The 2011 schedule has been finalized with South Dakota juggernaut joining UNLV, Oregon St, and Northern Illinois on the non-conference slate. They miss Ohio St in 2011.
"What I like about the 2011 schedule is that our fans will have the opportunity to see a variety of quality football programs from around the country," Badgers coach Bret Bielema said in a statement. "We're also very excited about the chance to play in a historic venue like Soldier Field (Northern Illinois). The Big Ten schedule is always tough, and we're pleased to have our bye week in the middle of October."