The Wisconsin footall team will play its games against Illinois in 2011 and 2012 in the month of December after both teams agreed to reschedule the games.
In 2011, the teams will play on Dec. 3 in Champaign, Ill., while the 2012 game will take place on Dec. 1 at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said playing later in the season gives the teams more exposure and an advantage in bowl preparation.
Both games were originally scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend. The 2012 game will be the first Badger football game played in Camp Randall Stadium during the month of December.
The Big Ten also announced that Wisconsin’s homecoming game this season, against Minnesota on Oct. 9, will kick off at 11 am. The game will be televised by either ESPN, ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network..