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Varsity - April 17, 2022

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56 // VARSITY April 17, 2014 INSIDE FOOTBALL Badgers' clash with LSU set for prime time Season opener in Houston will kick off at 8 p.m. BY BRIAN MASON @BADGERFOOTBALL I t will be Wisconsin putting a cap on the first Saturday of college football in 2014. The Badgers' season-open- ing clash with LSU is set for a prime time kickoff on Aug. 30, meaning the Badgers and Ti- gers have been tabbed to close out a big day on the gridiron. ESPN announced Wednes- day that the Wisconsin-LSU matchup in the AdvoCare Tex- as Kickoff will get underway at 8 p.m. (CT) from NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will air live on ESPN. The matchup will be the first of three straight season- openers in which the Badgers will face a high-profile team from the Southeastern Confer- ence. UW opens the 2015 sea- son against Alabama at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before taking on LSU again to open the 2016 season at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Wisconsin hasn't faced an SEC team in a regular-season game since falling 27-7 to LSU in 1972 in Baton Rouge. That followed a 38-28 Tigers win in 1971 at Camp Randall Stadium. LSU finished 2013 with a win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl to cap a 10-3 season and a No. 14 final ranking in both major polls. The Badgers finished 9-4 af- ter falling to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl and ended the year ranked No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25. TICKET REQUESTS BEING ACCEPTED ● Current and prospective donors to Wisconsin Athletics, as well as football season ticket holders, are encouraged to submit requests for AdvoCare Texas Kickoff tickets by calling 1-800-GO- BADGERS or visiting Or, simply note your ticket request as you order season tickets online or on the paper ticket application by the April 30 deadline. Donors and season ticket holders will learn the status of their request in late May. For complete information on foot- ball tickets, including season tickets, single-game tickets, student tickets, premium seating and parking, visit SCHEDULE COMING UP Aug. 30 vs. LSU 8 p.m. AdvoCare Texas Kickoff Sept. 6 Western Illinois TBA Sept. 20 Bowling Green TBA Sept. 27 South Florida TBA Gary Andersen's Badgers will open the season in Houston

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