Wisconsin Changes Start Time For Sunday’s Men’s Basketball Game So Fans Can Watch The Packers
The University of Wisconsin is going all-out in support of the Green Bay Packers right now. This past weekend, the Badgers football team gathered together to watch the Packers take on the Chicago Bears for the NFC North title, and the video of the team’s reaction to Green Bay’s game-winning touchdown has gone viral — the players were ecstatic. Now, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team has decided to accommodate Packers fans by moving this Sunday’s game against Iowa back half an hour so it won’t overlap with the end of the NFL game.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 31, 2013
Per the Wisconsin athletics site:
The Big Ten Conference announced Monday evening that the tip off time for the Wisconsin vs. Iowa men’s basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 5 has been moved to 7 p.m. (CT). The game at the Kohl Center was originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (CT). It will still be televised by the Big Ten Network.
The Packers will host the San Francisco 49ers at 3:40 Central time, so fans should be able to watch that whole game before tuning in to the Badgers next. This is a seriously cool move by Wisconsin if you ask me, and one that is sure to please fans.