Alabama, Wisconsin announce home-and-home series

Christopher Walsh

Alabama and Wisconsin announced a home-and-home series between the Crimson Tide and Badgers for 2024 and 2025 seasons on Monday.

The first game will take place in Madison, Wis., on September 14, 2024, with Wisconsin returning the trip to Tuscaloosa on September 13, 2025.

“We’re happy to have added another quality non-conference opponent for a home-and-home series in Wisconsin,” Alabama director of athletics Greg Byrne said in a release. “Traveling to Camp Randall, one of the nation’s oldest stadiums, will make for a great road contest early in the 2024 season. Having them return the trip in 2025 to Bryant-Denny Stadium will also certainly provide a boost to our home slate, and we look forward to the opportunity.”

Alabama and Wisconsin have met twice on the football field, most recently in a neutral-site opener at Arlington, Texas. The Crimson Tide won 35-17 in the AdvoCare Kickoff Classic in 2015.

The first meeting was the Crimson Tide’s only visit to Madison, a 15-0 loss in 1928.

“We are excited to add another high-caliber, non-conference game to our future schedule,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “We played a great game with Wisconsin in Arlington a few years back and this home-and-home series will be a tremendous opportunity for our programs to play in two of the best atmospheres in college football. Matchups like this are so important to the health of college football because it provides fans exciting matchups and players new challenges.”

With the addition of Wisconsin, Alabama has added five home-and-home series to future schedules recently, including Texas (2022 & 2023), West Virginia (2026 & 2027), Notre Dame (2028 & 2029) and Oklahoma (2032 & 2033).

The Crimson Tide will open the 2019 with a neutral-site game against Duke in Atlanta on Aug. 31.