The Badgers football team will be opening the 2017 season on a Friday night. The Big Ten announced Tuesday that Wisconsin's season opener against Utah State will be a primetime game on Sept. 1.
Here's the league's initial slate of Friday night games for the 2017 season:
Fri., Sept. 1 Washington at Rutgers
Fri., Sept. 1 Utah State at Wisconsin
Fri., Sept. 8 Ohio at Purdue
Fri., Sept. 29 Nebraska at Illinois
Fri., Oct. 13 Northwestern at Maryland
Fri., Oct. 27 Michigan State at Northwestern