Wisconsin, BYU to play in 2017, 2018

Updated: October 11, 2012, 4:42 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Wisconsin and BYU have agreed to a home-and-home series in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the schools announced Thursday.

BYU will host Wisconsin in 2017 and will return to Madison, Wis., the following year. The teams also will meet on Nov. 9, 2013, at Wisconsin in a game that was previously announced.

"I'm excited to play three games against BYU," Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said in statement. "As we continue to strengthen our nonconference schedule, it's great to have a team with the history of success that BYU has come to Camp Randall Stadium. It also provides an opportunity for our fans to travel to one of the great venues in college football, LaVell Edwards Stadium."

The Cougars and Badgers have met only once before, in 1980, when BYU beat Wisconsin in Madison.

"I was on the 1980 BYU team that last went to Camp Randall Stadium," BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a statement. "It is truly one of the great experiences in college football. We look forward to this game and the ongoing relationship."

Wisconsin also faces Virginia Tech in 2017 at home and Washington in 2018 in Seattle.