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Kickoff time announced for Alabama football’s trip to Wisconsin

Alabama’s first road trip of the 2024 football season has now kicked off. When UA travels to Camp Randall to play Wisconsin on September 14, the game will start at approximately 11 a.m. CT.

FOX announced its “Big Noon Kickoff” schedule Monday afternoon, which includes a meeting between Texas and Michigan on September 7. It’s the second announced kickoff time for Crimson Tide football. The other is a highly anticipated primetime showdown against Kirby Smart and Georgia (6:30 p.m. September 28, ESPN). Kalen DeBoer has a week off between his first UA road game and the conference test.

Five years ago, Alabama and Wisconsin announced a home-and-home series. The Badgers will return to Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2025. UA played Wisconsin twice and posted a 1-1 record. It lost on November 3, 1928 in Madison, Wisconsin, but defeated the Badgers to open the 2015 season. Alabama’s future non-conference opponents include West Virginia (starting in 2026), Ohio State (2027) and Notre Dame (2029).

Wisconsin went 7-6 last season, won five Big 10 games and lost the ReliaQuest Bowl to LSU 35-31. Luke Fickell coached against a Nick Saban-led Tide in the 2021 Cotton Bowl Classic as Cincinnati’s head coach. In September, Fickell will mentor his new quarterback Tyler Van Dyke — who flirted with Alabama last summer before Jalen Milroe won the starting job in Tuscaloosa — against Kane Wommack’s defense.

The game should also be a reunion for new UA safeties coach Colin Hitschler. He followed Fickell from Cincinnati to Camp Randall before accepting a job on DeBoer’s staff this offseason.

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Nick Alvarez is a reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @nick_a_alvarez or email him [email protected].