Alabama Football’s Opener with Wisconsin Set for ABC Primetime Kickoff
One of college football's biggest non-conference games of 2015 now has a kickoff time.
ABC has selected the Advocare Classic, pitting Alabama against Wisconsin, as its debut matchup for the Saturday Night Football telecast, which begins at 7:00 PM/CT. The network made the announcement on Thursday.
The clash between the defending Southeastern Conference champions and the Big Ten runner-ups will take place inside AT&T Stadium in North Texas. The venue is also one of the sites for the College Football Playoff Semifinals this season.
This will be the second of three games planned for AT&T Stadium over a five-year stretch for Nick Saban's team. The Crimson Tide began its 2012 national championship campaign with a 41-14 win over Michigan and has already agreed to a return for a matchup with USC in the Cowboys Classic to open the 2016 schedule.
Alabama hasn't lost a season opener since falling to 17th-ranked UCLA, 20-17, in Tuscaloosa in 2001.