Preview: Wisconsin begins the 2020 season tonight against Illinois

At long last, the 2020 college football season begins for the Wisconsin Badgers, who kick off tonight against Illinois at 7 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium.

Tonight's game is the start of a nine-game, conference-only schedule that was announced a little over a month ago by the Big Ten, following the postponement of the season on August 11. The Badgers are defending champions of the Big Ten West, and played in last year's Rose Bowl.

Last year, Illinois kicked a field goal as time expired to snap a nine-game losing streak to Illinois in a 24-23 win.

Network coverage begins at 5 p.m., with Milwaukee providing extended local coverage starting at 4 p.m., ahead of kickoff tonight on the Badger Sports Network. You can stream the game for free on iHeartRadio in the Milwaukee, Madison, and Eau Claire areas by using the affiliate station's iHeartRadio channel.

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Wisconsin v Illinois

Wisconsin v Illinois