Wisconsin to play home-and-home series vs Pittsburgh


Wisconsin has added another power conference team to its future schedule.

The school announced Thursday morning it had agreed to a home-and-home series with Pittsburgh. The first game will be played at Camp Randall Stadium in 2026 and the second game will be played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh in 2027.


The Panthers are 3-0 against the Badgers, but the two sides haven’t played since 1967 when Pittsburgh won 13-11 in Madison.

Current Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst started his head coaching career at Pittsburgh in 2012, going 19-19 in three seasons before coming back to the Badgers. Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph, quarterbacks coach Jon Budmayr, tight ends coach Mickey Turner, running backs coach John Settle and defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield were all a part of Chryst’s staff in some capacity in Pittsburgh.

With the addition of the Panthers, here’s a look at Wisconsin’s future matchups with Power 5 schools:

2020: Notre Dame (Green Bay)
2021: Notre Dame (Chicago)
2022: Washington State
2023: @ Washington State
2024: Virginia Tech
2025: @ Virginia Tech
2026: Pittsburgh
2027: @ Pittsburgh
2029: @ UCLA
2030: UCLA