We are just over two months removed from the Wisconsin Badgers amazing run to the Final Four. And in just four and a half short months, the Badgers return to the court in the Red/White scrimmage to kick off the season. Although the entire Badgers basketball schedule has not been released, there are some high-profile games that have been announced.
The 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis over Thanksgiving weekend is the first set of games announced so far for the upcoming season, and what a stacked lineup it is. Joining the Badgers in the Bahamas are the North Carolina Tar Heels, UCLA Bruins, Georgetown Hoyas, Florida Gators, Butler Bulldogs, Oklahoma Sooners and UAB Blazers. Talented teams that should be an early season test for Wisconsin.
Another early season test for Bucky comes just five days later when they take on the Duke Blue Devils in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It’s undoubtebly the marquee game of the challenge. And luckily for the Badger faithful, the game is played at the Kohl Center and the Grateful Red will for sure have that place rocking.
Three days later Wisconsin takes on in-state rival Marquette in Milwaukee. Although the Golden Eagles had a down year last year, when these two play the records go right out the window. Plus it will be the first look for the Badgers at new Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski.
The final game that is announced to this point is the return trip of a home-and-home series with the Cal Golden Bears from the 2012-13 season. In that year the Badgers stopped Cal’s early undefeated streak, defeating the Golden Bears 81-56 and dropping them to a 6-1 record. This season’s game will take place in Berkeley, CA and is the first time a Final Four team from the previous season will visit Haas Pavillion since UCLA in 2009.
— Cal Men's Basketball (@CalMensBBall) June 10, 2014
For now, that is the schedule so far for the 2014-15 schedule. As more games get added, Badger of Honor will keep you posted.