Bielema says Badgers' solid home record averts major non-conference opponents
Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema says the Badgers' solid home record is one reason they don't get major non-conference opponents at Camp Randall.
The Badgers have only hosted one non-league opponent from a BCS conference in the last three years, that being Washington State from the Pac-10 in 2007.
At the Big Ten meetings in Chicago yesterday, Bielema reminded reporters about Wisconsin's 30-3 home record in the last five years.
He said the Badgers try to schedule better teams - but when they consider home and home commitments, they find it's not as good a deal for them as they thought.
The Badgers will host Northern Illinois, Fresno State, and Wofford in their non-league games this year.
None of them are from BCS conferences. But the Badgers will host two Pac-10 schools next year, Oregon State and Arizona State.