Brief news out today that the University of Wisconsin has started the push for a rivalry game with Nebraska, slated at the end of the football season. SBN’s Badger blog, Bucky’s 5th Quarter, reports on tweets issued by Wisconsin football coach Brett Bielema in regards to Nebraska’s entry into the Big Ten. They write,
“I contacted the Big 10 office about hopefully scheduling Nebraska as a last game rival on a yearly basis,” UW head coach Bret Bielema wrote in a Tweet Saturday morning. “Possibly starting a trophy game.”
Before the talk of conference expansion blew up this year, there were already reports Wisconsin was trying to schedule Nebraska for a non-conference series.
“And everyone thought I was kidding about trying to get Nebraska on our schedule,” Bielema said in another Tweet. “We are very excited about the new addition to our league.”
While it seemed that Iowa and Illinois would be the most likely rivalry schools for Nebraska at the outset, a Wisconsin push could end up creating a whole new rivalry between two red-clad schools. And, since the Big Ten is known for having the best rivalry trophies in all of college football, you can bet that whatever trophy went along with such a game would be absolutely awesome.