Big Ten afternoon roundup: Wisconsin to play in Chicago?

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema wants to move a future road game to a neutral site, possibly Soldier Field in Chicago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus writes in the Badgers Blog. Bielema didn't specify the game, but the likely choice is next year's road contest at Northern Illinois.

Though DeKalb, Ill., is a short drive from Madison, Huskie Stadium only seats about 31,000 and Wisconsin would benefit more from a game at Soldier Field. Northern Illinois played Iowa in Chicago to open the 2007 season. I covered that game and on the field, it was one of the worst I've ever watched, but it still was a successful endeavor for both schools. Iowa fans showed up in force, and no doubt Wisconsin backers would as well.

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