Notre Dame and Wisconsin to renew rivalry in series

28 August 2010: A stadium view of Soldier Field before the start of the game. The Arizona Cardinals defeated the Chicago Bears by the score of 14 - 9 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
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The University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin will renew their old rivalry when they begin a football series in 2020, according to Teddy Greenstein of The Chicago Tribune.

The two schools will first meet at Lambeau Field in Green Bay in 2020. The following year, they will battle at Soldier Field in Chicago.

This will mark the first time Notre Dame and Wisconsin will meet on the football field in over 50 years, with the last matchup occurring in 1964.

This is also not the first time the Fighting Irish and the Badgers have tried to rekindle their rivalry.

Back in 2009, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez attempted to bring a series to fruition, but the plans were scrapped.

Alvarez has Notre Dames ties, as well, as he was an assistant under legendary coach Lou Holtz from 1987 through 1989.

The Fighting Irish are 10-0-2 all-time at Soldier Field, with their last game there being a 41-3 demolition of the University of Miami in 2012.

Meanwhile, the Badgers have not played at the home stadium of the Chicago Bears since 2011, when Russell Wilson led them to a 49-3 blowout victory over Northern Illinois University.

Including the two matchups with Wisconsin, Notre Dame will play seven games against Big Ten teams through 2021. The Fighting Irish will square off against Michigan State this season and will follow that up by battling Michigan and Northwestern in 2018, Michigan again in 2019 and dealing with Purdue in back-to-back years in 2020 and 2021.

Notre Dame went just 4-8 last season.

Wisconsin went 11-3 and won the Cotton Bowl.

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