs. Troy (3:30 p.m. ET, BTN)

Sept. 26: vs. Hawaii (8 p.m. ET, BTN)

Oct. 3: vs. Iowa (TBD)

Oct. 10: at Nebraska (TBD)

Oct. 17: vs. Purdue (Noon ET, TBD)

Oct. 24: at Illinois (3:30 p.m. ET, TBD)

Oct. 31: vs. Rutgers (TBD)

Nov. 7: at Maryland (3:30 p.m. ET)

Nov. 21: vs. Northwestern (TBD)

Nov. 28: at Minnesota (TBD)

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